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Stephen
04-10-2017, 02:18 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale

0 Exclusively heterosexual
1 Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual
2 Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual
3 Equally heterosexual and homosexual
4 Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual
5 Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual
6 Exclusively homosexual
X No socio-sexual contacts or reactions

snake
04-10-2017, 02:50 PM
I'm str8, dude.

ToTheNines
04-10-2017, 02:58 PM
I don't really understand what it means to be "incidentally homo/heterosexual". Little help?

Cure
04-10-2017, 03:33 PM
I'm 0 as ****, but don't tell my boyfriend.

plastroncafe
04-10-2017, 03:39 PM
I'm bi, which means I am neither heterosexual nor homosexual.

CyberCubed
04-10-2017, 04:43 PM
I have no idea when all these new sexual orientations were invented. Back in my day there were only 3 things:

You were straight
You were gay
You swing both ways

That was it. Now all of a sudden there's 15+ different sexual orientations because millennials feel the need to "express themselves."

In my case I'm as straight as an arrow.

ToTheNines
04-10-2017, 04:46 PM
I have no idea when all these new sexual orientations were invented. Back in my day there were only 3 things:

You were straight
You were gay
You swing both ways

That was it. Now all of a sudden there's 15+ different sexual orientations because millennials feel the need to "express themselves."

In my case I'm as straight as an arrow.

Does it really count as straight if you've never touched a woman?

sdp
04-10-2017, 04:49 PM
It's a case of all these social outcasts teaming up together an fascist alt-left people who give them a voice in the name of SJW and relevancy.

If you want to consider yourself one 20+ genders then knock yourself out and live your life fully but the moment you want me to refer to you as Zer or refer ro myself as cis then you're ****ing nuts. And I'm not kidding just take a look (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kasiov0ytEc)at how the alt-left bullies people (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-nvNAcvUPE) and want to make it a crime if you don't use one of their gender pronouns they invented to make themselves feel special.

#whytrumpwon

snake
04-10-2017, 05:59 PM
Personally, I identify as a Cybercuban.

IndigoErth
04-10-2017, 06:54 PM
Come on, ya bunch of toonophiles, be honest. :tlol:


Never had any same-gender interests. Straight as ninjato, but without the fakeness.

Of all polls to have names visible though... Will pass, feels a bit too segregating in a way.

MsMarvelDuckie
04-10-2017, 10:14 PM
Exclusively a one-man woman though I HAVE at least considered the notion of trying out "other flavors" during those odd moments of letting myself fantasize what that might be like.

mrmaczaps
04-10-2017, 10:17 PM
It's a case of all these social outcasts teaming up together an fascist alt-left people who give them a voice in the name of SJW and relevancy.

If you want to consider yourself one 20+ genders then knock yourself out and live your life fully but the moment you want me to refer to you as Zer or refer ro myself as cis then you're ****ing nuts. And I'm not kidding just take a look (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kasiov0ytEc)at how the alt-left bullies people (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-nvNAcvUPE) and want to make it a crime if you don't use one of their gender pronouns they invented to make themselves feel special.

#whytrumpwon

I think its New York where you can legally be fined for getting that crazy wrong.

Prowler
04-10-2017, 10:42 PM
LMAO what's with the odd threads tonight? :lol:

I am a heterossexual cis-het privileged male(did I say that right, plastron?).

I don't think sexuality is so simple you can put it on a scale like this. I mean incidentally homossexual? What does that even mean?

IndigoErth
04-10-2017, 11:03 PM
I mean incidentally homossexual? What does that even mean?
Maybe... "Well there was that ONE time after too much alcohol..." lol

ProactiveMan
04-11-2017, 03:08 AM
I don't think the Kinsey scale was intended to be used in this manor. It's a bit like conducting a Myers Briggs test, but skipping the test part and just asking people which personality type they were.

I don't know that the answer would be that useful to people anyway - you like who you like, so who needs an official classification?!

plastroncafe
04-11-2017, 12:35 PM
LMAO what's with the odd threads tonight? :lol:

I am a heterossexual cis-het privileged male(did I say that right, plastron?).

I don't think sexuality is so simple you can put it on a scale like this. I mean incidentally homossexual? What does that even mean?

Not really.

Het is short for heterosexual, so it's redundant.
Either you're EXTRA STRAIGHT or you're using it like a double negative, and gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous.

Kinsey's Spectrum was revolutionary for the time, and works really well provided you view sexuality like a binary...which a lot of people don't.
Me included.
Again, I'm bi...I'm not equally homosexual and equally heterosexual.
The same way a futon isn't equally a couch and a bed. It's still a futon.

As for the question of "incidentally homosexual," that to me seems like a question of whether or not a person would find themselves with a same sex attraction should the proper situation/person present(s) it/themselves.

I've heard more than a few straight guys talk about the one dude they'd sleep with.
That'd be incidental homosexuality.

Though I wouldn't consider a guy who had a one-nighter with...crap...who do guys find attractive as guys? Jason Momoa?
Yeah, a straight guy who has a one-nighter with Jason Momoa...isn't suddenly gay. He's a straight guy who had a one-nighter with Jason Momoa.

Candy Kappa
04-11-2017, 12:51 PM
I'm bi. I guess that's a 3 by the scale from 1948:lol:

gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous

I'm gonna steal that for something.

plastroncafe
04-11-2017, 12:54 PM
I'm bi. I guess that's a 3 by the scale from 1948:lol:

I'm gonna steal that for something.

