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Old 03-09-2017, 07:10 PM
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Now that I have your attention, let's talk about sex.

Pay per view is now on the phone, if a guy wanted to (given the dynamics of relationships I am exposed to on TV I would not think it possible for women to want to watch sport unbeknownst to their partners), they could pay a certain amount each month and be able to watch sport on their phone. It is kinda like watching porn without letting "the missus" find out.

The reason being is; in a relationship each participant makes a record of what the other one does for pleasure, and when this person has some pleasure, in a way it is a bit like they are making a transaction at a zero-sum game bank, where the person deriving pleasure incurs a surplus while the other member of the relationship goes into a deficit. So the person who wants to watch some sport may have to put some groundwork into the relationship to give the other member a surplus before withdrawing on this surplus by watching the sport.

The mobile phone changes this, as one member can now secretly be watching football on their phone, for example, by pretending they are going to the toilet to get a shot off to watch a player get a shot off instead etc without creating a surplus!

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Watching guys not scoring while you're not scoring with your wife. Sad!
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Watching guys not scoring while you're not scoring with your wife. Sad!
I'm not sure when married couples have sex it is called scoring?
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I'm not sure when married couples have sex it is called scoring?
Snoring.
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Watching guys not scoring while you're not scoring with your wife. Sad!

Sometimes the little man and his boat need a rest from the rockin'.
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I'm not sure when married couples have sex it is called scoring?
It's American slang.
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Originally Posted by flyingtart View Post
Snoring.
Yes! The dynamics of an aging relationship (which isn't a bad thing), evolutionary speaking the larger number of people still in a relationship post-reproductive / post-virile age (sans Viagra) is something not experienced by our ancestors, this is relatively new territory. How does the expired evolutionary unit reconcile itself with the universe?

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Sometimes the little man and his boat need a rest from the rockin'.
The internet does not change much. I did not deliberately do this in formulating the OP but I had the exact same conversation as I did when I first went on an internet discussion board many many years ago. From memory I (may have) exaggerated my age and (I may have) exaggerated by relationship status, and when I noted some dynamic in my (presumed) relationship, the person at the other end of the conversation could not understand why I was doing anything other than banging the missus.

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It's American slang.
Oh I know what scoring is, just an interesting that you used the term to describe sex in a married relationship. What is interesting if you justify the use of the word (in the usual use of the word - competitive sexual pursuit) you are justifying my OP.
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Now that I have your attention, let's talk about sex.



Pay per view is now on the phone, if a guy wanted to (given the dynamics of relationships I am exposed to on TV I would not think it possible for women to want to watch sport unbeknownst to their partners), they could pay a certain amount each month and be able to watch sport on their phone. It is kinda like watching porn without letting "the missus" find out.



The reason being is; in a relationship each participant makes a record of what the other one does for pleasure, and when this person has some pleasure, in a way it is a bit like they are making a transaction at a zero-sum game bank, where the person deriving pleasure incurs a surplus while the other member of the relationship goes into a deficit. So the person who wants to watch some sport may have to put some groundwork into the relationship to give the other member a surplus before withdrawing on this surplus by watching the sport.



The mobile phone changes this, as one member can now secretly be watching football on their phone, for example, by pretending they are going to the toilet to get a shot off to watch a player get a shot off instead etc without creating a surplus!


Ooo... yes. But as I've learned through the adoption of this writing hobby of mine (all on the phone mind you), the missus will eventually notice your absence (however brief), and come to miss or even, dare I say, resent the loss. Or maybe it's your gain she misses or comes to resent. No, I don't mean 'really' resentment, but a little relational game gets played.

Now, we are in our fifties, and the compulsion to procreate has mellowed to a slow simmer in both our pots, where for the first 15 or so years it was all we could do to keep the lid from blowing off. If it weren't for the fact that that kind of activity occasionally produces children (yes, yes, that's the point innit?) it may have continued unabated for longer. Because, well, who doesn't like to do something that feels so good?

Still... even without the biological imperative, the time or gain of the other gets missed. I too find myself wondering what she's doing when she's off on her own enjoying something. That little loss when I'm ready to be paid attention to😀

Or maybe I'm jealous of her gain?
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Not so much jealousy - especially if she knows about it.

But she will note that, if you take pleasure from this, you have a surplus she can draw on. Alternatively you could pretend the experience is painful.

I have this "friend" at work, the quotation marks are there, but these represent that he does not consider me to be a friend rather than vice-versa, I started sticking my chewed chewing gum under his desk and he is still not over it, but anywho, this "friend" actually likes going to work but when he gets back from work he puts on a show as if he is in utter pain and distress. Needless to say his wife comforts him, gives him the remote to the TV and hands him a cold beer.
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