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Sex researchers shed light on unpopular sex acts
Reuters ^ | 5/7/05 | Amy Kalin

Posted on 05/08/2005 3:09:58 PM PDT by wagglebee

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - From bondage to "breath play" and zoophilia, it's not easy keeping up with society's fast-developing sexual trends.

That's why some of North America's top sexologists are hunkered down with academics and therapists at a Fisherman's Wharf hotel this weekend: to swap findings about everything from teens with underwear fetishes to transgender couples.

"These couples have problems that I didn't know how to deal with," said Olga Perez Stable Cox, president of the Western U.S. region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. "You have to understand the culture, otherwise you're an outsider, and you don't get it."

The theme for the society's four-day conference is "Unstudied, Understudied And Underserved Sexual Communities." Presentations range from discussions from autoerotic asphyxiation, or "breath play," to zoophiles, or animal lovers, to more mainstream topics like sex motives of dating partners.

"Let me tell you, it was not easy finding these pictures," Hunter College professor Jose E. Nanin told his audience in a seminar about "specialized" sexual behavior among gay men.

Nanin's photos are more than an explicit how-to of exhibitionism and sadomasochism, he says; they are examples of safe alternatives to sexual intercourse that need to be de-stigmatized in order to fight diseases like HIV/AIDS.

Researchers say their greater goal is to help the medical community, the public and legislators figure out what behavior is merely out of the norm versus downright dangerous.

"As sex researchers, one of our concerns is distinguishing what can be harmful and what is not -- so that instead of being based on myth, public policy can be informed," said Charlene Muehlenhard, professor of psychology and women's studies at The University of Kansas.

When authorities caught a Midwestern U.S. teenage boy stealing girls' underwear, they immediately demonized his underwear fetish, Pennsylvania State University researcher Patricia Barthalow Kosch said. Many clinicians attribute the boy's crime more to broken family relations. The crime was theft, not his sexual fantasies, conference attendees said.

Teen sexuality draws sensational headlines, but suffers from a lack of academic study, researchers said.

Kim Openshaw, a psychology professor at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, who studies teenage sex offenders, said the limited amount of research so far has found that girls make up only 5 to 10 percent of all underage sex offenders.

The numbers are underreported, Openshaw says, because many people are reluctant to acknowledge the problem.

Victims of girl sex offenders tend to be in the immediate family circle. Most perpetrators are victims of family abuse. By contrast, boy sex offenders tend to be more macho, violent and attack outside of their immediate family.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: disorders; fetishes; homosexualagenda; perversion; psychology; sex; sexoffenders; sodomalert
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When authorities caught a Midwestern U.S. teenage boy stealing girls' underwear, they immediately demonized his underwear fetish, Pennsylvania State University researcher Patricia Barthalow Kosch said. Many clinicians attribute the boy's crime more to broken family relations. The crime was theft, not his sexual fantasies, conference attendees said.

The leftists will find a way to justify anything.

1 posted on 05/08/2005 3:09:59 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee
That's why some of North America's top sexologists are hunkered down with academics and therapists at a Fisherman's Wharf hotel this weekend: to swap findings about everything from teens with underwear fetishes to transgender couples.

Presumably these blighters never realised there are some things which one is better off not knowing. I for one, do not want to know most of the things they're discussing. The only thing I want to know is who is paying for all this.

Regards, Ivan

2 posted on 05/08/2005 3:12:03 PM PDT by MadIvan (One blog to bring them all...and in the Darkness bind them: http://www.theringwraith.com/)
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To: wagglebee

I always wear a full body rubber before i enter the city of SFrancisco. I wouldn't want to get any contagious diseases from the sickos that live there.


3 posted on 05/08/2005 3:12:31 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: wagglebee
From bondage to "breath play" and zoophilia, it's not easy keeping up with society's fast-developing sexual trends.

Lemmie guess, more "healthy" and "normal" activities of the homosexual community that must be embraced and taught to our children...

4 posted on 05/08/2005 3:13:11 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: wagglebee
"Sex researchers shed light on unpopular sex acts"

Was there a popularity contest? What won? What lost?

5 posted on 05/08/2005 3:14:02 PM PDT by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: wagglebee

where are the pictures?


6 posted on 05/08/2005 3:14:05 PM PDT by woofie (I am so not kidding.)
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To: wagglebee

These "researchers" need to have a conference to find out about this stuff? Just watching a few episodes of "CSI" will catch them up real fast...


7 posted on 05/08/2005 3:14:48 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: wagglebee
I dont understand the underwear fetish thing...it doesn't feel near as good as they say.

Plus the leg holes rip when one jams ones leg into them .

Or so Laz says....

8 posted on 05/08/2005 3:15:09 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: wagglebee; MaryFromMichigan; Xenalyte; feinswinesuksass
I have a thing for wearing scuba fins and stepping on raw eggs, while I violate a harnessed and suspended alpaca, during which monkeys hurl orange marmalade at me and fill the alpaca with CO2. Caliope music must be playing in the background.

