One complaint that I always hear from women is “Men only think about one thing: S*X!” I let y’all rock for a minute with this fallacy, but it’s a new year, so I wanted to give a P.S.A: Men DO think about things other than s*x! Maybe you can’t see it, but it’s evident! Don’t believe me? OK. Here are a few examples:
Sports – Men think about sports on a minute wise basis. Football (US & World) consumes men across the globe with premiere matches, rivalries, and great action. Las Vegas will tell you that the point spreads and betting never see a slow day. We love to play these sports, compete and win! It’s a primal urge within us, but one that cannot be denied. For all you women who are throwing me the almighty side-eye, have some halftime humpin and I bet you slow clap this paragraph!
$$$ – Cash rules everything around me. Well, not really, but it is important. Whether it’s bills, 401k, savings, gambling, raises/bonuses, mortgages, or any other aspect of monetary value, it will be on our mind. Men have a natural drive to be protectors and take care of family. Money is one thing you will need and is important (and I don’t want to get into a philosophical debate on this, I’m talking basic necessity). It’s stressful as hell, but women tell me there’s nothing sexier than a fiscally responsible man, so are you thinking about chex while he’s thinking bout checks? Hmm…
Success – If you know me, or know my writing and online persona, you know that ultimate success is always on my mind . No one aspires to be a failure, at least not outwardly. We want to excel in our profession. We want to solve puzzles, beat those video games, be your best lover, best father, best brother. We want to have a legacy, and be known as a winner. We have constant reminders in our lives that someone may do something better than us, and we want to be better than that! Some men can let this consume them, but competition is at the essence of the male genome.
Family – This may not be every man, but it should. Not just associated with blood. You’re close friends, associates, anybody who you consider an integral part of your life. When you go through it, so do we. Illness, death, issues, we all carry that with us because we want to make it better and sometimes we’re helpless. Other times, we’re holding family down and taking L’s ourselves (definitely a future blog).These types of things weigh on a man’s mind, and we may not articulate it much because men don’t do that, but this is on our mind.
Final word about s*x: We all think about it, men are just more demonstrative, while woman claim to be more discreet. Men enjoy talking about s*x. It excites us. It intrigues us. At times we can hold a conversation on a s*xual topic and not even know. I had a hour long twitter debate about Cinemax after dark vs. HBO after dark… on a Sunday. Do NOT judge me, it was early and the thought just popped into my head so I discussed it!. Also, We do think about slappin skins: we need an escape sometimes you know? It a natural aspect of being a human! Unless you’re a Visitor, or a Shaolin Monk, I don’t see how people can not have naughty thoughts cross their mind in some way, shape or form daily. Ladies, let’s stop using this crutch and excuses about male cognitive patterns to derive a hypothesis for a correlation between words and actions. Some men are just @ssholes, because they are, not because they think about s*x!
Men – anything else we think about other than the horizontal polka?
Women, do you see where I’m coming from… I mean do you get my perspective? Why/Why not?
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