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Do you rawdog? [rawdogging or sometimes 'barebacking,' means consuming no music, movies, or any other form of entertainment when flying]

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What does 'rawdogging' a flight say about you? Psychologist reveals why people do it and what it means about their personality​

  • Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a clinical psychologist based in Los Angeles
  • The 59-year-old has shared her thoughts on 'rawdogging' on a plane
  • The bizarre trend, also called 'barebacking,' has since gone viral

For me, the answer is: Yes
 

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Really? :rolleyes:
 

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I've seen a few articles / social media posts about this lately, and I just want to ask: who cares? Seriously, who cares if someone else just sits on a plane doing nothing? Is this what society has come to now? SMH.

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On one of my flights home from Florida for my post-chemo treatment 2 years ago I fell asleep as the plane was taxiing for take off at MCO and woke up as we were landing in Toronto. Does that count? Lol


~Diane
 

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This a parody thread, right
I find it interesting how the youngsters are changing the lexicon. Or perhaps corrupting is a better word.
 

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On one of my flights home from Florida for my post-chemo treatment 2 years ago I fell asleep as the plane was taxiing for take off at MCO and woke up as we were landing in Toronto. Does that count? Lol


~Diane

I think it counts and count me in. Occasionally, all I want to do is sleep on the flight and according to the article excerpt I'm in the extreme category because of the forgoing of food & drink. In fact , I'm probably extreme plus because I'm not using the restroom either, lol.

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The practice known as 'rawdogging' or sometimes 'barebacking,' means consuming no music, movies, or any other form of entertainment except for the basic flight maps or flight data screens on your seatback.

Taking it to greater extremes, some will also claim to forgo food and drink for the duration of the journey.
 

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Hmm, I read a different article on this just the other day. I seem to remember a different definition of these two terms..

That said, I am old enough to remember doing this on many of my earlier flights, because that's just what as available...
 

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I thought this post was going to be about feeding raw dog food and my official response is “don’t do it”.
 

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I think it is for millennials who want to give themselves trophies for being able to sit still for more than 7 seconds.

I can sit still whenever I want to. On a plane, I like to read a book, play games on iPad, if I have internet, surf web and keep up with work emails.

There is nothing special about being on a plane to change your behavior in that way. It's not like you are the only person in Egypt's Valley of the Kings at sunrise.
 

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I find it interesting how the youngsters are changing the lexicon. Or perhaps corrupting is a better word.

Wrong direction, gramps...

Barebacking was in common use in gay communities basically as long as we've had gay communities. Rawdogging is more recent. Neither had anything to do with meditation. That therapist is, as they say in the UK, "taking the [urine]."
 

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Wrong direction, gramps...

<Needless explanation.> Rawdogging is more recent. Neither had anything to do with meditation.
I understood the original reference, Dr Obvious. I said CHANGING.
don't see this thread surviving long.
Doing what you can to hasten its demise.
 
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I have to admit to staring out the window for hours while taking a train trip. I bring my computer and things to read, but usually just look out the window because I don't want to miss anything. This is my way of decompressing to start a vacation.
 

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I understood the original reference, Dr Obvious. I said CHANGING.

You said "corrupting."

And that would be taking a nice, wholesome word and making it naughty. I have a dandy example of a "nice word gone bad," but this thread is probably already on thin ice.

I can think of words that are even more irredeemable than the above two. But not many.
 

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but this thread is probably already on thin ice.
Only because of you. Did you actually read the article? Do you realize it is something that is being talked about? I could give a rat's behind what those words previously meant. Some slang word meanings change over time, get with the program, gramps.

Kurt
 

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I'll just say this. If I innocently asked my college aged kids what barebacking and rawdogging mean, after they stopped blushing and giggling, airplanes nor travel would be in any part of their answers...
Thread reminds me of when teenagers trick their parents into using a slang term incorrectly, then laugh their a$$es off.
 

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To be clear, the term is "barebacking or rawdogging a flight" as in did you rawdog that flight ? Still sounds gen z stupid said the boomer.

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The latest definition seems to have started with some "influencers" doing TiKToc videos about doing nothing while on a plane
The trend in picking up and various professionals are talking about doing nothing on a plane and using the terms used in OP first post
It is a type of satire as far as I can tell
Unless I am sleeping on a redeye from west to east, I am never barebacking on a plane
 

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I'll just say this. If I innocently asked my college aged kids what [redacted] mean

Decades ago, I watched "Stepmom" with my parents. And they stopped the movie to ask me about the verb [redacted]. I had to lie and say I had no idea what they were talking about. There was NO way I was explaining that practice to "aced the purity test" parents.

Good thing we didn't watch Clerks.
 

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I'll just say this. If I innocently asked my college aged kids what barebacking and rawdogging mean, after they stopped blushing and giggling, airplanes nor travel would be in any part of their answers...
Thread reminds me of when teenagers trick their parents into using a slang term incorrectly, then laugh their a$$es off.
ding ding ding. Anyone who thought otherwise is a jabroni. Word from 1999 but should still be relevant today.
 
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