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TSG
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Icon 1 posted June 07, 2007 08:42      Profile for TSG     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
(I'm hoping this post isn't inappropriate for this forum. If it is, feel free to slap my hand or spank me or something~)

A friend of mine (another geek) and I were chatting the other day, and I mentioned wondering if there were any sort of correlation between kink and intelligence. He stated that he'd found that many female 'geeks' (mostly gamers) he'd met have a kinky edge to them. Not all, but enough that he actually noticed it.

Do y'all see that too? I'm wondering ...

Is there some kind of direct line between kink and geekdom?

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Don't know 'bout that, but is that spanking offer up for grabs?

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quote:
Originally posted by TSG:
Is there some kind of direct line between kink and geekdom?

Nope. You're being ridiculous. Stop trying to justify your own disgustingness. [Razz] [Wink]

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I think geeks are intellectually curious and experimental.

Therefore, everything is worth trying [Big Grin]

Jess and I have an agreement, though - the feather, not the chicken. I like a little, but not super excessive amounts.

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You can safely ignore Spungo's comment, TSG. And I was about to say just what WS wrote, but I'll still post, if only to insist on it: geeks may have more creativity than the average mortal, and sex is but another experience one can play with the input parameters. (Ah, not quite sure about the grammar of that, but I can't find a better way to say it, so I'll leave it this way, double-entendre and all.)

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quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
Jess and I have an agreement, though - the feather, not the chicken. I like a little, but not super excessive amounts.

I guess that explains your avatars, eh?

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
geeks may have more creativity than the average mortal...

Err... says who? I don't wanna get all persnickety, but these kinds of sweeping statements are about as scientific as me arse. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
geeks may have more creativity than the average mortal...

Err... says who? I don't wanna get all persnickety, but these kinds of sweeping statements are about as scientific as me arse. [Razz]
I think we've just been told the secret location of Dr. spungo's laboratory.

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
geeks may have more creativity than the average mortal...

Err... says who? I don't wanna get all persnickety, but these kinds of sweeping statements are about as scientific as me arse. [Razz]
You're just miffed that I said she should ignore your comment, so you want to discredit mine, don't you? [Big Grin]

And it is but a wild extrapolation at geeks being more curious. More curious means more open minded, and a more open mind doesn't limit itself to the "tried and true", and thus more likely to associate two things that wouldn't be normally, leading to a greater creativity. And that last part is reinforced by a psychology study which concluded that creative people are more likely to associate sounds with colors and other crazy things like that. So there. [Razz] (Plus I used the word "may" to indicate a possibility/belief rather than a certainty. So stop right there or I will have you explain your kinkiness = disgusting point of view. Your kinkiness may be, but don't project* on everyone else! [crazy] )


*Before anyone asks... I don't have a psychology French-English dictionary at hand, so I'm not quite sure if the correct word is really "project", or rather "cast", or something else entirely. If someone knows, please feel free to tell me.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
geeks may have more creativity than the average mortal...

Err... says who? I don't wanna get all persnickety, but these kinds of sweeping statements are about as scientific as me arse. [Razz]
You're just miffed that I said she should ignore your comment, so you want to discredit mine, don't you? [Big Grin]

And it is but a wild extrapolation at geeks being more curious. More curious means more open minded, and a more open mind doesn't limit itself to the "tried and true", and thus more likely to associate two things that wouldn't be normally, leading to a greater creativity. And that last part is reinforced by a psychology study which concluded that creative people are more likely to associate sounds with colors and other crazy things like that. So there. [Razz] (Plus I used the word "may" to indicate a possibility/belief rather than a certainty. So stop right there or I will have you explain your kinkiness = disgusting point of view. Your kinkiness may be, but don't project on everyone else! [crazy] )

I like it when you get all mean. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
I like it when you get all mean. [Razz]

Why do you think I like GC so much? It's the only place where people don't back off slowly from me when I get into explaining my thought process! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by WinterSolstice:
Jess and I have an agreement, though - the feather, not the chicken. I like a little, but not super excessive amounts.

