Open thread, Sep. 14 - Sep. 20, 2015

Even more so, because the male nurse might assume I'm gay otherwise.

I've noticed some little-studied cognitive biases here, because sexually experienced people tend to force ready-made "explanations" on male incels that make them comfortable, instead of trying to study and understand incel as its own phenomenon. The canned explanations lead to bad conclusions and useless advice for men like me. How would seeing a prostitute teach me how to get into sexual relationships? Men who get their sexual experience exclusively from prostitutes can remain ... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘/CTRL+F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

Otherwise she might assume that I had gone to prison for 30 years or something ridiculous like that

the male nurse might assume I'm gay otherwise

What you need from the nurse is her set of skills. Her personal opinion of you is irrelevant to doing her job. I understand that we may see health professionals as higher-status than us, but they're actually doing us a service. You don't need to feel intimidated by an unspoken imagined condemnation.

Open thread, Sep. 14 - Sep. 20, 2015

by MrMind 1 min read14th Sep 2015192 comments


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