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    (Original post by alexs2602)
    Or possibly larger than other guys "in the trouser department"? On a related topic I'm going to try to find some decent trousers next time I go shopping. The ones I own all feel too tight when they're done up properly, have crappy pockets(I always get holes in the left pocket). They're the right size for my waist but not in other areas.
    True. Apparently they tried to make it look smaller and it didn't work. Oh dear. Trousers should be comfortable. Ahhh, the waist problem! If trousers fit your waist they never fit you everywhere else. Universal issue I think.
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    (Original post by AmyAquarius)
    Can you call them trousers? Looked more like tights to me.

    Oh God... I need to go watch the Labryinth now. I love the little worm!
    Yeah, they are basically tights really, aren't they? :lol:

    Haha, me too. My friend came up with a drinking game to drink every time something unusual happens in a film. I've told her we should watch Labyrinth, she's never seen it...*tehehehe* I love the little fox. I've forgotten his name!!! Need to rewatch it so I can remember.
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    Yeah, they are basically tights really, aren't they? :lol:

    Haha, me too. My friend came up with a drinking game to drink every time something unusual happens in a film. I've told her we should watch Labyrinth, she's never seen it...*tehehehe* I love the little fox. I've forgotten his name!!! Need to rewatch it so I can remember.
    omg yeah the fox! and his dog! AMBROCIOUS! LOL
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    (Original post by Rybee)
    I'd say for men it has to be the unwritten rule of who uses what urinal in the toilets.






    A very quick explanation of urinal etiquette:

    If somebody is using a urinal on the left (person 1), you must use the urinal that is the furthest away on the right (person 2). The next person should then use the middle urinal (person 3).

    If a fourth person comes in and wants to go to the 2nd urinal in between urinals 1 and 3 (occupied by person 1 and 3) then they must resort to using cubicle, without making it obvious they they never intended to use the cubicle. They must make it quite clear to all men in the toilet, that they wished to use the cubicle from the moment they stepped in the toilet. However, if the cubicle is not free then they must wait for either person 1,2 or 3 to shake out and step down and take their place. NOT another one such as urinal 2 or 4, as this will be directly next to person 1, 2 or 3. If they were to do this, then when person 5 walks in, they will not be able to use urinal 3 or 4, since they will be peeing directly next to the person in urinals 2 or 5.

    Or, they must wait for the cubicle to become free.

    You must also look at the wall directly in front of you, as if you're examining it for cracks. You must only look down when you've stopped urinating and have progressed onto the shake. Too much shaking is forbidden, that's a sign of masturbation.

    Although peeking is not strictly forbidden, it is definitely forbidden to get caught peeking. Us males have to 'size up' the competition so peeking will always happen. Even if you think that you did not get peeking at somebody who is very well endowed, he WILL know that you've peeked. When you walk past, you'll give each other 'the nod'. This is his way of saying 'look mate, I know you peeked - you know what I'm packing, so let's mention no more on this topic'.

    Alternatively, you can walk out and say to your mates 'oh my god I was standing at the urinals and this dude just came in and peed right next to me, he had the smallest knob too, he was pretty much peeing in my urinal, I didn't peek but he was just so close. Look, that's him there' (then point to the guy) This puts you at a higher level in status of being an Alpha Male, but you do risk being confronted about making these claims.
    Nonsense. If you have to use orinal 2 and orinals 1 and 3 are occupied you use orinal 2. Cubicles are for ****ting. Man up.:rolleyes:
    Also, peeking? Why would you want to peek? Is there something you want to see? :sexface:
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    That girls have faked an orgasm more often than they might think
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    (Original post by aspirinpharmacist)
    Because I happen to be the sort of person who is incredibly interested by new things, and it's physically impossible to do all the things I want to do at once, so if I find something new that I haven't done yet and I want to try, I'll eventually drop something else to make time for it. Your theory is that girls don't have hobbies, why does the fact that my hobbies change regularly negate the fact that I have them? I don't think anyone who knows me would say I don't have hobbies.
    I would beg to differ. You find things interesting as you know little about them thus your interest has nothing to do with the hobby itself, but simply your lack of knowledge and experience. This is why you don't keep them on as the drive to do the hobby diminishes quickly. This would greatly limit your experience in that hobby, so much so that some would argue that you did not truly partake in that hobby, nor had it as a real hobby as you have to gain some skill and experience in that area to really call it a hobby. If you keep swapping and changing, then your skill and experience will be very limited.
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    Men fake their orgasms.
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    (Original post by piya21)
    And yet people use "get some balls" and "stop being such a p***y" with what turns out to be the totally wrong meanings!
    Haha pretty stupid if you think about it that 'being a pussy' means being scared because you are a woman. Doesn't really make much sense.
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    Can I just ask girls why does the word (not sure if it will be censored..) G to the A to the S to the H... offend girls so much. I don't personally use this word as it is really sad etc... But, if a girl said 'oh yeah I wanna get some **** tonight' - which tbh I could never imagine a girl saying - it wouldn't bother me at all.
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    Can I just ask girls why does the word (not sure if it will be censored..) G to the A to the S to the H... offend girls so much. I don't personally use this word as it is really sad etc... But, if a girl said 'oh yeah I wanna get some **** tonight' - which tbh I could never imagine a girl saying - it wouldn't bother me at all.
    It doesn't offend me, but the word doesn't exactly sound pleasant :lol:


