Sex Starved or Just Fasting?

Sex Starved or Just Fasting?

While traveling recently an article caught my eye. Especially, as I was about to board a flight from London back to the US.

It made me ponder the question, Is it better to fly slower?

The Concorde’s maiden commercial flight was in 1976. While commercial jets took eight hours to fly from New York to Paris, the average supersonic flight time on the transatlantic routes were just under 3.5 hours. Concorde had a maximum cruise altitude of 60,039 ft and an average cruise speed of Mach 2.02, about 1334 mph, more than twice the speed of conventional aircraft.

The Concorde was retired in 2003, and for the first time in history we are traveling slower than the past.

Ok Thom. So how does that relate to a community discussing relationships, you ask?…

Well perfectly, in  the way my odd mind makes transitions.So here we go…

After years of relationship flight, what happens when your suddenly grounded? Then when you feel it’s time and your ready to get out there and stretch your wings. Is it better to fly slower? 

Being single and divorced, I’m going to guess that 99.99% of you have been around the block and past third base. When getting back into the current dating scene, it’s challenging to know what the proper etiquette is. After dinner’s over, is it a peck on the cheek or back to their place?

I have to admit that I miss some of the innocence and excitement behind the chase. I’ve also found that the opposite sex is a lot more direct and open in letting you know what they want especially when they have been around the block.

So what is the perfect timing and pace after a long relationship? The simple answer from my perspective.. Whenever you’re ready to handle it at our pace and timing.

I’ve realized I’m more old school. If all the candy is sold out on the second date, and even the Swiss chocolate from the top shelf is fully consumed, where do you grow together? So in my opinion is it’s OK to fly slower.

Find yourself,


P.S. Warning. Strict adherence to the above advice “flies” in the face of the following article, So Wait. But NOT TOO LONG!



Sex-starved fruit flies live shorter, more stressful lives

By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News

female fly shown in profile, with secretory cells labelled green

A male fruit fly – Drosophila melongaster – was genetically altered to release female pheromones.


Sexual frustration impairs the health of fruit flies and causes premature death,
according to new research.

Scientists found that male flies who were stimulated to mate but prevented from doing so, had their lives cut short by up to 40%.

Those allowed to copulate not only lived longer but suffered less stress. The research is published in the Journal Science.

In the experiment, the flies were put in close proximity to genetically modified males who had been altered to release female sex pheromones

These hormones are used by flies to judge whether a potential mate is nearby, so when males secreted this sexually charged scent, it instantly aroused other males.

But crucially, they were not able to mate.

The flies that were tantalised but denied any action showed more stress, a decrease in their fat-stores and had their lives cut short dramatically.

“We immediately observed that they looked quite sick very soon in the presence of these effeminised males,” explained Dr Scott Pletcher at the University of Michigan, US, co-author of the research.

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Thom. Thom is the originator and alter-ego of Divorce Survivor, Single Parent, and now moving on to new adventures in Life. Follow his journey here every week, or on Instagram and Facebook.

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