Monday, September 12, 2011

One more time, without feeling.

So, I've been thinking lately about numbers. Sex by the numbers. Actually, I guess it's more like the numbers of sex. Every now and then, you hear of someone talking about their "number." I could go into the ins and outs of "does it matter," "should we care," "why are high numbers great for guys and bad for gals," etc.

Because of that last effing double standard, I think a lot of girls have considered reusing our numbers. You know - the relationship ended on a decent basis, the sex was good, you're lonely and horny, and why go find a new guy/number when you could booty call the old one?

I was having this debate with myself not too long ago, thinking of just who I could call, when I ran across this movie. When I was in school, I had a friend who had read in Cosmo (the source of all legitimate sexual information, of course) that the average woman kisses 78 men before she kisses the one she'll marry. That's some lip-whoring, I think, but I don't judge. (I'm the good girl on this site, anyway. Who care what I think.) So, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw this movie. Anna Faris's character doesn't want to add on to her sex number because of a magazine article she read. This trailer just stuck me as so funny - a recycling PSA. I mean really, who hasn't had that feeling? For the good of your sanity and your sex drive, reduce, reuse, recycle, right?

Watch the PSA here and let me know what you think.

10 comments:

Maria said...

I really enjoyed this post. Thanks.

Serial Monogamist said...

Wait, you mean a high number is supposed to be good for a woman? I thought it was supposed to be bad.

Personally, I had a very low number until my late 20s, and after a very painful break-up I decided to correct that. As quickly as possible.

Those were the days ...

cme2 said...

I have some great experience too, maybe we can share.

little_miss_adventurous said...

I have been guilty of the reuse thing. I don't want my number to go any higher than 3 (lucky #3 will be my future husband). Check out my blog post that relates to this :).

Mighty Burns said...

LOL I love it. this is so true and so sad. wow. cant wait to see this movie though I love her!

chai said...

so true.. I think about this all the time, but I can't decide which one to go back to...

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Guys numbers are usually greater than gals own because guys usually have stronger sex drives than gal, and of course men want sex more often than women.

dating kostenlos said...

I like your post. I was in the same situation last year. So I call my ex-lover. It was a really bad idea, so don´t do it!

Veena said...

Very Unique topic! I think just do what you think is right :)

Ella McDaniel said...

I think that people can forget that a number means very different things to different people. To someone who embraced the sexual side of college life, a high number can reveal very little about their romantic history, in contrast to someone who agonizes over each number because of an emotional investment.