i don't know, i've been living under the assumption that teenage boys are walking around with boners like 90% of the time. i haven't scientifically proven this though... yet. boners are an interest of mine.
it's not that big a deal most of the time, but with those thin latex suits the wrestlers wear, you can pretty much clearly can see their penis, so getting a boner then would be a bigger deal to most guys.
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Wow. I can't believe they thought this was a good idea xD
I wouldn't have wrestled a girl in high school. (1) I have only met one woman who could hand me my ass in real life, so I would have felt like it wouldn't be fair to the girl I was wrestling and (2) There is no way a teenager overloaded with hormones ISN'T going to get a raging boner from close physical contact with a girl, if she's AT ALL attractive.. especially given how some of those holds work. It doesn't matter how much I'm trying to gain the upper hand, or how close she is to beating me. Boners happen at the worst possible times, whether we want them to or not.
HELL NO I wouldn't have wrestled her.
Well. Maybe if I took her out somewhere nice first..
I LOVE play wrestling but it's only fun with somebody else who likes it too and who I know won't go all serious on me.
I know! Agreed.
As to the decisions about mixed sex wrestling, I think it's just a bad idea in general. I know they must mix the kids because there aren't enough girls who wrestle at the high school level (yet?) but it just sounds like trouble to have girl/boy matches. Back in high school, if I were a wrestler, I would have jumped at the chance to pretzel the heck out of some guy, and I would have been offended and angry to be forfeited on, yet as an adult, I can see it's not a great idea. Boys will either pull their "punches" so to speak or get an (unwanted?) sexual high off of it, and the girl won't like any of those results. Plus, if he beats her, no one will be surprised and perhaps consider the girl to be "girlish" as in weaker or less talented.
They need to get more girls into the sport or give it up. Wrestling around always gets awkward or sexual. My ENTP ex used to employ it playfully when we were first getting to know one another, but I'm not naive. I knew what was on his mind.
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I've rolled with females before in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I was a little more careful of course, but pretty much everything was the same as if I were rolling with a male their size. I didn't get the impression that they expected any different.
I've trained jujutsu style wrestling with women. It's not sexy at all. I mean, it's just all hot and sweaty and stuff.
Hehe. I remember when that Cassy Herkelman story was in the news, men who'd actually done wrestling, martial arts, etc. with women were saying something similar: that you just get into the action and don't really think about sex. The "OH NOES, the man could get a BONER in front of EVERYONE!!!" comments were coming from men who'd never actually done it. I don't recall a single story of a man who'd wrestled a woman and experienced this, just plenty of 'what if' comments from men who'd never actually done it (and cited their bonerphobia as the reason they never would).
I think it's quite understandable that guys would feel odd or hesitant about it. In addition to the possibility of "arousal", there's the strong taboo against hitting women, ever, even in a consensual competition. And of course the possibility of being beaten by her. But they should still do it: if she's made it onto the team it's only fair, especially if there isn't a women's team available for her.
I feel pretty much the same way the blogger did about that kid that forfeited the wrestling tournament because of his "Christian values": if he was uncomfortable with the idea of wrestling a girl I can hardly blame him, but it annoyed the hell out of me how he forfeited and then acted morally superior for it. As if he had some gentlemanly duty to protect her from a situation she had chosen for herself.
For some reason, I like the idea of a man vs woman fistfight over wrestling. lol. I've never done it, but I've lightly sparred some, and didn't really think anything of it. I could see some of problems/paranoia that could rise from wrestling though. It's kind of too close for comfort or something.
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