Meaning "sexual intercourse" first attested 1929 (in writings of D. Lawrence); meaning "genitalia" is attested from 1938.For the raw sex appeal of the burlesque "shows" there is no defense, either.They love their children and want to play an active role in raising them. Since the game of life is all about getting your genes into the next generation, it makes sense that the males would want to skedaddle as soon as they’ve contributed their few drops of genetic material to the baby-making process.Mothers are stuck with their young ones, but if daddy sticks around, he foregoes the opportunity to contribute his genetic material to another female’s offspring.In an acutely narcissistic climate that often deems measurable, objective facts about the world to be worth less than the personal, internal experiences of individuals, we must say that feelings are not facts.However much I may not always identify with, or enjoy having to perform the feminine behaviour expected of my sex, I know I am a woman. If I ever feel like a woman it is only because I experience a woman's material reality.Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "to divide or cut" (see section (n.)).
In direct conflict with biological reality, this knowing is reduced to the entirely subjective measure of feeling, of belief.
Very few human acts of sex are performed for the intended purpose of making a baby.
In fact, we go to extensive lengths to avoid pregnancy, and we’ve devised various ingenious methods of contraception throughout the ages.
Evolutionary scientists generally believe that non-reproductive sex evolved in humans for the purpose of parental pair-bonding. It’s wham, bam, thank you ma’am—and good luck with the kids!
But for the most part, human dads stick around, and not just out of guilt or a sense of duty.