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Cultivating Extraordinary Relationships w/ Shivoso Pheonix ~ ATTMind Radio Ep. 11

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Shivoso Pheonix joins ATTMind Radio this week to speak about what it means to create an extraordinary relationship and the most common hurdles we face in achieving such a connection; the influence childhood experiences have on how we relate as adults; the “deeper purpose of relationships”; polyamory & monogamy; and the transcendental power of lovemaking.

Shivoso is relationship coach with 4+ years  studying with Charles Muir and the Source School of Tantra until becoming an ACTE (Advanced Certified Tantric Educator) and 10 years of studying and teaching all aspects of relationships including the psychology, physiology, cultural influences and spiritual dimensions.

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Homophobes WAY more likely to Love the Cock: Study Finds

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If you hate gays, chances are you’re gay too!  That’s what a landmark study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology discovered all the way back in 1996. The authors wrote: “Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.”

The study evaluated a group of heterosexually identified males. The men were questioned as to their level of anxiety regarding homosexuals. The men were then shown three different types of pornography: straight, lesbian, and gay. During their viewing a device was attached to their penises to measure arousal.

The shocking result was that men who exhibited homophobic tendencies were guaranteed to get a red-hot boner from the gay porno.

This study also sheds light on the otherwise seemingly bizarre phenomena of anti-gay politicians turning out to be queer as folk.

Homophobes are also more likely to die earlier than the tolerant.

But if homophobia has been linked to a shorter lifespan, and given the staggering list of homosexual behavior observed within the animal kingdom, the question remains: If homophobia is so bad then why on earth did God make human homosexuality (along with many forms of fashion, fat-eating, tattooing, and many other common things) a sin?  … Read the rest

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Natural Sex & The Distinguished Man w/ Sasha Cobra ~ ATTMind Radio Ep. 8

Sash cobra promo picThis week's guest is Sasha Cobra, internationally-recognized teacher on human sexuality and what it means to act in alignment with one's authenticity.

With a lucid quality, Sasha articulates a model for human integrity as it pertains to Relating, Sexuality and Spirituality. We also discuss masculine and feminine energies in the body and in the universe, the most common hurdle men and woman face in their early stages of maturation, how this model fits into the LGBT community, and what she means when she says "Natural Sexuality".

This was a great learning experience for me and I am grateful to share it with you.
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Why You Should Hide Your Virginity

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Hartwig HKD (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Via the Black Pill:

For all of you virgin men out there like me you should never let anyone know that you are a virgin.  Lie about it.  Do whatever it takes although there are many cases where less is more since most people aren’t thinking about your sex life.  Here’s an example of why you should never let anyone know you’re a virgin in real life.

A HOSPITAL worker was so upset after being branded a 35-year-old virgin that he left his job claiming sex discrimination.

Frenchman Christophe Lepeltier said his life was made a misery by a whispering campaign at Lothian Health Board.

The cleaner, who worked at Edinburgh’s Eye Pavilion, was the butt of jokes about his sexuality, his nationality and claims that he had HIV.

He moved to another hospital – but found that the bizarre rumours had got there ahead of him.

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Sexuality & Power

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What is normal sex? Who decides? Why has power dominated pleasure in the history of sexuality? From the pederasty of the ancient Greeks to radical feminists in the 2oth century, sex has always been a reflection of the struggle for power in society. In ‘Sexuality & Power‘, Professor Véronique Mottier unveils the truth of what goes on behind closed doors in this free online course from IAI.tv.

The details of the course can be found here – or see the whole list of IAI Academy courses here.

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It turns out male sexuality is just as fluid as female sexuality

Why is it that women can retain their heterosexuality if they kiss, but if men do the same they’re labeled gay? David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC

Why is it that women can retain their heterosexuality if they kiss, but if men do the same they’re labeled gay?
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By Jane Ward, University of California, Riverside

If women can kiss women and still be straight, what about men?

