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2013-01-27 09:40:33 PM
4 votes:
Woman's orgasm: A beautiful, life affirming, deeply profound and mystical experience which should be cherished and celebrated.

Man's orgasm: A depraved act by a filthy degenerate wanker.
2013-01-27 10:22:36 PM
3 votes:
FTA: In the denouement to Becky's session, following a second explosive orgasm that did not quite reach my foot, the flushed 31-year-old yoga instructor showered and got dressed. Then she sat down with me next to a table bearing a crystal ball and tarot-like Oracle Cards. "It doesn't feel sexual at all," she says, wearing a blissed-out expression

It is sexual, you are a john and the person you paid for sex is a prostitute.

There's nothing necessarily WRONG with that, but I dislike how we perceive anything to do with a woman's sexuality as wholesome and pure, while anything involving a man's is creepy and perverted. The fact that she got more out of the transaction than just an orgasm doesn't change that - many prostitutes offer ancillary benefits (massages, the girlfriend experience, etc) as well. I worked behind the front desk of a hotel for a few years and spoke with plenty of prostitutes (management felt that as long as they were discreet it was OK). Many of them describe the job as being about half therapist.
2013-01-27 11:57:35 PM
2 votes:
*** SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT ***

So, at the end, the chick pisses on the reporter's shoe.

Hey mommy's basement dwellers! In your new training film packet you got in the mail, that's not woman nut gravy coming out, that's piss.
2013-01-27 11:01:53 PM
2 votes:
I would put good money down that a simple gender swap on the subject matter would have the article transformed from a sultry expose of candles and New Age music and goddesses to a polemic on the sexual abuse these poor women must have gone through to be reduced to pleasuring men in the name of "therapy", culminating with a horrifying anecdote about the man's ejaculate landing on the writer's shoe, violating her body. But her mind had already been violated long before that.
2013-01-27 10:48:28 PM
2 votes:

misanthropologist:

Btw, check out Chester Brown's awesome graphic novel Paying For It.


Fantastic and honest book. How many of the world's problems - jealousy, murder, spousal abuse, child molestation, divorce, etc, etc, etc, could be mitigated if not done away with if that model of prostitution was the norm?

Are there any stats regarding Canada's sex crime rates vs. places where hooking is strictly penalized?

The one feminist canard - that porn causes rape - has been roundly impeached by the fact that the more accessible and ubiquitous porn has become, the rates of sex crimes has precipitously declined.
2013-01-27 10:37:09 PM
2 votes:

Gunther: FTA: In the denouement to Becky's session, following a second explosive orgasm that did not quite reach my foot, the flushed 31-year-old yoga instructor showered and got dressed. Then she sat down with me next to a table bearing a crystal ball and tarot-like Oracle Cards. "It doesn't feel sexual at all," she says, wearing a blissed-out expression

It is sexual, you are a john and the person you paid for sex is a prostitute.

There's nothing necessarily WRONG with that, but I dislike how we perceive anything to do with a woman's sexuality as wholesome and pure, while anything involving a man's is creepy and perverted. The fact that she got more out of the transaction than just an orgasm doesn't change that - many prostitutes offer ancillary benefits (massages, the girlfriend experience, etc) as well. I worked behind the front desk of a hotel for a few years and spoke with plenty of prostitutes (management felt that as long as they were discreet it was OK). Many of them describe the job as being about half therapist.


Good points. Just like defining what is and is not "sexual" (think of the late 1800s manual stimulation to relieve hysteria, which was not considered sexual at all, but rather medical), the relationships between the people in this story are wholly defined by cultural categories. Many folks will say this is clearly prostitution, and clearly sexual - but it doesn't have to be. The moralizing against and marginalization of sex work(ers) is a bigger contributor to the crappy side effects of the business - the risk, the bad dates, the shame - than the actual acts or even the exchange of money for physical interaction.

Btw, check out Chester Brown's awesome graphic novel Paying For It.
2013-01-27 10:27:47 PM
2 votes:
Wow, $497 to light a fire, set out some crystals, play some Yanni on the stereo, and masturbate a ditzy woman's brains out. You could pick a worse career path.
2013-01-27 10:24:36 PM
2 votes:
God, why do people have to complicate the shiat out of sex???
2013-01-27 09:47:14 PM
2 votes:
Her back arcs, butt hovering in the air, and clear liquid begins spraying out from between her legs. With this, a droplet of ejaculate lands on my shoe.

Hawt. Had a GF who squirted regularly. Best. Sex. EVAR.
2013-01-27 09:39:03 PM
2 votes:
Women read erotica to explore their sexuality-good, men watch porn because they are perverts-bad.
Got it.
2013-01-28 03:13:54 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Tumunga: *** SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT ***

So, at the end, the chick pisses on the reporter's shoe.

Hey mommy's basement dwellers! In your new training film packet you got in the mail, that's not woman nut gravy coming out, that's piss.

If you'd ever been with a squirter you'd know that's not true. Female ejaculate is clear (slightly cloudy), not yellow, and it smells nothing like piss.


