Thanks, Feministe, for pointing me toward this piece at Marie Claire: “Why Men Prefer Innocent Girls to Bad Girls” by Rich. Rich’s friends divide women into categories called Innocent/Good Girls and Bad Girls, and I’ve got bad news for women with opinions, self-confidence, and a sexual history.
“Across the board, the guys agreed they prefer an innocent woman over a “bad girl.”
Fortunately, Rich lists and explains his reasons.
Men like to be leaders on the journey that “corrupts our innocence.”
“Guys just want to be the leader of that journey instead of the followers. I guess it’s like white fresh snow versus the snow that’s turning black on the side of the road in under the haze of car exhaust. The fresh snow is more of a palette for adventure.”
If you are not coded as “innocent,” you are…
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