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mkrishnan
Feb 15, 2010, 08:33 AM
Apologies if rdowns already posted it. ;)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5765678/Middle-aged-women-want-to-read-about-sex.html

A poll of nearly 2,000 women aged between 45 and 60 found that romantic fiction was the most popular genre chosen by 35 per cent of those surveyed.

Nearly two thirds said they liked raunchy scenes in novels, and more than half described sex in books as "titillating".

A further 10 per cent of those questioned on their reading habits said they actively chose books which featured lots of sex scenes.

Meanwhile crime and mystery novels got 33 per cent of the vote, and other novels 31 per cent.

Reference books were the least popular. Among these, cookbooks were favourites, according to the survey by the moisturiser brand Astral.

Nearly two thirds of respondents read at least one book a month, with one in five managing to get through one a week, and one in ten reading two books a week.

At the other end of the scale, 17 per cent read a book only every six months, with 6.5 per cent managing only one a year and 4.6 per cent admitting they hardly ever read books.

Dr Trisha Macnair, a spokeswoman for Astral, said: "This research shows that reading for pleasure is still an incredibly popular pastime for women.

"It's great to see most people read at least a book a month, with some getting through two or three books a week. However, I am surprised to see just how many women liked sex scenes in books, with most telling us that there was a strong titillation factor."

MacDawg
Feb 15, 2010, 08:38 AM
Apologies if rdowns already posted it. ;)

Love it :)

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GoCubsGo
Feb 15, 2010, 08:41 AM
Well, at least I know what I have to look forward to.

Wait ... I'll shoot myself if I start reading about sex as opposed to having it when I am middle-aged. That and I won't watch Lifetime .... or We or Oxygen.

cube
Feb 15, 2010, 08:44 AM
So, I guess the point was: "Is this supposed to be news?"

Peterkro
Feb 15, 2010, 08:50 AM
A poll of nearly 10 people at the pub was unanimous that the Telegraph would publish any old ***** to full up the paper.

MacDawg
Feb 15, 2010, 09:04 AM
Unfortunately for most married men, wives would rather read about it than do it

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GoCubsGo
Feb 15, 2010, 09:05 AM
Unfortunately for most married men, wives would rather read about it than do it

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

********* ... those wives should be shot.

iBlue
Feb 15, 2010, 09:09 AM
Unfortunately for most married men, wives would rather read about it than do it

Well that's a damn shame and I would consider my life to be pretty much over if I reached that point.

"I want to be more like the ocean. No talking, all action! "

rdowns
Feb 15, 2010, 09:21 AM
Hey, why you all hating on rdowns. :D

No shock here. Men are more visual and look at porn. Women are more cerebral and read about sex.

As for married men not getting it, I find that argument to be complete and utter ********. Most of my friends are married (we're all in our 40s) and have been for more than 10 years. All but one have great sex lives. Maybe married men need to step up their games. Maybe you aren't cutting it for your lady.

MacDawg
Feb 15, 2010, 09:24 AM
Maybe you aren't cutting it for your lady.

I guess I didn't
Divorced

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mkrishnan
Feb 15, 2010, 09:27 AM
I think that putting all the pressure on the man is not right, either... that is one thing that gets in a lot of women's way in enjoying sex. They think that having sex involves just sitting there and having everything done to them, and they don't understand why they don't really enjoy it. Anyway, there's no good reason sex shouldn't continue to be an active part of your relationship all the way through... but both partners have to make a serious effort to make sex meaningful.

redwarrior
Feb 15, 2010, 09:39 AM
IMHO, sex is an extension of the whole relationship. When things are good and both partners are giving to each other, sex is good and improves the relationship. When things are bad and there are resentments and selfishness, sex makes everything worse.

I believe that women tend to "feel" all of it more, though, cause that is, for the most part, how they are. Men can have sex without relating it to love, women are not as capable of that. (I know that last statement was a generalization and is not true for everyone.)

mkrishnan
Feb 15, 2010, 09:43 AM
is not true for everyone.

It certainly isn't.

greythorne
Feb 15, 2010, 09:46 PM
So does this survey applies only to those in UK or this is a generally accepted globally? Well i do not quite understand how women in other parts of the world feel or what their general perception of about sex is.

Abstract
Feb 16, 2010, 06:44 AM
*grabs a pen and begins copying a sentence from a romance novel on his penis*



Hi.

flyfish29
Feb 17, 2010, 11:03 PM
*grabs a pen and begins copying a sentence from a romance novel on his penis*



Hi.

