Which would you rather have, a great body or great sex?
This was a street survey question posed on the daytime show Better. (Don't ask why I was watching the show, I'm still not sure).
Anyway, I found the answers quite interesting. Though obviously not a scientific or even reliable survey the majority of those who answered said that they would want a great body because it would lead to great sex.
Seriously. Regardless of gender the responders indicated a great body would lead to great sex.
I had to state that twice because while watching the show I did a double-take. These people were actually serious! Which really made me wonder how these people qualify sex as 'great'. Their logic, from some comments made, was that if they had a great body they would attract a sexual partner who also had a great body. The result would be great sex.
Not to toot my horn but I have been with women considered by both myself and others as beautiful. Not that I am a great looking guy by any means, I consider myself completely average which may actually be an embellishment! In my experience beauty has absolutely no relationship to the quality of sex. Some of those beautiful women were awful in bed. Then again, I've had awesome sex with women of average beauty.
Now don't get me wrong. All things being equal obviously I'd like my partner to have a great body. A nice body is a good turn-on, fun to gaze upon, and enjoyable to the touch. But that still doesn't make for great sex. That really made me wonder if people are so superficial that if their partner has a great body it is enough to help them overlook poor sexual quality.
My next thought was how I would answer the question. Putting it in terms of absolutes, if I had a great body I could never have great sex. And if I had great sex I could never have a great body. Really, that wasn't the question. But it did help me to find my own answer.
Would having great sex preclude me from having a great body? No.
Likewise would having a great body preclude me from having great sex? No.
Which resulted in this logic. . . If I have a great body I may still have to search for great sex. And searching for great sex can be quite difficult. If I have great sex but a not so good body, I will have to work on making my body better.
At that point the answer for me was easy, I want the great sex.
Here's why; I have a certain amount of control over my own body. I can change how I eat, exercise, bathe, dress, groom, etc. My body is always with me and I know where to find it. Great sex on the other hand is not something I have a lot of control over. I could search for a long time to find a partner with whom I have great sex, or even a partner interested in achieving great sex with me. I also think having great sex does a lot for a person physically and emotionally which would help them achieve a great body should they desire to have one.
So which would you prefer? A great body or great sex? Don't just answer the question though. Give us a bit of the logic behind your answer so we know why you chose as you did.