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  1. 1. Is Penny's sexual life

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    • A normal 25 yr old girl
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in the words of Amy Farrah Fowler: "Cultural perceptions are subjective"

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I think the thing that keeps me from calling Penny a full-on slut is that she does want a committed relationship. She may not be ready for it, or know 100% what she wants, but she is looking for something real. Sure, she has her flings here and there, but she isn't just going out to "get-some" (her 36 hour weekend aside). If she had ever met the right guy, I think she'd stay with him and be loyal. She was with Kurt for 4 years, so she is capable. If not for that, then yeah, she'd be a slut. As it is, she's a girl looking for love and having fun on her search.

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Agreeing with Syd, I also enjoy that Penny is not a "user" or someone who has sex with men to get something out of it. I also love when she tells Alicia she's wrong to use the guys to set up her stuff. It takes good character to not be someone like that, but it's even harder to stand up for people when they're not around.

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Given Penny's background/lifestyle and the fact she can't have had much else to do growing up uneducated and possibly bored, I'd say normal 25yr old. Although when Penny talks about the things she did with past boyfriends, I find it very funny. So from my perspective any slutiness is part of the characters humour.

I don't think Sheldon and Amy think she is a slut exactly. Amy said social convention would 'imply' and as Sheldon once said "social convention is stupid". From Sheldon's point of view she's a slave to her lower urges but he's more matter of fact than judgement. And Amy doesn't mind what Penny does. I thought it was fitting she choose to confide in her after the Raj fiasco. I can't see Bernadette being so supportive. She probably would have given her a telling off.

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Agreeing with Syd, I also enjoy that Penny is not a "user" or someone who has sex with men to get something out of it. I also love when she tells Alicia she's wrong to use the guys to set up her stuff. It takes good character to not be someone like that, but it's even harder to stand up for people when they're not around.

Not to be too critical but Penny was being hypocritical when she said that. She has used the guys for free food and free wifi. They also set up her entertainment cabinet. The girl upstairs didn't take any more advantage of the guys then Penny has. Her problem was that another hot woman was taking advantage of the guys.

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Well, she didn't argue with his assessment of 130 or so men she's been with... ;)

Actually Sheldon (incorrectly*) calculated that it was just over 30.

* Sheldon's problem is, I think, related to his being a theorist. If you get the assumptions wrong, you won't get the right answer and Sheldon often makes incorrect assumptions. In this case, the use of a bell curve as the distribution given very little data. He also left out the 4 years Penny was with Kurt in what should be assumed to be a monogamous relationship.

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Well, she didn't argue with his assessment of 130 or so men she's been with... ;)

Actually Sheldon (incorrectly*) calculated that it was just over 30.

* Sheldon's problem is, I think, related to his being a theorist. If you get the assumptions wrong, you won't get the right answer and Sheldon often makes incorrect assumptions. In this case, the use of a bell curve as the distribution given very little data. He also left out the 4 years Penny was with Kurt in what should be assumed to be a monogamous relationship.

Let us get the numbers straights. Sheldon said Penny had been with 130 guys but only slept with 31. Penny disagreed with the 31 partners but not necessarily says there were less.

Let's look at Sheldon's Numbers a little closer. Penny is approx 25. She was with Kurt for 4 years. She started dating at age 14. The leaves 7 years she was single or dating. 30 guys minus Kurt, divided by 7 years equals 4.28 guys a year or just under every 3 months a new guy.

She also made statements, Sex is the best time to break bad news. She told her Boy Friend she was sleeping with his brother and his brother she was sleeping with the boy friend both during sex. She is admitting to sleeping with two guys at the same time.

The PhD with the motorcycle that falls on Leonard, Penny does naked pictures on their like second date when she discovers he is married.

If I were Leonard, I would have a hard time forgiving Penny for sleeping with Raj. However I understand it more as a Pity Penny encounter more than a get even with Leonard & Pryi.

