Study Shows Blogging May Get You Laid  

rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1259 posts
5/7/2006 10:10 am
Study Shows Blogging May Get You Laid

A study came out this week that suggests that the more creative you are, the more sexual partners you are likely to have. The research was carried out by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Open University in the UK, and found that professional artists and writers have around twice as many sexual partners as those who do not indulge in these creative activities. The average number of sexual partners for professional artists and writers was between four and ten, compared with a mean of three for non-creative types. Statistics also showed the average number of sexual partners rose in line with an increase in the amount of creative activity a person took part in.

(Woo hooo!
*As everyone starts typing the title page of the novel they've been wanting to write*)

It may be that creative people are more interesting, or maybe they live a certain lifestyle that permits them to take advantage of sexual opportunitites more often. Or it maybe simply means that their outlooks on life enables them to act on sexual opportunties more often purely for the sake of the experience, without thoughts of commitment. It may also be that since creative types aren't generally perceived to be the most stable people financially, that their partners aren't interested in commitment from them from the beginning, and are only expecting a sexual relationship.

Now, here's the bad news.

(Dammit!!! *Everyone stops typing and sulks*)

It has also been shown that some of the personality traits which highly creative people have generally make them prone to depression and schizophrenia. It's believed that this heightened sexual activity is biology's way for offsetting against all the creative people with mental illness who never procreate and those who commit suicide before they get to have children. A creative person's charisma, and thus sexual attractiveness, is thought to be the main mechanism by which creativity suvives in the human species... against all odds.

Verdict: You might want to keep your day job.

Have you ever had a sexual relationship with an artist?

What was it about him or her that you found attractive?

Do you consider yourself "creative" or an "artist"?

Do you find you get laid more because of it? Do you feel your "artist" label gives you more sexual freedom?

Do you find that in your experience creative people are more likely to be mentally unstable?


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'Schizotypy, creativity and mating success in humans' Daniel Nettle and Helen Keenoo, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, November 2005. Doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3349


bardicman 51M

5/7/2006 10:25 am

Further studies show that blogging could make you gay.



I am not dead yet


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
5/7/2006 11:26 am

I still crack up when I see your pic...

Yes, I think that is the next causal connection to be studied...

And I know just the *perfect* research subject.

The wig is *fabulous* on you, love! Brings out the color of your ass.

XOXOXO

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Peche85 32F

5/7/2006 11:40 am

Have you ever had a sexual relationship with an artist? Nope, no artists yet hehe.

Do you consider yourself "creative" or an "artist"? No, my sister got all the creative genes, I always say I don't have a creative bone in my body! Even my stick figures havn't improved since the age of 4

Do you find that in your experience creative people are more likely to be mentally unstable? Hmm havn't really been around that many creative people to notice. But the way most paintings look I would say yes!


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
5/7/2006 12:58 pm

The most intense relationship of my life was with a professional singer. It could never have made it for the long haul. More of a wind sprint type of thing than a marathon.

Yeah, I'm one of those artsy types, but it's tempered with a strong practical nature, so that balances me out.

Apologies for the gross generalization BUT...I do find that MANY artistic types are ego-driven and therefore 'act out' a lot. Does that count?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
5/7/2006 2:20 pm

Yes, I agree. The most intense relationships I ever had was with an actor. (And I have the xrays to prove it, what a temper!) The most disturbing person I ever dated was a painter. However, I think that it was primarily their self-involved personality that made them pick those careers in teh first place... not that all painters or actors are unstable or become unstable as a result of their job choice.

Not many people know this, but I was (still am?) a glass artist in college. I look forward to setting up a studio again when I move to New Zealand (and finally have some space!) I never felt good about my work as an undergrad; always would notice all the imerfections in the cutting lines or wished I had used different glass or grout for my mosaics. My husband thought I had "too much junk" (all my tools and materials) and though my "hobby" took up too much time ... that I should grow up and spend more time on my "real job". So I did.

I still regret it to this day. I wish I had kept some of my pieces; I don't even have photos really! However, I still keep in touch with some people to whom I gave away my pieces at the end of my senior year; they have still my pieces in their offices, homes and say that they always get compliments. This always makes me so happy, as I always thought my work was shit. But I guess we're all harder on ourselves than need be.

However, I don't think I could apply myself full time to a pursuit that dictates you live basically for other's approval and appreciation. Critics, galleries, patrons, customers... you are always waiting to see if they like your work (which is a piece of you really). To survive that, you really do have to have an ego (bigger than mine could ever be... I'm too sensitive for that stuff!).

The ego probably contributes to the behaviours that the scientist was talking about in his paper. But I think it's also a gross generalization of a population that's pretty small- and probably doesn't apply to most people. I find that most creative people I know also have other things in their lives that "ground" them more. Maybe that's the key to success?

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rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
5/7/2006 2:27 pm

Peche... I know what you mean. I'm a good with color and physically putting pieces together, but I can't draw to save my life. I do most of my design on the computer because if I did it on paper.... I'd kill many many many trees. The "undo" button is my best friend!

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rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
5/8/2006 12:30 am

That's so interesting! Meaning the mosaic artist thing. I've never tried that but it's always fascinated me.

And I agree with you re: others' approval thing. And related to that - once art is performed for money, it's hard to do it for love. Not impossible, just a little tricky.

Cool post, Ms Blonde.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


Package1971 47M
1051 posts
5/8/2006 2:33 pm

Have you ever had a sexual relationship with an artist?

No, but I have had a sexual relationship with a block of clay, and that's got to count for something.


hansum_strangrr 48M
384 posts
5/8/2006 4:33 pm

I have an art degree (With that and a couple of dollars I still can't buy a gallon of gas). I have been extremely promiscuous in my life, and dare I say, pretty adventurous. I have been known to have a sort of slight bi-polar disorder. My moods change drastically, but I can even myself out pretty easily. I think that that article was pretty right on the money.

BTW I am going to move to Long Island after the summer, can you tell me anything about it (Besides traffic sucks, and the cost of living is high)


Everybody Dies, Not Everyone Really Lives.


chasingfun27 39M
1108 posts
5/9/2006 1:15 am

My blog is an absolute desert of creativity and original thought. Do you think this may offset the chaNcEs oF SCHizoPhREniA (and hopefully bad grammar and spelling mistakes)?

A more obvious question is: Do you consider Bulging creative? That'll solve the mystery once and for all!


TriggerJinxed 39M

5/9/2006 5:38 am

Have you ever had a sexual relationship with an artist?

Does masturbation count?

What was it about him or her that you found attractive?

My... I mean... His ginormous penis.

Do you consider yourself "creative" or an "artist"?

No. Not at all. Not in the least. I'm actually anti-creative. I'm also a terrible liar.

Do you find you get laid more because of it? Do you feel your "artist" label gives you more sexual freedom?

Not yet. And yes.

Do you find that in your experience creative people are more likely to be mentally unstable?

WE CAN'T STOP HERE... THIS IS... BAT COUNTRY.


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
5/9/2006 11:26 am

Honni- Very insightful...

Package... OMG haha just stay away from the potter's wheel... that could hurt!

Handsum- Pretty cool! Where in LI are you moving to ? Email me and I'll tell you everything you need to know. I live in Suffolk county now, but I'm orginally from Nassau so I know alot about both..

Chasing- Yes, I do consider Bulge very creative, although not particularly artistic in the traditional studio art definition. However, his writing and other projects he works have a strong element of creativity. I do find his creativity attractive, but it's just one of many things.

Trigger- You, uh I mean your friend, is very lucky! Make sure you use lots of lube...


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