As well you should! Goodness knows I did.
It's from Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen.

ToTheNines
04-11-2017, 01:16 PM
Again, I'm bi...I'm not equally homosexual and equally heterosexual.
The same way a futon isn't equally a couch and a bed. It's still a futon.

Lol, excellent analogy!


As for the question of "incidentally homosexual," that to me seems like a question of whether or not a person would find themselves with a same sex attraction should the proper situation/person present(s) it/themselves.

I've heard more than a few straight guys talk about the one dude they'd sleep with.
That'd be incidental homosexuality.

Thanks, that makes more sense now.


Though I wouldn't consider a guy who had a one-nighter with...crap...who do guys find attractive as guys?

Paul Rudd!

DestronMirage22
04-11-2017, 01:22 PM
Had to Google to find my answer in the terms listed. I'm straight, even though I've never actually had any romantic stuff happen in my life.

plastroncafe
04-11-2017, 01:23 PM
Lol, excellent analogy!

I'm rather fond of it, myself. When tumblr's on its game, it generates some really great stuff.

Thanks, that makes more sense now.

No problem!
The jargon isn't all that user friendly, as jargon is often wont to be.
But I'll give credit where credit is due, this spectrum approach was revolutionary, and Kinsey's work was amazing.

Paul Rudd!

...

Ooooh good choice.

Andrew NDB
04-11-2017, 01:25 PM
Yeah, a straight guy who has a one-nighter with Jason Momoa...isn't suddenly gay. He's a straight guy who had a one-nighter with Jason Momoa.

He's also a guy that probably won't be able to sit in a chair for a year afterward.

Cryomancer
04-11-2017, 01:25 PM
I have no idea when all these new sexual orientations were invented. Back in my day there were only 3 things:

You were straight
You were gay
You swing both ways

That was it. Now all of a sudden there's 15+ different sexual orientations because millennials feel the need to "express themselves."

In my case I'm as straight as an arrow.

As mentioned here..

I'm bi. I guess that's a 3 by the scale from 1948:lol:


The Kinsey scale is not exactly new.

I'm straight but sometimes I look at kinda out there porn so I'm like, a 1 or something? I dunno. From my incredibly minor awareness and understanding of Kinsey's methods and purposes I think it's more about "what stuff have you done in your lifetime" than "what you into" but I'm not really sure.

Stephen
04-11-2017, 06:48 PM
I've never actually had any romantic stuff happen in my life.

Is this by choice then, or you've just not found anyone you're attracted to yet?

DestronMirage22
04-11-2017, 07:15 PM
Is this by choice then, or you've just not found anyone you're attracted to yet?

By choice. Of course I've thought some girls I met we pretty or nice, and some seemed like they kinda liked me, but I've just been holding out until I meet the right person who shares common interests with me, and accepts me for who I am, issues and all.

I've been kind of freaking out recently that I'll never actually find said person, but there's not much I can do, and I definitely don't want to end up settling and unhappy for the rest of my life. Better to be lonely than to go through stuff like that, I guess.

mrmaczaps
04-11-2017, 07:42 PM
By choice. Of course I've thought some girls I met we pretty or nice, and some seemed like they kinda liked me, but I've just been holding out until I meet the right person who shares common interests with me, and accepts me for who I am, issues and all.

I've been kind of freaking out recently that I'll never actually find said person, but there's not much I can do, and I definitely don't want to end up settling and unhappy for the rest of my life. Better to be lonely than to go through stuff like that, I guess.

Nothing wrong at all with waiting. Nothing at all.

ToTheNines
04-11-2017, 08:00 PM
By choice. Of course I've thought some girls I met we pretty or nice, and some seemed like they kinda liked me, but I've just been holding out until I meet the right person who shares common interests with me, and accepts me for who I am, issues and all.

I've been kind of freaking out recently that I'll never actually find said person, but there's not much I can do, and I definitely don't want to end up settling and unhappy for the rest of my life. Better to be lonely than to go through stuff like that, I guess.

I used to feel that way, but it's better to take chances. Make mistakes, go out with people you might not normally hang with. That's life, man!

Cure
04-11-2017, 08:15 PM
Though I wouldn't consider a guy who had a one-nighter with...crap...who do guys find attractive as guys? Jason Momoa?


I would do things to Matt Damon and Zac Efron and not even feel bad.

Jephael
04-11-2017, 08:26 PM
To this day I still find Smallville's Tom Welling attractive... and I'm comfortable enough with my sexuality to admit that. Wish I was like this 15 years ago when the show was still on.

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/42/422f2d53853b397f5185768bf1babd4801ea38e0cfee19d6e8 6b5278ad6341a4.jpg

plastroncafe
04-12-2017, 01:24 PM
By choice. Of course I've thought some girls I met we pretty or nice, and some seemed like they kinda liked me, but I've just been holding out until I meet the right person who shares common interests with me, and accepts me for who I am, issues and all.

I've been kind of freaking out recently that I'll never actually find said person, but there's not much I can do, and I definitely don't want to end up settling and unhappy for the rest of my life. Better to be lonely than to go through stuff like that, I guess.


I used to feel that way, but it's better to take chances. Make mistakes, go out with people you might not normally hang with. That's life, man!

Yeah, I'm with Nines on this one.
But then, I'm with Dan Savage on these things.

There's no The One, there's only people you're willing to round up to one.

And:

Every relationship will fail, until one doesn't. (and even that one will end eventually.)

Dust
04-12-2017, 02:19 PM
Yeah, I'm with Nines on this one.
But then, I'm with Dan Savage on these things.