I started this thread but I haven't Voted yet. I have a 25 year old Daughter who is a professional and a former Beauty queen winner. Is she Like a Nun? I hope not, but she was with one guy for 7 years and just started a second relationship after a few years of no boy friend.

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i don't think shes a slut - as she cares about who she sleeps with and wants a loving relationship. For example she didn't continue sleeping with that guy who tried to take nude pictures of her and had a wife.

She is though desperate, not for sex (well at times yes, but not always), but for a loving relationship. She has had many failed relationships in the past and just longs to be with the right person. Penny seems to advance fairly quickly in the bedroom area but that does not make her a slut.

We see her as a very happy go lucky individual most of the time, but I think penny may be hiding even more emotions than we can perceive. These emotions in my opinion cause her to do things that she may not be fully conscious off.

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Sheldon and Amy keep saying or implying Penny is a Slut. What is you opinion??

Just a little promiscuous nothing wrong with that it helps to get it out of her system while single. And lets all face it we want our Women to be Angels in public and sluts in the bedroom........

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I guess it depends on your definition of 'slut,' but I was watching the one last night with the aftermath of her night with Raj, and unless she's exaggerating, yeah, she's kind of a slut. I'm thinking of her own admission when Amy comes over that she sleeps around, and her remark that they'd have to 'drive pretty far' to find a place where nobody's seen her naked.

Not judging her, but yeah, she seems to get around, and doesn't seem to think it necessary to wait for a second date to sleep with a guy. Is that the definition of a slut?

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Sheldon and Amy keep saying or implying Penny is a Slut. What is you opinion??

Just a little promiscuous nothing wrong with that it helps to get it out of her system while single. And lets all face it we want our Women to be Angels in public and sluts in the bedroom........

I want a SOMEBODY'S, NOT AN EVERYBODY'S. No I don't expect or want a virgin. Yes I want a angel in public and the best way to keep her an angel is to be closed mouth. I tried to raise my children as Ladies and Gentleman. It is not want you do in life, But how you do it.

Penny's Character is loose with her sexual favors. She states a date ends with sex. Or Leonard would get sex after a date no matter if he disagreed with her because it was a date. A SEXUAL Penny was written into the show the first few years as the opposite to the Nerds who didn't get any sex. Then the writers made Leonard the new stud in town.

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I guess it depends on your definition of 'slut,' but I was watching the one last night with the aftermath of her night with Raj, and unless she's exaggerating, yeah, she's kind of a slut. I'm thinking of her own admission when Amy comes over that she sleeps around, and her remark that they'd have to 'drive pretty far' to find a place where nobody's seen her naked.

Not judging her, but yeah, she seems to get around, and doesn't seem to think it necessary to wait for a second date to sleep with a guy. Is that the definition of a slut?

Penny did turn down the Porn Movie, so at least she isn't Hedi Fiess material.

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in the words of Amy Farrah Fowler: "Cultural perceptions are subjective"

Think this says it "Best" IMHO......FYI been to Nebraska more than once so to say "Drive pretty far" is a understatement :icon_lol:

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Yes and no.

Why yes? If Sheldon's calculations are correct, that she has dated 173 men..she doesn't have to sleep with all of them to become a slut.

Why no ? She does care who she sleeps with, whereas a "slut" simply wouldn't.

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Remember Mary Cooper told Penny she could be had for a soda back in the day. So Penny's a tad needy for love; I wouldn't call her a slut.

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in the words of Amy Farrah Fowler: "Cultural perceptions are subjective"

The above is the most truthful statement in this thread. It is actually what I was trying to find out. What is the Cultural Perception of Penny's morals.

I am a senior citizen who grew up in a more sexually up tight society. I also was single in the 1960's etc. As of today the poll is showing 20% feel penny is the average 25 yr old. 80% feel she is less than pure or Lose with her favors. I think that is a very good distribution of opinions. I feel the Cultural Perception of Penny is normal for a moral society.

