Monday, October 20, 2008

Does Your "Number" Matter?

A friend taking a course on human sexuality recently had me take a brief survey concerning perceived notions of "promiscuity" and it got me to thinking. I answered the questions as honestly as possible and while I'm pretty sure I'm no saint, I know for damn sure I'm far from being a 304 . (That's old pager code for those not in the know.)

So then that whole episode got me to thinking about my "number". And you know which "number" I speak of. Yes THAT number!

Remember Chris Rock's bit about this? When the guy asks the girl her number and she tells him that it's two. "Two?!!?!? Two!?!?!?!? I guess that's just how you raised!" he responds. Chris' point was that as far as men are concerned that ANY number a woman gives is gonna seem high b/c of the double standard that women are unfortunately burdened with. I think he exaggerated the point a bit for the sake of comedy but there was definitely truth there.

As far as my personal number, I think it's safe to say that I'm never gonna do Wilt numbers. Hell, I hope to never even reach triple figures let alone 5 figures. How the hell did dude even find time to play ball or even brush his damn teeth in the morning? Have you any idea the amount of time you'd have to devote to the fine art of humping to approach Son's digit??!!?

Anyways I wanna get married and get out the game and have my number frozen in time, ya heard? What is my number you ask? That's none of your damn business! lol. Just know that I think it to be pretty respectable for a guy my age. Actually I KNOW it to be respectable seeing as how I know that I've ducked and dodged a nice number of drawers that were thrown my way. Lord knows you cant be plugging every Power U that makes its self readily available to you. But let me not digress any further......

The point of this one is.....Is there an acceptable number when dealing with a new partner or potential mate? Does a person's number matter to you? Not that I wanna be naive about it all but I personally think it's all a slippery slope. Because what may be high to you may be low to the next person and vice versa.

I say as long as that check-up checks out then there should be no problem.

What say you?

3 comments:

T.C. said...

I think knowing someone's sexual history is extremely important...and hopefully the person would be as close to, if not completely honest about the number...more important is current or a history of STDs and current HIV status more than a number...

i think a number is "supposed" to be an indication of the type of person someone is...it may can tell the story of their past but it doesn't say who they are right then and there...

and YES growing up the ONLY girl in a house full of brothers, there is totally a double standard...let me say a number higher than one hand...and its ON...

i would personally perfer if the dude only had to use two hands and not his feet, arms, legs, etc...to count...but agian the status means more to me than anything

Anesidora said...

I think current status is more important than past numbers. You can have 2 past partners & vave an STD or 50 and have none. Which person would you choose to get with? I say the latter. I don't care what you did before me so long as it doesn't AFFECT me.

Anesidora said...

Also, asking someone about their number is like asking a white person if they've ever used the N word.....you're only gonna get the PC answer.

Just get tested and be safe. THAT is all you can ask for.