DISCLAIMER: The Male Penis Syndrome (MPS) is not applicable for all men. Also, some women may be afflicted with this syndrome.
Over the years, I’ve had a couple of male best friends and several male friends that have been open to me about their sexual conquests. Sometimes they were single and sometimes, they were in relationships. Recently, I borrowed a male friend’s phone to make a phone call. When he handed the phone to me, it was still in message mode. I, being Nosy Sakinah, saw the words “Did you hit yet?” and instead of exiting, I read several more lines of the message. More or less, my friend had recently got into a relationship and his male friend’s message right after “I see you got a new girl” was “Did you hit yet?” My friend’s response? “Not yet, but soon.”
This exchange got me thinking about males and their constant need to “smash” something and their friend’s need-to-know about their friends’ “smashing” ability. Males have always talked about their sexual exploits, whether they were with a significant other or a random stranger. Many females are closed-lipped about their sexual experiences and it made me wonder: Why do Males love to brag about their sex lives? It is then I decided that many males must have the disorder: Male Penis Syndrome (MPS).
MPS is when a male associates his manliness with his penis conquests. Whether they admit it or not, a male’s ego is intertwined with his penis. Often, the more times he has sex with females, particularly different females, the more confident he feels with himself. He expands his ego by then bragging to his friends and using terms such as “Yea, I hit that” or “I tapped that.” Males have a never-ending desire to compete and this is one of their biggest competitions. Judgment occurs during MPS and the most points are given to the male that either had the wildest sexual experience or they were with an attractive female.
MPS usually begins when a male is middle school but grows and manifests itself as the male enters high school. As a male student approaches his senior year, his status amongst other males is based mainly on one thing: whether or not he is a virgin. If he is a virgin he is considered “whack.” If not, he’s “okay”. If he has been with the hottest and popular girls in school, he is considered, “The Man.” MPS continues as the male grows older and moves on to a job or college.
Of course, I must add that there are some males that choose to settle down and keep their penis with one female. At this point, men afflicted with MPS most likely tease the MPS-free man by saying he is “whipped.” MPS affects a man’s judgment and reasoning when it comes to ‘settling down.’ Men with this condition cannot get it through thick skulls why a man would choose to be with one woman (when there are many more “fish in the sea”) for the rest of his life.
The reason why MPS afflicts men more than women is because of the double standard that has been placed on women since the dawn of time. The more women a man sleeps with he is seen as the “Don Juan” or the ultimate “Player.” The more men a woman sleeps with she is considered a “Whore” or a “Slut”. Moreover, a man is more likely to cheat for physical reasons and a female more likely to cheat for emotional reasons. The physical reasons have more to do with the fact that sometimes, a male simply does not feel like a man if he feels tied down.
Hence, I believe women need to stop asking the question, “Why do Men Cheat?” Either you’re blessed with a man that is not going to or your cursed with a man that will. Male Penis Syndrome is a condition that has afflicted men since the dawn of time. It exists in every religion (including my own: Islam) and it’s not going anywhere. Males will continually feel the need to poke their penis into new and foreign female holes in order to continually prove they are “The Man amongst Men.”
Meet the author: Sakinah
Sakinah Hofler is an engineer by day and a writer by night. She writes creative fiction and screenplays. She is currently working on her first novel for young adults, tentatively titled "A Different World." She can be contacted at SakinahHofler@gmail.com or on her Squidoo website: http://www.squidoo.