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I have tested Tongkat Ali from several other sources before using the one from a North Sumatra company. I didn’t have much effect. But I sure feel an effect with 1 gram of 1:50 extract from a legit source. It’s like a mixture of the effects of St. John’s Wort extract and the synthetic testosterone Proviron. I feel some agitation in the head, a kind of hot-bloodedness, which I feel from Proviron, and the sublime agility caused by St. John’s Wort. My experience has been confirmed by others who have used genuine tongkat ali extract (there is so much fake and bootleg tongkat ali on the market, that one has to be careful one gets a genuine product). Some people feel the effect of tongkat ali extract quickly… for others it can take several cycles before the tonglkat ali kicks in at full strength. I have had feedback that the 1:50 works better than the much more expensive 1:200, or any of the 1:100s.
I have never had a weak ejaculation after ingesting 1 gram of genuine 1:50 extract. I assume that ejaculatory force diminishes for any man as he reaches an age of around 50 and beyond, and in that case I am no exception.
The marked ejaculatory support is a measurable pro-sexual effect of the Tongkat Ali extract I use.
I am a scientifically minded person. I like to observe, but even more I like to use measuring tapes, balances, chemical tests, and all the other tools of the laboratory trade.
Tongkat Ali has been shown to increase testosterone. It is alleged that it does so by stimulating the Leydig cells of the testicles to produce more testosterone. This is different from the action, for example, of Proviron, which acts like the body’s own testosterone and therefore causes the Leydig cells to shut down their production of the hormone. For this reason, anabolic steroids cause testicular and penile shrinkage. were established for mice, rats, rabbits, and dogs. LD50 means: the dose at which 50 percent of the laboratory animals die. The LD50 values are at more than a gram of extract per kg of body weight.
When the Tongkat Ali-poisoned animals where dissected, several internal organs, such as the liver and the kidneys, were clearly swollen. This is not surprising for any LD50 test, as the above-cited organs are directly involved in the metabolism of ingested substances. More interesting was, in my opinion, that the primary male sexual organs of poisoned laboratory animals also were markedly swollen. This is very unusual.
Testicular and penis size are clearly testosterone-dependent. Every bodybuilder who uses steroids, and thereby shuts down his body’s own testosterone production, can easily observe how the inactivity of his Leydig cells cause testicular and penile shrinkage. And it’s a spur in Leydig cell activity, which, during puberty, causes a boy’s sexual organs to become the size of a man’s. Furthermore, testosterone over-production endocrine disorders during adolescence cause oversized male genitalia.
The assumption that tongkat ali extract causes an increase in penile and testicular volume through Leydig cell stimulation is further supported by observations of trial participants who reported a sense of testicular and penile fullness after tongkat ali use.
1 Wah-Yun Low, PhDa, Hui-Meng Tan, Asian traditional medicine for erectile dysfunction, The Journal of Men’s Health & Gender Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2007, Pages 245-250
2 Siegfried E Drewesa, Jacob Georgeb, Fatima Khana, Recent findings on natural products with erectile-dysfunction activity, Phytochemistry Volume 62, Issue 7, April 2003, Pages 1019-1025
3 Surachai Kotiruma, Shaiful Bahari Ismailb, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruka, Efficacy of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) on erectile function improvement: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsEfficacy of Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) on erectile function improvement: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Complementary Therapies in Medicine Volume 23, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages 693-698
Porn stars dangle their dicks in front of super subwoofers to produce super erection. Do it yourself shockwave therapy.
Dubai Expat Blog
Dubai is a progressive city, ever expanding and innovating. The liberal visa policies and relaxed rules in Dubai attract huge numbers of people every month who arrive in the Emirate for work, visit and fun. Some have different (and often lewd) definitions of these terms than others. There is a dark side to Dubai about which every resident expat, and visitor should know and avoid as much as possible. Once such aspect is prostitution in Dubai.
Although UAE is an islamic country and prostitution, fornication and adultery are illegal and punishable crimes here. However, the free-market approach has created lacunas and loopholes that are exploited by those involve in this “profession”. Prostitution in Dubai is alive and kicking, as strongly as the desert sun that shines in the day.
