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Gamine BS: Womanly Jiggles. What's the verdict? (193* d) RE: BS: Womanly Jiggles. What's the verdict? 14 Jun 02

DW: You stated: "If you don't want personal opinions, don't ask the question"

And I just wanted you to know that *I* posted the original question and I *don't* have any problem with any opinions thus far, including yours.

((I also see/saw Carol's point,too, though.)) God, I feel like a politician! :-)

Someone earlier suggested that I restate the original question, which still hasn't fully been answered to my satisfaction, mostly cause I did a shitty job asking for what I was *really* after the first time around [go figure a woman having a hard time doing that!] it was this:

"Here's the question: Do men (and women for that matter) have a 'jiggle' preference? I mean, I have heard my male friends say (and I think it is stolen from Pulp Fiction? or some movie like that): It is a shame that what looks good to the eyes does not always feel good to the touch."

I then went on to clarify further(since most people answered that question pretty well):

"I am interested in the WHY's of these discrepencies (we, collectively in society, saying one thing, but most of us really preferring to BE with something very different) there some sort of mechanism for our desires and preferences? Is there some sort of evolutionary trend? Is it all just what society throws at us?"

Here's the point, people. I think most of us, myself included, go through life on autopilot and we rarely spend time thinking about WHY we think, do, feel, act the ways that we do. *WHY* do most people prefer to be with others that are slightly jiggly in the long run, but would tend to *not* necessarily drool over that same person if they saw them (sight unseen) at a bar or grocery store? Look, I understand that we develop love over time, and get to know the person underneath the jiggles, etc. I get that. What I don't get is if we all get that then how come nothing is changing overall in society on the whole? If 100, or 600, or 1,000 of us began a little society and we all talked about this subject, our little society would probably have very different 'rules' of LOOKING/HAVING than this one does, and if that is true for a small community (like this one even) then how come we don't see a change in our big community? How come I still see every man's (and woman's) eyes follow a super slim attractive woman as she enters a room, whereas the jiggly woman (not FAT, just average jiggly) is promptly ignored? Ditto for when a man walks into a room...


And I am NOT saying we shouldn't LOOK, or that it is wrong that we do (I do it all the time). I am just trying to raise the level of consciousness a bithere. Most of the responses to this thread have been GREAT and INFORMATIVE...I just wish we could get a bit deeper and ask the harder question. I want to throw out a bit of healthy doubt. Where are the big strokes, or are the little strokes just too little still.

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