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Male and Female

It look a long long long time
Now I’m so happy I found you

There is no doubt that since birth, and even before, something in our private parts seems to suggest a joint — whether or not this joint ever happens, it is another story. According to writer Mark Manson’s summary, sex evolves in single-cell organisms. One eukaryotic cell would approach another eukaryotic cell and tickle its membrane. If the other eukaryote tickled back, then they would open their nuclei, swap chromosomes, smoke a cigarette, and promise to call each other next weekend.

Sex evolved because combining the DNA of two organisms promoted better genetic fitness than one organism’s DNA replicating itself over and over. As a result, sexual reproduction occurs in almost every multi-celled organism that we know of. And while there are many species of plant and fungi that have multiple sexes, almost every animal species has ended up with one male and one female.

Kiss – Pawel Kuczynski

Everything would suggest that male and female are destined to be together. For the purposes of reproduction and continuation of the species it would seem so, but everything else is an argument for anthropologists, sociologists and conjugal consultants.

What does the research tell us about how men and women really behave in romantic relationships? “Often, that they’re more alike than we think, and that our common assumptions are wrong,” said professor of psychology Gwendolyn Seidman.

Supper’s Ready – Mojmir Mihatov

Common myths like “Women are more romantic than men”, “A mate’s physical attractiveness is far more important to men than it is to women”, “Women aren’t interested in casual sex” or “Men and women have fundamentally different personalities and orientations toward relationships” are often due to various factors that take no account of the plurality of cultures, and are perpetuated by the popular media. In any case, it’s destructive to base decisions about your relationships on gender stereotypes

In his best-selling book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray argues that men and women are so different they might as well come from different planets. The truth is that sex differences in most areas are relatively small, and there is much more variation between individual people than there is between genders. And most gender differences in personality are a lot smaller than gender differences in height. There is, in fact, a great deal of similarity in what men and women want from relationships: Both men and women rate kindness, an exciting personality, and intelligence as the three most important characteristics in a partner.

Talking – Slobodan Butir
To Bed – Miroslava Raković

In 2019, male-female relations, seen from all possible perspectives, were the focus of the 24th International Caricature Exhibition in Zagreb. The exhibition brought about ninety of the highest quality works from around the world, selected from a record 1007 submitted cartoons by 420 authors from 60 countries.

The jury has chosen as winner the work by Luka Lagator from Montenegro, a stunning representation of one of the most necessary factors for the consolidation of a relationship: time.

The Bridge – Luka Lagator

Now I can see you, be you
How can I ever misplace you

George Harrison

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