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    I would beg to differ. You find things interesting as you know little about them thus your interest has nothing to do with the hobby itself, but simply your lack of knowledge and experience. This is why you don't keep them on as the drive to do the hobby diminishes quickly. This would greatly limit your experience in that hobby, so much so that some would argue that you did not truly partake in that hobby, nor had it as a real hobby as you have to gain some skill and experience in that area to really call it a hobby. If you keep swapping and changing, then your skill and experience will be very limited.
    ...if you were only interested in things you knew lots about already, nobody would ever do anything new. :lol: I know I'm never going to be outstanding at anything but if I'm pretty good at several things then personally I'd prefer that. I'm not saying it's wrong to devote your entire life to one hobby, it's just not something I ever feel I could do because I'd be wondering what else I was missing out on. I did fencing for 5 years and I'd say I know a fair bit about it, I still loved watching it at the Olympics but there were several members at my club who made it a very unpleasant environment to be in and it stopped being fun for me. I can still have a good conversation about it with my friend, we were having a great chat about the Italian fencing team (she's part Italian). I wouldn't say my experience in it has been limited just because it stopped being fun. And then at university I wanted to take up a few new things and my course has a lot of contact hours and whatnot so I decided I'd give something new a go because if you don't try something you'll never learn about it. University is about learning new things and pushing yourself, I would hate to let an opportunity slip. Sometimes things clash and I have to make a choice. Why is it bad that I'm curious about a lot of things?
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    (Original post by Hylean)
    Men fake their orgasms.
    Can't say I've ever done this. I reckon I could bang Jabba the Hutt and still ***.
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    (Original post by eliza.anne)
    It doesn't offend me, but the word doesn't exactly sound pleasant :lol:


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    Because it's a synonym for an open wound.

    Who wants to f**k an open wound?
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    Can't say I've ever done this. I reckon I could bang Jabba the Hutt and still ***.
    I can't imagine Jabba being on the receiving end. Nevertheless the image shall haunt my dreams :eek:


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    (Original post by AtlasCanTakeIt)
    Because it's a synonym for an open wound.

    Who wants to f**k an open wound?
    Yeah, that's what I think of when someone says it. Someone referred to a girl who was 'frothing at the gash' a few weeks back...sexy


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    (Original post by eliza.anne)
    Yeah, that's what I think of when someone says it. Someone referred to a girl who was 'frothing at the gash' a few weeks back...sexy
    I will admit that that is absolutely disgusting image. I have heard 'clitty' and even 'foamer' recently, I don't think many people that say it actually get any.
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    (Original post by eliza.anne)
    Yeah, that's what I think of when someone says it. Someone referred to a girl who was 'frothing at the gash' a few weeks back...sexy


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    Jesus.

    It's the onomatopoeia that gets me.

    Words for sexual organs should always sound sexy.

    Not stomach turning.


    (Original post by eliza.anne)
    I can't imagine Jabba being on the receiving end. Nevertheless the image shall haunt my dreams :eek:


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    More cushion for the pushin.

    Maybe that expression only works when I say it in my accent.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    I would beg to differ. You find things interesting as you know little about them thus your interest has nothing to do with the hobby itself, but simply your lack of knowledge and experience. This is why you don't keep them on as the drive to do the hobby diminishes quickly. This would greatly limit your experience in that hobby, so much so that some would argue that you did not truly partake in that hobby, nor had it as a real hobby as you have to gain some skill and experience in that area to really call it a hobby. If you keep swapping and changing, then your skill and experience will be very limited.
    In my experience girls tend to be brought up on play-dates and sleepovers. Hobbies such as dance and horse-riding and such are not things they go to together with their friends. Boys tend to be expected to socialise through some kind of sport outside of school (or down the park), normally with a load of people they know from school. I think the social connection makes it a lot easier for boys to stick at certain things.

