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promiscuity & creativity

2005-11-30 21:52:43.087699+00 by Dan Lyke 14 comments

Study links promiscuity and creativity:

The research, by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Open University in the UK, found that professional artists and poets have around twice as many sexual partners as those who do not indulge in these creative activities.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality Art & Culture ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-11-30 21:59:43.177163+00 by: meuon

Maybe: people with more gainful employement and less "shared certain traits with mentally ill patients" form more significant longer lasting relationships.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-01 04:05:20.223891+00 by: DaveP

Hmm. So that's why I've been feeling less than creative lately....

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-01 15:40:51.529956+00 by: petronius

"There was young girl of Nantucket....."

When do I get laid?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-01 17:24:01.274801+00 by: meuon

The advice given last night to a young man was: Learn to Cook, give good massages, and dance.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-01 17:38:32.421224+00 by: Larry Burton

Hmmm, part of the makeup of being a creative person is a willingness to take risks. I wonder if that has anything to do with them also being more likely to be promiscuous?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-01 18:27:29.65668+00 by: Nancy

It's even easier than cooking, massaging and dancing. Just find yourself a sex-crazed nymphomanic. Throw in the meals, etc. when you have time.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-01 19:21:29.173446+00 by: meuon

Laughing.. I've been reduced to just being a human dildo... OK. ;P

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-01 19:35:23.855259+00 by: topspin

Creativity? Promiscuity? A link?

In the immortal words of Warren Zevon, "I don't want to talk about it"

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-02 02:23:17.383283+00 by: DaveP

Let's just say I've seen the A-Team more recently than I've been laid.

Guess I have to learn to dance.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-02 07:03:00.338375+00 by: topspin [edit history]

Uh, Dave, while I'm not mueon and hardly qualified to give advice on how to get laid, but the fact that you watch the A-Team..... I'm just saying.... might be contributory. It's the little known "Schrodinger's Pussy" corollary: If you watch really lame TV or study quantum physics, you'll never get laid because the very act of watching lame TV or studying quantum physics creates a mojo of geekiness which precludes getting laid.

Just to see if Diane is reading here.


Unlaid / 20 days

My sexual image
Isn't worth a shit.

If I were dead
I couldn't attract
A female fly.

-- Richard Brautigan

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-02 12:46:13.466222+00 by: meuon

Dance like no body is watching:- I'm not good at it, but I enjoy Dancing, the people, the community and the socializing. Contra dancing is my favorite anywhere I've been, slightly crazy people, a festive fun atmosphere, easy dancing and an attitude that if you are smiling, you must be doing it right.

Ballroom Dancing: Look how much money we have spent on lessons. We're better than you. Sniff!.

Line Dancing: Wow, I can do this after a 6 pack and two shots of Tequila!

Swing Dancing: IS Fun - but you have to be paying attention and know a bit about what you are doing. Take a bit of work to learn, but worth it. Well matched partners make this a BLAST.

Tango/Mambo/Salsa: Sex. With your clothes on. At least, when done right, (see Ballroom).

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-02 13:07:13.71152+00 by: DaveP

Quantum physics, too? Well, I'm screwed. Or unscrewed. Drat.

The A-Team is still on some network once in a while, and I have my TiVo set to always have an episode waiting there for me. It's a guilty pleasure.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-02 14:59:06.704706+00 by: Diane Reese

Oh, I'm reading, topspin. And I'll see your mojo of geekiness and raise you a robotics competition. Some of us just can't get enough o' the geeks, and somehow manage to find creative ones, too.

Promiscuity is a different question, of course.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-02 20:55:05.726371+00 by: Nancy

Diane, too funny. I guess I'm a 'geek convert'. Not that I'm a geek myself, mind you. I didn't set out to find a geek. I set out to get laid...and found a geek!! Ain't life grand?