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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ZenG, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    A recent reply in one thread got to me thinking.......

    I don't want to be lewd, or resort to gutter-level conversation. I'm looking at this in a clinical way.

    You see rock musicians with guitars that while playing them try to emulate a depiction of themselves in the act of *cough* self-stimulation sexually.......playing the instrument as if it were an extension of their physical *equipment*.

    The idea being, I guess, that a physical sexual orgasm and 100% enjoyment of the music are somehow closely related...........as if one equals the other.......

    Personally I have been able to enjoy the "ear-gasm" of music over the years 100% without becoming sexually aroused.

    I have also been totally sexually aroused with zero music present.

    Do you think that both modes are connected on a sensational level.....or are they different entities that are mutually exclusive of one another.?

    There have been references to tribal drum beats as being an "arousal" factor.......but in many instances the tribe is on their feet dancing......usually under the influence of some sort of hallucigenic.

    On the other hand....listening to Mozart does not make me want to whisk my wife away into the bedroom....
  2. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem.

    Guitar players who mimic the act while playing can be described with one word, in my opinion. Wankery.

    Mostly, I think they do this because they want to visually express to the audience the emotion they're trying to convey with the audio. And - well - in a way, they do. When I see one doing that, the emotion I pick up is, "Wow, this guy is so into himself and his performance that he believes no one else in the band is necessary for him to have a great time."

    Now - maybe that's not all of them who behave like that, but the ones who do that I've experienced personally all fit that mold, so my sample (approximately 70 different guitar players in more than 20 cities globally in several genres of music) with 100% exhibition of this behavior does lead to a likelihood of a very high percentage of the population falling near that hypothesis.
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I can't think of situations where I have been sexually aroused because of listening to or playing music.

  4. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Different people react differently to stimulii.
  5. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    If the sounds of a porno star saying, "Oh god, Oh god." can be considered music, then I enjoy it 100%. :)
  6. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
  8. Listening to Beth Hart sing gives me tingly feelings in certain places...
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It's not uncommon for singers ,male and female to experience orgasm on stage. I knew a singer who had it happening quite often, it was both distracting and annoying for her.
  10. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dammit! They need to get a movie about Carlos' life made before James Franco looks too old!
  11. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    No doubt in my mind, some music is sexy. Sometimes the song is actually about sex, other times it's just a particular groove or tone, but yeah... it's there.

    Still, if there's a similar feeling between playing music and feeling sensual pleasure, it's probably endorphin flow, basically.

    My old band played an open mic one time where there was a photographer all over everything. So when he came over to me I hammed it up for the camera, closed my eyes and threw my head back, that whole thing. My wife still won't let me live that look down...
  12. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer
    I have seen guys do this and have seen female vocalist in a short skirt rub up and down on her mic stand while moaning into the mic. I just summed it up to the musician wanting to add some form of art to their music or just trying to turn the opposite sex on.
  13. "Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so..."
  14. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  15. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    I'm sure some folks get off on it sexually and some don't, like anything else. It probably was physically arousing for me when I was young enough to be aroused by something as insignificant as my jeans moving. Nowadays I enjoy music thoroughly, but it doesn't get me physically aroused. But I'm an old fart, so there ya go.
  16. goat1234


    Mar 17, 2004
    vinegar strokes