Women in this study noted that when they had sex when they were younger - again using the "sex as intercourse" definition - it was for their husband's sake and/or in order to procreate. Their descriptions of sex were functional and void of any discourse around pleasure. … [Read more...] about The Best (Sex) Is Yet to Come?
Liver transplant why is it needed
The authors claim that theirs is the first study to examine the link between COVID-19 and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as to explore intentional COVID-19 exposure. Their study found that 83 U.S. adults (9.2% of their sample) reported intentionally exposing themselves to COVID-19. Given how contagious the virus is, the authors contend this has enormous public health implications. … [Read more...] about Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19
What security theater can do is distract us from our anxiety and worry, from the unknown and unpredictable nature of this scary new world. Thus, although these things might reduce our anxiety, we need to ask whether they demonstrably decrease risk. Furthermore, if these things divert attention and resources from the simple public health measures we all know work, and provide a false sense of security, they could actually do more harm than good. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and Security Theater
Determining what are licit or illicit drugs in the United States and other countries is a matter of political policy, not policies based in therapeutic considerations or dangers to self or society. If this were not the case, nicotine and alcohol would be illegal, and cannabis and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) would not. Attitudes about drugs and psychoactive plants/mushrooms change with cultural and epochal mores and in all probability will continue to change. The role of culture and ethos in determining what plants or drugs may be used and what may not is highlighted by the suppression of the psychedelic/entheogens during the last 50 years. In the 1950’s the hallucinogens were called psychomimetics because they were believed to imitate psychosis. … [Read more...] about Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma