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Why is Everyone so Uptight About Intimacy?

  1. Say Yes To Life profile image84
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago

    The Mountain Man and The Water Nymph: A Fairy Tale

    Once upon a time, in the Land of Shangri-La, there lived a man in the mountains and a woman in the flatlands.  Both were good-looking, and in excellent health.  As to their names, ages, race, and detailed physical description, I will leave that up to you, the reader.
    The man had conquered the elements of Earth and Air, being a top-notch snowboarder.  The woman had conquered the elements of water and fire, operating a hot spring resort.
    One day, where the mountains and the flatlands meet, they ran into each other, and both were intrigued.  The woman followed the man to his domain, and they snowboarded together.  She decided she really enjoyed it.  She couldn't keep up with the man, but at the end of the day, he was sore and totally worn out, while she was only a little tired.
    She invited him to her hot spring resort, and he happily obliged.  So they went there, and soaked away their aches and pains, and stretched out their tired muscles.
    After a long discussion, they decided they didn't want to be without each other.  So they built a cabin where the mountains and the flatlands meet, and lived there happily ever after, travelling to both their domains together.
    Anyone pick up on the sexual innuendos in the story above?
    Since I am currently reading "Fifty Shades of Grey", I've been commenting on hubs that deal with sexual matters.  Earlier today, I came across the one, "Sexuality and Literature - Dirty Talks and Their Meaning", and that inspired me to write this.  I was raised in an atmosphere where sex was something to be avoided at all costs, like heroin addiction.  It trapped people, brought abused children into the world, caused injury and spread disease.  Soon as I was legally old enough, I got out of Oakland, but to this day, I'm still getting Oakland out of me.  That's why I've only had one serious relationship.  During my multiple moves and travels, I have since discovered not all men are violent, and not all women are manipulative.
    I guess that's why people tend to be uptight.  But aren't there places where we can be perfectly safe to enjoy the opposite gender?  Can't we create these situations for ourselves?  How?  Why does sex have to be dirty and shameful?  In the abovementioned hub, female sexuality was referred to as a sewer.  Surely, we can find better views of sex than that???

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image84
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I wanted to add this picture, but it won't let me.  I wanted to delete this and repost it with the picture, but again it won't let me.  So I'm placing the picture here.  Can you see the innuendo?

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8643459_f248.jpg

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    How come they can't be unattractive?

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      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      No reason they can't be unattractive.  My point in this fairy tale is that the woman appreciates the unique qualities of men in a positive way, and the man also appreciates women's unique qualities in a positive way.  The book, "The Day America Told The Truth" says men and women basically don't like each other.  Men see women as fussy cats, and women see men as boorish dogs.  Why can't they see beauty in the opposite gender?  That was my point in making them attractive.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So they were attractive to each other? I like that. Makes the story more interesting.
        I tend to like men. They have a lot of likable qualities. I like to laugh and joke and most men I've met enjoy that too.

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          Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'm slowly coming out of my shell and starting to flirt with men, appreciating their qualities.  Women around me are looking at me funny.  As someone past 50, I'm supposed to be a cynical grandmother.  Am I really so far off the mark because I'm not?  Especially since I can't have kids, anyway?  Why not enjoy life while I can?

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I think it's just good to enjoy ppl in general. Life is full of all kinds of moments. Might as well make as many of them good as possible.

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              Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I agree!!!

 
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