Prostitutes in Dubai: The Nigerians
There was a report published in Nigerian Political Economist that narrated accounts of Nigerian women working as prostitutes in Dubai. These women, some in their twenties and thirties flock to Dubai with tourist visa, operate as commercial sex workers for months and use the money to buy goods for sale in Nigeria. The report mentioned Astraf Hotel and Rhami Hotel in Deira as part of Dubai sex market where Nigerian women work as commercial sex workers. Their clients are mainly visiting African men including Nigerians, Asians and Arabs.
Nigerian women for reasons bordering on hardship at home have found a lucrative trade in the Dubai sex market. Nigerian women flood Dubai to prostitute. It is called ‘Dubai Runs’. They fly into Dubai, operate as commercial sex workers for a month or two, use the proceeds from their ‘trade’ to buy goods before returning to the Nigeria.
Places to avoid in Dubai
Here is a list of hotels and places that are major contributor to prostitution in Dubai. These places must be avoided especially if you are here with your family. (list from GrapeShisha.com)
Cyclone Club (Al Nasar Leisureland) – also known as United Nations of Prostitution! York Hotel (upstairs bar) Imperial Suites Hotel (Stayin Alive) Panorama Hotel (Jockeys Bar) Regal Plaza Hotel Sea View Hotel (Filipino Bar) Astoria Hotel (TGIT) Hyatt Regency Deira Hotel Hotels near Al Nasr Square Hotels near the Fish roundabout in Deira MarMar Hotel on Yousef Baker Road Radison Blu (Kubu International) Moscow Hotel (Red Square Club) Metropolitan Hotel (Rattlesnakes) Hyatt Regency (Premier Bar)
There are certain massage parlours in Dubai that are also used for prostitution.
While researching for this topic, I saw this hotel coming up in Google search results for the phrase prostitutes in Dubai. Not sure if it is a case of ambitious keywords to target customers or the hotel is involved in the business.
On some men, butea superba extract has a profound effect after just few dosages. It can kickstart testosterone tone for weeks on end. Users should watch out for signs of testosterone overdrive such as deep heartbeat with the slightest sexual thought.
A MAN who was self-conscious about the size of his penis was left unable to have sex after he took matters into his own hands.
By Laura Mitchell / Published 1st June 2015
n a bid to boost his manhood, Szilveszter injected his penis with hot Vaseline.
But the dad-of-two was left writhing in pain after his manhood started bleeding a few months later.
"I was talking to my friend about wanting to lose weight so my penis would look bigger when he replied, 'You don’t need to lose weight – I can help you,’” he explained on the last series of TLC show Extreme Beauty Disasters.
Szilveszter’s friend convinced him that it was a good idea to inject Vaseline into his penis – in a bid to make it look bigger.
“My friend injected my penis with Vaseline. Afterwards I was happy as it looked bigger," said Szilveszter.
But just a few months later, the DIY penis enlargement backfired when he began experiencing problems down below.
“It was painful and bleeding. I went to my GP, but he said he couldn’t help me," said Szilveszter.
"It hurt so much I had to stop having sex with my wife. It was the worst mistake of my life."
Szilveszter turned to Extreme Beauty Disasters resident plastic surgeon Dr Vik Vijh who said there was hope he could be cured – but it wouldn't be easy.
Dr Vijh explained: “Your body has formed scar tissue around the Vaseline because it's a foreign body, your body is trying to ward it off and it gives you these painful lumps, it will soon start to ulcer through the skin.
“The other problem is the foreskin is swelling and splitting – the foreskin is 15 times more swollen than should be.”
The cosmetic surgeon had to peel his penis like a banana to remove the scar tissue underneath.
The Bangkok Yanhee Hospital has been offering penis enlargement surgery for some time. The latest craze, however, are Botox injections into the penis. Prices are about 300 USD. Effects last half year.
Many of these children were known for their famous parent's celebrity status, though their deaths are tragedies no matter the circumstances. Famous children can have a hard time establishing names for themselves to the media. Many try to escape their parents' shadows but fall short of achieving the high statuses to which they've grown accustomed. Due to this, the children born to famous parent often collapse under domicile insecurity. Many of these kids became drug addicts and had long contemplated killing themselves. As a result of their addictions, death by drug overdose became a common behavior for these celebrity offspring.
