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This is why having sex early in the relationship is hazardous for women: the man has not had the time to develop any romantic feelings for her. He needs time to develop those feelings, and the only way to do it is through keeping the sexual tension going for as long as practicable. Sex must be attainable, nearly possible - but not quite. When the sexual tension is at its peak, its release is mind-blowing - and once is never enough, which lays a proper foundation for a future relationship - and love.

For women, their mate's sexual infidelity does not jeopardize a woman's assurance in parenthood.
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Although many of these women may be at an age at which reproduction is not such a successful option as when they were younger, this newer male preference disputes the evolutionary theory, which states that men are completely motivated in mate selection by reproduction. The 21st century has also seen the dawning of the "metro-sexual man." This man is highly concerned with personal looks and feelings.


Men and women also differ with respect to one other kind of aggression: sexual coercion.
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As unto the weaker vessel; so in the wife is called a vessel; see Gill on , and here "the weaker"; being so for the most part, both as to strength of body, and endowments of mind; and therefore to be used gently and tenderly, and not be treated with neglect and contempt, or with inhumanity and severity; but as, in every state and condition, the strong are to bear the infirmities of the weak; so a man should bear with, and accommodate himself to the infirmities of his wife, and hide them as much as he can, and not expose them, nor despise her on account of them.

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The weakness here ascribed to the female sex is primarily that of the body, as we shall see when we consider the word "vessel," though it may, perhaps, indicate frailty in other respects as well.

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The word in itself may be used to describe anything made to be serviceable--machinery, tackle and gear, pots and pans, and, in fact, any kind of apparatus or implement--and here it might be very fairly rendered, "as with a weaker thing or object." That which is translated "the wife" is really a neuter adjective, and it is a question whether we are to supply with it the noun "vessel"--"with the female [vessel] as with a vessel which is weaker"--or whether it is to stand absolutely, "the female," as we say "the good," "the evil"--that which is female." The latter seems, on the whole, simpler and more forcible, as calling closer attention to the fact of weakness being inherent in the sex.--The word for "giving" implies rendering a portion which is And what is here called "honour" is not to be understood only of the wife's maintenance (as some say), though such is probably the interpretation of the word in , and comp.

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Eleven years have passed, and Zhang Peng can still vividly remember the time he was molested and harassed.

"I couldn't share that experience with anyone, especially other guys. I am afraid they will just laugh at me and call me a sissy and weak," Zhang said.

"If I tell the truth, I wouldn't get protected like women would, rather I will be laughed at," he said.

"Sometimes, I wonder who is really the weaker sex and the more disadvantaged group between men and women in China," he said. "But I cannot even say this wonderment out loud without being laughed at."

According to Peng Xiaohui, a sexology professor at Wuhan's Central China Normal University, as our society develops and people put more focus on women's rights, men's rights are being neglected along the way.

"The situation is not settled yet, but I believe that men are on their way to becoming the weaker sex, and the more disadvantaged group in our country," Peng said.

Lack of emotional support

Zhang's nightmare happened over a summer break while he was in university. He was taking a shuttle bus home when he ran into a senior from his university. They decided to sit together on the ride back.

As Zhang drifted off to sleep during the eight-hour ride, he realized someone was touching his private parts.

"I was startled, and I immediately woke up and slapped his hands away," Zhang recalled.

"I had never thought about what I would do if I was ever sexually harassed, it was very confusing to me," Zhang said.

Zhang sat in another seat for the rest of the ride and had no idea what to do.

"I ran into him on campus several times, and he greeted me like nothing happened, but I was forever disgusted," Zhang said.

After the incident, Zhang thought about talking to someone to relieve his stress about the incident. However, he is worried that people would just see him as a sissy who complains about little things, or think that he is secretly homosexual.

"Because I am a man, I am supposed to be tough and masculine and not whine about little things, so I don't think I can get the comfort and sympathy I want," he said.

In August, Li Feng, a male writer, claimed that well-known writer and movie director Guo Jingming had sexually harassed him, adding that at least five other male employees working in Guo's company are also victims of sexual harassment. In November, Kevin Spacey, the lead in the popular TV series House of Cards was also accused of sexually harassing men.

Apart from sexual assault, many male white-collar workers are also facing subtle sexual harassment in the workplace.

Daisy Wu, who works in HR at an IT company in Beijing, said that according to her experience, compared to female employees, it is the male employees facing more sexual harassment.

"People know that if they harass women they might get into big trouble and lose their job since our society has become more sensitive on the subject," Wu said.

"But if they harass men by keeping them in the office later or touching them inappropriately, some men won't even notice because most of them have no idea what constitutes as sexual harassment and even if they did, they would be too embarrassed to report it since it will damage their macho image," she said.