There's no The One, there's only people you're willing to round up to one.

And:

Every relationship will fail, until one doesn't. (and even that one will end eventually.)

Aren't you a ray of sunshine? :lol:

I do agree though. You'll have to settle. I think Bojack Horseman said it best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zszD_-xM2w

Bit depressing I know but it's true that everything ends. Appreciate what you have while you have it and try to hold on as long as you can.

To answer the question, I'm heterosexual.

Cryomancer
04-12-2017, 06:43 PM
Like the song says, Perfect always takes so long, because it don't exist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Vuk8XlOvQ

DestronMirage22
04-12-2017, 08:29 PM
Nothing wrong at all with waiting. Nothing at all.

I used to feel that way, but it's better to take chances. Make mistakes, go out with people you might not normally hang with. That's life, man!

Yeah, I'm with Nines on this one.
But then, I'm with Dan Savage on these things.

There's no The One, there's only people you're willing to round up to one.

And:

Every relationship will fail, until one doesn't. (and even that one will end eventually.)

Aren't you a ray of sunshine? :lol:

I do agree though. You'll have to settle. I think Bojack Horseman said it best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zszD_-xM2w

Bit depressing I know but it's true that everything ends. Appreciate what you have while you have it and try to hold on as long as you can.


Like the song says, Perfect always takes so long, because it don't exist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Vuk8XlOvQ


Thanks for the advice guys, I'll make sure to keep it all in mind in the future. :)

Storm Eagle
04-12-2017, 09:38 PM
I'm a dude, and I'm strictly chickly.

CyberCubed
04-13-2017, 01:09 PM
Also didn't people say there's a "third gender" now? And I don't mean transgender, I mean a literal third gender. Like there's people who say, "I neither identify as a man, woman, or transgender....I am the third kind."

sdp
04-13-2017, 01:17 PM
CyberCubed, you ignorant bigotted chauvanist pig, there are at least 25 genders you're not taking into account. Why don't you educate yourself before posting here again.

On another note..
So I'm watching Ranma 1/2 and female Ranma is easily the best looking girl and my waifu in the series, wehre would I fall on the Kinsey scale? If I change my waifu to Shampoo does that mean I'm into beastiality?

Cryomancer
04-13-2017, 01:18 PM
Third Gender is also old as hell and not a new thing at all https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_gender


So I'm watching Ranma 1/2 and female Ranma is easily the best looking girl and my waifu in the series, wehre would I fall on the Kinsey scale? If I change my waifu to Shampoo does that mean I'm into beastiality?

Now we're asking the real questions.

Prowler
04-13-2017, 01:21 PM
CyberCubed, you ignorant bigotted chauvanist pig, there are at least 25 genders you're not taking into account. Why don't you educate yourself before posting here again.

On another note..
So I'm watching Ranma 1/2 and female Ranma is easily the best looking girl and my waifu in the series, wehre would I fall on the Kinsey scale? If I change my waifu to Shampoo does that mean I'm into beastiality?
Really? My "crush" in that series is Ukyo Kuonji.

CyberCubed
04-13-2017, 01:26 PM
Third gender or third sex is a concept in which individuals are categorized, either by themselves or by society, as neither man nor woman. It also describes a social category present in those societies that recognize three or more genders. The term third is usually understood to mean "other"; some anthropologists and sociologists have described fourth,[1] fifth,[2] and "some"[3] genders.

Can someone explain this to me? I don't get it. :lol:

ToTheNines
04-13-2017, 01:35 PM
Thanks for the advice guys, I'll make sure to keep it all in mind in the future. :)

I wouldn't take advice from mrmaczaps. Unless you want to end up a lonely, miserable, psychotic prick.

Let me put it to you this way though: You're not going to be sitting in your rocking chair as an old man and think to yourself "damn, if only I'd had less fun and went on less dates".

Can someone explain this to me?

Well you're dumb as a door knob. So, odds are, probably not.

Jephael
04-13-2017, 03:12 PM
Don't have a whole lot to contribute to this conversation, but just wanted to share this silly little meme that's been going around.

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/182/660/58e.jpg

Candy Kappa
04-13-2017, 03:32 PM
Honestly, I've not seen any trans person or non-binary say that. It's always a cis person, usually thinking they're being hilarious eventhough it's as annoying as "guess it's free" when the barcode don't scan in the cashregister.

ToTheNines
04-13-2017, 03:38 PM
Honestly, I've not seen any trans person or non-binary say that. It's always a cis person, usually thinking they're being hilarious eventhough it's as annoying as "guess it's free" when the barcode don't scan in the cashregister.

Idiots on the internet create caricatures. Every single transgender person I've known has been polite and understanding of any gender/pronoun confusion.

Netkeeper
04-13-2017, 05:19 PM
Hey! Speaking of trans people! I feel this would be the most relevant place to post!

On the 18th I'll be six months on hormone replacement therapy and I no longer want to kill myself nor is it a thought that has entered my mind even when I've been at my now lowered emotional peaks. Taking the shot every other Tuesday

Also I'm gay but everyone knew this already whereas I've only shared with a handful of Dromers before I left that I was even trans, does this explain why I look so young in my selfies :lol: I'm surprised nobody found out from them alone tbh

A lot of bi people describe their sexuality as "are you hot? i'll **** you" and this is how I describe mine as well but it just so happens the only people I've really found hot are men. I've never considered finding women hot to be an impossibility for me tho so I typically say I'm more of a 5 on that scale

It should be noted in the LGBT community the kinsey scale is the subject of a lot of criticism, but since I don't care I don't know the details as to why LMAO nor do I know if they are valid criticisms or just bs

MsMarvelDuckie
04-13-2017, 05:41 PM
Hey welcome back! I and a few others have been wondering how you were. Glad to see you're doing better!

