There doesn’t appear to be a sign of plastic surgery or a gym-sculpted body in sight — just the sort of normal-looking folks you might see at the DMV or an airport.
“In a world where everyone is obsessed with being skinny,” someone tells me later, “this is one place where people want big butts over cute little ones.”It seems, in fact, that there’s only one thing to be ashamed of in this environment, and that’s being someone without a kink — a vanilla.
“Looking at it now, I don’t see it as a negative thing,” he says.
The researchers studied five decades of data involving over 160 000 children, and found that those who were spanked become more aggressive and anti-social.
The research also revealed that the more a child is spanked, the greater the likelihood of anti-social behaviour, mental health issues and aggression.
There are a few younger people: I spy a 20-something girl mulling her options by the raffle table and another one who could be even younger munching on Swedish fish next to a table piled high with snacks. But this isn’t any old mixer, as evidenced by the name tags, which reveal information far more relevant than just names: red tags are for bottoms, blue tags are for tops, and yellow tags are for those who switch between the two.
The man who determined we’re under 45 is a top and is also probably the most handsome man in the room — though, it should be noted, this is not a group that’s going to be confused with the one lining up for fashion week at Bryant Park.