How Do Men Mark Their Territory?  

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
2665 posts
2/5/2006 12:43 pm

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How Do Men Mark Their Territory?

ยง Mammals often often use chemical communication to mark territory. They leave pheromones, or chemical marks behind. Some leave scent posts...something they've marked with their scent...often by urinating. Scent posts set the boundaries of an animal's territory.

A male mountain lion's territory...for instance...can be more than 100 square miles. The mountain lion will often kick up piles of pine needles, dirt or leaves with its hind feet and urinate on the pile to mark its territory.

The Canada lynx also leaves a scent post. It will urinate on trees and tree trunks. It may also leave claw marks on trees. Claw marks are a visual sign, but can also be a chemical one. Many animals have scent glands in their claws! When they scratch a tree, they leave a little of their scent behind.


If you've ever seen a house cat rubbing its head up against someone...it was marking its territory! Domestic cats have scent glands near their mouths, on their foreheads and at the base of their tails. They use these glands to mark territory. When other cats smell the scent they know that another cat has marked its territory. Male domestic cats will mark their mating territory by urinating.

Now in this modern day and age...I'm assuming most men don't mark their territory by urinating.

So...I'm curious.
HOW DO men mark their territory these days?



Kiss


timberwolf6972 44M

2/5/2006 8:28 pm

hickeys?


rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
2/7/2006 6:17 pm

Well timber...

I suppose that's one way...if you consider her your territory.

Kiss


rm_Chasserr51 62M

2/9/2006 5:05 pm

And you wonder why the boxers can never find the hamper?


1niceTgirl2try 35T
167 posts
2/9/2006 5:27 pm

actualy this is something ive thought about in the past because growin up i never understood why boys would always spit... then as I grew up i started to notice things like spit and sweat and whatever tend to have a smell, it's like the same smell that mixes with clogne that makes guys not just smell good cause of the clogne but they literaly have a "sexy smell" about them... that smell tends to be less covered by stuff like body odor (for the case of sweat) and so im pretty sure the reason boys and men spit (no matter what they think is the reason, chances are that's just how they rationalize it ha ha ha) is because they are marking their territory...

other things that make me think of this is the idea of being "spitting mad" well a male kitty cat who is pissed (pardon the double useage on that one ha ha ha) about the fact that there is another male cat in the house, will tend to let everyone in the house know by spraying (even if the punk is neutered, or that's the case with my oldest male) so i havent really got any evidance other then things i could point out that suggest it's a good guess... but i think if humans lost our culture, maybe everyone's brains got erased that spitting would be the way that men would establish their territory

nice entry btw, as well as several of your others


rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
2/9/2006 6:21 pm

1nice

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. And thanks for the compliment.

Hum...spitting...this is something I hadn't thought of. You're probably right. Now...for men who are too "refined" to spit...the so called upper classes...how do you suppose they leave their mark?

Kiss


1niceTgirl2try 35T
167 posts
2/11/2006 11:04 am

Money I guess... Ya know status symbols like big vehicle and a nice home, impressive job title etc... Now im only guessing, but I figure the less natural things become the less it becomes about nature and so they fill the hole with social territory? which would explain the agressive desire for authority (although that is still true in the alpha-male of wild animals so that dont count i think maybe)

Heck maybe that's what's got em all messed up! It is that they arent spitting enough any more ha ha ha ha ha ha


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