Monday, September 26, 2005

Gang Bang Definition

A gang bang is serial sex with more than two partners. It has been claimed that this is the sort of sex for which our bodies are designed, citing the difference in average time for orgasm between men and women as primary evidence for this view.

It is well known (and sometimes cursed) that men can reach orgasm in a relatively short time - as little as two or three minutes - whereas some women may take twenty minutes or more. Certainly, one can see the advantage a clan of primal humans could gain from having more than one male inseminate each woman, however distasteful this may seem to more socially aware minds.

Such sex and indeterminate paternity of the resulting offspring would bring the clan together and ensure the sharing of food and resources when necessary. This is, of course, the type of behaviour engaged in by many primates, ostensibly our closest relatives.

Gang bangs differ from a menage a trois, troilism, candaulism, or the practice of having simultaneous sex with multiple partners (also known as the Mongolian cluster). The term gang bang can unfortunately be applied to rape situations in which a group of rapists take turns to violate the victim. However, a gang bang can also be organized and consensual, and notable gang bangs have even made their way into the public eye recently, such as the case of Annabel Chong, whose exploits are now world famous.

Waiting in line at such events, televised or not, may have some benefits, as (according to various participants), watching other men have sex can be both stimulating and educational. The tension and anticipation is undoubtedly higher than during ordinary group sex, where the group's attention is shared amongst multiple acts and focused on the current partner. Individuals may, of course, indulge in less organised gang bangs, experiencing many partners in one night. They may slip away from social events with a range of partners to have sex at intervals during the night, perhaps even without their sexual partners being aware that they are merely one of many that night. Whether such behaviour is indicative of satyriasis or nymphomania is debatable.

Safe sex practices are imperative in such situations, however, and the responsibility of each individual. Other examples of gang bang related practices are the so-called two-minute parking lot test, where an individual can check out a string of prospective partners, without any committment, before settling on a final choice for the evening. Rejected partners are usually content having received the consolation of a couple of minutes of sex, and subsequently chosen partners receive a boost to the ego and the promise of further participation later on.

Both these examples differ from the standard idea of a gang bang in the sense that subsequent partners are unaware of their participation in the event; the situation is more one of an individual sleeping with separate partners in a short timespace. The moral view of gang bangs varies greatly. There are those who frown on anything other than a one partner per life, let alone one per night. Even those who consider one partner per night to be permissible may consider more than one partner in such a short space of time to be irresponsible or wanton behaviour. The moralities of consensual gang bangs are for the individual to decide, but the desire for safe sex should be paramount, regardless of personal philosophies or morality.

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