While the participants in this study were, on average, in their seventies, the findings could be helpful for any of us in sexually active relationships regardless of our age. That is, even if we're not yet in our post-retirement years, now is as good of a time as any to consider whether we hold too-narrow definitions of sex, and whether our sexual activity could look and feel more pleasurable and more satisfying if we expanded our definitions to include more physical intimacy. … [Read more...] about The Best (Sex) Is Yet to Come?
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The key takeaway here is that the “biases are bad” claim is more than a bit misleading. Bias is neither inherently good nor bad. Biases can clearly come with upsides—they improve decision-making efficiency. However, when the accuracy of the decision is of utmost importance, over-reliance on our initial judgment may cause us to seek out information to support it and neglect information that is inconsistent with it. This can create a confirmation bias that, when the stakes are high, may lead to disastrous outcomes. … [Read more...] about Biases Are Neither All Good nor All Bad
the rise of “open access” journals the creation of online repositories for unpublished manuscripts Open access at its most fundamental simply means that nobody should have to pay to read the results of scientific studies. The general rationale is that if my tax dollars paid for the grant, I should be able to see the results without having to have a journal subscription or use my credit card number to get past a paywall on a website. Furthermore, by allowing anyone to access the paper you are leveling the playing field so that all researchers can compete equally, regardless of the budget of their university library. Importantly, in an effort to increase the availability of critical new data, many scientific journals that are not normally open access have made COVID-19 research papers freely available. … [Read more...] about How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research
Hopefully, there will be an effective vaccine in a matter of months that enough people will take in order to produce sufficient herd immunity. But until then, we all need to focus on keeping ourselves and each other as safe as possible, and that means not getting distracted by practices that might seem protective, but actually may ultimately be useless, or worse actually increase risk. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and Security Theater
What about OBEs that actually occur during cannabis use? Many users report changes in bodily sense, including familiar-sounding vibrations, or the classic "vibrational state." "I feel a vibration or tingling sensation in some or all of my body that I can tell is not an actual muscle tremor by looking at my body" (Tart 1971 p118-19). Others describe becoming larger or smaller, as I did in my own first OBE; others become heavier or lighter. "My body may feel very light or even feel as if I float up into the air when stoned" (Tart 1971 p 111). Full OBEs also occur, and drug use websites are full of fascinating descriptions, though they do tend to be deeply weird. Here’s one example of someone who filled a hot bath, began to experience buzzing and ringing in the ears, and then wrote: … [Read more...] about Psychedelics and the Out-of-Body Experience