February 29, 2012 § 2 Comments
This essay really made me think about the different play on words that our society has. How men are looked at to be athletic to be manly. They must “score” with women. Men are to be “rough” and one “goal” in mind during intercourse. I liked how the essay pointed out, that with men having one goal in mind; they miss out on so many sensual feelings and other pleasure that they are not thinking about. That they can create their own sexual dysfunctions because of the mind game that society has set up for them.
I also found it disturbing to think about men wanting to treat women respectfully and that they too want some emotional satisfaction, but they can’t or won’t due to the expectation to be masculine. I see our society somewhat starting to turn away from this idea. Many men are giving their partners respect and the emotional support that they need also. I do not look at a man showing his feelings towards his partner not masculine. I think it gives a man more credit, but this is also coming from a girl. What do other men think about a man showing his partner emotional support instead of showing his “masculinity”?