ManFAQ Friday: What a Rush!

23 July, 2010 | | 3 Comments

It’s Friday, and that means answer time! For those of you have have commented with questions from previous ManFAQs, thank you. I’m adding yours to the list of questions women have asked about men over the years, and I will answer them all in turn – to continue to demystify the more malodorous gender for those of the gentler. Actual questions, posed by real women, and answered by a REAL man. What could go wrong?

Question:  Why are men such adrenaline junkies?

Answer:   Ah, a TOUGH question.  Why is it that the two most common sets of “last words” that men say just before they die are “oh shit” and, running a close second, “Hey ya’ll, watch this!”  In large part, this is showmanship.  It’s not just the chemical adrenaline rush – although that’s a big part of it. 

It’s the audience.  If you weren’t watching, we’d probably be content to scratch our balls and look at something shiny on television.  But we know you or someone like you will be looking, or it might be another guy watching.  If it’s you, we want you to see how tough, how brave we are – something deep in our genetic code thinks you’ll be impressed, and the other guys intimidated.  Never mind that quit working about 8,000 years ago.  (Well, it quit working on women.  Most guys are still intimidated when we see another guy do something really crazy and live through it.) 

Then, once you’ve done it, you find out what a great rush it is.  Like most drugs, you need more to reach that high a second time, so you have to do something crazier!  This is why the most hard core adrenaline junkies don’t breed often – they crash into something before they impress enough women.

Now you know. Please, feel free to comment with any questions you’d like answered!

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