I guess that explains your avatars, eh?
See the thread regarding A/C power sources [Big Grin]

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TSG wrote:
Is there some kind of direct line between kink and geekdom?

The simple answer:
Based on my experiences, I would have to say no.

The longer answer (which will probably offend some):
Stupid people like to have sex as much as intelligent people and they like to try new things just as often. In some ways, they're probably more adventurous simply because they don't think through the consequences of what they're about to do.

It's easier to convince the stupid ones to try kinky things that they aren't really interested in, too. Or umm... so I've heard? Yeah... heard. That's it.
*wanders off, whistling innocently*

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I heard a theory once that went something like this:

Geeks have less sex* than your average mortal so they rely more extensively on self gratification and fantasy. With the internet, and its preponderance of easy-access porn, they become desensitized to and bored by "regular" sex and require increasing novelty in order to become aroused.

Theoretically, this could prove that all babyfur vore aficionados are virgins.


*The reasons given for this range from having higher standards for partners to being shy to just being geeks.

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All very interesting, thank you [Smile]

I'm very philosophical when it comes to sex and sensuality. (read: I think too much). So when something like this comes to mind, I feel a need to explore it.

I'm doubtful that you could take any 20 people from *anywhere* and not find half a dozen people who'll admit to enjoying a multitude of kinks (and 3-4 who won't admit anything!) so I'm guessing that geeks aren't unique in that, but perspective is always nice [Smile]

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Maybe this is "Agile Computing"?

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quote:
Originally posted by TSG:
(I'm hoping this post isn't inappropriate for this forum. If it is, feel free to slap my hand or spank me or something~)

A friend of mine (another geek) and I were chatting the other day, and I mentioned wondering if there were any sort of correlation between kink and intelligence. He stated that he'd found that many female 'geeks' (mostly gamers) he'd met have a kinky edge to them. Not all, but enough that he actually noticed it.

Do y'all see that too? I'm wondering ...

Is there some kind of direct line between kink and geekdom?

Hmm, for some reason, my inclination would be to say no, at least not, significantly. But that's only based on actual people I've known and their tendency more toward shyness or awkwardness than daring. But what goes on behind closed doors, who knows? (on the other hand, if they don't keep it behind closed doors, well, there's your answer.) [Big Grin]

What I would wonder is if there is much of a difference between male and female geeks, in that respect. For some reason I would tend to think females would be more 'kinky' then males, if anything. Not sure why. Again, probably because of individuals I have known more than anything. But I know more male geeks than female geeks. Of those, the males seem shyer and more laid back and the females seem more .. emotionally troubled and dramatic. But that's sort of a generalization of the genders anyway, I suppose. At any rate, because of that, I would tend to think the women more likely to be into kinky things. But all of this is pure guessing based on personalities I know. It would be interesting to know for sure.

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quote:
Originally posted by TSG:
He stated that he'd found that many female 'geeks' (mostly gamers) he'd met have a kinky edge to them. Not all, but enough that he actually noticed it.

Do y'all see that too? I'm wondering ...

Is there some kind of direct line between kink and geekdom?

I don't really believe so. In my experience, most females, geeks or non geeks were able and willing to be kinky given a comfort level with the partner. They just need to feel safe. And once they feel safe, sometimes, you wish that maybe you know you hadn't got that swing or those chains and handcuffs.

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It's much harder to find a partner that isn't particularly kinky. Or maybe I'm just so blasť concerning kink that people aren't afraid to express their desires to me.

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I'm realizing that the issue here may be one of "self-selection"

How many people who have posted regarding the normality of kink have actually had a partner who wasn't?

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I've had partners who were completely vanilla.

How long I stayed with them is a different question.

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There's a point... in order for a relationship to work, compatible kinkiness levels are important.

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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
There's a point... in order for a relationship to work, compatible kinkiness levels are important.

I would say so... otherwise you'll hear "What the Hell are you doing? Get that thing outta my ear!" [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
I would say so... otherwise you'll hear "What the Hell are you doing? Get that thing outta my ear!" [Smile]

Ahhh aural sex mmmmm...... [hearts]

What is a kink anyway?

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
What is a kink anyway?

Ray Davies?

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