:eek::eek::eek:

HA HA HA!!!:D

sushi
Feb 17, 2010, 11:21 PM
*grabs a pen and begins copying a sentence from a romance novel on his penis*

Hi.
Snort! :D

Good one. My first thought was some Kanji characters. Ha ha!

RedTomato
Feb 18, 2010, 09:46 AM
Well that's a damn shame and I would consider my life to be pretty much over if I reached that point.

Wait till you have sprogs, if you're that way inclined.

Most couples I know, their sex lives vanish once you have kids. It's not just going off sex, it's really really wanting to have sex, both of you, but absolutely no time or energy in between holing jobs down (both of you) and looking after kids at night and dealing with feeding and dressing and generally being a full-on all round decent parent. There's nothing left over. Sleep and personal space becomes more valuable.

Melrose
Feb 18, 2010, 05:25 PM
Well, at least I know what I have to look forward to.

Wait ... I'll shoot myself if I start reading about sex as opposed to having it when I am middle-aged. That and I won't watch Lifetime .... or We or Oxygen.

No offense, my dear, but I kind of, um, hypothetically, thought you were already middle aged?

dmr727
Feb 18, 2010, 05:35 PM
No offense, my dear, but I kind of, um, hypothetically, thought you were already middle aged?

::slowly backs away::

Abstract
Feb 18, 2010, 05:54 PM
Not if she plans on living until she's 150.

Knowlege Bomb
Feb 18, 2010, 06:36 PM
No offense, my dear, but I kind of, um, hypothetically, thought you were already middle aged?

Serious internet cajones.

I've just realized that everybody here is completely ageless to me. Strange that I never wondered...

sushi
Feb 18, 2010, 06:42 PM
<snip of good post>
True.

All part of life. :)

No offense, my dear, but I kind of, um, hypothetically, thought you were already middle aged?
Good point.

::slowly backs away::
Probably a good idea. :D

Not if she plans on living until she's 150.
Ouch! :eek:

Abstract
Feb 18, 2010, 07:11 PM
It wasn't meant to be insulting to her. Just an appropriate answer to Melrose's statement/question that I thought was both funny, and appropriate. :p


And I'm really surprised that nobody made any silly replies to my previous post. :confused: I figured someone here would respond with something like, "It must have been a short story", or perhaps, "No need to read it. I heard it was anti-climactic at the end".

dmr727
Feb 18, 2010, 07:14 PM
And I'm really surprised that nobody made any silly replies to my previous post. :confused: I thought someone here would say something like, "It must have been a short story", or how about "No need to read it. I heard it was anti-climactic at the end".

Oh - I just thought the "Hi." was as far as you got.


:p

Melrose
Feb 18, 2010, 09:48 PM
And I'm really surprised that nobody made any silly replies to my previous post. :confused: I figured someone here would respond with something like, "It must have been a short story", or perhaps, "No need to read it. I heard it was anti-climactic at the end".

Isn't "hi" like the second-shortest word in the English language? :p

mkrishnan
Feb 18, 2010, 09:51 PM
Isn't "hi" like the second-shortest word in the English language? :p

Well, it's not like War & Peace is going to fit on his penis.

Melrose
Feb 18, 2010, 09:51 PM
Well, it's not like War & Peace is going to fit on his penis.

...and you know this because? :eek:

dmr727
Feb 18, 2010, 10:29 PM
Isn't "hi" like the second-shortest word in the English language? :p

It was cold out, okay?

Abstract
Feb 19, 2010, 03:22 AM
Isn't "hi" like the second-shortest word in the English language? :p

I write in large letters. :p


Oh - I just thought the "Hi." was as far as you got.

:p

The response: "No thanks. I'd rather masturbate." :eek:

iBlue
Feb 19, 2010, 03:26 AM
Wait till you have sprogs, if you're that way inclined.

Most couples I know, their sex lives vanish once you have kids. It's not just going off sex, it's really really wanting to have sex, both of you, but absolutely no time or energy in between holing jobs down (both of you) and looking after kids at night and dealing with feeding and dressing and generally being a full-on all round decent parent. There's nothing left over. Sleep and personal space becomes more valuable.

e and I won't be inflicting that upon our marriage. ;)

No offense, my dear, but I kind of, um, hypothetically, thought you were already middle aged?

:eek: Even if it were true, why would you say something like that? Is your junk itching for an internet punch? :p

Melrose
Feb 19, 2010, 10:17 AM
I write in large letters. :p
Yeah, *wink wink* :D

:eek: Even if it were true, why would you say something like that? Is your junk itching for an internet punch? :p

Is age really that big a deal to the ladies? We're so straightforward about everything else around here, I just figured it was okay... It's not like I'm commenting on how she looks, given I've never seen her.