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Suffragettes suffer bad sex

For most men in the throes of passion, the thought of Margaret Thatcher on a cold day, naked, is enough to delay their fervent ardour for a good twenty minutes or so. Strident, dominant ladies, it seems, keep a man's energies in check and so it seems, does Feminism, according to Psychology Today. For whilst the struggles to gain equal rights for women has formed a progressive and celebrated part of our social history, the downside is that as a result, women now rely on fantasies of dominant, swarthy hero-like males, in the face of now submissive male partners to get themselves off.

The PT article lays out the argument that secretly women want to be swept off their feet and plundered, in the style of a caveman-lover, full of unrestrained sexual urges and borderline aggression. If we look at genetics for support, we see that aggressive, strong males are less likely to have been eaten by dinosaurs and killed by predators or rivals, hence being seen as attractive to women looking for a mate who will survive long enough to support a family.

'The majority of women have submission fantasies. From classic romance 'The Flame and The Flower' to classic erotica 'The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty' to Twilight BDSM fan fiction, submission themes are immensely popular in cross-cultural female erotica. The fact of the matter is that most heterosexual women are wired to find sexual submission arousing--and so are most female mammals.'

'Our mammalian brains come wired with very ancient sexual preferences, quite prominent in the most popular forms of male and female erotica preferred by Homo sapiens. Men are aroused by being dominant and by submissive women, women are aroused by being submissive and by dominant men. In the bedroom, inequality beats equality.'

The article uses genetics to further its radical views in pointing to evidence that both male and female brains contain neurological networks for displaying and embodying submissive and dominant characteristics. However, only one of these two networks is linked to our cerebral 'pleasure zone', which dictates what we find arousing.

Although it could be argued that it's quite good fun finding out what type of play turns on your partner: whips or gags, anyone?

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