Thursday, June 03, 2010

How it Works: Beta Male, Omega Male.

As mentioned in previous posts, the ability to elicit mating behaviour in a woman requires the stimulation of her cognitive alpha receptor. Niceness or agreeableness, whilst not off putting, are not characteristics which stimulate the alpha receptor. The neurophysiological processing which generates the sensation of "niceness" is seperate form the mating neuro-circuitry. This is easily verified in real life by the phenomena of the "friend zone". Women can and do have agreeable relationships with males such as brothers, fathers and workers without feeling the slightest sexual desire. Partner "agreeableness" may be a pre-requisite(though not necessarily so) to sexual attraction but it on its own is not enough to stimulate the alpha response.

Figuratively we can picture the mental processes as such.

Note, in this cognitive model, the beta male may appeal on both socially and rationally but he fails to elicit any response in the primitive area. The woman finds the man agreeable(even strongly so)and may in fact place high value on the friendship but does not feel sexual attraction to the male. It's also the cognitive mechanism at play when a woman speaks those dreaded words "lets just be friends". Hence a beta male can be defined as a male who fails to stimulate the alpha receptor but retains enough positive attributes so that a woman wants to form a non sexual relationship with him.

Now a woman may still be able to engage in erotic behaviour whilst in this zone, but the behaviour is not instinctive or desired. Such a mechanism operates when a woman is "doing her duty" or having sex with someone out of guilt or pity, however what are driving her behavior are social expectations or rational judgment, not instinct.

(It needs to be remembered that just as mothers can experience difficulty in bonding with their child when exhausted, ill or under other external stresses, the sensitivity to the alpha receptor can be diminished in similar states.)

Contrast the Beta cognitive model with the Omega. The Omega male actually stimulates feelings of repulsion in the woman,

Here, not only is the primitive processing not stimulated but the primitive area sends inhibitory signals to the rational and social areas of the mind to try and break off contact. Unlike the beta male where there is no desire to break off the non-sexual relationship, the woman deliberately tries to avoid the Omega man. This in some way is a small mercy for the Omega male, for he is left in no doubt about the woman's desire not to have a relationship with him. This small mercy is not extended to the beta male. Here the woman is still quite happy to keep his company and her friendly engagement and proximity with the beta male may be misinterpreted by him as being the very beginnings of a potential sexual interest. Inevitable frustration and bitterness ensures.

14 comments:

vincentignatius said...

HAHA. I like the simple diagrams. Maybe it would be good to have a post explaining why and how each of these regions is stimulated.

Athol Kay: Married Man Sex Life said...

I think to an extend much of what the Beta male supplies today - mainly calories and a stable home - the Alpha male supplied in the past.

So women need the Betas of today, but are still wired to sexually respond to the Alphas of the past.

The Social Pathologist said...

Athol

I think to an extend much of what the Beta male supplies today - mainly calories and a stable home - the Alpha male supplied in the past.

I don't think they were alphas, they were gamma males.

The Social Pathologist said...

vincentignatius.

Maybe it would be good to have a post explaining why and how each of these regions is stimulated.

I imagine a lot of the "primitive"functions are hard wired whilst the social and rational factors are "software" i.e culture dependent.

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Venom Froggy said...

"Small mercy."

I never thought of it that way in regards to the Omega male. You're right. In many ways, the Omega DOES have it better than the Beta.

At least the Omega knows under no uncertain terms that he doesn't have snowball's chance in hell with a girl, but the Beta is constantly baited and taunted by the woman's friendship.

Anonymous said...

You can recognize Omegas on the street. They are repulsive. They usually marry women who are wanting & needy.

Gil said...

I know this is an old post but after reading it I can't help but comment! The difference between a Beta male and an Omega male is indeed that an attractive (Alpha) woman is at least willing to be friends with an Beta but will only be a work acquaintance to an Omega at best. However considering Betas do marry and have children means it's not so bad to be Beta. After all, most women are Beta too.

stonerwithaboner said...

Interesting stuff, is there hard science to back this up?

Anonymous said...

Hah, satire, always good. This is satire, right? Or are you one of those resentful ones?

Scott said...

Cute article, but it's all pseudoscience. You actually refer to an 'alpha receptor' in the female brain in describing what is necessary to elicit sexual arousal, thereby falsely linking the sex drive as such with alpha males.

You then label the female's response "Let's just be friends" as "dreaded words." This hints at the necessity of having sex to avoid pain, which can encourage rape and other crimes.

Finally, you refer to the emotion-processing center of the brain as 'the primitive area,' suggesting a detachment from the more highly-evolved regions of the brain. This is something of a misnomer, as although the region exists in primitive animals it does not have to function 'primitively' in any degrading sense.

Anonymous said...

this is bs omega males exist outside the social hierarchy in human society and nail chicks all the time, russel brand for example.

pharmacy said...

This theme is so complicated for me! thanks for the explanation!

Anonymous said...

I agree this article is complete BS, the omega male fits the mold of a "rebel" which everyone knows women desire...

Anonymous said...

this is probably the dumbest shit i've ever read on the internet. like, you seriously think the brain works like that?! LOL. no wonder you're fucking retarded. do you even lift?

-neuroscience student