Tag: Sex

Vitter went a whoring

June 8, 2011 | By | 8 Replies More
Vitter went a whoring

I wrote the following poem to commemorate the ongoing rampant hypocrisy.
Tim Hogan

Rep. Vitter (R-LA) went a “DC Madam” whoring, he was elected US Senator and the GOP found it boring.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Sen. Craig (R-ID) had a “wide stance” but, the GOP said; “so what?” to his advance.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

The National Republican Campaign Committee twice went a Vegas sex clubbing, the GOP gave it no drubbing.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

The RNC youth went to club featuring bondage and had its fill; the GOP didn’t blink an eye paying the bill!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang; the GOP made it into a big thang!

Gov. Mark Sanford (R-NC) went a “hiking;” the GOP still kept its liking!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) preyed upon a married staffer; to the GOP, it was a laugher!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-NV) pushed and threatened a server when rebuffed, the GOP elected him Governor, the charges were stuffed!
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Reps. Bunn (R-OR), Burton (R-IN), Calvert (R-CA), Dan Crane (R-IL), Chenoweth (R-ID), Gingrich (R-GA), Hyde (R-IL), Scmitz (R-CA) and Sherwood (R-PA) cheated and lied; the GOP just sighed.
Rep. Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

Sen. Thurmond (R-SC) had knowledge of his family’s “colored” maid, had a child and about the races the Senator ranted and raved; the GOP and the South were saved!
Weiner tweeted his clothed wang, the GOP made it into a big thang!

The Republicans have cheated, whored and upon women and children preyed, all the while politics they’ve played. Me, I’m just dismayed.

[And here’s a one-stop source for Republican sex scandals]

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Makeup is the new girdle.

May 16, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
Makeup is the new girdle.

I stopped wearing cosmetics a few months ago, after about half a year of using the stuff only sparingly. I started weaning myself off makeup because I had come to hate the hassle of applying it, and because I hated fretting about my appearance. I was also beginning to think of makeup as old-fashioned, an antiquated ‘modesty’ that inspires shame in one’s true appearance. The longer I go without a cosmetic product on my face, the more I believe that makeup needs to go the way of the girdle. The restrictive, uncomfortable, needless, obsolete girdle.

How many undergarments are you wearing right now? I’m guessing two at most. Likewise, I only wear two small undergarments below my clothes, even on the most formal occasions. Interview? Presentation? Class? Wedding? A bra and underwear are always adequate.

Since I’ve never had to wear more than two undergarments, I find it staggering that women used to wear massive bras, high-waisted underwear, girdles, pantyhose or stockings, garter belts, slips, and camisoles.

I often wear less than that as a full outfit. Anyone who knows me in real life can confirm that I regularly step out in leggings and a t-shirt (plus two small undergarments beneath). I don’t say this to titilate, just to illustrate, because I suspect my bare-bones attire is quickly becoming the norm. I’ve spent a lot of time on college campuses- big and small, public and private, Jesuit and blessedly godless. Everywhere I’ve seen legions of women and girls decked out in equal or greater states of undress than my own. Gone are the girdles.

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Mark Tiedemann Interview – Parts IV and V

July 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
Mark Tiedemann Interview – Parts IV and V

This is a continuation of my interview of Mark Tiedemann, who is both an established science fiction writer and an author here at Dangerous Intersection.

In the first video in this post, Part IV, Mark discusses science, religion and morality. In the second video in this post, Part V, he discusses sex.

I had an extensive discussion with Mark, and I will actually have one more post featuring video of our conversation. I expect that those will be published tomorrow night.

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Is that a gun in your pocket or do you really dig my Neocon fundamentalist tea party ideas?

June 27, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Is that a gun in your pocket or do you really dig my Neocon fundamentalist tea party ideas?

How is it that so many Republican men find Sarah Palin credible when she claims that we can drill our way out of the energy crisis? There simply isn’t that much oil in Alaska—anyone with a small bit of curiosity can do the math and find out that Alaska has only six months of oil to offer the rest of America. It gets much worse, of course. Republican men tend to love fact-less, self-contradictory female Republican politicians and commentators (including more than a few at FOX), especially those that push their sexuality hard based on the manner in which they dress and act. And consider the recent reactions of conservative pundits regarding the issue of whether Sarah Palin had breast implants.

This anomaly leads to my question: Do Republican men really and truly think that the current crop of female Republican politicians/commentators are offering ideas that work, or are they confusing sexual arousal for patriotic fervor or intellectual inspiration?

Consider that “misattribution of arousal” is well-established through numerous experiments. In 1962, psychologists Schacter and Singer told participants that the psychologists were studying the effect of vitamin injection on visual skills. This was prior to modern day ethics restrictions, and many of the students were secretly given injections of adrenaline or a placebo (to control for the effect of sticking a needle in one’s arm). Strong emotional reactions to subsequent stimuli (a “nosy” and “offensive” questionnaire) were strongest in participants who had been given the adrenaline but told that it was only vitamins and that it would have no effect on them. They misattributed their chemically-enhanced emotions to the questionnaire, whereas those who told that they were receiving the injection of a stimulant (and those receiving the placebo) did not misattribute their emotions. Here is a succinct description of the phenomenon of misattribution of arousal. (and see here).

