Originally Posted by Bode Klammer
I don't know if it enhances learning, but it's a fact that women can't distinguish adrenaline from lust. If a woman finds herself in a dangerous situation (even if the danger is only perceived and not real), she will usualy find herself uncontrollably attracted to any man who seems to be in control of the situation. Every instructor I know can tell a story to prove that point. The confusion between adrenaline and lust is also why we take girls to horror movies.
Interesting, perceptive, and very true, for the most part. I was brought up in a "Soprano like" neighborhood in NYC, that would have been an extremely dangerous area for teenage girls, if it wasn't for the Villa Avenue Assumption Society, who "controlled" the area. Those guys never lacked for girlfriends.
We see it in film, too. One of my favorite scenes is Katie Hepburn and Bogart in African Queen.
They're going down the rapids, and she says,I never dreamed a mere physical experience could be so exhilirating!
But on the ski hill, I really think the key is establishing trust first. If that's already there, the instructor can use whatever his student may be feeling to enhance learning. If she finds herself attracted to him under the circumstances, and she trusts him, she'll be attentively listening to everything he says, and she'll ski better. Hey! Whatever works!
Personally, I find Stud McMuffin instructors repulsive. I would no sooner want to ski "scarier" terrain with an overly flirtatous instructor who I found repulsive, than I would watch Eyes Wide Shut
while sitting next to a pervert!