MsMarvelDuckie
04-13-2017, 05:52 PM
Yeah, I'm with Nines on this one.
But then, I'm with Dan Savage on these things.

There's no The One, there's only people you're willing to round up to one.

And:

Every relationship will fail, until one doesn't. (and even that one will end eventually.)

I have to disagree with this. The One for me almost literally showed up on my doorstep. We ran into each other one night at a local hangout about a year after we had graduated high school- he had been dating a friend of mine and a group of us all went to prom together- and a few nights later I came home to find a note on my door. A week after that we went to a pool party and within days he showed up asking to stay at my place when his folks had kicked him out- but by then we had already..... Ahem. I stand by my belief that when the right one comes along, you KNOW.

Stephen
04-13-2017, 06:11 PM
Also I'm gay but everyone knew this already whereas I've only shared with a handful of Dromers before I left that I was even trans, does this explain why I look so young in my selfies :lol: I'm surprised nobody found out from them alone tbh

What age do people usually assume you to be?

Andrew NDB
04-13-2017, 06:21 PM
Also I'm gay but everyone knew this already whereas I've only shared with a handful of Dromers before I left that I was even trans, does this explain why I look so young in my selfies :lol: I'm surprised nobody found out from them alone tbh

I actually just saw your pics in the Picture Thread a couple of weeks ago. I mean no offense by this, but I was certain you were a butch lesbian and never gave it another thought.

Netkeeper
04-13-2017, 06:30 PM
I actually just saw your pics in the Picture Thread a couple of weeks ago. I mean no offense by this, but I was certain you were a butch lesbian and never gave it another thought.
LMAO

Not offended at all I expected to hear it at some point in my life yet this is the first time it's happened

And most people assume I'm in high school still. I'm turning 26 in two weeks. Weirdly, I didn't used to get carded anywhere until I started HRT but I guess it's because my voice started cracking

Andrew NDB
04-13-2017, 06:42 PM
I'm confused. You're doing HRT to become a woman, become a man, or because of a hormone deficiency? Something else?

Rooish
04-13-2017, 06:57 PM
Yeah not sure about the incidentally bit. Like I had an incident of accidentally sleeping with a guy?

I've been more bi but am pretty gay now. Although lately I've mostly liked genderqueer women so I dunno what that means. Hope you can handle that sdp.

Netkeeper
04-13-2017, 07:18 PM
I'm confused. You're doing HRT to become a woman, become a man, or because of a hormone deficiency? Something else?
lol, context my friend, I told the entire story the first time: saying I'm trans, that I'm attracted to men, I'm gay, and my HRT involves taking shots / my voice cracking........

On the other hand I don't want to assume everyone knows what all those dots necessarily mean. Being transgender in my case isn't a "woman becoming a man" kind of thing it's that I was always one but the treatment is making the physical side of things match what's in the head more closely, causing less of a disconnect that results in a lot of emotional ****ery basically. Affects everyone that experiences it differently.

I described it the way I did originally because I've always been a guy here and that's how I'll hopefully continue to be seen as if nothing was different, but since it was relevant to the discussion and I knew I'd have to give an explanation as to why I disappeared for so long when I came back, that I would say something now. It is basically A Thing that explains some other things that I felt were due an explanation and that's it

sdp
04-13-2017, 07:21 PM
Those are not caricatures though, the "alt-left" does exist and it's ugly, dealing with them is like dealing with hardcore Trump fanatics; They just won't listen to reason and facts don't matter. This has become a huge problem becomes you're either one of them or not and this is how it is on both sides. I usually like to stay out of political since no one can ever agree and things get messy but now it seems politics are in everything.

I can handle whatever anyone wants to be, you are free to choose what you want to consider yourself Rooish and I'm glad NetKeeper is happier now and hope to see more posts. What I don't like is getting harassed by people or get called a bigot when I'm a pretty chill dude. It hasn't happened to me in real life but it has online plenty of times and these are things that didn't happen, I know it's tough for you guys out there but yelling at the wrong person over petty things is not helping your cause. Live and let die, I don't understand why people have to hate.


I have to disagree with this. The One......I stand by my belief that when the right one comes along, you KNOW.

I think Plastron Cafe is just jaded; I would agree that there isn't just one "The One" but you don't just settle with someone either. There really are people who become a part of you and no not all relationships end bad if you choose the correct person. Yes I'm a hopeless romantic but hey it's worked out for me.

IndigoErth
04-13-2017, 07:27 PM
Hey, Net! :D Likewise been wondering about your whereabouts. Glad it sounds like you're doing pretty well.

Netkeeper
04-13-2017, 07:28 PM
If you're being called a bigot online it's likely not because your actions are violent but because you may express the same thoughts that have fuelled violent actions by others in the past, and it is more of something said to get you to wake up and re-examine a thought before it snowballs. Strong words are used on purpose.

EDIT: Hey there, Indigo, I missed you too 8D

plastroncafe
04-13-2017, 07:28 PM
I prefer pragmatic to jaded.
Hey, you do you.

Welcome back netkeeper!

