Saturday, April 16, 2005

I never have understood the shocked reaction that some people have when they meet new people (either as acquaintances or as potential mates) and they find out that the other person is a Republican. They sort of gasp and step back like that person has herpes, or is glowing radioactive. You see it in popular shows and sitcoms too - the woman who stresses after finding out her new love interest is a Republican. Its odd, but the fear doesn't cut the other way - the Republican who freaks out after learning that the new person they met is a Democrat. I've never heard any Republican friends of mine worry about this or complain. Is this because they are more tolerant, open-minded? I have no idea.

One thing that may be surprising is that the political party with the long trunk *wink* may be better performing in the sack. ABC News conducted a sex survey and found that:

Of those involved in a committed relationship, who is very satisfied with their relationship?
Republicans ? 87 percent; Democrats ? 76 percent

Who is very satisfied with their sex life?
Republicans ? 56 percent; Democrats ? 47 percent

Who has worn something sexy to enhance their sex life:
Republicans ? 72 percent; Democrats ? 62 percent

Ever faked an orgasm?
Democrats - 33 percent; Republicans - 26 percent.

Interesting results indeed. What explains this? Is it like what they say about Catholic high school girls - all that repression and up-tightness explodes when given a chance? Is Neocon just another word for Tantra? An obsession with conquering Communism now channeled to Kama Sutra? Who knows, but the lesson may be that when meeting new people, (and to paraphrase a bad Blue Oyster Cult song) - Never Fear the Repub


At 12:16 PM, Blogger Contagious said...

I was wondering how long it would take you to react.... ;) Clever.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Granite said...

I'm like a fish - drop a shiny thing in the water and I'm lured to it....

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Kreblog said...

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At 6:11 PM, Blogger Granite said...

Kreblog. I was not sneaky at all. The omitted "explanation" is full of conjecture, and also possibly and probably false. As an example, the women's vote in the recent 2004 election went 48% Bush and 51% Kerry - statistically close and not enough of a gap to support the claim that women are more likely to be Democrat. If you break it down even more, of white women voters, 55% voted for Bush whereas 44% voted for Kerry. However, Democrats scored big with the non-white women vote - 24% to Bush and 75% to Kerry.

Also, I'm not sure that its true to say that Repubs are not into the funny stuff. It looks like Red State American is a healthy consumer of porn, sex toys, and Desperate Housewives!

Don't forget, Jimmy Swaggart sure did love the hookers....


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