Sorry, son. It's piss. Women have nothing up their snatch that is the female version of the prostate. If you're with a squiter, you know from now on she's pissing on you. In some cultures, it's acceptable. Enjoy getting pissed on.

For you Farkers, If the piss is coming out yellow, she's a little dehydrated, and needs some water. If it's cloudy, she has a bladder infection. Get her some cranberry juice.
2013-01-28 10:25:46 AM
1 votes:
"Pussy really is the main motivating factor in all of humankind. It really is. It's what gets shiat built. [reacting to applause from the audience]: I'm not 'yeah' for pussy. This is a flaw in the system, don't clap for it! [I'm] saying, they know that is a catalyst, and that's why religion and government have to control supply and demand of pussy. And they do that by heaping shame upon you should you want to give away more than the 'federally allocated recommended daily allowance of pussy'. "Oh, she wants to suck more than one dick?! Whore! Shun your natural instinct, whore, or nothing'll get built." - It comes down to production, it really does. They have to keep that pussy like a dangling carrot, something that's hard to get so he keeps running on the treadmill, building more shiat, sending out more boxes to the dollar store, pointless shiat that no one needs. - That's why cocaine is illegal: it makes pussy too easy to get." - Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope - Pussy Shame & Cocaine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAYNwC-aMgQ
2013-01-28 12:38:29 AM
1 votes:

Tumunga: *** SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT ***

So, at the end, the chick pisses on the reporter's shoe.

Hey mommy's basement dwellers! In your new training film packet you got in the mail, that's not woman nut gravy coming out, that's piss.


If you'd ever been with a squirter you'd know that's not true. Female ejaculate is clear (slightly cloudy), not yellow, and it smells nothing like piss.
2013-01-27 11:37:00 PM
1 votes:

misanthropologist: Many folks will say this is clearly prostitution, and clearly sexual - but it doesn't have to be


I agree. Paying for gratification is prostitution. Paying for sexual education, or help with psycho-sexual problems is... something else. Just because part of the therapy might take the form of sex, or include some sexual contact doesn't mean the services are the same.

Not that I have a problem with either service being practiced, but they are functionally different.
2013-01-27 11:21:12 PM
1 votes:

He_Hate_Me: "Ben intensifies his hand movements and then yells, 'Push it out! Let it go! Surrender to the process!'"

Sounds like my boss


"Re-prioritize your action items, Becky!"

Gunther: Many of them describe the job as being about half therapist.


While I do think that there's a niche to be filled by a class of legitimate licensed therapist that deals with helping people (especially couples) resolve sexual problems in a... ahem... hands-on approach, I don't think crystals, past lives, or clairvoyance have any place in the process.

I think the main problem here is that these people have an idea of what they want to accomplish, but have no actual research to base their practice on. It may seem silly to legitimize their new-age nonsense now, but if you give it a decade or two, actual doctors may get behind the idea and draw up a legitimate framework for the process.

Podmore: [zeldalily.com image 325x609]
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Are those the shoes she was wearing in the interview? I need to know for my... it's important.
2013-01-27 10:31:45 PM
1 votes:

stiletto_the_wise: Wow, $497 to light a fire, set out some crystals, play some Yanni on the stereo, and masturbate a ditzy woman's brains out. You could pick a worse career path.


I am in the wrong line of work.

This brings up stories of Victorian doctors who would "relieve" women of their stresses with similar gynecological manipulation.  One got so tired of it he invented a vibratory device that worked much better than his hands.
2013-01-27 10:19:21 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: "Let your goddess out!"

Unfortunately for him, my goddess turned out to be Kali.
2013-01-27 10:17:41 PM
1 votes:
$400?
How about a Tony Robbins self help cd and a Butterfly Kiss 'massager'? Serves the same purpose and is less than $50 for the pair.
2013-01-27 10:15:06 PM
1 votes:
"Ben intensifies his hand movements and then yells, 'Push it out! Let it go! Surrender to the process!'"

Sounds like my boss
2013-01-27 09:58:44 PM
1 votes:

UsikFark: loonatic112358: Richard Freckle: I don't know about you guys but I'm just going to yell "rub your cl1t!" more often.

Yea, but you likely sound like Gilbert Gottfried when you try that, instead drop your voice as low as you can, then look her in the eyes and tell her rub your clit in a manner that sounds like it should be backed by smooth jazz music.

The article uses the phrase "Sexual Healing" about a dozen times.


clearly a hint
2013-01-27 09:49:56 PM
1 votes:
why does no one ever remember their past life where they were a serf, or a slave? No, they always remember being someone bloody important
2013-01-27 09:35:47 PM
1 votes:
"following a second explosive orgasm that did not quite reach my foot"

Come again?
2013-01-27 09:31:40 PM
1 votes:
So, Salon is subscribing to Kristen's Collection, now?
2013-01-27 09:30:34 PM
1 votes:
What a lucky SOB that guy is.
2013-01-27 09:27:53 PM
1 votes:
That New Age stuff isn't really my cup of tea, but they sounded like nice people. More power to them.
 
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