Harvard Scientist Reveals the Shocking Impact of Watching Porn One of the major impacts of the Internet is the widespread availability of porn. It’s incredibly easy to stream it for free, yet according to a Harvard scientist it may be doing damage to your health. Kevin Majeres is a psychiatrist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy and is a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. Writing in a blog post, Majeres breaks down how the brain works and what happens during repeated exposure to pornography. He explains it in such logical terms that you’ll probably think again before succumbing to the temptation of watching porn. Majeres begins with the mating patterns discovered in rats: “Scientists have discovered that if you place a male rat in a cage with a receptive female, they will mate; but once done, the male rat will not mate more times, even if the female is still receptive. Pornography’s power comes from the way it tricks the man’s lower brain. Here’s what Majeres has to say about the role of dopamine in this process: Majeres continues:
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Taboo A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment. Such prohibitions are present in virtually all societies. The word has been somewhat expanded in the social sciences to strong prohibitions relating to any area of human activity or custom that is sacred or forbidden based on moral judgment and religious beliefs. "Breaking a taboo" is usually considered objectionable by society in general, not merely a subset of a culture. Etymology Not one of them would sit down, or eat a bit of any thing.... On expressing my surprise at this, they were all taboo, as they said; which word has a very comprehensive meaning; but, in general, signifies that a thing is forbidden. When any thing is forbidden to be eaten, or made use of, they say, that it is taboo. Examples Function Modernity See also
When Should Parents Talk To Kids About Porn? - Dr. Marty Klein When Should Parents Talk To Kids About Porn? That’s the question an interviewer asked me today. The answer is: now. Here are some key points of the interview. * There is no “The Sex Talk” with kids. * You don’t want porn to be the topic of the first talk you have with your kids about sex. * Porn is part of the larger, long-term series of conversations about sex we have with our kids. * Porn isn’t made for kids, and we don’t want them watching it. * If you’re embarrassed to talk to your kids about sex or porn, say “I’m embarrassed.” For more about enhancing porn literacy in young people (and reducing marital conflict about porn), see my new book or blog.
Hypergamy - Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 Hypergamy (colloquially referred to as "marrying up") is a term used in social science for the act or practice of marrying someone who is wealthier or of higher caste or social status than oneself. The word "hypogamy" typically refers to instances of the inverse occurring: marrying a person of lower social class or status. Prevalence Forms of hypergamy have been practiced throughout history, including in India, modern China and imperial China, ancient Greece, the Ottoman Empire and feudal Europe. Today most people marry their approximate social equals, and in much of the world hypergamy is felt[by whom?] Mating preferences and hypergamy Saint-Paul (2008) argued that, based on mathematical models, human female hypergamy occurs because women have greater lost mating opportunity costs from monogamous mating (given their slower reproductive rate and limited window of fertility), and thus must be compensated for this cost of marriage. YouTube Encyclopedic See also
Porn Makes Men Terrible in Bed I hate porn. I don’t hate it because it’s immoral, or because it often explores “unusual” tastes, or because it has uncovered a bestial side of humans we pretended didn’t exist. I hate porn because fucking men who have watched a lot of porn is the worst. And, the real humans who eventually have sex with suffer for it. Most porn is about watching women pretend to enjoy sex acts that are unpleasant to them. More than that, however, is men become accustomed to watching women pretending to be turned on. To add to the mind-numbing process, women are never able to experience sexual pleasure because of the continuous cutting during sex scenes. I speak from personal experience when I say to be in the middle of a hardcore sex act with several actors at the same time and told to “freeze” in position for several minutes while lighting or cameras are adjusted is extremely painful and degrading. Shelly Lubben describing the filming of porn ‘Is that all?’ ‘No,’ he said. ‘No’, he grunted. ‘Are we done?’