Netkeeper
04-13-2017, 07:48 PM
Welcome back netkeeper!
Thanks Plastron!! I love that new avatar omg [idk how old it is now but it's new to me]

Stephen
04-15-2017, 06:43 PM
And most people assume I'm in high school still. I'm turning 26 in two weeks. Weirdly, I didn't used to get carded anywhere until I started HRT but I guess it's because my voice started cracking

If you lived in the UK, you'd probably get that a lot. They're quite insistant about carding people these days. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenge_21

As of 2011, the four main supermarket chains (Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons), Marks & Spencer, The Co-operative, Bargain Booze and Waitrose all apply the Challenge 25 policy. Some have further rules, such as requiring ID from all members of a group in order to proceed with the sale (leading to adults well over 25 sometimes being refused service when shopping with a younger partner, friend or child). Furthermore, some supermarkets have trialled a policy of asking all alcohol purchasers for ID irrespective of apparent age, which has led to senior citizens as old as 86 being refused service.

Candy Kappa
04-16-2017, 03:59 AM
A friend of mine who lives in the UK got carded for buying scissors, and she's 30 :lol:

Netkeeper
04-16-2017, 10:40 AM
Oh, in Vegas they card you if you try to buy spray paint, and adults can't bring children into areas with slot machines even if they're just watching their parents. Those carding policies don't surprise me.

It was just supremely baffling when no-one would ask for my ID when I wanted alcohol.

IndigoErth
04-16-2017, 12:00 PM
adults can't bring children into areas with slot machines even if they're just watching their parents.
Same in my state. The summer I was 18, as a one-weekend job, I'd been helping one of the banks push their credit card (via handing out freebies) in the vendor area surrounding the Nascar track down state. It was ridiculously hot, we were provided with little shade, and I ended up feeling sick from the heat. There is a casino (and hotel, though I'm not quite sure where the hotel entrance was at...) at the front of this place. The only place around that I could take refuge to try to cool off a little while I waited for my parents to come get me. (And where they wanted me to meet them. Back then I didn't have a phone with me so I couldn't just easily call and let them know I changed meeting spots and forget it once they left the house.) It's an hour drive one way... I didn't go IN the casino, I only stayed in the section there between two sets of doors at the entrance (large enough that I wasn't in the way), but even then they were a little touchy about it since I was under 21. :roll: (And being me, I always looked a bit younger anyhow, so I barely looked 18 and obvious that I couldn't be over 21.) Luckily they didn't fight me on it and didn't kick me out, but geeze. I realize they have laws to abide by (and for that reason I didn't go in any further or expect to be given any special exceptions), but what, am I supposed to sit outside and die of heatstroke? And then who is that going to look bad on in the paper, hm? (Along with that damn bank and their lack of enough shade and water. Luckily there were guys from a fire department nearby the second day and told us to to come cool off in their shade if we needed to.)

Even while I was sitting there waiting inside the first set of doors I saw them refuse to let a lady in with an infant in a stroller when she was only looking for a bathroom. She commented that it wasn't like he was going to be playing the slots or anything. (edit: Wow, that kid is probably like 20 now. And still can't go in... :lol:)

Netkeeper
04-16-2017, 12:45 PM
Vegas places often had subtle or not-so-subtle indicators of places where minors could be. If I'm remembering right, in one casino, the floor would change from hardwood to carpet in slot-machine areas. You can stand on the hardwood floor and watch your parents from there.

And then there's Boulder/Sunset Station that chose the blatant route by shoving a kids playpen/daycare kind of thing into the casino for the parents to drop their kids while they gambled

I always wanted to hog the Dreamcast when I was taken to those places lmao

IndigoErth
04-16-2017, 01:12 PM
Wouldn't you think places like that would have a separate arcade area set up beside the casino where kids (and adults) can win tickets to turn in for prizes instead? With some games having a 'jackpot' amount of tickets. Give minors and non-gambling adults something to do that at least feels a little fitting in a casino atmosphere, rather than just sitting around waiting.

Netkeeper
04-16-2017, 01:49 PM
I never thought about that. Maybe it's because they're so similar? Like a sort of "we don't want little Johnny thinking he's gambling like mommy and daddy and that gambling is cool and he'll grow up to gamble, damn those brainwashing Las Vegas sinners" idk I'm probably seriously stretching it but it's the only thing that really came to mind

In one of those casinos the kid's play place thing was right there when you walked through the door, so that KINDA incidentally lines up with my train of thought here. A kid is going to notice a huge neon sign that says Kids Quest before they notice the slot machines. Most of the kids there probably didn't even give a damn about what their parents were doing.

ProactiveMan
04-18-2017, 04:11 AM
Oh, in Vegas they card you if you try to buy spray paint....

Same here. The hardware stores keep it in a cage too, so you have to get someone to open it for you. Hobby shops don't seem to give a crap though - probably because the stuff they sell is too expensive for any self respecting paint huffer to buy.

If you buy a knife from a self-service checkout, an employee has to come and verify it too. Pretty lame.

triplexxx
05-03-2017, 12:38 AM
X, no attraction or desire whatsoever.

DestronMirage22
05-03-2017, 01:07 AM
X, no attraction or desire whatsoever.

Must be nice...

Stephen
05-24-2017, 04:18 PM
If you buy a knife from a self-service checkout, an employee has to come and verify it too. Pretty lame.

I had a work placement in a charity shop once. We were just outright told not to sell any knifes whatsoever. Even any cutlery that people had donated.

