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“A woman’s head is filled with a sort of mental parkour

and the jumps from one topic to the next can be hard to follow.”

I made up this line a couple of days ago, in response to a man’s comment how he can’t know what a woman is thinking. An other friend promptly informed me that she was going to steal this term because it was the best description she heard.

I did pick ‘parkour’ deliberately. When you look at someone who has been doing it for some years, it looks damn near impossible to replicate. But the truth is, if you want to, with some practice it is something everyone can do. It’s really not as hard as it looks.

Take this example; I have a friend I can chat with for hours about all kinds of things. Some years ago, when he was still claiming single status, the conversation turned to personal grooming by the way of shaving cuts. And he mentioned how he had started buying razors made for women so to minimize accidentally cutting himself when manscaping. I nodded -this would probably help- and then I smiled and said “So tell me about this new girl you’re seeing?”

He was completely stunned at how I deduced from what razor he bought that he was in the beginnings of a new relationship. One they weren’t announcing to anyone yet.

Fairly simple really.

I climbed on “this guy is totally not a meterosexual” pushed myself off on “Need to look presentable” and landed on top of “Someone seeing you naked, up-close and personal”. One of the easier jumps to make.

What I don’t really get, is how things that are so clearly interconnected seem to be treated as such separate topics by a lot of men. How do you compartmentalize like that? It seems like a handy skill to have.

Writer of fiction, blogs and erotica. Frequency in that order. Popularity in reverse.

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