Women drink so they can’t smell vaginas?

A story in the Herald Sun today claims women need alcohol to have sex:

MILLIONS of women drink alcohol before having sex because they lack confidence in their bodies, a study reveals.

Almost half of those questioned said they preferred sex while under the influence of alcohol because it helped them lose their inhibitions and be more adventurous.

Millions? The study involved 3000 women, so by millions you mean thousands, right? And by “almost half” that means less than half. So less than half of the women surveyed said alcohol helped them lose their inhibitions. Which means that more than half didn’t say that. But don’t let that get in the way of a highly-clickable story about women and sex.

Four out of 10 had been tipsy when sleeping with a partner for the first time.

Considering that most dates would involve dinner and a bottle of wine, that says more about the dating process than women needing to drink to put out.

The study found 75 per cent of women liked to drink before getting into bed with their husband or boyfriend, and 6 per cent had never had sex sober.

That six per cent aside, I wonder how the question was asked. I like to drink, and when I drink I usually do it in the evening/night and then I go to bed. I live with Man Friend and he also goes to bed. But that certainly doesn’t mean what the researcher is suggesting.

Now to the company behind the study: Femfresh. They make a “delicately fragranced, gentle deodorising mist specifically formulated for everyday intimate use”. It’s euphemistically called Feminine Deodorant. Why not just call it Vagina Wash? By the way, has anyone read Wetlands by Charlotte Roche? Now there’s a woman in touch with her vagina.

Last week The Daily Mail ran a story claiming that women can’t keep secrets.

Ever wondered how long a woman can keep a secret? Well the answer, it seems, is less than two days.

Researchers found that they will typically spill the beans to someone else in 47 hours and 15 minutes.

Well, now that you mention it, I hadn’t wondered how long women can keep a secret for, because all women are different.

A study of 3000 women aged between 18 and 65 also found that four in ten were unable to keep a secret, no matter how personal or confidential the news was.

Four in ten, eh? So less than half of the women surveyed shared secrets. But that didn’t stop Michael Cox, the UK director of Wines of Chile – who commissioned the study – making a dick of himself: “It’s official – women can’t keep secrets. That means every single Brit who has confided in a friend should be worried because they don’t know where their secret is heading.”

4 responses to “Women drink so they can’t smell vaginas?

  1. I read your wetlands (which sounds like a medium who studies vaginas doesn’t it). I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it, i would say that that i ‘experienced’ it. its like car crash reading, you are somewhat repulsed by the bloody mess (quite literal in this case) and know you should look away, yet you keep turning those pages.

    • Wonder if there’s much call for a wetlands reader? It’s a funny little book. I liked reading it, but didn’t enjoy every moment. She does make some very good “I am woman hear me roar (with ecstasy)” points, though.

  2. with or without chocolate dip!

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