Living in Sin: checking the package
Jen Sincero is a sexpert, musician, and the author of the bestselling book, The Straight Girl’s Guide To Sleeping With Chicks and the semi-autobiographical novel, Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer. She currently hosts the weekly sex talk radio show Dr. Happypants on killradio.org. Every week in Living in Sin, Jen provides advice for LA's sexually curious.
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Dear Jen: Women know that men stare at their chests, but do women suss us out by peeking at our packages? I've always wondered.
I sometimes do, but lord knows why. The man pant rarely leaks any info, and if it does, it's usually not the kind of info that I want. Like that time when some guy sat down next to me on a bench in Central Park wearing nothing but lipstick and a pair of pantyhose. Or Stoner Tom in college, whose idea of getting dressed was freeballing it in the same pair of tight, ratty, sweatpants every day.
I asked a bunch of my lady friends for their opinions, and nearly all of them agreed: not much to see when you wanna, too much when you don't. Which really isn't all that bad since, as far as I'm concerned, any package worth opening is only made better by a little mystery. I'd rather be teased by the excitement of not knowing what's inside than have a penile preview pressing through his pants.