Hollywood actor Ray Milland lost his son, Daniel Milland, to suicide in 1981. Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon Brando, died by committing suicide at her mother's house. Other suicides by children of celebs include Willie Nelson's son Billy and Paul Newman's kid Scott.
A loss of a child is irreparable and, sadly, these famous people who had these poor children probably never saw it coming.
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Marlon Brando's daughter, Cheyenne Brando, hanged herself in 1995 at age 25. After becoming pregnant, the Tahitian-born model moved with the baby's father, Dag Drollet, to Marlon's house in Los Angeles. Shortly after moving, in 1990, Cheyenne's half-brother, Christian, shot and killed Drollet. After that, Cheyenne's mental state deteriorated until she was diagnosed with schizophrenia, losing custody of her son, Tuki Brando. She hanged herself at the home of her mother, Tarita Teriipaia.
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Gregory Peck was unable to work for two years after the suicide of his son, news reporter Jonathan Peck, in 1975. Jonathan suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At the time, he was going through a broken relationship and dealing with arteriosclerosis and severe fatigue.
Marie Osmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, jumped from the 8th floor of an LA apartment building in 2010. Michael had previously suffered a lifelong battle with depression, and at the age of 16, had gone to rehab for undisclosed reasons. At the time of his suicide, Michael was said to be clean and sober.
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
In 1978, Paul Newman's son, Scott Newman, who was an aspiring actor in his own right, was found dead in a hotel after overdosing on pills and alcohol. He was 28. Scott Newman had issues with drinking and had been arrested for some alcohol-related incidents. He suffered a motorcycle accident in 1978 for which he then also began taking pain pills. On the night of his death, Scott mixed a lethal dose of Valium, alcohol, and other drugs.
L. Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
On October 28, 1976, Quentin Hubbard, son of Scientology mastermind L. Ron Hubbard and his third wife, Mary Sue, was found outside of Las Vegas, unconscious in his car with a tube leading from the exhaust to the window. After his older half-brother, Ron Jr., quit the Church in 1959, Quentin had been groomed by their father to succeed him as the leader of the organization. However, according to former fellow Scientologists, Quentin was gay (or, at least, semen was found in his rectum when he died), which was at odds with Church doctrine and a great source of personal torment. Two weeks after his apparent suicide attempt, he died at 22 years old, having never regained consciousness.
Gloria Vanderbilt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Gloria Vanderbilt's oldest son, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide on July 22, 1988, when he was 23. He jumped from the 14th floor terrace of his mother's Manhattan apartment. In her memoir, Vanderbilt wrote that she believes the suicide was caused by a psychotic episode induced by an allergic relationship to Carter's anti-asthma medication, salbutamol.
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
In 1991, Willie Nelson's son Billy, 33, hanged himself in his family's Tennessee cabin following a period of financial difficulty.
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson's daughter, Nikki Bacharach, suffocated in 2007, at age 40, using a plastic bag and helium. Nikki grew up with emotional issues and, many believe, a then-undiagnosed case of Asperger's syndrome. She struggled through school and her adult life.
Sylvia Plath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
In 2009, 46 years after his mother's own suicide, Sylvia Plath's son, Nicholas Hughes hanged himself. He was 47. Hughes was a successful biologist and a faculty member at UAF, but suffered from depression.
Carroll O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
In 1995, Carroll O'Connor's son, Hugh, committed suicide after a long battle with drug addiction at the age of 32. Hugh had become addicted to painkillers after a battle with cancer, and then eventually moved to harder drugs. He called his father to tell him he was going to end his life. Police arrived at Hugh's home, but it was too late, as he had already shot himself.
Jim Arness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Jim Arness's daughter, Jenny Lee Aurness, committed suicide in 1975, a few weeks shy of her 25th birthday. Arness was said to have been despondent over a previous break-up with Greg Allman, and took a lethal dose of pills.
Charles Boyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
In 1965, actor Charles Boyer's only child, Michael Charles Boyer, committed suicide at age 21 while playing Russian Roulette after a bad breakup. Thirteen years later, Charles Boyer too would take his own life with a lethal dose of seconal.
Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
The proxy burden of fame took actor Louis Jourdan's only child, Louis Henry Jourdan, who committed suicide in 1981. Louis Henry, 29, had suffered for years from a drug problem that created a manic-depressive type of disorder that left him unable to work. His father and mother discovered his body at their home in Bel Air.
Ray Milland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
IN 1981, actor Ray Milland's son, Daniel, shot himself in the head in the bedroom of his Beverly Hills home. No suicide note was found. Milland was said to have a history of drug abuse, and when his roommates had last seen him, they noted he was heavily intoxicated.
Robert Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Robert Taylor's stepson, Michael Theiss, died of a drug overdoes in 1968, a year before the actor lost his battle with cancer. The 23 year-old's body was found by his mother in a Los Angeles motel room.
We are different. For us, the adherents of Kreutz Religion, sex is sacred. Sexual intercourse is religious service. Flirting is worship. Optimal orgasms build our immortal soul. Our karma depends on sexual success. Evolution has a spiritual dimension.
Many of us believe the older we get, the more sex fades away each year. At a young age, we're taught men sexually peak at 18, while women reach their sexual prime time in their 20s, but the truth is, the best sex of our lives is tied to self-confidence. In a study conducted by Natural Cycles, the world's first app to be certified as contraception, researchers found women experience their best orgasm at age 36.
The survey revealed orgasm, feelings of attractiveness, and most enjoyable sex all get better with age, specifically in women 36 and over. Women in their late 30s and above scored 10 percent above the average when it came to confidence and body image; about six out of 10 admitted to having the best, and greatest number of orgasms; and they scored 10 percent higher than the younger age group (23 and younger). About nine out of 10 women in the older age group reported enjoying sex over the last four weeks compared to seven out of 10 in the middle age group (23 to 36).
"Our findings show that although women over the age of 35 engage in sex less frequently than younger age groups, they actually tend to have more and better orgasms," wrote Natural cycles, in their blog.
The researchers surveyed 2,600 women using the standardized McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire methodology. This method was designed to measure aspects of female sexuality that are likely to be affected by changing sex hormone levels. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone play major roles in women's sex drive, with estrogen levels generally declining during perimenopause, eventually falling to a very low level.
The women were divided into three groups: younger, middle, and older, and were asked about various aspects of sexuality, like sexual attractiveness. While women in the older group scored higher than both groups, only four out of 10 women in the middle age group reported being happy with their appearance; seven out of 10 women under 23 said the same. Older women were more self confident about their sexual attractiveness and overall appearance.
When it came to climaxing, only five out of 10 in the younger groups of women had admitted to having more frequent and better orgasms. A little more than half of the youngest group agreed they had great sex over the last four weeks compared to their counterparts. The younger group seemed to be having the least enjoyable sex with limited to no orgasms.
As a whole, women gave mixed responses when it came to sex frequency. Under a third of women surveyed said they had sex twice a week, over one-fifth three times per week, and under one-fifth got intimate just once a week. Moreover, one in three women felt sex should last longer, while one in ten felt that it should be over quicker.
Overall, it seems the older women get, the more fulfilling their sex lives.
A 2016 study presented at the Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Fla., found while women and their partners had lower libidos, these women had a better knowledge and understanding of their bodies, and how they work when it comes to sex. They also felt more comfortable in their skins and bodies. This ability led them to develop a higher self-confidence to express themselves sexually, and to communicate their needs to their partner.
Growing old doesn't mean your sex life is doomed; although the quantity of sex may be less, the quality only gets better.
The world is full of multimillionaires who can't handle money. Because, if you have money, you want to go somewhere where it counts. Not stay in North America or Western Europe.
A Maine man recently began making headlines in the medical world, as Anthony Nature, 28, recently convinced his plastic surgeon to inject Botox into his penis and testicles, causing him to have an erection at all times.
“Mr. Nature has visited me a number of times in the last few years,” said Dr. Carrie Pooler, plastic surgeon at Augusta Health Center. “Tummy tucks, a couple gluteus injections, and now, for the Botox penis injections. This is the first time that anyone has ever asked for this procedure, but I am confident that after Mr. Nature gets the word out, it won’t be the last.”
Nature says that he has never been happier with the results of one of his surgeries.