BubblyShell22
05-24-2017, 04:46 PM
I'm heterosexual and happily single now. Have no desire to get married or have kids and like being alone. I was in a relationship, but it didn't work out because I didn't have time for dating after my father's stroke and while I tried to keep things going via the Internet, he never wanted to give me the time of day so I have just given up on all of it.

FredWolfLeonardo
05-24-2017, 05:12 PM
Would you be considered heterosexual or asexual if you don't lust after anyone but would have sexual relations with a woman within marriage, just not being attracted to it.

Stephen
05-24-2017, 06:03 PM
Would you be considered heterosexual or asexual if you don't lust after anyone but would have sexual relations with a woman within marriage, just not being attracted to it.

heterosexual. You probably wouldn't desire any sexual activity if you were asexual.

Andrew NDB
05-24-2017, 06:08 PM
I didn't have time for dating after my father's stroke and while I tried to keep things going via the Internet, he never wanted to give me the time of day so I have just given up on all of it.

Why not try dating... not on the internet?

Netkeeper
05-24-2017, 07:24 PM
heterosexual. You probably wouldn't desire any sexual activity if you were asexual.
While if he's only interested in women, yeah, that'd probably make him straight, asexual people do sometimes need to relieve that particular need as well. The difference is that there's no attraction to people, not the lack of desire for sexual activity [which, you know, includes alone time]

BubblyShell22
05-25-2017, 07:20 AM
Why not try dating... not on the internet?

I didn't date him on the Internet. I met him in college. But since my dad had his stroke and I have had to care for him full time, I haven't had time to see him or date him. I meant communicating online via e-mail as a way to stay in touch, but he never answers me when I try to talk to him as he should. So, I'm done with it because I'm not getting anything out of the relationship anyway. it's better for me to be alone for the rest of my life since I don't want to get married or have kids.

shuriken
06-12-2017, 01:30 AM
^ If you say so. You do you.
So where on the Kinsey scale would I fall on if I find some dudes kinda attractive (like a man crush), but would never want to sexualy engage them, but have dated a trans woman before? Is that like a 1? A 2?

BubblyShell22
06-12-2017, 07:40 AM
I do say so because I don't want to just live with somebody I'm never going to marry and I have no desire to have sex since I don't want kids either. Being alone is the best solution for me as I'm the type to love solitude anyway.

ToTheNines
06-12-2017, 07:48 AM
I have no desire to have sex since I don't want kids either.

That's, uh... that's not all that's for, ya know?

BubblyShell22
06-12-2017, 05:22 PM
Maybe for you it isn't, but I feel that since I don't want kids, I see no reason to have sex at all. Better to remain a virgin and have respect for myself and my body than to just give it up to some guy I don't want to marry or have kids with.

MsMarvelDuckie
06-12-2017, 05:47 PM
I never wanted kids either, but not have sex at all??!! Pfft. Not a chance. Not wanting kids isn't reason enough to deny oneself earthly pleasures. There ARE ways to prevent it, after all! (And I personally feel that virginity is vastly overrated. What's the point of keeping it anyway? Just some outdated notion of "goodness" and "purity" that serves no real purpose.) Trust me, ya don't know what you're missing!

ProphetofGanja
06-12-2017, 06:04 PM
Yeah, it's totally possible to have sex, respect for oneself, and no kids, so by all means I'd recommend at least being open to exciting new experiences. Life is for the living!

plastroncafe
06-12-2017, 08:56 PM
Got no issue with folks living an asexual and/or aromantic livestyle.
Consenting adults get to decide how they live.

I guess I just don't understand why the backhanded slutshaming.

ToTheNines
06-12-2017, 09:02 PM
I guess I just don't understand why the backhanded slutshaming.

I don't think she meant it maliciously.

(Not to put words in your mouth bubbly, or be too presumptuous) Just seems like she was instilled with the belief that "sex is icky", and with a nonexistent sex drive, it stuck easily.

MsMarvelDuckie
06-12-2017, 09:44 PM
I don't think anyone was "slutshaming". I know some people equate sex as only for marriage, but I agree with Prophet- one can certainly have eespect for themselves and still be fully sexually active (either in a long term relationship or just casually when the urge arises) without kids being part of it. I have spent most of my adult life quite happy to enjoy it without having kids. (Except that ONE time, but that is another story.....)

shuriken
06-14-2017, 01:36 AM
Got no issue with folks living an asexual and/or aromantic livestyle.
Consenting adults get to decide how they live.

I guess I just don't understand why the backhanded slutshaming.

Or ya know maybe religious reasons which we can't discuss cause of rules?
I don't think she meant it maliciously, but I guess she thinks I have no respect for myself cuz pre-marital sex devalues me as a person? I've met people like that. Which is fine, least I'm getting laid.
Also considering my earlier question I guess I'm a 1.

Electric
06-14-2017, 11:18 PM
Predominately homosexual and happily dating.

Also while the issue is brought up, everyone's entitled to their own views.
Sex before marriage go against your beliefs/feel devaluing? Then wait, it's all good.
Don't mind casual sex for fun and pleasure? Enjoy, it's all good (just be safe).

shuriken
06-21-2017, 08:41 PM
^^Pretty much on the same page with everything you said (sans the being homosexual thing, but good for you if you are)

Prowler
06-22-2017, 06:50 AM
I never wanted kids either, but not have sex at all??!! Pfft. Not a chance. Not wanting kids isn't reason enough to deny oneself earthly pleasures. There ARE ways to prevent it, after all! (And I personally feel that virginity is vastly overrated. What's the point of keeping it anyway? Just some outdated notion of "goodness" and "purity" that serves no real purpose.) Trust me, ya don't know what you're missing!
Eh if Bubbly wants to remain a virgin then it's her choice. No idea if there's any religious motive behind her decision or not, however.

