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  1. #1 Why is human sexual behaviour complex? 
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    I'm interested in the psychology behind this.

    Is it because after we became behaviourally modern, we essentially for want of a better term started to experiment? lol..


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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    I'm interested in the psychology behind this.
    Why? You don't think psychology is a science.

    lol..
    That's mature.


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    Complex how, exactly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    I'm interested in the psychology behind this.
    Why? You don't think psychology is a science.

    lol..
    That's mature.
    er.. people contradict. all others do, so can I. I'm awaiting some metaphysical reason why not, but then that's generally how Easterners think/value..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    Complex how, exactly?
    Well relative to all other known species.
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    The human mind is complex. Perhaps, that is why. The human brain is sometimes referred to as the main "erogenous zone".
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    yes, I already alluded to this.
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    Imo, Generally speaking, because our Brains, Social structures and environment are more complex/diversified.
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    Why is human sexual behavior complex?
    Because we start with simple drives and map them into a very complex social structure. The complexity comes about not from the drive but from how we integrate that into our society (and how that drives behaviors.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
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    Complex how, exactly?
    Well relative to all other known species.
    Or do we just pretend it's complex......

    Could we pass this complex test of courtship?
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    How is human sexual behavior complex?

    We dress up in our best plumage, spend the night trying to impress females with our mating dance, score some tail, then flee the territory if she ends up pregnant.
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    I don't think it is that complicated, far more instinctual. Two people see something they both want, i.e. each other, then things just progress naturally from there.
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    What do people mean by Complex, as in great variety/number of parameters/variables, or complicated/hard to understand?

    As for the Booby

    ~I saw the Booby smoke a cigarette after sex in part 2 of that video, they went out of their way not to have the sex in broad daylight in front of the other Boobys, thankfully having used artificial contraceptives, after having dodged the other Booby's Hamish parents who did not want the female Booby to have sex before Booby Marriage and so dodging the Clergy's sermons too, and it was an intercolored relation which retarded Boobys from the southern part of the pond say should not be allowed, but he nonetheless bragged to his Booby friends about it to raise his booby self-estime and peer status, while some other Booby wrote a novel romanticizing the adventure while yet another Booby wrote a Birdy Hip Hop song with explicit lyrics which some Boobys found offensive while they were not offended by the suggestive nature of that other song, in a foreign language because they did not understand that other Booby language and some Booby who doesnt even speak the language but posing has an authoritative source says its not what it actually means, but any Booby native to that language and culture it means something explicit but they are not offended because in their alternate Booby culture no one cares, but people from the fundamentalist Boobys would go apeshit and fall unconcious.~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    How is human sexual behavior complex?

    We dress up in our best plumage, spend the night trying to impress females with our mating dance, score some tail, then flee the territory if she ends up pregnant.
    er.. yes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    What do people mean by Complex, as in great variety/number of parameters/variables, or complicated/hard to understand?

    As for the Booby

    ~I saw the Booby smoke a cigarette after sex in part 2 of that video, they went out of their way not to have the sex in broad daylight in front of the other Boobys, thankfully having used artificial contraceptives, after having dodged the other Booby's Hamish parents who did not want the female Booby to have sex before Booby Marriage and so dodging the Clergy's sermons too, and it was an intercolored relation which retarded Boobys from the southern part of the pond say should not be allowed, but he nonetheless bragged to his Booby friends about it to raise his booby self-estime and peer status, while some other Booby wrote a novel romanticizing the adventure while yet another Booby wrote a Birdy Hip Hop song with explicit lyrics which some Boobys found offensive while they were not offended by the suggestive nature of that other song, in a foreign language because they did not understand that other Booby language and some Booby who doesnt even speak the language but posing has an authoritative source says its not what it actually means, but any Booby native to that language and culture it means something explicit but they are not offended because in their alternate Booby culture no one cares, but people from the fundamentalist Boobys would go apeshit and fall unconcious.~
    Complex as in our sexual behaviour is a lot more varied than that of other species, as largely for pleasure-based and ritualistic purposes than other species.
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    complex?
    Did you mean that position where one of you is standing on his/her head?
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    Well humans have a variety of different sex acts, and reasons for sex acts. Dogs, cats, horses, etc. don't have BDSM or oral sex lol..

    I'm just interested because as a student of psychology it intrigues me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    Well humans have a variety of different sex acts, and reasons for sex acts. Dogs, cats, horses, etc. don't have BDSM or oral sex lol..
    No but monkeys do. And anyone who has a male dog knows that they often have a pretty strong leg fetish . . .
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    Because it has so many ups and downs. (warning: you just read a poorly executed sexual joke)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    How is human sexual behavior complex?

