Generally speaking, why make a long-term
investment when the benefits are available without it? The image it brings to mind is of a cow
, which requires care
, and shelter
, and in return produces milk
. Why would anyone go to the trouble and expense of owning the cow, if they could get milk
is usually applied to sex
, from a male perspective
: Why enter a monogamous
or committed relationship
with a woman
, as long as she'll keep having sex with you without it?
Of course, no endorse
ment is implied.
writes: "One word: BEEF." An excellent point regarding the greater substance
that becomes possible with true emotional and intellectual intimacy
-- things only possible when a relationship is given the proper (and expensive) attention and nourishment. He concludes: "Not that this should be taken to mean that I intend to eat my wife."
Mrs. Fruan has expressed her objections and negotiations are proceeding.