The displaying of the male member to the object of his interest is a proud one that has been ingrained through generations of evolutionary history. It is not only a way of showing the woman what she might gain access to; it is also a way of prostrating oneself before her. The masturbation photo shows a man who is alone, and in need of invigorating companionship.So, okay, some women, and apparently Ms. Sterger is among them, don't want to receive such gifts. Perhaps Mr. Favre got a little overzealous in his attempts at wooing the object of his affection. But did he truly deserve the scorn which was heaped upon him?
The man is "exposing" himself to the woman, placing all of his trust in her hands. The gift is both sensual and sentimental.
Fast forward to today. Cell phone pictures of Christina Hendricks, one of the stars of the television show "Mad Men" (coincidentally -- that show's season premiere is March 25!) and Olivia Munn, the popular fanboy dream date, have made their way ("leaked," as they say) onto the internet. Oh No They Didn't has a cache of them which can be seen here (NSFW!), if you're so inclined (and here [NSFW!] is the original source of the photos). Here is one of the snaps that Ms. Munn took of herself, and apparently sent to a romantic partner:
This is one of the more "modest" (SFW!) of the photos in question. Although Ms. Munn shows more savvy with photo editing techniques, and shows more cleverness in her rather expansive use of dirty text, the principle behind these photos and those that Mr. Favre sent to his object of affection is exactly the same.
Ms. Munn's photos are a sensual and sentimental gift.
The difference seems to be that Ms. Munn was apparently dating her object of affection, an actor called Chris Pine. Some of the text on some of the photos suggest that they were sent after they'd engaged in the act of coitus. Then again, perhaps some of the photos in question were sent before they started dating. Perhaps Ms. Munn used some of these photos to woo Mr. Pine.
That's only speculation. And speculation has no place on a blog.
Anyway, my point was, men and women are different, and this story only proves my point. Where Jenn Sterger laughed at Mr. Favre, and released the photos he sent her, the person who received Ms. Munn's sentimental gifts did no such thing. Also, Ms. Munn apparently waited until after she and her beau were actually dating before she started sending the more bold of her photos. Mr. Favre led with his pants down. There wasn't too far to go after that.
I wonder if Mr. Favre has met Ms. Munn?