Ah! The New Car Smell of (Loveless) Romance

September 14, 2014

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You know how you feel when your latest romance loses that new car smell?  Dear Abby knows. DEAR ABBY: I’m in desperate need of help. I have been with my girlfriend for four years. With every long-term relationship, there are bound to be issues.  I haven’t felt loved by her in a long time, and I think I have fallen out of love with her. I can’t even tell her that I love her anymore because I don’t want to lie. When we make love, it’s dull and boring. I want to feel the way I used to about her. When I was near her, my hairs used to stand up, my heart would race, my body would quiver and I would never want to let her go. How can I feel that way about her again? For many sexual futurists the situation is all too familiar.  Someone has (again!) mistaken sexual attraction and titillation (the excitation to physicality) for the ability to safely share one's life with another (intimacy).  It's like mistaking being "in love" for genuinely loving someone.  In modern circles of a more vulgar bent, the "problem" is expressed with the acronym "SOP,"...

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Prostitution & American Business: Times Have Changed

September 6, 2014

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You have to have been living under a rock to not known by now that Elon Musk (left, at right) recently chose the Reno area of northern Nevada as the site of his new "gigafactory."  Billions of dollars in development and thousands of jobs make up the largest business development in the area's history taking place amidst background of gnashing of teeth from California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.  But few attended to the sexual subtext in the story of the gigadeal.  From the RGJ:  "There are two ways to look at Lance Gilman of Storey County, Nev., the businessman whose Reno-area industrial center is set to house Tesla's massive gigafactory. To some, he is a major player when it comes to economic development in Nevada, a state that is still clawing its way out of a recession. To others, Gilman is also seen as a flesh peddler — he's owner of the famous Mustang Ranch brothel, legally operated...just east of Reno....  ...Gilman got into the brothel business about a decade ago with his Wild Horse Canyon Ranch brothel. He later bought the Mustang Ranch, which was previously owned by the notorious Joe Conforte — who escaped to...

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Your Baby Boy’s Health

August 21, 2014

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We plant trees for our grandchildren, the old saying goes.  The idea here is a selfless act that prudently provides for a future we may never live to see.  Parents who have baby boys have a similar challenge with a health issue that also requires us to consider a future we may never live to see but that can dramatically affect a boy's life in the future.  As reported by Men's Journal: Prostate cancer among young men has increased sixfold in the past 20 years, according to a new University of Michigan analysis. Even scarier, the disease usually spreads faster and is deadlier in guys younger than 55 compared to men in their 70s and 80s. "The type of prostate cancer younger men get seems to be more aggressive than the 'typical' prostate cancer, which is often slow growing and non-life-threatening," says Dr. Robert Mordkin, chief of urology and director of robotic surgery at Virginia Hospital Center, who was not involved in this research. Researchers aren't sure why rates have gone up but doubt that increased rate of cancer screenings are the culprit for these numbers.  In the article cited above the recommendation is to increase screenings, especially for men...

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