What if humans had a mating season?

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so, just out of interest, what if humans had a mating season?

Meaning humans would have no sex drive or libido except for 3 months during the spring. We'd still be social and live in mixed male-female groups, but we would only feel active sexual desire during that time. This would be purely biological, what society would be like is entirely open.

how do you think it would change society and the world as we know it today?

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Advertisements and entertainment would be totally different for one thing. I think we'd basically become the Vulcans:

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"You want me to buy a product solely because there is a naked female on the box? How illogical!"

Aw man, I wish.

Then I could use my favourite game quote ever: "It was mating season, how could I've known she was your sister?"

War. All out, yearly war. Possibly with coverage by sky sports, and catering by thorntons.

Saxnot:
so, just out of interest, what if humans had a mating season?

Meaning humans would have no sex drive or libido except for 3 months during the spring. We'd still be social and live in mixed male-female groups, but we would only feel active sexual desire during that time. This would be purely biological, what society would be like is entirely open.

how do you think it would change society and the world as we know it today?

Logically speaking the 'season' would be in autumn. Pregnancy starts in winter while everyone's less active (on the whole) and the kids are born in summer. Provides the best chances of a healthy birth and least risk to the mother. *shrug*

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Sorry, that's all I had to say on it... -_-

But we do have a mating season. It's called adulthood.
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Seriously: It would change a lot of things, especially entertainment and advertisments.

well I'm pretty sure we do go through our "horny and ready to go" months and our "meh" months....out bodies work in a cycle

Well, I'm pretty sure I'd be laid about as much as I am now!

That is to say, none at all.

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What if humans had a mating season?

We do. It's called "Summer".

It's when newly matured Humans gather on beaches with fermented beverages and copulate like the filthy beasts we all really are...

For example, I'm a metalhead, I therfore hate everything about Ibiza, the club capital of Europe (or it was when I was a lad), that did not stop me going there for 3 weeks when I was 17 for the sole purpose of getting absolutely smashed of my tits and shagging everything I could get my greasy hands on.

Interesting idea, I wonder what would change. Would we still focus so much no sex in society or just when t'is the season. Would it even still be done just for pleasure, would nightclubs only be opened for the mating season or the entire year, makes me wonder...

It...would probably cause a lot of problems. I know several people who would use violence to try and 'get it back'. Sex is a really important part of I'd say, 80% of relationships. That's not counting all those sexy swingers out there either.

Tsk, what would the porn industry do? Release movies only during that time? xD

I can see the price of latex products spike around that time. I'd also imagine most holidays would be around that time of year too. Thanks-giving, Christmas, Hanukkah, US election season, all of them would be unimaginable without having a lot of sex. I wish.

Casual Shinji:
Aw man, I wish.

Then I could use my favourite game quote ever: "It was mating season, how could I've known she was your sister?"

Favorite Ratchet and clank game. Classy.

So, uh, yeah. Society would definitely be different. People in general would be less flippin' obsessed with sex, and I'm not talking about sexually active people.

We'd only have to listen to religious authorities, advertisers, and the like hound us about sex for 3 months out of the year. Think of it; it'd be an extended sec-themed christmas.

Technically, women already have a "mating season" that lasts 3-7 days out of each month, and men have a "mating season" right around when they wake up.

Aylaine:

Tsk, what would the porn industry do? Release movies only during that time? xD

Probably, and since it would only be for three months, I don't think porn would be looked down at the same way it is now. Maybe we would see porn ads on the streets and on tv during those months.

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Oh god, Time Square!

Simalacrum:
Well, I'm pretty sure I'd be laid about as much as I am now!

That is to say, none at all.

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HEY! I remember you! Haven't seen you in awhile! What the hell have you been up to man?

OT: Probably the only thing that would happen is that advertisers would sexualize their ads in the mating season only.

Actually, that would probably be pretty awesome. 9 months of the year with no sex politics and strategies and then 3 months of constant, violent rumpy pumpy.

Best of both worlds.

EDIT: Oh man, 3 month sex holidays.

First of May, first of may. Outdoor fucking starts today.

Instantly what I thought of.

Birthdays would end up being very boring, since they'd all be close together.

Gun ownership would experience a shift to gun rental, with shotguns being rented for 3 month periods to every father of teenage girls.

Seriously, I don't think that there would be that much of decrease in sexy ads; people would still want to get some things to appear sexy to better improve their chances during mating season.