Strangely enough, I've not found a woman who shares this common fetish.

9 posted on 05/08/2005 3:15:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: MadIvan

I agree. What kind of deviant mind would get sexual pleasure out of golden showers. All I know is that if I take a leak on my wife I'm headed for divorce court.


10 posted on 05/08/2005 3:15:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier!)
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To: anyone
zoophilia

Would some one please clue me in on what the hell this is? I'm just a simple Redneck. I have never heard of this term before. Jeff

11 posted on 05/08/2005 3:15:56 PM PDT by MississippyMuddy (No peace, without FREEDOM!!)
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To: 2banana

Personally, I have absolutely no idea what "breath play" is.


12 posted on 05/08/2005 3:16:01 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Ok - I'm sorry - but there's a reason these sex acts are unpopular. Sheesh!!


13 posted on 05/08/2005 3:16:15 PM PDT by StarCMC (Well dang, I wiped out my tagline. Now what?)
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To: wagglebee
"These couples have problems that I didn't know how to deal with," said Olga Perez Stable Cox, president of the Western U.S. region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. "You have to understand the culture, otherwise you're an outsider, and you don't get it."

How about this Olga:

These sodomites and purveyors of bestiality are not only sick in the head, but completely given over to their lusts and in communion with Satan.

Unless they seek after Jesus Christ and stop their ridiculous, destroying habits they will serve eternity in Hell (and that is a fetish that they definitely will not enjoy).
14 posted on 05/08/2005 3:16:24 PM PDT by politicket (We now live in a society where "tolerance" is celebrated at the expense of moral correctness.)
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To: DainBramage
Or so Laz says....

How come everyone claims I have these strange fetishes?

15 posted on 05/08/2005 3:16:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: wagglebee
That's why some of North America's top sexologists are hunkered down with academics and therapists at a Fisherman's Wharf hotel this weekend: to swap findings about everything from teens with underwear fetishes to transgender couples.

I feel like I am going to throw up. Some things are better left not known.

16 posted on 05/08/2005 3:16:55 PM PDT by Paul_Denton (Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and U.S. out of the U.N.!)
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To: Lazamataz

You could start your own website, I'm sure there's on or two out there!


17 posted on 05/08/2005 3:17:50 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Lazamataz

LMBO!!!


18 posted on 05/08/2005 3:17:54 PM PDT by StarCMC (Well dang, I wiped out my tagline. Now what?)
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To: Lazamataz

Mad Ivan told me.


19 posted on 05/08/2005 3:17:57 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Lazamataz

If you are also an amputee....you are my soulmate.


20 posted on 05/08/2005 3:18:50 PM PDT by Feiny (I am the one that sent you all that spam.)
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To: DainBramage

Well he's right, you know.


22 posted on 05/08/2005 3:19:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: anyone

Never mind, I looked it up. Good grief.....


23 posted on 05/08/2005 3:19:13 PM PDT by MississippyMuddy (No peace, without FREEDOM!!)
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To: wagglebee

One word: "SIN"...


24 posted on 05/08/2005 3:19:15 PM PDT by TXnMA (ATTN, ACLU & NAACP: There's no constitutionally protected right to NOT be offended -- Shove It!)
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To: wagglebee

Amazing, isn't it, that they could conduct all this research with just one hand?


25 posted on 05/08/2005 3:19:41 PM PDT by Loyalist (The Committee to Elect Cardinal Ratzinger thanks you for your support: Benedict XVI!)
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To: woofie

LOL thats the kinda sicko Klintoon is alright!


26 posted on 05/08/2005 3:20:00 PM PDT by Paul_Denton (Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and U.S. out of the U.N.!)
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To: DainBramage

Actually the pretty white ewe told me.


27 posted on 05/08/2005 3:20:02 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: feinswinesuksass
If you are also an amputee....you are my soulmate.

I'll cut any part of my body off for a chance at sex.

28 posted on 05/08/2005 3:20:06 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: MississippyMuddy
zoophilia

Would some one please clue me in on what the hell this is? I'm just a simple Redneck. I have never heard of this term before. Jeff

Maybe this picture would help you.


29 posted on 05/08/2005 3:20:24 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45
I always wear a full body rubber before i enter the city of SFrancisco.

So do a lot of people -- recreationally.

30 posted on 05/08/2005 3:21:00 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MississippyMuddy

That's when a democrat donkey gets elected to public office and then proceeds to screw voters and taxpayers.


31 posted on 05/08/2005 3:21:20 PM PDT by Che Chihuahua (The law is an ass.)
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To: Yaelle

I don't like the way that goat is leering at that young girl.


