Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Supply and Demand

When I started in college, my first major was “undecided.” I could have declared a different major, but why beat around the bush. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Anyway, part of being undecided is that you have to take courses based on what you think you would be interested in. So my freshman year, other than the “generic subject (English, math, history), I took a business class.

This class introduced me to the term “M.R.S. degree.” Many of the women in the class were just trying to catch a husband. I had heard about this, but I thought it was part of the men’s distorted world (along with real men don’t eat quiche). Anyway, I endured the class, and afterwards, I thought to myself: (1) why hook up with someone who has this boring of a work life (unless the bedroom diversions make up for it), and (2) unless the US gets overthrown by communists, I will never take a business class again.

So my subject this morning is a stretch for me, because I learned with is that freshman business intro class. I am going to talk about “supply and demand.” And if I screw something up, don’t tell me. I’m not blond so I am a little sensitive to my inadequacies. Basically it works this way – when demand outstrips supply, prices increase. When supply is abundant, then prices are forced lower. And I am not just talking about true supply and demand – but also perceived supply and demand (check out gas prices and you can see that perceived supply (or scarcity) can drive up prices on its own).

Now I don’t want to talk about oil, guns or butter today. I want to talk about nookie. What else, one may say. To that, I again say “Back off.” I am a good Catholic girl. For centuries, men perceived nookie as being in tight supply (hey, funny remark unintended; tight nookie – the blog is practically writing itself this morning). And a big “thank you” to the Church – I like that rule about no sex until marriage. Again, driving down the perceived supply. Less nookie, then nookie is more valuable. And that’s what I am talking about. Bracelets, necklaces, rings. Hardware. I am not talking about “dinner and a show.” Prostitution has been illegal in most western societies, but with a nod and a wink, we all know that free nookie has also been a commodity.

Problem is, girls (women) are giving it away now. And it starts young. I have heard stories about “friends with benefits,” and other than the good feeling, these girls get nothing. In previous ages, we are talking about sparkly gifts. Cha-ching. Now the market is being flooded with free nookie, and women are getting screwed. Another pun, but seriously, if you want to hold out for more than a pop tart, the guy goes to the next woman. Heck, she might pay for dinner and still put out.

All this “Women’s lib” crap has been really bad for women. I mean, we could already vote, our wages as compared with men’s wages has not really increased, and now, women are giving away the one thing men want! Nookie. We have lost our freekin’ power. And we don’t even notice.

I am not saying “no sex until marriage.” Just don’t talk about it. Let men think that there is a pussy scarcity. That is all I ask. Heck, maybe we should blame these sucky economics classes. They are so boring, and women are either not taking them, they are really looking to catch a man and don’t listen to the lectures, or they are not applying the subject. I don’t know which to believe. All I know is that my puss has been devalued by not only my peers, but by the younger generation that will put out for a cheese burger. Yikes.

18 comments:

kathi said...

Having 2 boys (15 and 16), I'm agreeing with you completely. Sex is like a phone call anymore to a lot of girls. I think it means something more to the boy (if he hasn't had it a 100 times already). I'm hoping that my kids will keep hanging with the crowd that see's it as something more special than a rerun on tv.

Mark said...

Leesa -- I think you nailed it. We went from the "free love" generation to "instant gratification"

The Seeker said...

You have GOT to read my blog today. LMAO...

BTW - where do I find the cheeseburger girl? haha

Quiet Man said...

Yep - you have absolutely nailed it. I've made this point before. Women blame men for their behaviour. But really the women have control on the supply side, and they're getting the men they deserve.

You gotta stick together to make it work though

Sexual "freedom" for women is going to eventually mean that men will have control on the supply side. Now where's my burger?

ken said...

my eyes widened as i read again, did she..she DID, leesa used the P word.....smiling at this great post....must be the southern air this morning...reading an intelligent well spoken societal comment, as well as being stirred....thanks!

Leesa said...

kathi: funny how you view women/girls a bit differently now that you have boys. They went from competition to possible de-railers on their future.

mark: trouble is, instant gratification could be nothing more than some heavy kissing and stroking the breasts through clothes. I can remember coming home after many dates where that was the extent of it, and it was gratifying. Very gratifying.

QM: Ouch, the truth hurts.

Yeah, ken, I blushed when typing the p-word. I edited, then re-edited the post before making it final.

Ddot the King said...

Wow this was a great way to wake up this morning!

I agree with you totally. My nephew is 15 and I think some of those little girls that stalk him would give it up for a twizzler! And the fact that he's 6'4 with a mustache only makes it worse. As we were school shopping this year two adult women slipped him their numbers! It's crazy but it's the world we live in now.

Great Post L-boogie.

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Quiet Man said...

Come on now Leesa - I'd still buy you a burger!

After all, you still got it ;)

Spexial said...

ok you had me cracking up today leesa...hahahahahahaha

but i must say this works in women relationships...if she isn't acting right...she gets nothing...and that usually fixes the problem...

and yes you are right..these young girls don't know the value/power of that precious fairy godmother princess they hold between their legs....

sheeeesh...a damn cheeseburger!

Mark said...

Leesa -- Oh I guess you have something there. Perhaps some women equate sexual equality with acting like men. And if a woman sucks a guy at the drop of a zipper, what the hell is she getting out of it besides a mouthful? All too easy... I doubt most men would fall to their knees and lick a woman into orgasm first unless they figured that they would get something in return. So, yes, I see your point about undervaluing the pussy. Maybe these young girls should just say -- "if you make me cum, and cum hard, then I'll do something for you." Maybe these boys would learn about pleasing someone else first instead of getting off easy.

