The Lurking Sexual Rage  

___Phantom___ 46M
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8/20/2006 2:57 pm

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The Lurking Sexual Rage

So why is it that we men experience sexual jealousy, and why can this feeling be so intense and powerful that it drives us to commit acts of extreme violence?

Let’s face it, we hear it all the time in the news; the husband that killed his wife’s lover; the boyfriend who beat the crap out of the guy who was sleeping with his girlfriend and etc. Why does this happen and why does it happen so frequently? Is this part of man’s nature? The answer is yes. This has become part of man’s nature through the course of millions of years of human evolution and I the resident biological anthropologist will explain to you why this has come to be.

As I stated in my last article, our research in a sub-field of biological anthropology called Human Behavioral Ecology, have led us to believe that a great deal of human behavior maybe “gene driven” or instinctive. In other words, a good portion of our tendency to behave in a certain way is encoded in our genes and is thus considered as being hardwired into our heads from the moment we were born.

Indeed, “instinctive” or gene driven behavior may be responsible for the propensity of many of our day to day feelings, such as love, hate, anger, disgust, happiness and sexual jealousy. In other words, we may be born with the tendency to experience many of these feelings.

Now, you’ve all heard of Darwin and his theory of Natural Selection and that age-old expression that goes with Darwin’s theory which is “Survival of the Fittest”.

I would like to point out here that when we say “fittest” we are not necessarily measuring fitness in terms of the size and physical aptitude of an individual.

When we say “fit” we don’t mean the bully across the street as being the fittest guy. There are many other traits and characteristic in a living organism that can determine its degree of fitness. These characteristics can be very diverse and variable.

As an example: the degree of individual’s level of intelligence.

The smarter you are the better your problem solving abilities will be and thus the greater the chances of your survival. Those who survive and reproduce get to pass on the very genes that helped them survive and in this manner we have what is called “natural selection”. In case of genes for high intelligent, we say that nature’s “selection” is strong for people with high intelligence.

So how does the main topic of my article fit into all this? Why sexual jealousy? How and why did the genes that compel us to behave in this seemingly negative way managed to get selected for and passed on through million of years of human evolution. I say negative because, if we men kill or batter someone as the result of sexual jealousy we could spend the rest of our lives in jail or worst. How did this feeling and the violent behavior that is its outcome come to be?

For answering this question, I always enjoy using the caveman examples:

Imagine that we have two cavemen in the evolutionary past, say two hundred thousand years ago, one we will refer to as caveman “A” and the other we will call caveman “B”.

Caveman “A” has the gene for sexual jealousy.

Caveman “B” does NOT have this gene.

Caveman “A” comes home to his cave one day and finds another caveman trying to get fresh with his wife. Having the gene for sexual jealousy, caveman “A” is outraged at what he sees. He picks up a chunk of rock and runs over and smashes it on the skull of the intrusive caveman, thus killing the fucken guy.

Now let’s talk about Caveman “B” who doesn’t have the gene for sexual jealousy.

Caveman “B” goes home to his cave one day and finds another caveman trying to get fresh with his wife. Not having the gene for sexual jealousy, he doesn’t feel angry or jealous in anyway, he just shrugs his shoulder and walks away as the other caveman ravishes his wife.

Question: What are the chances that Caveman “A” who has the gene for sexual jealousy will pass on his gene to his would be offsprings? Actually, the chances are very high considering that the violent rage ensures that the other cavemen will stay away from his wife. Consequently, whenever caveman “A”s wife gets pregnant chances are that she is pregnant with his child and not someone else’s.

What about Caveman “B”? Well, chances are that his wife will have somebody else’s child in her womb and not his. So by not reproducing, caveman “B” is eliminated from the gene pool.

Simply put, this may be how our instinctive “gene driven” behavior has been selected for in favor of sexual jealousy throughout the evolutionary past.

Through the course of millions of years of human evolution, men who have had the gene for sexual jealousy and because of it were compelled to act in a violent way to protect their mates from other males have been more successful in reproducing and passing on their genes.

Indeed, men’s violent behavior from sexual jealousy seems to be a human universal as we see it across every culture on the planet (with very few questionable exceptions). However, in modern life in the civilized world if you kill someone you can’t just say that you were sexually jealous.
Incidentally, the frequency of violence due to sexual jealousy is probably the reason why it has been considered as an acceptable excuse for people killing each other in many societies in the past. It may have also been the reason why up until recently “honor killing” was perfectly acceptable in many places in the world.