    I grew up in a Northern upper-working class family with a moderate amount of money (£20k-£25k p.a) and was able to do ballet, tap and jazz for a year or two, then a bit of ice-skating (not lessons, but my dad worked as one of the supervisors on the ice for a while so I could go with him). I worked at a stables every Saturday for at least a year, maybe two or more, it's hard to remember. I got lessons sometimes but they weren't subsidised because of my work there. I literally just went to be a part of it. None of these things happened alongside each other because we didn't have enough money. It was always a clear case of me having to choose one hobby. In early high school I started having music lessons because they were subsidised quite heavily and joined the wind band (you had to join something if you got subsidised lessons and were borrowing a school instrument). Probably because a couple of my close friends decided to start after my example, I ended up keeping that up for about 3-4 years. In Year 10-11 me and a few of my close friends were really into badminton, both within and outside school. When I started sixth form I started having private electric guitar lessons and kept that up for just over a year, but had to stop due to illness and then lack of money. Throughout my childhood I was a member of various drama groups and took part in many, many productions. When I was 16 I became interested in it again and joined a new group and took some LAMDA exams (among them, Grade 8 Solo Acting).

    When I got to uni I couldn't really get into anything properly due to a mixture of social anxiety and not being as good as all the middle-class kids who'd, for example, gone beyond Grade 8 and Diploma in their respective instrument filling the bands and orchestras (I joined briefly in the last year I was there and quickly left when I realised just how impossible it would be for me to catch up within a year), or who'd been playing county or country-level sports. The people on the sports stands were generally pretty obviously uninterested in beginners joining. Instead, I got into World of Warcraft in my first year and played that rather a lot. I absolutely consider that type of game a hobby, given the amount of time and effort it requires. Obviously people who have no idea about gaming and who think playing The Sims a couple of times a month or five times in a fortnight and then stopping or playing Minesweeper is the kind of thing people are talking about when they mention gaming hobbies won't agree.

    While at uni (thank you Student Finance) I bought myself a saxophone so I could start up again - obviously I couldn't have kept up the music unless I bought my own instrument, what with never having been able to afford one at school. I also bought myself a piano and a viola. I'd always had a dabble at the piano and taken to it well so I figured I'd teach myself and/or get some lessons, and that was very enjoyable. I got some viola lessons until it was time for me to leave for my year abroad and was enjoying the challenge. My year abroad was a giant pain in the arse in terms of instrument transportation so I bought a flute and started lessons but then had a bad bike accident and broke my hand, so stopped. I had also just taken up Tae Kwon Do when that happened.

    Last year I started running and going to the gym and even went so far as to do a Gym Instructor course, so I am now a qualified Fitness Instructor (Gym). My passion for languages is ever-present and still going and I'll be refreshing my other languages once I've got the damned Danish exams out of the way soon. I'm also playing World of Warcraft regularly again. I have no job and no welfare here so I can't do any of the things I'd like to take up/restart that require money, namely piano, viola, horse-riding and the gym. I'd quite like to try badminton again (tried at uni but my glasses completely stopped me being able to and I didn't want to try contacts at that point) and maybe start rock-climbing or something.

    Just another perspective.
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    (Original post by aspirinpharmacist)
    True. Apparently they tried to make it look smaller and it didn't work. Oh dear. Trousers should be comfortable. Ahhh, the waist problem! If trousers fit your waist they never fit you everywhere else. Universal issue I think.
    Trousers! Yes! Something men don't realise, perhaps, because trouser pockets are something that they have always known to be adequate and comfortable. Not the case with girls' trouser pockets. Ohh nooo. Girls' clothes have one of two things: either ridiculously shallow pockets that you can't even fit your phone in, or those nasty fake pockets that are just an unnecessary flap which is sewn up. I would imagine that trousers are designed this way so that shops can make more money from girls buying handbags.

    This is turning into a rant about why it sucks to be a girl!

    But yes, trouser pockets is something that bugs me at least. Any other girls find they have this problem?


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    (Original post by aspirinpharmacist)
    ...if you were only interested in things you knew lots about already, nobody would ever do anything new. :lol: I know I'm never going to be outstanding at anything but if I'm pretty good at several things then personally I'd prefer that. I'm not saying it's wrong to devote your entire life to one hobby, it's just not something I ever feel I could do because I'd be wondering what else I was missing out on. I did fencing for 5 years and I'd say I know a fair bit about it, I still loved watching it at the Olympics but there were several members at my club who made it a very unpleasant environment to be in and it stopped being fun for me. I can still have a good conversation about it with my friend, we were having a great chat about the Italian fencing team (she's part Italian). I wouldn't say my experience in it has been limited just because it stopped being fun. And then at university I wanted to take up a few new things and my course has a lot of contact hours and whatnot so I decided I'd give something new a go because if you don't try something you'll never learn about it. University is about learning new things and pushing yourself, I would hate to let an opportunity slip. Sometimes things clash and I have to make a choice. Why is it bad that I'm curious about a lot of things?
    Curiosity is healthy, however what I would say is bad is that curiosity seems to be your driving force 99% of the time (from what you have said) rather than the hobby itself, meaning you either are very passive or have not much of an idea on what you like and why you like it.