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What follows is an excerpt from Social Psychology and Human Nature, by Roy F. Baumeister and Brad Bushman (2007) (p. 187):

The intriguing thing about the Schachter-Singer theory is that it allows for arousals to be mislabeled or relabeled. That is, an arousal may arise for one reason but get another label, thereby producing a different reaction. For example, someone may not realize that what he or she is drinking has
caffeine (e.g., if you think that you have decaffeinated tea when in reality it has caffeine . . .) it may create an arousal state. If something frustrating happens, someone who has this extra, unexplained arousal may get much angrier than he or she would otherwise. This process is called excitation transfer . . . The arousal from the first event (drinking caffeinated tea) transfers to the second event (frustration).

Consider that large numbers of conservative/fundamentalist men are not comfortable acknowledging the sexual arousal they feel when they see images of Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter or Michelle Bachman. Therefore (as my hunch goes), when they experience intense sexual arousal that they are not comfortable acknowledging (when they “dissociate” these toxic thoughts of “inappropriate” sexual attractiveness), they are left without any obvious explanation for their increased arousal. They are thus ripe for misattribution. They are easily self-fooled that they are feeling passionate about their country or fearful about Middle Eastern “terrorists.” Whatever it is that these vapid/deceitful Republican babes are uttering, it must be true too. “Why else would my blood flow thusly whenever I hear Sarah Palin give a talk?”

Why, indeed?

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Genomes, Souls, and Cousins

June 9, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Genomes, Souls, and Cousins

You may have heard the news. Humans and Neanderthals, apparently, had sex with each other at some time. Shocking, yes, I know. But the newish technology of sequencing genomes is turning up all sorts of fascinating (and potentially scandalous) data. In NatureNews Online you can read more about it.

The researchers arrived at that conclusion by studying genetic data from 1,983 individuals from 99 populations in Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Sarah Joyce, a doctoral student working with Long, analyzed 614 microsatellite positions, which are sections of the genome that can be used like fingerprints. She then created an evolutionary tree to explain the observed genetic variation in microsatellites. The best way to explain that variation was if there were two periods of interbreeding between humans and an archaic species, such as Homo neanderthalensis or H. heidelbergensis.

Speculation over Neanderthal/Human interaction has been ongoing for a long time. Some of the idiosyncrasies of the Basque language have even been hypothesized to have resulted from such interaction, as that region of Europe seems to have been the last place Neanderthal was known to live. That they shared space—and perhaps much more—with humans is, to say the least, and intriguing notion.

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Frequency of thinking about sex

January 11, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Frequency of thinking about sex

Fascinating study involving 3,000 people reported by the U.K. Telegraph:

Men think of sex 13 times per day (= 4,700 times per year). Men end up having sex 104 times per year, on average. Woman think of sex five times per day (= 1,825 times per year).

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FOX News’ Brit Hume to Tiger Woods: Become a Christian

January 3, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
FOX News’ Brit Hume to Tiger Woods: Become a Christian

Brit Hume, managing editor at FOX news suggested on the air that Tiger Woods should become a Christian, indicating that Christianity is superior to the Buddhism practiced by Woods.

Sure enough, but when famous Christians like these get involved in well-publicized scandals, perhaps they ought to become Buddhists.

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Internet porn and sexual irresponsibility

October 16, 2009 | By | 7 Replies More
Internet porn and sexual irresponsibility

Remember the old argument that porn encourages rape? I’ve always been suspicious. It would seem that men who relieve their sexual frustrations in private would be less likely to harass real life women. I’ve sometimes wondered, then, whether sexual assaults have decreased since Internet porn has become more readily available.

Here are some rather startling statistics, and they suggest that many measures of sexual irresponsibility have decreased with the increased availability of Internet porn. This includes a decrease in sexually transmitted infections, teen sex, divorce, and rape (since 1995, rape has decreased by 44 percent). This article at Psychology Today concludes: “If Internet porn affects society, oddly enough, it looks beneficial. Perhaps mental health professionals should encourage men to view it.”

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Animal sex, anyone?

October 6, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Animal sex, anyone?

These thirty stories about animal sex are stranger than fiction. I had heard of many of these stories before, but hadn’t known about all of these stories featured at “Neatorama.” I found this site looking for a video of porcupines having sex–I heard porcupine sex described by psychologist John Gottman tonight and I wanted to see it for myself. If anyone locates a video of porcupines having sex, do share!

I’ve seen videos of some of these thirty stories featured on David Attenborough’s nature documentaries. And I had previously seen a spectacular video of two flatworms mating on the video “The Shape of Life.” In fact, I found a another video of flatworms mating in the video below (as well as the mating of other invertebrates including sponges (sponges are animals!), jellies and horseshoe crabs–you’ll see the hermaphroditic flatworms double-penis-fencing at the 4:30 mark–the one who loses this battle has to be pregnant):

But back to the site featuring the 30 most unusual animal sex stories . . . I had never before seen the video of the moonwalking manakin, which made me chuckle. The clownfish story was ironic in light of Disney’s Nemo. The detachable penis of the nautilus probably wins the day. But there are so many worthy contenders for most bizarre animal sex . . . I’m glad that this website includes links to the sources of most of the stories because some of them are quite difficult to believe. But then again those other species would probably think it bizarre the way we humans display our sexuality and mate. It’s probably a matter of perspective.

Truly, all of these stories are stranger than fiction. Amazing.

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