For there may have been an evolutionary advantage for sexual jealousy in the past, but in the modern world especially in the modern world of contraceptive such behavior is meaningless and has come to be what we regard as a maladaptive behavior. Unfortunately, it has become part of our nature and we cannot undue millions of years of evolution overnight.

Well, what about our swinger couples here on this adult site? The men in the swinger groups claim that they don’t feel sexual jealousy at all. I say that’s bullshit. I think the fact that many of these men claim that they get sexually aroused from watching other men have sex with their wives may actually hint at their feeling of sexual jealousy. Yes, I think that these men do feel jealous, but that they are releasing their sexual rage in a controlled manner.

In this article I discussed the reason for men’s feeling of sexual jealousy. I did not mean to leave women out. Yes I do know that women too experience the feeling of sexual jealousy, but the evolutionary reasons for women’s feeling of sexual jealousy is completely different then men’s.
Maybe one of these days when I feel brave enough I will write an article explaining how that has came to be.

Coming up in the next article I will tell you the true story of a very gentle looking ape with long shaggy golden brown hair that lives in the jungles of Indonesia. Primatologists have come to discover that this gentle looking creature is in fact a BRUTAL . Seriously, we believe that as much as thirty percent of the copulation in this species of apes can only be describes as a very violent act of . The most interesting thing is that these occur at a time when the female is not in estrus and therefor cannot get impregnated by the male who knows this, so why does he do it?

But that’s for next time.

Phantom


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8/20/2006 10:56 pm

As you requested, my man... ripped from the headlines:

Interesting premise.

How's this sound for an example of "intelligence" as a survival characteristic? Cavemen A's (CA's) kill off most of the Cavemen B's (CB's). The CB's, who are left, get wise to this and have a pow-wow. They decide that CA's are a freakin' nuisance, at best, and that actions must be taken to prevent any additional CB's from ending up as palm-tree fertilizer (and, subsequently, petroleum by-products.)

So... they foment a plan of "defense" (and we all know from the NFL that the best defense is a good offense.) They send some scouts out to the other side of the "fertile crescent" and find some Amazon babes to use as "bait" for the relentless CA's.

Now, armed, with some super-vivacious (tall, none-the-less) fresh meat, they stock every cave of the CB's left with Amazonian War Sluts. The CB's blow town, so-to-speak, and await the arrival of the CA's, who do show up in record time (must be the significant scent of a woman.)

As the CA's are so caught off-guard, stunned by the shear mass of the Amazonians, the CB's rush in screaming "Get him, Bitch!" The very tall supermodel bait-babes suddenly whip out their mini-spears (hidden in their rather short, sexy leather skirts) and proceed to waste the CA's while the CB's sit watching - wearing colorful paint, waving banners which read "Fuck 'em up - Fuck 'em up - WAY up!" Once the job has been completed, as agreed to previously by contract (of course), the Amazonians and the CB's have a party, get drunk on coconut wine and began fucking each other's brains out.

The Amazonians are satisfied, because all the CB's pooled their puka shells (they were quite intelligent and knew "instinctively" the value of puka shells, which were used to capitalize the mercenary endeavor); the CB's are happy as hell because most of the CA's are dead and the rest have fled off into the jungle (they weren't THAT stupid and figured the Amazonians were nothing to tangle with), leaving the CB's with all their food and caves for the CB's to leverage out to the surrounding wannabe cave-dwellers; and nine months later, a baby-boom ensued which provided the CB's and Amazonians with a whole new draft for the fledgling NBA - which, BTW, made the CB's quite wealthy as they reserved some puka shells, which they then used for the purpose of creating a mutual fund consisting of stock in the basketball makers (which they knew would be needed to supply the upstart NBA.)

The CA's were never heard from again. They did, however, hook up with some Pygmy honeys and through the centuries, their genes got resized. Now, all the CA's have little pricks who couldn't fuck a duck if their lives depended on it. As for the women the CA's originally snatched from the CB's? They all decided they needed some of them puka shells and became "hookers."