I'm not religious at all and the idea of having sex just for the heck of it doesn't thrill me either. Ofc I'm not saying I'd only have sex to conceive, but I'd never have casual sex. The idea of going to a bar or a club, meeting a woman, and being inside her 10 minutes later doesn't appeal me at all. I'd only have sex with a woman if she was my girlfriend and I saw some future with her. It's just my personality, nothing much. I'm not a person who opens up easily and won't just show my naked body parts and have sexy time with a woman I've only known for a week, no mater how good looking she is.

MsMarvelDuckie
06-22-2017, 09:28 AM
No' I'm not advocating "casual" sex per se, but in my own faith sex is considered a sacred and spiritual experience that brings pleasure as well as for having kids. It is a rite of passage and a way of being more fully aware of and understanding and even loving ourselves and our own bodies. It's a natural and joyful act and is a meaningful experience in itself. (Understand this is coming from a faith that teaches that sex is GOOD as long as no one is being hurt by it. It is also sometimes used in ritual by some segments of the faith- but only with full consent and understanding by both.)To each their own of course but the idea of denying oneself that experience is just foreign to me. I DO believe in waiting to find a partner whom we love but to abstain for life? Doesn't make sense to me. If we care about a person enough to be with them romantically, or even if it's a FWB, then sex is just a natural and healthy part of a relationship. I'm just playing devils advocate here, not judging. A lot of people DO have religious reasons for abstaining but that is a choice that some may come to regret later in life if they realize they missed something wonderful in the interim.

DestronMirage22
06-22-2017, 10:03 AM
I'm just gonna put in my opinion here...

I've kinda got a weird view on sex. I would never have sex with anyone who I didn't love with every fiber of my being and even then I'd be hesitant. The prospect of stripping down and humping someone like some lowly dog disgusts me to no end, and kind of terrifies me. I wouldn't want to deny the love of my life that kind of pleasure and I definitely want to have kids some day, but the whole thing is kind of a turn off (haha). And the thought of getting that close to another human being weirds me out.

Electric
06-27-2017, 04:39 PM
Careful with your words there. You're fully entitled to your feelings toward it and deserve someone who respects that.

But just because some of us have had sex before marriage does not equate it to lowly dogs humping. We're entitled to our feelings too.

Everyone just do and believe what you want (safely), but don't judge others :)

DestronMirage22
06-27-2017, 11:21 PM
Careful with your words there. You're fully entitled to your feelings toward it and deserve someone who respects that.

But just because some of us have had sex before marriage does not equate it to lowly dogs humping. We're entitled to our feelings too.

Everyone just do and believe what you want (safely), but don't judge others :)

I wasn't judging anyone in that post.
I was merely sharing my feelings on it that were formed through...certain experiences.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions and it's their own choices.

ToTheNines
06-28-2017, 12:00 PM
I'm just gonna put in my opinion here...

I've kinda got a weird view on sex. I would never have sex with anyone who I didn't love with every fiber of my being and even then I'd be hesitant. The prospect of stripping down and humping someone like some lowly dog disgusts me to no end, and kind of terrifies me. I wouldn't want to deny the love of my life that kind of pleasure and I definitely want to have kids some day, but the whole thing is kind of a turn off (haha). And the thought of getting that close to another human being weirds me out.


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Cure
06-28-2017, 01:09 PM
I was merely sharing my feelings on it that were formed through...certain experiences.

Did you get humped by a dog?

FredWolfLeonardo
06-28-2017, 02:45 PM
Everyone just do and believe what you want (safely), but don't judge others :)

Belief systems in history that go outside of marital sex have traditionally been pretty judgemental of people outside of that ideal. Adultery was a crime in the past.

Spike Spiegel
06-28-2017, 03:51 PM
Belief systems in history that go outside of marital sex have traditionally been pretty judgemental of people outside of that ideal. Adultery was a crime in the past.

To say nothing of non-marital, non-hetero stuff...

I was raised as a fundamentalist Pentecostal and spent years feeling bad for just being (mostly) straight.

I can only imagine the negative psychological effect that hard-line religion/cultural conservatism has on gay/bi/trans people.

DestronMirage22
06-28-2017, 07:12 PM
Did you get humped by a dog?

Of course not you fool.

I've gone through some sh*t that changed my views on sex and that really messed me up. Part of the reason I think so little about myself is due to that.

It's stuff that I don't feel comfortable talking about with people I know in real life, much less on the internet with total strangers. So I'll just leave it at that.

MsMarvelDuckie
06-29-2017, 03:55 PM
I think I have an idea what kind of experiences, and fully understand how that could alter one's views on sex. I had a few bad experiences myself that have certainly influenced my views on the sexual preferences of certain types of people. Namely private family "issues" of the immoral/illegal variety.

