(bad) advice from magazines and books.

Discussion in 'Relationships, Discrimination, and Jealousy' started by D_Harry_Pitz, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. D_Harry_Pitz

    D_Harry_Pitz New Member

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    The other day my eye fell on a book called 'Goedele Liekens, Her Sex Bible'. Goedele Liekens is a famous Belgian sexologist. She never studied sexology, but it's not a protected trade, so she can call herself a sexologist. In Belgium she is regarded as an authority on this matter. I skimmed through the book and noticed how a lot of the things she says are bogus and even harmfull for a modern relationship.

    I told this to a student of sexology, and she said this woman is always regarded as a dumb bimbo among real sexologists. She also told me that the tips on 'how to please please your man' or 'how to get a man' in women's magazines could easily be placed under the same denominator as astrology. She also said that, and this should not surprise you, almost all of those articles are written by women.

    I myself often get this wtf feeling when I read the hints in those 'how to please your man' things. Sometimes there are even things that are, in my opinion, harmfull for a relationship were both man and woman are totally satisfied.

    So I thought, maybe a man should write advice on 'how to please your man'. I haven't done any research yet, and I'm not sure if I will go through with it, but I've got the intention. I would like to get a nice discussion going here about the most used tips in those articles. For the women: which advice do you use, what's the effect, do you disregard the advice more often with getting older and more experienced? For the men: what is your advice, and what are the most ridiculous things you've hear/read?
     
  2. Kotchanski

    Kotchanski Well-Known Member

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    Since this thread is in no way a woman's issue, and you even direct a specific question to men in it, I've moved it to where it should belong.

    As for the topic, I don't make a habit of reading tripe, if my man wants something, he tells me, and I'll either give it to him, or not, depending on what it is.

    In short, I think advice such as the examples you gave are complete bollocks from people who either think they can make a quick buck by spouting any old rubbish, or people with the sole agenda of forcing others to conform to their own ideals.
     
  3. dolfette

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    advice followed by the sort of fools who take astrology columns in trashy mags as gospel...

    most of it is garbage.
    i don't follow that shite.

    hell, i don't even buy the mags in the first place.
     
  4. AlwaysAnAdventure

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    As said above, surely open communication is a better way to make each other, and yourself, happy?

    If I was steering my life based on the advice of a 99p cat litter tray liner, I'd take a long hard look at myself.
     
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