The CB's later cut a deal with Hammurabi and had him draft up some legislation. This allowed the CB's to hire some lawyers (and Chicago hit-men, just in case) as a means of dealing with the tall ones who tried a hostile takeover of not only the mutual funds, but also the NBA. It is still in litigation - even as I write.

See, people, how evolution works? As the Myth has professed, it ain't survival of the strongest - it's survival of the "richest." And we all know the rich get richer... and the poor end up fuckin' Pygmies. But the babes? Well... they ALL love a good brawl; cave OR court-room.

Solar...(out of the clear blue of the Western Sky)


___Phantom___ 46M

8/23/2006 11:00 pm

    Quoting SolarPowered0:
    As you requested, my man... ripped from the headlines:

    Interesting premise.

    How's this sound for an example of "intelligence" as a survival characteristic? Cavemen A's (CA's) kill off most of the Cavemen B's (CB's). The CB's, who are left, get wise to this and have a pow-wow. They decide that CA's are a freakin' nuisance, at best, and that actions must be taken to prevent any additional CB's from ending up as palm-tree fertilizer (and, subsequently, petroleum by-products.)

    So... they foment a plan of "defense" (and we all know from the NFL that the best defense is a good offense.) They send some scouts out to the other side of the "fertile crescent" and find some Amazon babes to use as "bait" for the relentless CA's.

    Now, armed, with some super-vivacious (tall, none-the-less) fresh meat, they stock every cave of the CB's left with Amazonian War Sluts. The CB's blow town, so-to-speak, and await the arrival of the CA's, who do show up in record time (must be the significant scent of a woman.)

    As the CA's are so caught off-guard, stunned by the shear mass of the Amazonians, the CB's rush in screaming "Get him, Bitch!" The very tall supermodel bait-babes suddenly whip out their mini-spears (hidden in their rather short, sexy leather skirts) and proceed to waste the CA's while the CB's sit watching - wearing colorful paint, waving banners which read "Fuck 'em up - Fuck 'em up - WAY up!" Once the job has been completed, as agreed to previously by contract (of course), the Amazonians and the CB's have a party, get drunk on coconut wine and began fucking each other's brains out.

    The Amazonians are satisfied, because all the CB's pooled their puka shells (they were quite intelligent and knew "instinctively" the value of puka shells, which were used to capitalize the mercenary endeavor); the CB's are happy as hell because most of the CA's are dead and the rest have fled off into the jungle (they weren't THAT stupid and figured the Amazonians were nothing to tangle with), leaving the CB's with all their food and caves for the CB's to leverage out to the surrounding wannabe cave-dwellers; and nine months later, a baby-boom ensued which provided the CB's and Amazonians with a whole new draft for the fledgling NBA - which, BTW, made the CB's quite wealthy as they reserved some puka shells, which they then used for the purpose of creating a mutual fund consisting of stock in the basketball makers (which they knew would be needed to supply the upstart NBA.)

    The CA's were never heard from again. They did, however, hook up with some Pygmy honeys and through the centuries, their genes got resized. Now, all the CA's have little pricks who couldn't fuck a duck if their lives depended on it. As for the women the CA's originally snatched from the CB's? They all decided they needed some of them puka shells and became "hookers."

    The CB's later cut a deal with Hammurabi and had him draft up some legislation. This allowed the CB's to hire some lawyers (and Chicago hit-men, just in case) as a means of dealing with the tall ones who tried a hostile takeover of not only the mutual funds, but also the NBA. It is still in litigation - even as I write.

    See, people, how evolution works? As the Myth has professed, it ain't survival of the strongest - it's survival of the "richest." And we all know the rich get richer... and the poor end up fuckin' Pygmies. But the babes? Well... they ALL love a good brawl; cave OR court-room.

    Solar...(out of the clear blue of the Western Sky)
Thank you Solar, I had feared that you would come and visit my blog one of these days and today that fear has been realized. Actually, I am honored to have you here. I couldn’t agree with you more, especially towards the end of your response. We anthropologist refer to it in a different way. Male Chimpanzees compete against each other over females Chimpanzees and females Chimpanzees compete against each other over resources. Well, in a way, when you think of it, is the same with us humans. Wouldn’t you agree?


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8/24/2006 3:12 am

Who the hell you callin' a chimp, Anthro-Man?!


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