Saturday, July 4, 2015

Study: Why women are better at remembering than men

A study has finally revealed why men are more forgetful than women

A study by Aston University has finally revealed why men are more forgetful than women

By Nicola Harley

12:27AM BST 30 May 2015


Men forgetting to wash-up, putting the bin out and picking up their clothes might sound familiar to some women but scientists have discovered why.

Research has revealed that men are not as good at remembering.

A 100 men and women aged from 15 to 40 were given memory tasks over two minute periods, 15 minutes and 24 hours.

Researcher Liana Palermo, of Birmingham’s Aston University, discovered that women were better than men at remembering to perform future tasks that were linked to events.

Though both struggled to remember events in the distant future.

Writing in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Dr Palermo said: "The fact that in addition to work responsibilities, women also have more responsibilities at home. ... As a consequence of this social role, in daily life women might perform tasks involving prospective memory/planning skills more than men, thus enhancing their performance in remembering to remember."

She said examples may include a woman remembering to buy milk rather than the man.

Also gender differences due to hormones or brain structure may be a factor, she added, as the brain’s memory hub shrinks in men, but not in women, between the ages of 20 and 40. 
 
 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Women are better leaders than men (Harvard Business Review)

Data continues to show, over and over again, that women are better leaders.

Articles like this continue to reaffirm my belief that women should be in charge in society, and men should be limited to a supporting role. Over and over again, women are shown to be better leaders than men. This new data shows that women outscore men even in areas that are traditionally thought to be male strengths.

People who believe that men should continue to be in charge in society are continually losing their footing.

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/a_study_in_leadership_women_do.html

Monday, March 18, 2013

I've had an interest in BDSM for many years. I have had people ask me why I haven't been to a munch yet, or gotten involved in the scene where I live.
Part of the reason is that I'm an introvert. I actually enjoy being alone. I'm not in any rush to find someone to be in a relationship with. When it happens, it happens.
Another reason is the way people treat each other on BDSM message boards, forums, etc. I constantly see more experienced people looking down their noses at "newbies" for asking what they consider a stupid question. I see people nitpicking at people's choice of words. I see people criticizing what the person has done (or not done) or asked, instead of actually answering their question. I see people treating inexperienced people as if they're stupid for not knowing everything there is to know about any particular subject.
In general, I see the more experienced people sitting on their high horses, acting as if inexperienced people should be grateful that they're so much as acknowledging their existence.
Gee, I can't imagine why I wouldn't want to be a part of that in real life.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wholesale male chastity devices

I recently came across a wholesale website called DHgate.com that has male chastity devices (they sell other things, not just chastity devices), and they were amazingly cheap. I was very intrigued, but was also wondering if they're amazingly cheap because they're amazngly poor quality, or if they're cheap because it's wholesale.
Has anybody ever bought a chastity device from this website? Can you tell me if they're good quality or not?

I unfortunately don't currently have a submissive to lock up in a chastity device, but I'm keeping this site bookmarked so that when I do, I know where to get one.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Based on IQ tests, women are now officially smarter than men

It’s official. Women are smarter than men.
For the first time in history, western women are scoring higher than men on IQ tests, according to Professor James Flynn, a widely recognized authority on intelligence quotient testing.
Both genders’ IQ scores have improved over the past century, yet women’s scores typically lagged four or five points behind, Flynn told the Star.
But in the last few years, women’s scores have risen faster and surpassed the men’s results by about one point, according to data Flynn compiled from testing agencies and academics in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Estonia, Argentina and Israel.
“Where women had a full opportunity to embrace modernity, women now either equal or slightly surpass men,” said Flynn, emeritus professor of psychology and philosophy at New Zealand’s University of Otago. He spoke to the Star by phone from Oxford, England.

(Source)

I wouldn't get too excited just yet. The author of the study says that women's average IQ is one point higher than the men's average. One point really doesn't make any difference at all. If the study claimed that women's average IQ was 10+ points higher, then that would be something. Maybe if they revisit this subject in 10 - 15 years, that will be the case.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ejaculation, prostate cancer and long-term chastity

I'm sure you've all heard that ejaculation helps prevent prostate cancer. It was all over the news a few years ago (along with smirking male news anchors). Well, it turns out, it might not be true.