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I came into this thread ready to call her a slut, but you guys got me thinking. So I did just a little research about the term 'slut' and it sounds like, for centuries, it was not only used to describe someone who would sleep with just about anyone or anything, to also mean a generally unkempt or disgusting person, so I'm changing my vote to no.

Penny may be loose. She may have slept with two different guys at once. She may sleep with random guys she doesn't intend on having relationships with and never expect to hear from them again. But I don't think she's so bad that she would just sleep with anyone or anything that leers at her. She does have some standards.

But if she's this bad now, I dunno, twenty years down the road, a not-as-cute Penny, still phobic of real relationships, might be inclined to loosen even further.

Maybe not quite a full-blown slut yet; but not ruling it out as a distinct future possibility. lol

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On the show Penny's sexual history is mainly talk. What we have seen has been very modest, mainly Leonard. If you make a time line her sluttiness does not add up.

In season one, the then 21 year old Penny had just come from a four year relationship with Kurt so we will assume she was faithful for that time. She had men (Kurt and Mike) who took advantage of her where Leonard came to her emotional rescue.

She complained in the second season about not having sex for six month. Dave the scientist once again was a man who used her followed by another knight in shining armor moment from L. We saw only one guy that I remember that she used to make L jealous on his date with Leslie, then she dated the harmless Stewart.

In season three she jumped Leonard after he was away for three months in the North pole then only had him after that for most of the year. There was Zack in Season three but that led to sex with Leonard.

Most of season four was pining for L and having to have Amy and Bernie take her out to find a "heiny to bite". Zack in season four was just a date for New years eve that led to more pining for L.

Season five did not even have much talk about her sex life at all, except the attempt by Raj. When she did reunite with L, they did not have sex for four months.

The writers have been trying to "slut" Penny up without giving much evidence to the viewers that would make her unsympathetic. Giving the reputation they have painted by words, Penny would have had plenty of times when she could be having flings when unattached to Leonard. But she really does not "cheat" on him even when they are not together.

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On the show Penny's sexual history is mainly talk. What we have seen has been very modest, mainly Leonard. If you make a time line her sluttiness does not add up.

In season one, the then 21 year old Penny had just come from a four year relationship with Kurt so we will assume she was faithful for that time. She had men (Kurt and Mike) who took advantage of her where Leonard came to her emotional rescue.

She complained in the second season about not having sex for six month. Dave the scientist once again was a man who used her followed by another knight in shining armor moment from L. We saw only one guy that I remember that she used to make L jealous on his date with Leslie, then she dated the harmless Stewart.

In season three she jumped Leonard after he was away for three months in the North pole then only had him after that for most of the year. There was Zack in Season three but that led to sex with Leonard.

Most of season four was pining for L and having to have Amy and Bernie take her out to find a "heiny to bite". Zack in season four was just a date for New years eve that led to more pining for L.

Season five did not even have much talk about her sex life at all, except the attempt by Raj. When she did reunite with L, they did not have sex for four months.

The writers have been trying to "slut" Penny up without giving much evidence to the viewers that would make her unsympathetic. Giving the reputation they have painted by words, Penny would have had plenty of times when she could be having flings when unattached to Leonard. But she really does not "cheat" on him even when they are not together.

You are omitting the number of men that Sheldon said had spent the night at her apartment and his hypothesis as to how many men she had sex with. A number that she didn't dispute after thinking about it by the way. It would appear that your standard is that if they don't actually show it visually on the program it didn't happen.

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On the show Penny's sexual history is mainly talk. What we have seen has been very modest, mainly Leonard. If you make a time line her sluttiness does not add up.

In season one, the then 21 year old Penny had just come from a four year relationship with Kurt so we will assume she was faithful for that time. She had men (Kurt and Mike) who took advantage of her where Leonard came to her emotional rescue.

She complained in the second season about not having sex for six month. Dave the scientist once again was a man who used her followed by another knight in shining armor moment from L. We saw only one guy that I remember that she used to make L jealous on his date with Leslie, then she dated the harmless Stewart.

