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One man is embarking on a crusade to right the ship ’White Manosphere’. He is black, but I don’t think he has a beard. He has a razor though – although it is dull. The crux of this man’s argument – a propos my piece on OKCupid and slutty women - is that there is no correlation between slutty behavior and tattoos and/or body piercings among the female population.
My question to the interlocutor:
“Do you think that women with tattoos and piercings (let me clarify, with highly visible tattoos and unconventional piercings) have the same sexual habits as “clean” women? Based on your experience or second-hand knowledge.”
The interlocutor’s response:
“As to my own firsthand experience, I would say that there is no correlation in the least along these lines. I’ve personally known Women who don’t have a bit of ink and don’t even wear earrings who are some of the biggest sluts around, and I know Women who have their belly buttons pierced and have quite visable (sic) tats and are dang near frigid. If I were going to base the sexual proclivity of Women on the parameters you and other White Manosphere types suggest I would wind up getting a goodly bit of egg on my face early and often – and mind you, I am talking about Black Women here, for the most part, although I could toss in say, 25% of Puerto Rican Women and some White Women as well. Just doesn’t work.”
In short, the commenter is saying that he doesn’t see a correlation between visible tattoos or unconventional piercings whereas me and every other man I’ve ever met believes that this correlation exists. Further, he is commenting on the state of the ship “WM”, but he admits that most of his experiences are with BW (black women). Seems we have a case of a man overstepping his area of expertise. Note: this isn’t to say that every woman with visible tattoos is a slut or that women without these things aren’t sluts. In general…
Is this woman a slut?
Does a slut fuck in the woods?
From the American Academy of Pediatrics’ journal Pediatrics, a study titled “Tattoos and Body Piercings as Indicators of Adolescent Risk-Taking Behaviors“, we find the answer to our question. Results show that females with tattoos and piercings are more likely to engage in risky behaviors including sex:
Participants with tattoos and/or body piercings were more likely to have engaged in risk-taking behaviors and at greater degrees of involvement than those without either. These included disordered eating behavior, gateway drug use, hard drug use, sexual activity, and suicide. Violence was associated with males having tattoos and with females having body piercings. Gateway drug use was associated with younger age of both tattooing and body piercing. Hard drug use was associated with number of body piercings. Suicide was associated with females having tattoos and younger age of both tattooing and body piercing. Tattoos and body piercings were found to be more common in females than males.
Those findings aren’t limited to the U.S. Researchers found that Brazilian adolescents were more likely to engage in risky behavior if they had tattoos and piercings as well. From an abstract for research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology in 2006:
Tattooing and body piercing may be visible markers to identify adolescents whose lifestyle may put them at a higher risk for morbidity and mortality. In 664 Brazilian adolescents we found 8.4% of body modifications. Further, sexual experience, illicit drug, alcohol consumption, and anti-HBc positivity were independently associated with them. These data suggest the potential risk of tattooing/body piercing in our youths.
Now I understand that tattoos and piercings are romanticized in the way that Margaret Mead romanticized Samoans and other “primitive” tribes’ sexual behavior. In fact there is probably a commonality there, but that is beyond the scope of this little piece. Our commenter and feminists who would pretend that tattoos and piercings have existed throughout human history and therefore do not indicate risky behavior in modern peoples forget one simple fact about those bygone behaviors: those adornments actually meant something. They were rooted in either tribal custom, mythology, or culture. They weren’t countercultural badges of honor; they were worn by individuals who bought in to the culture and were a part of it.
In a more nihilistic age, tattoos and piercings – though they may superficially herald ancient traditions and tribespeoples’ behavior – are nothing more than showpieces signifying nothing more than the wearer’s own narcissism or lack of purpose. It is precisely those qualities that lead to both tattoos and piercings and risky behavior which includes sluttery in women.
Let the body of scientific evidence speak for itself since the piles of dilapidated tramp stamped bodies of dick sniffing women doesn’t provide enough evidence for you.