SyFy Q of the Day: Sexual Gender Stereotypes

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Before I even started this blog, I would occasionally pose a SyFy Question of the Day to my facebook friends. Sometimes, it was directly related to what I was writing, and I really did want some input to help me decide what direction to take with the story. Other times, it was purely fun. Here’s one of my favorites, from June 2011:

SyFy question of the day: 500 years from now, will we still have the stereotype that men want lots of sex as soon as possible in the relationship while women want to postpone sex till the relationship reaches a certain level of commitment? How much of this is biological, and how much is cultural?

Oblio             ‎500 years is not very long; I would begin by researching sexual stereotypes in 1511. Wasn’t that about the time of The Wife of Bath?

USNessie      I’ve no idea…

Shane            ‎500 years? Ha! It’s the company you keep. Women TODAY are sexually more agressive than they were even ten years ago (note the popular spelling of the title: Gurrrl). Then there’s the cougar thing. A newly divorced 40-year-old woman is sexually the equivalent of a seventeen-year-old boy; without cultural impositions, commitment before sex is moot with a lot of people, especially those who just got let off of a twenty-year leash.

Lori‎                90 per cent cultural, 10 per cent biological.

I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.

The previous SyFy Q of the Day is Mythbusters vs. Lawn Gnomes

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The next SyFy Q of the Day is We Have Cookies.

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