Category Archives: Sexology

Talking about sex

It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been engaging in discussions elsewhere in cyberspace, mainly combating Christian conservatives (futile, I know, but I had my reasons), until the plug was pulled by a nervous moderator. The subject? Children’s … Continue reading

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Junk memes

An article in yesterday’s ‘Age’ carries good news, the Egyptian government has finally decided to outlaw female circumcision, although I have to say it is outrageous it took them so long. What prompted the decision was the death of a … Continue reading

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The feeling function

Seeing as DePayens mentioned the feeling function I thought I should open a thread on the subject. The first thing I want to do is point to the work of Carl Rogers who suggested there were five levels. The article … Continue reading

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The problem with genitals

I was watching an episode of Lost and the character of Sun is asked about the conception of her child. She is embarrassed and does not want to talk about it, however she is clearly delighted about the fact she … Continue reading

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Reich, orgasm and urdhvareta

One area that is somewhat ignored in Integral Theory to date is the significance of the psychosexual stream to overall development. One thing I appreciate Wilber for is in pointing out the difference between the Ascender and Descender biases and … Continue reading

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The Internet porn revolution

As a society we are still infected by the sex negative attitudes of the Judeo-Christians. We still think sex is still somehow ‘wrong’. We may have moved on from regarding sex for pleasure as sin, but we still think the … Continue reading

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Hypersexuality and moral confusion

Came across an interesting report whilst researching the effects of Ice (methamphetamine) on sexual urges. It was an unexpected result of my search because it was a discussion of the incidence of hypersexuality in children with bipolar disorder. The link … Continue reading

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Kids on sex education in Oz

I was very encouraged by debate on TV last night (Insight, SBS). The topic was sex and teens. I suppose I’m encouraged because the teens largely agreed with what I’ve been saying in regards to sex education. The program focused … Continue reading

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Pheromones and puberty

Just thought I’d add this piece of information to the integral sexology thread. Some recent research into the efects of divorce on children came up with some unexpected results. It seems that divorce and the introduction of non-related males into … Continue reading

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Age of consent, British magazine article

Just read an article in the latest issue of Diva, a lesbian magazine based in England. It contains an article on a new phenomenon, under age girls experimenting with lesbian sex with their friends. The article suggested that whilst some … Continue reading

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