Black Friday (shopping) Term for the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States We ask you, humbly: don't scroll away. Hi reader. Thank you! The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of the United States Christmas shopping season since 1952. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many Santa or Thanksgiving parades were sponsored by department stores. High discounts at a store during Black Friday Interior of a Target store on Black Friday Black Friday shoppers in the morning at Walmart store in Durham, North Carolina Black Friday is not an official holiday in the United States, but California and some other states observe "The Day After Thanksgiving" as a holiday for state government employees. Black Friday is a shopping day for a combination of reasons. Historically, it was common for Black Friday sales to extend throughout the following week-end. Before the advent of Black Friday in Canada, the most comparable holiday was Boxing Day in terms of retailer impact and consumerism.
Brain Structure & Functional Connectivity Associated w/Porn Consumption Importance Since pornography appeared on the Internet, the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of consuming visual sexual stimuli have increased and attracted millions of users. Based on the assumption that pornography consumption bears resemblance with reward-seeking behavior, novelty-seeking behavior, and addictive behavior, we hypothesized alterations of the frontostriatal network in frequent users. Objective To determine whether frequent pornography consumption is associated with the frontostriatal network. Design, Setting, and Participants In a study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, 64 healthy male adults covering a wide range of pornography consumption reported hours of pornography consumption per week. Pornography consumption was associated with neural structure, task-related activation, and functional resting-state connectivity. Cue-Reactivity Functional MRI Analysis Functional-Connectivity Analysis Statistical analysis: Kühn.
Op-Ed: Breaking Down Barriers to Disabled Cyclists “Disabled people don’t bike.” “E-bikes aren’t actually biking.” Both statements are false, and both fallacies are linked. As a cycling activist with a disability, I see the conversation surrounding e-bikes as another side of a larger issue. Because disabled people are often left out of the conversation, few abled cyclists seem to consider how non-traditional bikes can add to mobility for disabled people and provide many with a healthy mode of exercise and transportation. According to a recent study by Wheels for Well-being, a British organization of disabled cyclists, 15 percent of people with disabilities cycle, compared with 18 percent of the general population. Clearly, bikes are not just a mode of transit, but function as mobility devices for many disabled people. At bike-advocacy meetings, we talk about outreach: having more people at the table and more bike lanes, and fixing our streets. Think about the infrastructure that you ride daily. Other concerns are different.
Brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? The Cambridge University neuropsychiatrist Dr Valerie Voon has recently shown that men who describe themselves as addicted to porn (and who lost relationships because of it) develop changes in the same brain area – the reward centre – that changes in drug addicts. The study, not yet published, is featured next week in the Channel 4 TV show Porn on the Brain. Neurosceptics may argue that pictures of the brain lighting up in addicts tell us nothing new – we already know they are addicted. But they do help: knowing the reward centre is changed explains some porn paradoxes. In the mid-1990s I, and other psychiatrists, began to notice the following. Yet, though he craved it, he didn't like it (porn paradox 1). We often talk about addicts as though they simply have "quantitative problems". Until recently, scientists believed our brains were fixed, their circuits formed and finalised in childhood, or "hardwired". Teenagers' brains are especially plastic. … we have a small favour to ask.
Is the Country Ready for a Gay President? Don’t Trust the Polls As Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Ind., has surged to a top position in Iowa polls in the Democratic presidential primary, media reports have emerged warning that his sexuality may yet derail his White House bid. A recent national Politico/Morning Consult poll found that a plurality of voters, 45 percent, think the country is not ready for an openly gay president, with only 40 percent saying it’s ready. Consultants have chimed in to say the mayor may be less electable than coastal elites realize because he’s gay. Ordinary voters are quoted saying they — or their “devout Christian” mother — “would never vote for a gay.” But the power of polls to predict behavior around social issues and disfavored groups has always been poor, and what we know about people’s attitudes and actions when it comes to L.G.B.T. concerns tells a cautionary tale about how to interpret claims by voters that they won’t support an openly gay candidate for president. While the “Attitudes vs.