Yesterday I talked about how messy Mother Nature really is.
To sum up Her methods, she throws a lot of things together and sees how they fare in the “real world.”*
It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about species like the platypus, or making natural soap. The outcome is messy, and as humans we don’t understand everything she does. After all, we’re only human.
Speaking of humans, we are also a product of Mother Nature. And therefore, we must also be a mess.
Here’s where the fun starts. Ask a typical woman what she thinks of men, and she will tell you that, as a class, they are pretty much messed up.
Ask a typical man the same question, and you’ll probably get the same answer.
We think differently, we experience the world differently, and we remember differently. As a result, we live together yet apart. If we find a partner, we grow together, and yet also grow apart.
Let’s talk sex, raw unadulterated baby-making orgasm related sex. Got your attention?
When humans are young adults, the sex drive goes into hyper mode. Men think about it all the time.**
Young women think about it somewhat less. But young women do think about babies. They are genetically programmed to do this. Young married women who want a family go into their own hyper mode. As an old man I’ve been able to talk with some women who are unafraid to tell me their habits. Sex every day. Maybe twice a day.
This is a husband’s joy. For a wife, she is working. And she’s feeling a bit stressed, because it’s her job to collect that baby-making stuff and turn it into a screaming, teething mass of tissue. And she’ll do whatever it takes.
Including, if month’s of making babies the old way doesn’t work, going to the doc and checking out the latest technology.
Let’s fast forward a few decades. The baby has grown and left the nest. The man is still around, and for the most part, his sex drive is a good fraction of what he had as a youth.
But for the wife, she’s done her job. The sex drive is probably greatly reduced. Let’s face it, for many women it may be gone. For many women, it may never have even been there! Once the hard work is over, why bother doing something a grotesque and messy as making love?
Here’s where our messy Mother and humanity clash. For we have been made this way. We are an experiment. She has turned our women into beings that live longer, are generally smarter, and more attuned to sustainable living than the male half.
What does this mean for the future of our species? After all, we left our own nest some 100,000 years ago. As species go, we are still babies. Does this sexual dichotomy mean that we are stronger than the dinosaurs? Or does our declining birth rates mean that our species is doomed?
We didn’t get a chance to talk about natural selection, and that’s where things can get truly interesting. But I don’t want to bore you, either. I just wanted to point out that there is a battle between our sexes in the bedroom, and on the stage that Mother Nature has provided.
So, think about that the next time you are “getting some.”
* Lets be clear here. Mother Nature, or Mom, always lives in the real world. It’s us humans that prefer to live in a delusion. Let me know if you want to hear more.
** If you don’t think this is true, do your own research. Just be careful. Take backup!