I'd be worried about how out-of-control things would get during mating season. Plenty of animals go batshit and try to hump everything that moves, and humans would probably be the same once the hormones start pumping. Our laws about what constitutes sexual assault would have to be changed and more strictly enforced to keep some semblance of order.

I like this idea, how do we go about implementing it? :3

Aylaine:

Tsk, what would the porn industry do? Release movies only during that time? xD

I think they'd be the only people NOT fucking like crazy. Mating season for everyone else is the porn stars holiday.

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Macgyvercas:

HEY! I remember you! Haven't seen you in awhile! What the hell have you been up to man?

PEOPLE REMEMBER ME?! O.O

Also, hello~ XD how've you been doing? I remember you too :P

I've been busy... picking up all sorts of hobbies, taking juggling to obsessive levels, moving to Japan... you know, regular stuff. :P

I imagine guys are only imagining it as sex 24/7 for 3 months, what they aren't imaging is being fought and killed (or killing) by bigger males.

It doesn't sound too bueno. I think rape would be rampant during those few months.

I don't think we'd be where we are today if that were the case.

9 months of relative peace followed by 3 months of sex-driven madness.

We'd basically destroy ourselves on a yearly basis.

Not the best way to go about the whole "technological/cultural evolution" thing.

Wait, so could you still have sex in the other 9 months, but only reproduce in the 3 months? Or would you only have sex in those three months? I could live with the former, but I think the latter would be very damaging to society. Lots of rape and stuff like that.

Lucem712:

It doesn't sound too bueno. I think rape would be rampant during those few months.

If women would be just as influenced at the same time, then probably we wouldn't even have a concept of consent, or rape, as something that is depending on our behavior.

I thought spring break was already the official mating season? STDs and accidental pregnancies for all

Society as we know it just wouldn't exist. 99% of our art/literature/culture is about sex, or was created by the sexually frustrated, or was made with the view to impressing someone or gaining money in order to impress someone so that at a later date they might have sex with you (The first lecture of my English Literature degree was all about how every book ever is about sex. Quite an interesting lecture that one...). I highly doubt whether religion would exist in its current forms. Advertising certainly wouldn't. What would happen to music?

I can't say whether it would be better or worse, but I can't imagine anything else having such a fundamental change to our culture.

I think all we can say for sure is that the porn industry would take a serious nosedive.

If we did, then sex crime statistics would be really skewed towards that one season... unless there was a certain disorder which meant you wanted to have sex all year round *gasp*

As far as I understand, males still have libido out of mating season. It is simply the animal in heat's scent that tells them that it is ok.

It isn't like the male matches season, but rather they take advantage of it.

So i don't think too much would change except for married men having to fap more.

Technically some males animal species compete against each other in order to get a mate therefore some of us are screw (not literally, more like forever alone) especially if it the compitition is on the physical level (we are screw even more).
However I suppose if the competition were to change like I don't know, like compete on how to fix a computer or playing a game that somehow woo the girls than it's all good. Even then I can guess cheating will be involve alot unless mating season is also about honour.

Simalacrum:

Macgyvercas:

HEY! I remember you! Haven't seen you in awhile! What the hell have you been up to man?

PEOPLE REMEMBER ME?! O.O

Also, hello~ XD how've you been doing? I remember you too :P

I've been busy... picking up all sorts of hobbies, taking juggling to obsessive levels, moving to Japan... you know, regular stuff. :P

Of course I remember the escapist's resident juggler!

And moving to Japan? Nice. What's taking you over there?

Palademon:
First of May, first of may. Outdoor fucking starts today.

Instantly what I thought of.

Birthdays would end up being very boring, since they'd all be close together.

I don't get ninja'd very often... but when I do... hrmf.

Me thinks it this would change the economy rapidly... probably for the worse. I imagine dudes with high sex drives make up a large portion of the economy.

Saxnot:
so, just out of interest, what if humans had a mating season?

I'm under the impression that we already have several, technically speaking. You know - Happy Hour, the Five-to-Nine shift after hours, Friday nights, Saturdays...

"Mating season" is all the time in our case, which is why there's seven billion of us.

Seriously, I doubt that would do us any good. Most animals who have a heat period have their usual cycle seriously upended. Can you imagine having to call sick for what, two weeks, because you're biologically obligated to spend all of your time ogling around for a partner? Something tells me the created relationships would be a lot less significant. I don't see how a monogamous culture could be sustainable if Humanity had to obey some sort of Pon Farr.

Not that monogamy is the exclusive in terms of moral righteousness - it's just the best way we've found to let our Special Someones know they matter on the long term.

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