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Old 03-14-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Yeah Brazilians seem to be very sexually open on one hand yet there's that Catholic modesty too.
Religion and sexuality in Brazil is a complex issue, something even hard to understand by foreigners.

The majority of the population is Roman Catholic. However, in the urban centres, most of them don't attend regularly to the masses and have divergences towards the doctrine. They are "catholic with caveats". Many of them, althoug it's a sin in the catholic view, have sex before the marriage and often with more than one partner. The use of contraceptive methods is widespread. Catholic religiosity is stronger in the countryside and small towns. The most religious (and also the most close-minded) are the neopentecostal protestants - getting each year more numerous and more powerful.

An interesting thing is that in the general broadcast television, all of the channels, with the exception of two major networks (Rede Globo and SBT) and the government-owned stations belong to neopentecostal priesters, or rent part of the prime time for them.

Brazil has also a large community of Kardecism followers, probably the largest in the world. There is also a sizable community of atheists, but few of them declare it; stating "there is no God" is perceived by many almost as a crime.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:00 AM
 
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Is BennyBucks trying to say that he's annoyed about women being sexually independent, but they won't look at him because he's an ugly misogynist who can't get laid despite having "status" and "money"?

And of course if he'd get laid, the woman must be a virgin?

Am I right?
I can't say for certain, but you seem to be doing a good job of proving his points to be true.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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When it comes to purely physical sexual attraction, yes, as opposed to those who look at a man's status, influence, character and so on. Look at the pattern of sexual moral indiscretion nowadays: men are addicted to looking at nudie pictures of girls, girls are more inclined to go on webcams, post nude selfies to be looked at by men. This reflects underlying biology, despite the fact that there's been some effort to socially engineer these differences out of our culture.

There are certainly women who look at men the way men look at women (ie. they behave like gay men) or consider it some sexually liberal duty to behave that way. They tend to be much more vocal than their counterparts (and are therefore overrepresented in discourse/literature), and IMO are much more likely to be ugly, aggressive, strange or psychologically imbalanced in some way - the kind you wouldn't trust around children never mind bring them up.
Ergo, one of the great ironies of the fashion industry, where high fashion models literally can't stand the male models they have to work alongside.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I can't say for certain, but you seem to be doing a good job of proving his points to be true.
How so?
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Satellite Of Love
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Is BennyBucks trying to say that he's annoyed about women being sexually independent, but they won't look at him because he's an ugly misogynist who can't get laid despite having "status" and "money"?

And of course if he'd get laid, the woman must be a virgin?

Am I right?
This is a great comment in that it exposes who the true benefactors of the "sexual revolution" really are - morally ambivalent, irresponsible men, who treat women like sexualized pieces of meat while screening their promiscuous lifestyle under a faux-gallant "white knight" facade, claiming to act in the best interests of women.

How have women fared with these social changes? Their psychological health has fallen (and continues to fall) off a cliff, they're increasingly embittered, depressed and socially isolated - unless they're fortunate and gracious enough to see through and reject the social programming.

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Old 03-14-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Finland
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This is a great comment in that it exposes who the true benefactors of the "sexual revolution" really are - morally ambivalent, irresponsible men, who treat women like sexualized pieces of meat while justifying their promiscuous lifestyle under a "white knight" facade of acting in their best interests.

How have women fared with these social changes? Their psychological health has fallen (and continues to fall) off a cliff.
How on earth am I immoral? On what grounds?

I'm not a "white knight" that have to defend the other sex on the internet. I treat them as equals, and everyone stands for him/herself.

The supposed psychological health has not fallen due to sexual liberation, or should I say, sexual equality. I'm quite certain that the mental health of women was a lot lower a 100 years ago or so when they were practically subjects/servants to their husbands.

What you said in the few earlier posts, I've heard that a lot of times before. In the end it usually comes down to that the sayer is a sexually frustrated person who loathes that all women doesn't keep their legs crossed and look up to a man only because he has money and status. Usually they also blame women and the modern culture, because the man gets overlooked by women and when they prefer poorer, but better looking men with lesser status.

Long story short: "why won't you pick me, I can provide for you! Don't go with that hooligan, I have a better salary! This worked 100 years ago, why doesn't it work today? "
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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How on earth am I immoral? On what grounds?

I'm not a "white knight" that have to defend the other sex on the internet. I treat them as equals, and everyone stands for him/herself.

The supposed psychological health has not fallen due to sexual liberation, or should I say, sexual equality. I'm quite certain that the mental health of women was a lot lower a 100 years ago or so when they were practically subjects/servants to their husbands.

What you said in the few earlier posts, I've heard that a lot of times before. In the end it usually comes down to that the person is a sexually frustrated person who loathes that all women doesn't keep their legs crossed and look up to a man only because he has money and status. Usually they also blame women and the modern culture, because the man gets overlooked and by women and they prefer poorer, but better looking men with lesser status.

Long story short: "why won't you pick me, I can provide for you! Don't go with that hooligan, I have a better salary! This worked 100 years ago, why doesn't it work today? "
The following is a famous meta-analytic study of this topic:

http://users.nber.org/~jwolfers/pape...sHappiness.pdf
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Belgium women are incredibly romantic- I am currently in a relationship with a soon to be 40 year woman from Belgium, I live in the US and I just turned 51. We have been involved for 2 Years and we are about to have a baby in April. I was born in South America.The mix of the continents is electric, seetaj.info
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Satellite Of Love
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How on earth am I immoral? On what grounds?

I'm not a "white knight" that have to defend the other sex on the internet. I treat them as equals, and everyone stands for him/herself.

The supposed psychological health has not fallen due to sexual liberation, or should I say, sexual equality. I'm quite certain that the mental health of women was a lot lower a 100 years ago or so when they were practically subjects/servants to their husbands.

What you said in the few earlier posts, I've heard that a lot of times before. In the end it usually comes down to that the sayer is a sexually frustrated person who loathes that all women doesn't keep their legs crossed and look up to a man only because he has money and status. Usually they also blame women and the modern culture, because the man gets overlooked by women and when they prefer poorer, but better looking men with lesser status.

Long story short: "why won't you pick me, I can provide for you! Don't go with that hooligan, I have a better salary! This worked 100 years ago, why doesn't it work today? "
You've now made 4 (5?) references to women and intergender relations purely being about "getting laid", where anyone who challenges the status quo must obviously be sexually frustrated because he can't sleep around in the same way. You do realize that not all of us are interested in reducing women to 'poontang' pleasure toys the same way?

Yeah. Not very convincing. The sooner you break out of the social programming that a woman is a female body with a man's brain, and start empathizing according to their nature rather than yours (or what cosmopolitan magazine tells you) the less trouble you'll have in future.

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Old 03-14-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I'm do not consider women as toys, and is usually quite careful in choosing my sexual partners. Neither do I make a big deal of it if someone wants to fool around. Their choice.
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