In season three she jumped Leonard after he was away for three months in the North pole then only had him after that for most of the year. There was Zack in Season three but that led to sex with Leonard.

Most of season four was pining for L and having to have Amy and Bernie take her out to find a "heiny to bite". Zack in season four was just a date for New years eve that led to more pining for L.

Season five did not even have much talk about her sex life at all, except the attempt by Raj. When she did reunite with L, they did not have sex for four months.

The writers have been trying to "slut" Penny up without giving much evidence to the viewers that would make her unsympathetic. Giving the reputation they have painted by words, Penny would have had plenty of times when she could be having flings when unattached to Leonard. But she really does not "cheat" on him even when they are not together.

You are omitting the number of men that Sheldon said had spent the night at her apartment and his hypothesis as to how many men she had sex with. A number that she didn't dispute after thinking about it by the way. It would appear that your standard is that if they don't actually show it visually on the program it didn't happen.

What I meant was summed up in my final paragraph. Penny may have had as many men as is claimed by Sheldon but they have made it all "talk". The producers and writers have carefully edited what is shown as evidence. This is the old double standard at work.

Leonard, who is presented as an almost virginal sexual loser, gets more action then any character on the show. Sometimes you feel he is Alan Harper of "Two and a Half Men" another Lorre character who is scorned as a loser while scoring semi-regularly. We have seen Leonard in sexual situations with:

- Joyce Kim

- Leslie

- Stephanie

- Penny

- Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton

- The rich "grant" patron

- Priya

- Alice (not consummated)

Hurray for Leonard !!

Penny is talked about as if she turned semi-pro in High School but the evidence that we are allowed to see of her sex life is:

- Leonard

- Raj (not consummated)

The best example of why this dichotomy exists is the reaction at the end of season 4 when the fans thought she slept with Raj. Because Penny is a woman who the fans want with Leonard, they can talk about how slutty she is all they want, but they better not show it.

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Kaley was originally turned down for the part of Penny. The writers were looking for a more STREET SMART type girl for a stronger difference in personality types to the Nerds.

I forget who but some one in this thread, points out Penny is not a Real Character but rather the writers Dream girl that has Sex without the need for emotions.

IMHO the writers still want a bad Girl for contrast but one who is adorable also.

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If Leonard, Raj, Howard (before getting married[iF they stay married]) , got "lucky" with every girl they had tried for, they WOULD make Penny look like a nun. Why do people think that guys that have sex are "sowing their wild oats" BUT girls that have sex are "sluts"?

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Kaley was originally turned down for the part of Penny. The writers were looking for a more STREET SMART type girl for a stronger difference in personality types to the Nerds.

The original pilot lead female character was called Katie and was hard core slut (lived with a married man, slept with her mother's new husband). She was going to live with Leonard and Sheldon since she had no place to go. The test audience and CBS hated her, so the sweet, traditional Penny was born for the new pilot.

After the series started the producers started to graft on to Penny some of the characteristic of Katie that they wanted on the original female lead but could not have because of the network's objection. The sweet Nebraska farm girl started to get slutty but in comments only.

I forget who but some one in this thread, points out Penny is not a Real Character but rather the writers Dream girl that has Sex without the need for emotions.

That would be me.

IMHO the writers still want a bad Girl for contrast but one who is adorable also.

They try. This show is from the producing house of "Two and a Half Men". It must kill Chuck Lorre that his original very daring premise was squashed. But when you look at it from the point of view of the writers, they wanted the Leonard/Penny relationship to be very non-traditional and in the face of the viewers, a challenge. But this is American TV, I don't think it would have worked.

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Pretty sure she makes loosee goosee sound good enough to be used as the Harvard medical school's term for being a slut. And not even a restraining order can keep Leonard away from Penny, it's just as useful at seperating the strong interaction between all sub atomic particles kinda like Penny and Leonard. Honestly her love life is like Leonard's shower curtain she'll share her covalent holes with other Adams, plus she'll open for anyone who needs to get wet, in a shower.

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