We all have an idea of what’s a womanizer. Most would say that Casanova, Warren Beatty, Howard Hughes, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Tiger Woods, Simon Cowell and Hugh Hefner fit the bill. The list is very long. The core of the definition deals with a) the volume of women and b) the majority of women find these men highly attractive- in one way or another. One is “not” a womanizer, if he, for example, has bedded with only 3 women and where there are little feelings by the women for him. To be sure both factors, volume and degree of attractiveness, are difficult to calculate and quantify but they are the essential ingredients of the definition.
But what about a “manizer” who is a woman who does to men what womanizers do to women both in volume and in feelings?
Awhile back, I was having a drink with my friend, G, and we were wondering about the paucity of manizers. After all women do enjoy sex, and it’s much, much easier for them to capture a man to make whoopee than the other way around. So what’s the story? Well, in the past the Big Kahuna for sexual exploratory women undoubtedly was the fear of pregnancy. But then about a half a century ago came oral contraceptives, antibiotics, safe surgical abortion procedures and, more recently, diminished social sexual restrictions- all widely opening the doors for a potential era of wild manizerism. These happenings have resulted in a surge in man-woman copulations, femmes’ fatales and succumbing men. But where are the lady Casanovas and Brando’s? Why are they not brandishing their sexual swords? Puzzling, indeed.
G and I called a few of our worldly male friends. None could name a single manizer though we had no problems identifying women who, such as Ava Gardner and Lana Turner, succeeded in breaking men’s hearts, but in small numbers. Blaze Starr, the great striptease artist on an interview after her heyday, claimed she made love to lots of men, including President Kennedy*, and was sorry she didn’t bed with more. But where’s the evidence? Bottom line, there is no documented female Tiger Woods since, maybe, Catherine the Great of Russia who is believed to periodically line-up her palace guard.
I’m now going to make a few observations from my personal experiences, which are just those of curiosity and not yet-if ever- of fact. I knew three women who had more than one man on the hook at the same time. One had two and the others three. I attended separate cocktail parties held by them where all their men were invited but who were not aware of the others existence until that night. But all three ladies, by their words and actions, unabashedly let them know that they were dating the others and apparently enjoying their revelations without apparent concern for their feelings. I’ve never observed this type of behavior with men and their lady friends.
Let’s switch gears and deal with real established facts. Many years ago, when I first became interested in heterosexual versus homosexual behavior, I was surprised to learn that homosexual men can have up to hundreds of sexual partners in a lifetime while lesbians usually have a handful. Scientifically, I cannot assume that heterosexual women are the same as homosexual ones, but will take the chance and assume so when it comes to sexual partners. Women, unlike men, aren’t, by nature, volume oriented particularly as enter their late twenties. Despite what modern propagandists and thought controllers are telling us, women are more private than men and prefer limited sexual relationships where they can be comfortable and can control situations , as exemplified though maybe a bit of a stretch, by my unscientific observations of the three aforementioned women. They were in total control, comfortable and even enjoying it, which in my opinion, is a form of fantasy.
But another puzzling question entered my mind. The word, “womanizer “has virtually disappeared from the American vocabulary, and I wonder why. Let’s not forget that this word was established by women and has an angry pejorative, anti-male meaning to it. Could it be that many of them have now become manizers and have joined the womanizers fearing to be exposed as hypocrites if they attack these womanizing men? Have the Don Juans now been joined by the Don Juanas?
Something, indeed, to think about.
*An increasing number of women, whether true or not, are claiming to have had sex with the charismatic President.
Miley Cyrus’ Twerking versus Blaze Starr’s Twanging: The Nuances and subtleties of rear end movements
Miley shook her rear end on MTV Video Music Awards, and many folks weren’t happy about beholding the remembered, young, innocent Hannah Montana transformed into a twerking or ass- shaking Miley Cyrus. I could understand the upset over her transformation but not so much on the twerking because it wasn’t twanging.
Miley performed two types of twerking. The first was when facing the audience and the second was rubbing against 36 year-old Robin Thicke’s, her co-star, genitals. What’s critical to note is that her side to side rear end movements was “very rapid”.
Let’s now turn back the hands of time to when I was 16. I always had older friends and, yes, went to bars and occasionally to strip tease hangouts. For some reason, I rarely had problems regarding my age. One night we all went to see the famous stripper, Blaze Starr, perform her act.* She was a tall, perfectly fleshy redhead who was the talk of the town. Anyway, I was sitting on a bar stool less than five yards from the stage when she gave me a glance whose messages were, according to my reading, a) I recognize you among the others and b) you are kind of young to be in this place and c) I’m curious. She, while still looking straight at me, “slowly” turned around and “slowing” and “slowly” suggestively moved her derriere not only from side to side but almost in circles. It was a supreme work of seductive art. Needless to say, my hormone levels surged. Bugsy, one of my older friends, then said, “She’s the best at twanging. No one comes close to her.”
Twanging, a term that was used locally, is when a woman moves her rear end “slowly” and sensually in a way that stimulates men’s hormones. There is no formula for it can happen on a stage or simply by the gait of a woman when sauntering down the street. It’s tough to define unless you see it. When a woman twerks or “rapidly” shakes her ass, either as a stripper or on a festive occasion, it usually evokes light-hearted laughter and not feelings of substantial sensuality. In the animal kingdom lady elephants choose their mates by twanging. It will take years of research to discover why the brain reacts differently to twerking and twanging both in male humans and elephants.
I can’t help but relate how that night with Blaze ended. After she left the stage she circulated around the bar talking to the men and, I couldn’t believe it, accepting and drinking a number of drinks offered by them. When she came to me she stopped and asked for my name. I offered her a drink but she refused. For whatever forces that are in the mind, I sincerely asked her to be my date at my high school prom which I had no intention of going to until I met her. What she did I’ll never forget. She paused and asked me the date of the prom which I gave to her. She excused herself and returned about five minutes later and was very apologetic. She said she had an important engagement that night, thanked me for the invitation, gave me a warm hug and a kiss and said, “I would have loved to go with you.” And I believed her. But my friends cruelly told me she had no interest in a young punk and was only saying this to be nice. I rejected that judgment then and still do.
Also, I’ll never forget her slow, sensual twanging, and I thank God that she didn’t twerk!