the Human Animal

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I had this random, sort of goofy “ah-ha moment” that I wanted to get down on paper and share with others. But after seeing it in print I realized it wasn’t provocative enough to be an article in my relationship column (“G-Spot” column found in AIM Magazine, an online magazine), nor germane enough to submit to the editor of Africana, the in-print magazine for which I write from time to time. No, these written thoughts amounted to little more than a couple of fun facts, taken to the nth degree. So I thought; what the heck, for grinds and giggles I’ll post it to my blog. So here it is. Take it for what it’s worth.

The Female Human Animal Wears the Colors
Throughout the animal kingdom the male of several animal species tend to have more color and flare than their female counterparts; to attract the female. Take birds for example. The male cardinal is the bright red one, while the female is a faded reddish brown. Such is the case for the peacock relative to the peahen. With some mammals it’s not so much color as it is adornments that enable the male to standout; like a lion’s mane, a bull’s horns, or a buck’s antlers.

Interestingly enough it is the female human animal that wears vibrate colors—even paints her face—in an attempt to attract the male; or so they say. This was a rather fascinating observation for me; more specifically why is it the case and has it been so since the beginning? If not, when and why did it change? (I could have easily spent several pages on this topic alone, but elected to limit my remarks to a couple introductory paragraphs.)

Even more interesting, as with the rest of the animal kingdom, color is more affective on the female human animal than her male counterpart. Which makes this phenomenon all the more intriguing; and why I said “or so they say” earlier. Truth be told, it has been my experience that women “dress to impress” for the benefit of other women; perhaps—just perhaps—as a repellant for women rather than an attractant for men. (I’m sure I’ll be paying for that remark later.)

The Human Animal can Date without Purpose
I’m referring specifically to dating, not courting. Most animals have some form of courtship; a ritual performed in preparation of mating or companionship. Some species mate in season; be it once in a life time or a different mate each season throughout their adult life. Others like the eagle, Canadian goose, gibbon (a species of monkey) and wolf mate for life. No, I mean dating; the simulation of mating for pure recreation. We humans can go through the entire ritual (the flirting, the flexing, the flattery, and the foreplay) with no intentions of producing offspring or following through to matrimony (or mating). We can it “having sex.” The one other animal I can think of that does something similar, is the domesticated dog.

When necessary most male animals compete, some fight to the death, for the honor to mate with a female exclusively. Even turtles—those slow, sweet, shelled creatures—will attempt to turn his rival over on his shell, leave him for dead, in order to win the hand of the maiden. But not the dog! The male dog will wait his turn in line to mount the female dog.

There’s this thing I have been known to say from time to time when speaking to young ladies about how a man calling a woman the B-word (i.e. a female dog) is actually more a reflection on him and his nature than on her. I first share what I mentioned above; how male dogs don’t fight to be the only suitor of a female dog like other animals. And how he’d even watch others mount her while waiting for his turn. Then I lower the boom by saying, “therefore for woman to be the B-word he has to first be a punk of a dog himself; a no good useless guy who wouldn’t defend a woman’s honor, but would gladly wait his turn to mount her!”

Ah-ha… Perhaps that’s what this was all about.

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