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Study: Religious people more likely to think they’re porn addicts

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/13/study-religious-people-more-likely-to-think-theyre-prn-addicts/

Very religious people are more likely to consider themselves addicted to pornography
 – even after viewing Internet porn just once.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University examined the link between perceptions of addiction to online pornography and religious beliefs in a study that was published Wednesday in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
“We were surprised that the amount of viewing did not impact the perception of addiction, but strong moral beliefs did,” said Joshua Grubbs, a doctoral student and lead author of the study.


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However, another study published this month found little evidence
 such an addiction exists.
Researchers at New Mexico Solutions, a behavioral health program in Albuquerque, said no evidence connected pornography use to erectile dysfunction or changes in the brain.


John Cleese, on extremists.



Seriously though, we've heard a lot about extremism recently, a nastier harsher atmosphere everywhere, more abuse and bother-boy behavior, less friendliness and tolerance and respect for opponents.



Alright, but what we never hear about extremism is it's advantages!



Well. The biggest advantage of extremism is that it makes you feel GOOD because it provides you with enemies.

Let me explain. The great thing about having enemies is that you can pretend that all the badness in the whole world is in your enemies, and all the goodness in the whole world is in YOU. Attractive, isn't it?

So, if you have a lot of anger and resentment in you anyway and you therefore enjoy abusing people, then you can pretend that you're only doing it because these enemies of yours are such very bad persons! And if it wasn't for them, you'd actually be good natured, and courteous, and rational all the time. So, if you want to FEEL GOOD, become an extremist

You can strut around, abusing people, and telling them you could eat them for breakfast and still think of yourself as a champion of the truth. A fighter for the greater good. And not the rather sad paranoid schizoid that you really are.

Lincoln High School teacher arrested on suspicion of rape.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/02/06/3032438/lincoln-high-school-teacher-arrested.html

Tacoma Police arrested a Lincoln High School teacher Thursday who is accused of having sex with students, school district officials said.

The woman, who began teaching in Tacoma in 2012, was held Thursday in the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of two counts of third-degree child rape and one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

She was expected to appear in Pierce County Superior Court on Friday. The News Tribune typically does not name suspects until they are formally charged with a crime..

A great cover...

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Looks like we've had a major amnesty for the new year...

Here's hoping for some good, open, honest discussions in 2014!

Remember, if you wish, this is just a Christmas song...

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Happy Holidays (whichever you and yours celebrate), everyone.

How I Became A Feminist Porn Star

Fascinating read.
http://jezebel.com/5984021/how-i-became-a-feminist-porn-star
In 2004, I was working at a popular sex toy retailer in San Francisco. Twenty-three years old, I was a recent graduate from a state university where I had studied English Literature and flung myself head-first into the eclectic and radically open-minded culture of my adopted city. Working at Good Vibrations, I was surrounded by sexuality, from sex toys to fellow employees who were educated and articulate about sex. The shop had shelves of various kinds of porn films, available for rental and purchase. After six months, I had consumed a fair amount of porn and was used to talking about it with my colleagues and customers. Looking back on that time, I recall watching porn and thinking that I had something to offer to it. With very few exceptions, the porn I had seen felt empty, inauthentic, and not representative of my sexuality and the kind of sex I was having. I honestly thought that I could change the movies for the better

The superlative cauliflower mushroom..

We found this beauty last sunday… a huge chunk of it is sitting in my freezer as we speak. I'm thinking, because of it's similarity in shape and texture to egg noodles, I might make a stroganoff with it.

Just put about 10 pounds of chanterelles in the new dehydrator... About halfway there...

Also, chopped up my portion of a monster Cauliflower Mushroom in the freezer... It's been a bumper season, for sure...

Online user list.

Hi, guys.. was just wondering.. I haven't seen it discussed before, but is it feasible to come up with a little list like on a sidebar or somewhere that shows what users are currently on? (I know, it's kind of old-school BBS, but it would be kind of nice to be able to know that if you send someone a PM, he or she is actually on and might reply quickly)
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