Some scholars have argued that female sexual desires tend to be fluid and receptive, while men’s desires – regardless of whether men are gay or straight – tend to be inflexible and unchanging. Support for this notion permeates popular culture. There are countless examples of straight-identified female actresses and pop stars kissing or caressing other women – from Madonna and Britney to Iggy and J-Lo – with little concern about being perceived as lesbians. When the Christian pop star Katy Perry sang in 2008 that she kissed a girl and liked it, nobody seriously doubted her heterosexuality.

The story is different for men. The sexuality of straight men has long been understood by evolutionary biologists, and, subsequently, the general public, as subject to a visceral, nearly unstoppable impulse to reproduce with female partners.… Read the rest

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The Solipsism of Evangelical Morality

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Joel Penner (CC BY 2.0)

Morgan Guyton writes at Patheos:

“Against you alone have I sinned.” These words from Psalm 51:4 are attributed to the Israelite king David speaking to God after he knocked up another man’s wife and had that man betrayed and murdered on the battlefield. Many evangelical pastors have praised this verse for how it names sin, but I consider it to be one of the most morally problematic verses in the Bible. It does do a very good job of encapsulating the solipsistic morality that I grew up with as an evangelical, in which sin had nothing to do with hurting other people and everything to do with whether or not I was displeasing God. Solipsism describes the delusion that I am the only person who actually exists in the universe. While I can’t blame anyone in particular for instilling me with this mindset, I grew up viewing morality as though the universe consisted of just God and me walking through a minefield of temptations, whether they were female bodies, drugs, or other objects.

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Animal Sex: How Octopuses Do It

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Joseph Castro Via Live Science:

Often considered the smartest invertebrates (animals without backbones) on the planet, octopuses can use tools, unscrew jar lids and tightly control their body color to match their surroundings. They use this sharp intelligence especially in situations of survival — including when they are trying to avoid getting eaten by their hungry mates.

Octopuses come in all shapes and sizes and inhabit diverse regions of the ocean. There are about 100 different species of octopuses in the genus Octopus, and at least another 150 species in other genera, said Jennifer Mather, a cephalopod expert at the University of Lethbridge in Canada. Scientists have witnessed the mating behavior of only about a dozen species, she added.

The marine animals have very short lives, generally lasting only a few years long and sometimes as short as 6 months. They spend their youth alone, eating and growing before reaching sexual maturity.

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How Having a Foursome Opened Up My Relationship

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Stuart Richards (CC BY-ND 2.0)

via AlterNet:

My boyfriend and I were happily monogamous. We had been together for nearly a year. And until the day it happened, the idea of having sex with other people was just a thought experiment, something we talked about for fun. It was never something we were actually going to do.

Such is the case for most American adults.  According to a recent study, 56 percent of women and 83 percent of men have a fantasy of having sex with someone other than a current spouse or partner.  It’s so widespread that the researchers deemed it a common fantasy. And for most people, it remains a fantasy — a naughty mental space in which the mind can wander, and stay for a while.  It usually doesn’t turn into reality — but it did for me.

My fantasy of a foursome began after college.

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Sex Coaching – From Shame to Shamanism

sarah rose brightSarah Rose Bright is a sex coach far beyond the vanilla kind.

“Conventional sex therapy just deals with talking,” she explained in a recent interview with The Eternities podcast. “A lot of people carry a lot of fear, a lot of shame and tension, and all sorts of things that are difficult to address with talking only. For many people, a more practical approach can take them a lot further.”

Sarah talks in the interview of how her own life was transformed via an intensive course of sexual self-development that began with her attendance on a Tantra workshop for her thirtieth birthday. Instantly, she knew she had found her calling.

She now has more than ten years experience as a somatic sex coach and sex educator, with training in sexological bodywork, NLP, Tantra, shamanism, and Taoism, and the tutelage of sexual pioneers such as Dr Patti Britton, Barbara Carrellas and Joseph Kramer.… Read the rest

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