An Afro-American buddy of mine who grew up in the big city tells a story,
I was 18 and out walking with my cousin. We passed on the far side of the street by a nightclub. This was where the parking for the nightclub was. The drunk bouncer yelled at us, accusing us of trying to steal a car. From the nightclub emerged an off-duty cop, with his girl friend not far behind. He pull his gun on us, and made us get down on the pavement while we were being searched. We could tell that the cop’s girlfriend was getting excited. The cop could also. So he kept upping the ante, yelling orders louder and brandishing his gun more. By the time he was done, his girl friend was practically draped all over him. We really wished that the girl friend was not there.
It is commonly asserted in the manosphere that violence, or the threat of violence, is a real aphrodisiac for women. And there seems to be much truth to it. Perhaps women would deny this, but women seem to like to deny much of nature; especially if it is unflattering.
There is the common, “let’s you and him fight” challenge to the boyfriend. It has been regularly asserted that women will often work very hard to maneuver the guys into these types of situations. Probably these situations result from attempts at validation (“I’m so awesome that he fights for me”) as much as the tingles created by violence.
There are of course was the white feather movement in Britain. Women would traipse around giving white feathers to men who they deemed shirkers for not volunteering for military service. Probably much of the response of men to this was because of the sub text; that is, “I, or any woman around these parts, am not interested in a man not willing to do violence on behalf of the cause”. Apparently it worked, as lots of men volunteered for the Somme (and more).
Sunshine Mary once remarked that she was impressed by her future husband’s scar. Apparently it was received in relation to a minor role in a bar fight, but it impacted her all the same.
Perhaps commenters can chime in with their anecdotes. But anyway that you look at it, the women folk do seem to be impressed by violence. I wonder how much more violent the world is due to this spurring on effect (and the tingles and the resultant sex it generates).
Of course, NAWALT applies