Of course, what man would refuse a BJ from a cutie like you?

LoreliaGilmore said...

Well, well ,well, I am SO glad I read that. Okay So for starters I am a HUGE fan of friends with benefits. I do not think it is widely excepted enough in my opinion. There are periods in everyone’s life that they are not looking for a relationship just sex. How better to do that than with a friend. Skip the filth of a one night stand and have sex with a friend for a while. The concept freaks people out.
Secondly, men can not get enough sex therefore the demand for sex will always beat out the supply PERIOD.

P.S. Business women have always rubbed me the wrong way. I do not get it.
great post!

Hernesto G said...

I think Aerosmith's Steven Tyler put it best when he said "that kinda lovin turns a man into a slave, that kinda lovin' makes a straight man turn gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, i go craaaaazy" etc.

This is exactly why I keep my wife at home and let her take of the kids and give her a kiss on the cheek each night. But on the weekends I hit the whorehouse and get a sloppy BJ. Hey, my wife kisses the kids goodnight with that mouth!

Brea said...

I never thought of it that way! I worry about my 17 year old brother. It used to be the boys that did all the pressuring - but these days it is often the girls. At the college he is attending, there is a segment of girls that are really fast. I hope he realizes those girls have been around the block a few times and waits for someone who values herself. Great post.

Mark said...

On the other hand, we have this dichotomy -- why are guys that screw around said to be studs, while girls that do it are sluts? If a woman knows what she wants...go for it. They can put notches on their belts (or bedposts) the same way that some guys can. Not that more means better, but let's level the playing field here.
Hernesto -- any guy that would go to a whorehouse instead of his wife needs therapy. There is nothing wrong with oral sex with your spouse. Of course, you could just be yanking a chain here.

Mark said...

Leesa -- You are correct -- When women "depended" on a male to be the breadwinner, the worker, etc., and women stayed in the house... pussy was one of their few empowerments. Holding out for that promise of a ring/marriage, etc. was thought to be virtuous. Hell, it was the way to security and a home. I'm not saying that is a good thing here. Now, women are just as powerful as men economically, socially, etc. So, why hold back on the pussy if it's not going to make any difference -- other than securing a relationship with someone. If it's just for the sex... then there ya go.

Justin said...

I've found the sex that you can get right away, isn't sex that's worth taking. And, this is a two way street. Sure, I'll take a girl I like out on some super romantic dates and whatnot, but I want something in return before I give out sex... love, affection, cuddle time, cuddle time, cuddle time (good GOD I love to cuddle).

Hell, you've heard of friends with benefits, but you ever hear of "Cuddle Buddies." Those are my favorites.... ah, to have a girl to cuddle with watching a movie, or to nap with... cuddles are better than sex.

Rhiannon said...

Well I'm a little late in just now reading this post on your blog but I couldn't agree with you more! And its not just the younger generation believe me! I'm divorced been single for 7 years now was married almost 20, and I had NO IDEA how the single world was! Single people my age,Man oh man!!! I read about archetypes and there is one archetype called a "Prostitute archetype" and it describes it in terms of doing anything and or "giving it away" right off the bat in order to not feel alone, or just use someone or not able to be on your own or think for yourself or be your own person. A Prostitute archetype isn't just about sex its also prostituting yourself emotionally mentally and physically to get what you want. I've met so many women and men like this it still amazes me! You always need something to always feel any void or emptiness in your life at any time. Well I've dated quite a few men but only 2 serious relationships in all this time and I learned from them! What I've learned (the hard way)is that all these single women I meet my age are total "sluts" and men get the cow for free right away whenever they want! Why? Women don't want to be alone and even if they don't really have feelings or interest in some man they will still chase him call him bug him even stalk him and these seem to be the women that get all the men! If I say "no" they just move onto the next woman, pretty "status quo". I used to blame men for not "getting it" but one reason I have no women friends my age is because most consider me "the competition"(they can be very mean and catty and even threatening) and most I've met are just "pitiful" in the relationship department. I keep asking them "why do you do this to yourself why do you put out like that all the time right away"? They have no sense of integrity or dignity for themselves they slut themselves time and time again and are in horrible relationship never stand up for themselves the men treat them awful and "control" everything and so I blame both sexe's for really "screwing" up things! Pardon the pun! I haven't had a serious relationship with a man (though met so many and had a few dates with most of them) in over 4 years because I won't hop into bed with them "immediately"! For me I'd like to get to know someone and they get to know me a bit not just "F"! right away! Too bad men waste their time on easy "prostitute archetypes" (even when they know there are good women out there)because it has spoiled them into thinking they don't have to make much of an effort in a relationship and I blame mostly women! My own sex has blown it for me. And I'm no prude either! They get all the men and they both deserve exactly what they get, Dysfunctional relationships, just so they won't have to "be alone" or take care of themselves or at least try to learn how to be their own person with formed opinons of who the heck they are! So I'd rather be on my own until I may meet "my man" one day my soulmate, I'm no spring chicken but you know what? The younger men are much more complimentary to me and treat me with more respect then men my age,who are so angry, rude, ill mannered arrogant and selfish it makes me sick to my stomache! If this is Feminisim for women then its a pretty sick kind of deal. So here I am not with a man because I haven't met any who are really looking for a "good woman"...lol..their total loss!..rambling here but man you sure hit a nerve because you are totally correct and as a single woman I speak from experience..but don't forget its not just the younger generation!..oh no!

Signed "a lady in waiting"...lol..
Rhiannon