In the article "Ejaculation: How Often for Good Health?" by Cupid's Poisoned Arrow, Marnia writes:

"Curious, my husband and I began digging around for the answer. We learned that the medical profession considers ejaculation frequency irrelevant as far as prostate cancer rates are concerned. That's right, ejaculation frequency is not a risk factor for the disease. Research studies on the matter have gone both ways. The most recent study we saw found that men who had masturbated very frequently had slightly higher rates of prostate cancer later in life."

She also writes:
"Primates are a funny bunch. Even the sexy bonobos and their cousins the macaque monkeys frequently don't ejaculate when they engage in sexual activity. It seems primates need sex for the social bonds that soothe their brains—rather than mere ejaculation. In fact, comforting contact may be even more vital for pair-bonding brains like ours. In any case, too much sexual stimulation can actually leave people less contented."

In the article, she also writes that a man's body will take care of its own needs via wet dreams. A urologist is quoted as saying whatever a man's rate of wet dreams is, that's how often he should ejaculate.

A search for scholarly articles on Google Scholar has also turned up nothing confirming the myth that ejaculation prevents prostate cancer.

I'm not at all surprised that this hasn't been covered in the news. I can only imagine how many women have been duped into getting their husband or boyfriend off more often, and when she doesn't particularly feel inclined, claiming that it's good for his prostate.

So, if you're worried about keeping your man locked up in a chastity device long-term, or if you're a male who fears for his prostate if you're kept locked up, there's no need to worry.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thoughts on misogyny

I just read a good article on misogyny titled "The origins and causes of misogyny".
It states that basically, misogyny originates from bitterness due to being rejected sexually.
I can't imagine anything more irrational and illogical. (And the stereotype is that men are more rational and logical than women. There goes that theory). Because not every woman you meet wants to fuck you, you hate all women? Hate the women who rejected you, fine, but hate all women because a few rejected you? How pathetic.
I've been rejected by guys before. That doesn't mean I hate men. I'm intelligent enough to realize that not all men are the same.
I don't even hate the guys who rejected me. I simply realized that either I wasn't their type, or they just didn't have romantic feelings for me. There's no reason to hate someone because they don't want to have sex with you. You can't expect every person you're attracted to to want to have sex with you. Neither are they obligated to have sex with you just because you're attracted to them.
Hating all women because a few rejected you is pretty childish.
If you're a misogynist, you need to grow up.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, July 2, 2010

"The best Female Dominants start out as submissives"

How many times have we heard this in the BDSM community? The idea is that if a dominant starts out as a submissive, they can better understand what the experience is like for their submissive, which makes them a better dominant. Some dominants even seem to think it's a requirement before you can be a dominant.
I think the whole notion is bullshit. This idea also has some arrogance behind it, because it seems to imply that the person supporting it thinks that everyone experiences things in exactly the same way they do, which of course is false.

Men and women experience things differently. Even if you've had some submissive experiences, doesn't mean your experiences will be the same as his. (Or even hers, if you're a female dominant who likes female submissives).
Not only that, but each individual submissive will experience things differently. You can do the exact same thing to 10 different submissives, and each of them will experience it differently. Having experienced it yourself will tell you absolutely nothing about your submissive's experience of it. Only they can tell you what the experience was like for them.

Unless the dominant has rocks in their head, they'll understand why the submissive is enjoying what they're doing. You don't have to be whipped to understand that a masochist likes pain. You don' t have to be tied up to understand that some submissives like being tied up and feeling helpless. You don' t have to cross-dress to understand that some submissives like to cross-dress. And in fact, if none of these things are your kink, the experience will tell you absolutely nothing as far as what it's like for the submissives who do like it.

If someone doesn't like chocolate, eating chocolate won't tell them why other people like it, or what it's like to like chocolate - because they don't like it! The same applies to starting out as a submissive in order to become a better dominant.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some people don't have a sense of humour

Apparently, the fact that my post The Y Chromosome Theory: Why women are better than men was humour went right over some people's heads. You people take yourselves way too seriously. Lighten up.