    (Original post by Ronove)
    In my experience girls tend to be brought up on play-dates and sleepovers. Hobbies such as dance and horse-riding and such are not things they go to together with their friends. Boys tend to be expected to socialise through some kind of sport outside of school (or down the park), normally with a load of people they know from school. I think the social connection makes it a lot easier for boys to stick at certain things.

    I grew up in a Northern upper-working class family with a moderate amount of money (£20k-£25k p.a) and was able to do ballet, tap and jazz for a year or two, then a bit of ice-skating (not lessons, but my dad worked as one of the supervisors on the ice for a while so I could go with him). I worked at a stables every Saturday for at least a year, maybe two or more, it's hard to remember. I got lessons sometimes but they weren't subsidised because of my work there. I literally just went to be a part of it. None of these things happened alongside each other because we didn't have enough money. It was always a clear case of me having to choose one hobby. In early high school I started having music lessons because they were subsidised quite heavily and joined the wind band (you had to join something if you got subsidised lessons and were borrowing a school instrument). Probably because a couple of my close friends decided to start after my example, I ended up keeping that up for about 3-4 years. In Year 10-11 me and a few of my close friends were really into badminton, both within and outside school. When I started sixth form I started having private electric guitar lessons and kept that up for just over a year, but had to stop due to illness and then lack of money. Throughout my childhood I was a member of various drama groups and took part in many, many productions. When I was 16 I became interested in it again and joined a new group and took some LAMDA exams (among them, Grade 8 Solo Acting).

    When I got to uni I couldn't really get into anything properly due to a mixture of social anxiety and not being as good as all the middle-class kids who'd, for example, gone beyond Grade 8 and Diploma in their respective instrument filling the bands and orchestras (I joined briefly in the last year I was there and quickly left when I realised just how impossible it would be for me to catch up within a year), or who'd been playing county or country-level sports. The people on the sports stands were generally pretty obviously uninterested in beginners joining. Instead, I got into World of Warcraft in my first year and played that rather a lot. I absolutely consider that type of game a hobby, given the amount of time and effort it requires. Obviously people who have no idea about gaming and who think playing The Sims a couple of times a month or five times in a fortnight and then stopping or playing Minesweeper is the kind of thing people are talking about when they mention gaming hobbies won't agree.

    While at uni (thank you Student Finance) I bought myself a saxophone so I could start up again - obviously I couldn't have kept up the music unless I bought my own instrument, what with never having been able to afford one at school. I also bought myself a piano and a viola. I'd always had a dabble at the piano and taken to it well so I figured I'd teach myself and/or get some lessons, and that was very enjoyable. I got some viola lessons until it was time for me to leave for my year abroad and was enjoying the challenge. My year abroad was a giant pain in the arse in terms of instrument transportation so I bought a flute and started lessons but then had a bad bike accident and broke my hand, so stopped. I had also just taken up Tae Kwon Do when that happened.

    Last year I started running and going to the gym and even went so far as to do a Gym Instructor course, so I am now a qualified Fitness Instructor (Gym). My passion for languages is ever-present and still going and I'll be refreshing my other languages once I've got the damned Danish exams out of the way soon. I'm also playing World of Warcraft regularly again. I have no job and no welfare here so I can't do any of the things I'd like to take up/restart that require money, namely piano, viola, horse-riding and the gym. I'd quite like to try badminton again (tried at uni but my glasses completely stopped me being able to and I didn't want to try contacts at that point) and maybe start rock-climbing or something.

    Just another perspective.
    And a very good perspective.
    Team sports does cause bonding to happen due to hormones in the brain, however I do not know if this happens with women. If we presume it does, then maybe women should get into team sport more at a young age as I can imagine being isolated whilst doing a hobby or competing against elite people would not be fun :holmes:
    As for games, it is certainly a hobby for those who are good at them. I've played pretty much everything and looked into and tried using game engines to alter/make games so my knowledge and skill in the area is pretty vast. This is why I get pretty pissed when someone says "It's not a hobby 'cause I think games are silly!" and then that person buggers off and trawls around facebook for 5 hours
 
 
 
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