Scotch asks: What is the best way to communicate with a guy?I feel like they shut down the minute you want to talk about the relationship or something serious.The Olmec, meaning “rubber people” in the local Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, used their rubber extraction and production knowledge to create a rubber ball.Dating as far back as 1600 BC, the Olmec’s creation is one of the earliest examples of a ball used for sport in history.However, this is the opposite of what a man wants to do.In reality she should talk about the relationship when he is open and receptive — not when he is pulling back.Later that century, the elastic extract appeared in England, where it was celebrated for its capacity to erase pencil markings and given the name rubber by a chemist named Joseph Priestley.Jay Jay asks: Do you think men and women actually know what they want in a partner, or is what they actually want different than what they think they want?
Why does it seem like he’s got you up on a pedestal one moment and other times you feel like you’re last on his list?
John Gray: Often a woman will feel that a guy ‘shuts down’ when it comes to talking about their relationship because a man’s sense of intimacy is very different from that of her own.
When a man pulls away because he feels a need for his own space, a woman becomes concerned, and says she wants to talk about his feelings.
Rubber, which comes from latex extracted from the Hevea brasiiensis, otherwise known as the rubber tree, has been used for centuries.
The first known civilisation to use rubber was the Olmec, who flourished in what is now Mexico.