    We dress up in our best plumage, spend the night trying to impress females with our mating dance, score some tail, then flee the territory if she ends up pregnant.
    This sound like the simply version and not the one that is meant.
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    I think we humans start off with an empty canvas. It is entirely up to your ability to paint on this canvas and the type of picture you want to paint, it can be simply, complicated, or whatever you want it to be. To start anything on earth it appears very hard and it repeats itself at the very end.
    Sex is the beginning and the end, to navigate through this field, takes courage and commitment. Because it is buried deep into the emotional sphere, you can only approach it from a feeling perspective. It is not just touch and go, it is the very action of how we got here. because it involves the deeper aspect of ourselves we tend to most time stay on the surface and it needs diving skills into the unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    Complex as in our sexual behaviour is a lot more varied than that of other species, as largely for pleasure-based and ritualistic purposes than other species.
    I don't think it's that complex. Our advanced (relative to the other life on this planet) social behaviors can lead to a lot of emotion in a relationship, but our sexual behavior isn't all that unique. There are other animals that have sex for fun or to maintain dominance or engage in homosexual behavior. What exactly is it about our sexual behavior that you don't think exists elsewhere in the animal kingdom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
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    Complex as in our sexual behaviour is a lot more varied than that of other species, as largely for pleasure-based and ritualistic purposes than other species.
    I don't think it's that complex. Our advanced (relative to the other life on this planet) social behaviors can lead to a lot of emotion in a relationship, but our sexual behavior isn't all that unique. There are other animals that have sex for fun or to maintain dominance or engage in homosexual behavior. What exactly is it about our sexual behavior that you don't think exists elsewhere in the animal kingdom?
    That's a broad brush you are using, it sounds extremely uncolored. Is that all there is for you?
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    Complex as in our sexual behaviour is a lot more varied than that of other species, as largely for pleasure-based and ritualistic purposes than other species.
    Well, I'd suggest that our sexual behaviour is less varied than that of our closest relatives - bonobos.

    Our sexual behaviour is also less ritualised than in bonobos. They use multiple forms of sexual interactions with various partners as a way of reinforcing social bonds and for making other social interactions less stressful. And they seem a lot better for it than chimps with their braggadocio accompanied by frequent outbreaks of violence and gorillas, who at least are a lot more peaceful than chimps in their daily family life, but who make life hard for the males having to compete for and defend their harem arrangements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    Well humans have a variety of different sex acts, and reasons for sex acts. Dogs, cats, horses, etc. don't have BDSM or oral sex lol..
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    You really need some pets or to spend a few days on a farm. Cat and dog sex often involves oral sex and can be quite rough. And human sexual behavior seems far less complex compared to our closest relative the bonobos.
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    A girl wants a guy. The same guy wants the girl. But, they don't know that. People are embarrassed about showing their feelings. So, that causes a whole list of problems.
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    So, that causes a whole list of problems.
    Most people get past that eventually. Doesn't quite make up for missed opportunities, but there's no guarantee they would have turned out well anyway. It's really the hopefulness undimmed by real, human interaction that we regret for most of those relationships that never quite happened.

    They might have been wonderful. But how likely is that, and how unlikely is it that there'll never be another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargate View Post
    it involves the deeper aspect of ourselves we tend to most time stay on the surface and it needs diving skills into the unknown.
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    SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

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    Tab A is pretty universal, it can fit into slots B, C or D.
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    Because the human brain is complex and we are no longer living in caves. Now that we can indulge in the comforts of life and don't have to worry about keeping ourselves from being eaten by animals constantly (well, I don't know about you...), we have time to explore our sexuality.Conversely, complex sexuality can just be a form of classical conditioning, in which case cavemen were perfectly capable of it - associating certain things or objects with the desired end result.
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    what about virgins? can they give their opinion here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Complex as in our sexual behaviour is a lot more varied than that of other species, as largely for pleasure-based and ritualistic purposes than other species.
    Well, I'd suggest that our sexual behaviour is less varied than that of our closest relatives - bonobos.

    Our sexual behaviour is also less ritualised than in bonobos. They use multiple forms of sexual interactions with various partners as a way of reinforcing social bonds and for making other social interactions less stressful. And they seem a lot better for it than chimps with their braggadocio accompanied by frequent outbreaks of violence and gorillas, who at least are a lot more peaceful than chimps in their daily family life, but who make life hard for the males having to compete for and defend their harem arrangements.
    I mean in terms of the actual sex acts.

    How many other mammals have breast sex? or BDSM? fetishes such as balloon, foot, etc?

    oh, and in the other thread about psychology, you posted about people being so nice lol.. as I say, humans are flippant...
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    I mean in terms of the actual sex acts.
    Have you ever seen dogs or goats acting out sexually? They'll do more or less anything with pretty well anything. animate or inanimate.

    Give them our intelligence, our capacity to imagine and to communicate what we've imagined as well as our manual dexterity along with other physical flexibility and I doubt there'd be much difference.
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    yes, goats use erotic asphyxiation...

    though i would agree that humans are simply at the upper end of the intelligence spectrum. IMO, most if not all human behaviours are observable (or will be in time) in the future.
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