Summer has arrived and the captivating nature of the female form can take flight. For you see in summer a woman’s form becomes more spellbinding. In summer it appears exceptionally easy for a woman to create a seductive allure of elegance. A single glance can enchant and a smile entrance.
Ladies that’s a posh way of saying you look good in dresses. A man however, doesn’t have the luxury of a dress, for man has shorts. Now I for one have never heard a woman say oooh, I just love a hairy yet abnormally anaemic leg, I must speak to him. Oh and then there’s the speedo! Now in summertime Bude, a town spellbinding in its own right, it seems socially acceptable to prance around in speedo’s. I mean seriously gents, would you walk into your local supermarket with a pair of circulation cutting budgie smugglers on?
Disclaimers: before anyone says anything, I only break my Dame Edna out for charitable reasons. I also firmly believe that bikini’s shouldn’t be worn in supermarkets either.
So we’ve established that women have an advantage in the game of attraction. They also have an advantage in the art of seduction. You see the definition of seduction is the process of enticing someone, not as most people think, any of the subsequent results. Women have a more captivating presence to a man, than a man does to a woman and therefore we will listen to you or at least do our very best to. Sadly though men have to do something more spectacular, find something you want to talk about and women have no idea how difficult it is for men to generate worthwhile conversation with someone they are attracted to, without coming across as grimy or cheesy. I am aware that woman can go giddy over men but they are rarely dumbfounded by them. It is however how certain modern women choose to gain these powers of intoxication that irks me.
At this point friends would be urging me to stop writing. ‘You’ve done well, you’ve told woman that their beautiful, classy, elegant creatures, they love praise, now move on.’ ‘You’re in danger of uncovering yourself as an intolerant douche, woman don’t like those dude, move on.’ Well I think its okay, I don’t think many women would disagree with what I’m about to write. Besides I’m used to people being unsure about how to take me. I’m a ginger haired wheelchair user, I think the worst has already happened.
When I write I try to do so within a well-rounded context. A context generated by a trigger, usually but not exclusively to do with disability. In this case the trigger was a post on a female friends Facebook page. It can be seen below.
Now I know that the intention of this post was to guide individuals to mature in a respectful manner. However, I could not help but feel the subtlety of the jab made toward the male population. Now I know that women could leave comments of posts with even less subtle implications made against them. I do however think that males are far too accepting of the jibs made against them and I simply wanted to put a perspective out there.
So let’s back up a second to this statement, its how certain modern women choose to gain these powers of intoxication that irks me. Allow me to elaborate. As a wheelchair user I have had multiple women ask me if I have feeling in my legs. The answer is yes but very little. At which point woman sit on my lap, safe in the knowledge, I guess, that they won’t hurt me by doing so. That’s acceptable, a little odd if uninvited but borderline ok. I am a guy after all. However, where do we draw the line? Is it when woman are grinding on my lap- their way of enquiring as to whether my male extremities work or if indeed, they are as inept as my legs. I have physically seen a woman place their hand in a man’s pocket, jiggle it a little and then ask him to buy her a drink. Now I’m as allured by the female form as any man, I guess you have to use what you have and if it works then more power to women. However, lets flip this round for a second, if my opening salvo was to caress a women breast, is that acceptable, is a bum squeeze too forward? What would be the result a slap or an arrest?
The Facebook post implies that men are unfaithful, women can be too. It also implies that men are controlling and one might derive abusive. Women can be that too. An estimated 700,000 men suffered domestic abuse in 2014. Yes when compared with the 1.4million domestic abuse cases reported against women, the disparity is disturbing but no less alarming. In 2000 The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), concluded that -as they put it, 15% of men had overlapping relationships in comparison to 9% of Women. However, they stress that women are not as open about their relationship activities so figures could never be accurate. Information on the latest survey can be found here.
During my research for this piece I came across an article entitled 6 Signs She’s Thinking of Cheating, which I might add is written by a woman – Laura Ongaro., In the article Laura writes
“ Faithfulness is hardwired into our female circuitry, like our need to cuddle and to buy shoes. “
Now, is it me or is that a vaguely sexist statement?
However, Laura then goes on to write an article which completely dispels the statement above, the best bit of which is when she states that if you leave your partner alone on her birthday and she’s strays then its your own fault gentlemen.
The point of this article is not to state that Women are horrible untrustworthy sirens but merely to state that we all have our faults and make mistakes It would be nice though, if only for a short time, we could manage to put the magic back into seduction.