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Re: sexist pharmacist linkadge

Posted by yxibow on July 10, 2008, at 2:33:01

In reply to Re: sexist pharmacist, posted by linkadge on July 9, 2008, at 21:41:54

> >You don't have to have sex to live a full and >productive life;
> Ok, what about vision? Its not necessary for life, but nevertheless an arguably very positive component of it. My blind roomate lives a full and productive life. If a necessary pill were to cause vision loss, most people would try to avoid that side effect.
> >I'm sure that there are plenty of people who >would disagree as they cannot conceive of life >without sex -- it is a defining part of their >persona -- but believe me, there is a larger >truth.
> It is impossable to know just how any one individual's sexual health factors into their own personal emotional and mental health. For some individuals, sexual health is a cricial component of their mental health. There are hormones released during sexual activity that may have healing effects on the brain. For myself, I simply sleep better if I am capable.
> >Would you rather be Mother Theresa or Paris >Hilton? ;)
> This statement is really nonsensicle. There is a lot of imbetween. To assume that any individual with a functional sexual life is some sort of moron is silly.
> I think that to suggest that somebody is 'wrong' for trying to regain normal and healthy sexual function is strange. Its a natural part of life that everybody should be entitled to. I really don't see how any individual who distains from sex such is really any better than another individual.
> When I was on SSRI's I felt the same way. Not only did I loose my interest entirely, I even began to think of sex as being discusting and primitive. Oh, sure, sex is primitive to a certain extent, but so are a lot of things.
> But, alas upon discontinuation I realized that (for me) an orgasm is theraputic. So what?
> Linkadge

You know, you make some important points there -- I know we disagree on some medical topics, but Freud wasn't all wrong.

I don't know where I inherited my ideology (other than my OCD and perhaps the lack of overt sexuality of my folks, who I don't blame one way or the other, its just how some people express themselves) that sex was something to do it, get it (whatever act) done and over with and then obsess about how wrong it was.

Its a natural part of human society, and despite repression by religion in many parts of the world, I bet if you took an anonymous survey, most all of the world has masturbated at least once in their life.

So break out the videos and the magazines (whatever sexuality you are) and enjoy yourself. It is a release from anxiety, or it certainly can be if you get past your own feelings of guilt.

-- tidings





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