“I always had a penis that was just average, maybe slightly above average,” said Nature. “Plus, because of my addiction to movie theatre popcorn, I had really bad erectile dysfunction. What I wanted was a bigger, harder penis – longer, not really fuller. Not much, anyway. So I decided that I needed to have the Botox injections into my scrotum and penis. Now I’m erect all the time, and ready to go! The women I sleep with, they’ll never see me soft, so they’ll never know how tiny it is…or was!”
Dr. Pooler says that the Botox, which is actually a poison, will pull the loose skin of Nature’s penis and scrotum back, making the penis appear larger and the scrotum smaller.
“Basically his ol’ bait ‘n’ tackle is looking good, and he’s definitely ready to go,” said Dr. Pooler. “We have a date tonight, actually.”
Nature says that he is extremely happy with his new life, and the constant headaches and difficulty urinating are “totally worth it” in exchange for his newfound giant erection.
This site contains photos of brutality. Semantically and philosophically speaking, the photos are not brutal. What is brutal is the depicted reality.
Things are looking up for guys in the market for a penis enlargement. It appears some researchers from Korea University have found a method that is actually effective—and you don't even have to reply to some sketchy spam email to get it. The results of their research were recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, and it turns out they used the same thing some ladies use for their faces, Restylane. After injecting Restylane into 50 men's penises, they found that there was average increase in circumference (or girth) of 4 cm. That increase still held 18 months later.
The procedure was definitely not without its drawbacks. It required them to use a "hefty" needle to inject an average of 20.5 cc of the Restylane, which is a little under an ounce, using "a back-and-forth technique" into the deep soft tissue layers of the penis. Ouch! But it didn't end there, "the product was then ‘homogenized with a roller.'" That sounds deeply unpleasant—though it's definitely better than surgery and certainly faster than using a penis extender.
Channeling tens of millions of refugees to Europe can kill feminism and Europe. It can do so reliably in the span of two decades. And to aide it is low risk political activism for people with a lot of money. Suited for Qatari and Russian billionaires. Just finance humanitarian efforts, such as rescue vessels on the Mediterranean, or life vests for those who board in Libya.
There’s a long history of using medical language to explain socially unacceptable sexual appetites.
Last month, former congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to charges related to sexing with a 15-year-old, declaring, “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.”
Weiner’s seeming inability to stop sending sexts to a minor, despite all the personal and political consequences he knew he could face, has touched off a debate around the dubious science of sex addiction. Weiner’s actions put him in a long line of famous men — from Tiger Woods to David Duchovney to Josh Duggar — who argue that their sexual behavior reflects an addiction.
For the most part, modern medical professionals are skeptical about the science of sex addiction. But there’s a long tradition of using medical language to explain socially unacceptable sexual appetites.
Sex addiction as we currently understand it became part of the public discussion around 1980, as Barry Reay, Nina Attwood and Claire Gooder of the University of Aukland explained in a 2012 paper.
After the country had experimented with two decades of free love, disco clubs and shifting gender and sex roles, there was a serious pushback to sexual promiscuity, particularly coming from conservative Christians and certain strains of feminism. Rising concern about addictions to drugs, alcohol and gambling provided an easy way to talk about destructive sexual behavior. The term “sexual addiction” was broad enough to encompass any sort of sexual thought or action that made people feel guilty or ashamed.
“Its success as a concept lay with its medicalization, both as a self-help movement in terms of self-diagnosis, and as a rapidly growing industry of therapists on hand to deal with the new disease,” Reay and his colleagues wrote.
Today, when we talk about sexual addiction, we’re often talking about the danger of people retreating from “real life.” Framing it as addiction helps us understand why men like Weiner and Woods would wreck their marriages and careers for fleeting encounters. Checklists of sexual addiction symptoms include items like “thinking of sex to the detriment of other activities” and “neglecting obligations such as work, school or family in pursuit of sex.”
A long history of pathologizing sex
For thousands of years, doctors have worried that excessive or inappropriate sexual behavior would harm men’s ability to function in productive, socially appropriate ways. In the days of early Christianity, cultural studies scholar Elizabeth Stephens explains, medical texts warned that “excessive” ejaculation depleted masculinity.
She quotes historian Peter Brown’s description of the belief among Roman doctors that “no normal man might actually become a woman, but each man trembled forever on the brink of becoming ‘womanish.’ His flickering heat was an uncertain force.”
If the link between ejaculation and weakness was a longstanding concern, it took on a sudden new urgency in the 19th century, Stephens wrote. In the 1830s, French physician Claude-François Lallemand “discovered” spermatorrhea, a malady roughly comparable to sex addiction. Noting the asymmetrical testes of a man who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage, he concluded that the unfortunate man’s troubles began with the excessive discharge of semen.
Suddenly doctors were seeing spermatorrhea everywhere. Doctors compiled long lists of the purported disease’s symptoms, including decreased sexual desire, “erections and emissions upon slightest excitement,” nervous asthma, cowardice, poor memory and insanity.
Doctors believed the most significant cause of spermatorrhea was masturbation, Stephens wrote. The treatments ranged from exercise and cold bathing to injections of acetate of lead, blistering of the penis, and occasionally, castration.
Stephens argued that “many of the concerns about non-reproductive male sexual practices in the nineteenth century derive from an unease about modern indulgences making men soft, weak, incontinent, and undisciplined.”
Race, class and sexual panic
In the 19th-century U.S., this medical panic had a lot to do with a rapidly changing society. Middle-class young men were leaving rural areas and seeking upward mobility in the growing cities. Historian Kevin J. Mumford explained that this new freedom demanded individual self-control. Reformers warned that men who succumbed to urban vice “were likely to be found wanting in virtually all manly endeavors, especially in the pursuit of profit,” he wrote.
If spermatorrhea was a great threat, being susceptible to it was also seen as a mark of civilization and racial superiority. Nineteenth-century racial “science” held that black men were utterly lacking in self-control and prone to becoming rapists, yet they were in no danger of the physical and mental damage that sexual licentiousness caused white men. That meant, Mumford wrote, that by exercising sexual self-restraint, men “not only avoided sexual disorders but also distinguished themselves as white.”
Medical attitudes toward women’s sexuality also took a sharp turn in the 19th century. Before then, according to historian Carol Groneman, Western doctors generally believed women were as lewd and lascivious as men, and that female orgasm was necessary for pregnancy. But as men left their farms and home workshops for jobs in the industrializing economy, cultural belief in the differences between men and women’s sexual desires grew. Now, middle-class white women were seen as naturally nurturing and civilizing, and excessive female sexual desire was a threat to social order.
Groneman described an 1856 account by a gynecologist of a married 24-year-old woman who came to him complaining about her lascivious dreams about men other than her husband. The doctor instructed her to reduce her intake of meat, take cold enemas and swab her vagina with a borax solution. “If she continued in her present habits of indulgence, it would probably become necessary to send her to an asylum,” he wrote.
In other cases, gynecologists treated what they now termed nymphomania —defined rather ambiguously as “excessive” female sexual desire — with surgery, removing women’s ovaries and clitorises.
By the turn of the 20th century, Groneman writes, nymphomania was closely tied to all kinds of “dangerous” female behavior, including lesbianism, prostitution and agitating for economic and political rights.
For both women and men, the concept of sexual disorders in the past was broad enough to encompass all manner of social and economic upheaval. That’s still true today. As the cases of Weiner and other prominent men suggest, we can use “sex addiction” to mean being bad at monogamy, committing actual sexual crimes, or simply lacking the self-control to put long-term goals ahead of momentary pleasure.
The truth is, psychiatrists now generally don’t consider sexual addiction to be a real disorder. The American Psychiatric Association left it out of the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders after studies found little evidence to support the “addiction” label. For example, people who exhibit the behaviors we call sexual addiction don’t show the same patterns in brain activity as those who are addicted to drugs. “Sexual addiction” may actually be a loose collection of traits like high sex drive and lack of impulse control.
But history suggests that the way we think about sexual disorders isn’t just about medical evidence. It’s about our understanding of self-control, and the expectations we have for how men and women are “normally” supposed to behave.
Alt-rights that are against Third World immigrants, against Muslim refugees, or against gay men got it wrong. Feminism is the enemy. Nothing else. And because women are natural cowards, the more violence there is, the quicker they will abandon feminism.
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