However I should menrion that it is the mentality of people who engage in such things that I find inexcusable, and has little to do with my own self image since I decided a long time ago that there was nothing wrong with ME, but with THEM. So I just treat the entire issue as THEIR issue. Because in the end we must learn to be comfortable in our own skin and love who we are. Anyone who tries to manipulate that for their own ends is the one with the problem.

shuriken
07-04-2017, 01:49 PM
No' I'm not advocating "casual" sex per se, but in my own faith sex is considered a sacred and spiritual experience that brings pleasure as well as for having kids. It is a rite of passage and a way of being more fully aware of and understanding and even loving ourselves and our own bodies. It's a natural and joyful act and is a meaningful experience in itself. (Understand this is coming from a faith that teaches that sex is GOOD as long as no one is being hurt by it. It is also sometimes used in ritual by some segments of the faith- but only with full consent and understanding by both.)To each their own of course but the idea of denying oneself that experience is just foreign to me. I DO believe in waiting to find a partner whom we love but to abstain for life? Doesn't make sense to me. If we care about a person enough to be with them romantically, or even if it's a FWB, then sex is just a natural and healthy part of a relationship. I'm just playing devils advocate here, not judging. A lot of people DO have religious reasons for abstaining but that is a choice that some may come to regret later in life if they realize they missed something wonderful in the interim.

I have similar views in that respect. I also find the more you care and love someone the better and more meaningful the sex is. Sometimes sex can just be sex. And that's ok, but not for everyone. One night stands can be just that, one night. But in my experience, the emotional connection always makes it better, and not just the sex, but the relationship as a whole

triplexxx
07-07-2017, 02:08 AM
Only qualms with sex: when it's the "unprotected" kind, & poses the risk of STDs & unwanted pregnancy, which can occur married or unmarried. Only advice: make sure each other is healthy beforehand, and unless children are wanted, NEVER unprotected. As far as anything else goes, hetero, homo, threesomes, foursomes, etc... could care less.

Papenbrook
07-19-2017, 04:22 PM
I haven't had any socio-sexual contacts or reactions.

I have never been interested, or even wanted, sex. Sex just doesn't appeal to me.

You could say that I am "nonsexual".

Cure
07-19-2017, 04:31 PM
You could say that I am "nonsexual".

Or, you know, asexual. Which would be more appropriate for what you're describing.

BubblyShell22
07-19-2017, 04:35 PM
Okay, since everyone wants to know my views on this, I'll tell you. I don't care what any of the rest of you do with your lives. If you have people you love and you want to have sex or whatever, go for it. I was just saying that for myself, I don't want to just live with someone and have sex and that's it with my life. I just feel that if you want a relationship and want to have sex, there has to be some meaning behind it. I am against people who have sex with multiple people, but if it's two consenting adults who want to do that and who are in a meaningful relationship, then that's fine. I would just rather abstain from it forever because it's not something I want and if I'm not married and don't want to get married, then I feel that I really shouldn't have sex. I'm not religious but I was raised Catholic and was raised to believe that sex outside of marriage is wrong and I do believe that it is wrong if someone is not in a meaningful relationship and is just doing it for the sake of doing it and getting pleasure out of it. That's not what I want out of life and I just feel that a lot of people just want it for the sake of it and don't want anything else. I even felt that way about my ex because he constantly talked about it and it really bothered me that that's all he could think about without really thinking about how it bothered me that he talked that way.

So, that's why I'm glad to be done with him and to be single. I'm not going to waste my time with any of it and feel that it's better to be safe than sorry and do something I would regret later on in life. That's my two cents on it. I know I said things before that were taken out of context but I was having a bad day and wasn't really thinking about what I was saying. You can disagree with me all you want and if you want to judge me for it, I don't care. My views are my views.

FredWolfLeonardo
07-19-2017, 05:01 PM
Okay, since everyone wants to know my views on this, I'll tell you. I don't care what any of the rest of you do with your lives. If you have people you love and you want to have sex or whatever, go for it. I was just saying that for myself, I don't want to just live with someone and have sex and that's it with my life. I just feel that if you want a relationship and want to have sex, there has to be some meaning behind it. I am against people who have sex with multiple people, but if it's two consenting adults who want to do that and who are in a meaningful relationship, then that's fine. I would just rather abstain from it forever because it's not something I want and if I'm not married and don't want to get married, then I feel that I really shouldn't have sex. I'm not religious but I was raised Catholic and was raised to believe that sex outside of marriage is wrong and I do believe that it is wrong if someone is not in a meaningful relationship and is just doing it for the sake of doing it and getting pleasure out of it. That's not what I want out of life and I just feel that a lot of people just want it for the sake of it and don't want anything else. I even felt that way about my ex because he constantly talked about it and it really bothered me that that's all he could think about without really thinking about how it bothered me that he talked that way.

So, that's why I'm glad to be done with him and to be single. I'm not going to waste my time with any of it and feel that it's better to be safe than sorry and do something I would regret later on in life. That's my two cents on it. I know I said things before that were taken out of context but I was having a bad day and wasn't really thinking about what I was saying. You can disagree with me all you want and if you want to judge me for it, I don't care. My views are my views.

Others will probably disagree with you and might tell you how wrong they think you are, but I respect your post/views immensely and for you standing up for what you believe in.

GoldMutant
07-19-2017, 05:25 PM
I'm honestly not sure to be honest.

One day, I like people. The next day, I'm asexual. Guess I have some searching to do myself.

Electric
08-09-2017, 10:09 PM
I'm honestly not sure to be honest.

One day, I like people. The next day, I'm asexual. Guess I have some searching to do myself.

Give it time and don't even think about it! You're young and still have a lifetime to figure it out. Interests may come or go or change completely. Just go with the flow of things. You'll reach a point where you'll know "this is what I want and this is what I don't want" whatever those things may be, and it may even change after that.

BubblyShell22
08-10-2017, 07:28 AM
I agree with Electric. Just take your time and things will come your way if it's meant to be. And if it's not meant to be, don't worry about it. There's no shame in being single.