32 posted on 05/08/2005 3:21:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: wagglebee
From bondage to "breath play" and zoophilia, it's not easy keeping up with society's fast-developing sexual trends.

Wonder why they decided to gather in SFO to study this instead of, say, Indianapolis?

33 posted on 05/08/2005 3:21:31 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Che Chihuahua
That's when a democrat donkey gets elected to public office and then proceeds to screw voters and taxpayers.

Dont forget interns! (screwed literally).

34 posted on 05/08/2005 3:22:33 PM PDT by Paul_Denton (Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and U.S. out of the U.N.!)
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To: Enterprise
Was there a popularity contest? What won? What lost?

Reports said that there were too many varying opinions to clearly define what won. However, in an unprecedented unanimous balloting, sex with Helen Thomas clearly was the most UNPOPULAR sex act in the United States! : )

35 posted on 05/08/2005 3:22:36 PM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Lazamataz

I thought you'd be offended at the 2 on 1.


36 posted on 05/08/2005 3:22:39 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: MississippyMuddy
zoophilia

Would some one please clue me in on what the hell this is? I'm just a simple Redneck. I have never heard of this term before.

I believe the term refers to being more than just a close friend with a carbon-based life-form which is not a member of homo sapiens.

One such incident in Chicago was immortalized with a song by Johnny and the Leisure Suits, "Moo Moo, I love you, I know you're a cow, but anything will do..." and it goes on the from there.

37 posted on 05/08/2005 3:22:47 PM PDT by Bernard (The UN should be dissolved and replaced. The replacement should have a 50-year maximum lifespan.)
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To: Yaelle

Thanks for keeping me "abreast" of the situation... (am I going too hell for that?) Somethings, I really don't need too know lol.

Jeff


38 posted on 05/08/2005 3:22:47 PM PDT by MississippyMuddy (No peace, without FREEDOM!!)
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To: madprof98

The participants were probably able to save a lot of money on travel expenses this way.


39 posted on 05/08/2005 3:22:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Underserved "sexual" communities? I'm afraid to ask, waaaas dat?

Zoophiles? Animal lovers? As a person very concerned with animal welfare, why do these leftists justify the rape of critters? Do they consent? Why not bring them up on charges of animal exploitation? WHERE is PETA on this issue?


40 posted on 05/08/2005 3:23:03 PM PDT by followerofchrist
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To: Lazamataz

I am too scared PETA is going to get you......


41 posted on 05/08/2005 3:23:07 PM PDT by Feiny (I am the one that sent you all that spam.)
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To: Enterprise
"Was there a popularity contest? What won? What lost?"

A fairly common female act called "let's just be good friends" lost big time.

42 posted on 05/08/2005 3:23:21 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopeckne is walking around free)
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To: MadIvan

"The only thing I want to know is who is paying for all this"

That was my first thought, too! One way or another, all of use are, since all the academic types at such conferences are living off the public dole and pretending to do significant teaching and research. There are so many better uses for the money that goes into these people and such conferences.


43 posted on 05/08/2005 3:23:22 PM PDT by Enchante (Kerry's mere nuisances: Marine Barracks '83, WTC '93, Khobar Towers, Embassy Bombs '98, USS Cole!!!)
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To: wagglebee
That's why some of North America's top sexologists are hunkered down with academics and therapists at a Fisherman's Wharf hotel this weekend

Why am I not surprised thet in order to, ahem, "study" that which is perverse, they head for San Francisco?

44 posted on 05/08/2005 3:23:23 PM PDT by fso301
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To: wagglebee

PERFECT!


45 posted on 05/08/2005 3:23:35 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: wagglebee
Sex researchers shed light on unpopular sex acts
Crawling around in people's bedrooms with flashlights? That could get you shot.
46 posted on 05/08/2005 3:24:21 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: wagglebee
The participants were probably able to save a lot of money on travel expenses this way.

Post of the day?

47 posted on 05/08/2005 3:24:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: wagglebee

ah, but any cop can tell you that these things "escalate"...first he breaks into houses to get underware, but with time many of these men act on their fantasies. So you see kidnapping, rape and murder.

If he merely wanted ladies underware, he could easily buy it or shoplit it. Mail order catalogs and festish-R-Us stores are on line...and he'd probably be merely a fetish type, and stay that way.

But breaking into houses implies there is a fantasy involved of force...and that fantasy of force is the dangerous part. It's NOT just theft. It's a sex crime.


48 posted on 05/08/2005 3:24:33 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: MississippyMuddy
(am I going too hell for that?) Somethings, I really don't need too know lol.

It never ceases to amaze what discusting acts some people (especially leftists) can sink low enough to do.

49 posted on 05/08/2005 3:24:42 PM PDT by Paul_Denton (Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and U.S. out of the U.N.!)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Sex with Helen Thomas must be in the retchaphelia category.


50 posted on 05/08/2005 3:24:55 PM PDT by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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