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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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To: unbalanced but fair

I'm tellin ya, I thought they were all pretty popular, what with them bein' sex and all, but it turns out there are new and different acts from the ones I used to know.


201 posted on 05/08/2005 6:11:02 PM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: An American Patriot

>>"Breath play" or auto-erotic asphyxiation, is a practice whereby a person (usually a male, although it might be engaged by some women as well) attempts to "enhance" his orgasm by bringing himself to a point of near asphyxiation while engaging in "self-pleasuring."<<

Breath play is actually a broader category that includes auto erotic breath play. Autoerotic aspyxiation is then a subset auto erotic breath play.

But basically breath play is anything erotic involving control of breathing.... for example having a partner wear a gas mask.

http://public.diversity.org.uk/deviant/bfbreath.htm#Safety


202 posted on 05/08/2005 6:11:17 PM PDT by paul_fromatlanta
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To: SoVaDPJ
hehehehee...the wild weasel is explaining them to me right now...

LOL, left yourself open on that one......

203 posted on 05/08/2005 6:13:26 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Peace through Ignorance)
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To: SoVaDPJ

Ever screw in a light bulb?


204 posted on 05/08/2005 6:18:13 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: SoVaDPJ
How about the statement: It was not easy finding these pictures. Gotta give credit where credit is due. Sheesh.
205 posted on 05/08/2005 6:18:13 PM PDT by unbalanced but fair
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To: Ed_in_NJ
Did you ever screw in a lightbulb

and it took me forever to pick out the shards....

206 posted on 05/08/2005 6:21:22 PM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: cajungirl
I am so flattered. I am in the "sex wing" of FR. I feel so totally hip.

Yea, but that tagline says it all.....;)

207 posted on 05/08/2005 6:21:54 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Peace through Ignorance)
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To: coydog

It's funny...sort of how they found out about him. The sicko did't even try to hide what he did. He mounted the animals in the field right beside the road. Cars were coming by and everything.

Once even while a school bus was going by..yuk...


208 posted on 05/08/2005 6:22:05 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (September 11, 2001, never forget, and never forgive.)
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To: wagglebee

When I was a teenager, we boys had a popular sex act. It was called getting a girl's underwear off. Unfortunately, it was considered unpopular by the girls [most of 'em anyway]. Apparently they just misunderstood our needs. Ya think "how to" pictures might have helped?


209 posted on 05/08/2005 6:23:57 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: unbalanced but fair

Amazing, ain't it? The rest of us have to filter to avoid the pictures, and this guy can't find them? I should send him my spam.


210 posted on 05/08/2005 6:24:39 PM PDT by SoVaDPJ
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To: ChildOfThe60s
When I was a teenager, we boys had a popular sex act. It was called getting a girl's underwear off. Unfortunately, it was considered unpopular by the girls [most of 'em anyway]. Apparently they just misunderstood our needs.

Nowadays you could get a judge to order prudes like these to undergo "sensitivity" training.

211 posted on 05/08/2005 6:33:23 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: SoVaDPJ
The rest of us have to filter to avoid the pictures, and this guy can't find them? I should send him my spam.

I think the real problem isn't that he can't find them; he just doesn't want to PAY for them

212 posted on 05/08/2005 6:34:50 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more work horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: MississippyMuddy

As per Encarta

desire for animals: a sexual attraction to animals


213 posted on 05/08/2005 6:44:48 PM PDT by IvySterling
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To: paul_fromatlanta; Lazmataz
But basically breath play is anything erotic involving control of breathing.... for example having a partner wear a gas mask.

See, Laz, that's what you are missing to get the women. The alpaca needs to be wearing a gas mask. ;)

214 posted on 05/08/2005 6:45:35 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Violence never settles anything." Genghis Khan, 1162-1227)
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To: feinswinesuksass

I'm an amputee and you're a "puke"


215 posted on 05/08/2005 6:54:45 PM PDT by IvySterling
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To: Armedanddangerous

He must have been severely wrong in the head... ugh.


216 posted on 05/08/2005 8:10:49 PM PDT by coydog (My bathroom djinn can beat up your bathroom djinn!)
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To: wagglebee

You're a tougher person than I am.

Umm, very perverse 'bestiality'? Unlike the normal run of the mill bestiality like you'd see at the Kennedy/Clinton compound??? Too funny.

I'm just kidding with ya.


217 posted on 05/08/2005 8:38:27 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Lazamataz

You mean Almost your penis is a body part.


218 posted on 05/08/2005 8:59:13 PM PDT by oceanperch ( My tagline left me for another tagline.)
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To: ScreamingFist

Kinda of brave to be on a sex thread with your screen name.


219 posted on 05/08/2005 9:11:46 PM PDT by oceanperch ( My tagline left me for another tagline.)
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To: IvySterling

I saw an ad in a magazine for bread and it said:

You can't Change a Man
Unless he is in diapers.


How dumb, my adult son is a quad and so I didn't find it funny, nor will I ever feel comfortable purchasing their bread product.


220 posted on 05/08/2005 9:21:48 PM PDT by oceanperch ( My tagline left me for another tagline.)
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To: Lazamataz; wagglebee; MaryFromMichigan; Xenalyte; feinswinesuksass

You sick, twisted bastard.

How can you listen to calliope music? That ruins the whole mood for me.

BTW, it's always better to use jelly as opposed to marmalade for cleanup. The orange peel in the marmalade tends to stick if you miss anywhere with your prep work.


221 posted on 05/08/2005 9:46:41 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (The South will rise again? Hell, we ever get states' rights firmly back in place, the CSA has risen!)
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To: SoVaDPJ; Ed_in_NJ

No, but those fluorescent tubes...oh, baby...


222 posted on 05/08/2005 9:50:46 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (The South will rise again? Hell, we ever get states' rights firmly back in place, the CSA has risen!)
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To: Lazamataz
How come everyone claims I have these strange fetishes?

If everyone started doing it would it still be a fetish?

223 posted on 05/08/2005 9:51:23 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Never argue with an idiot, bystanders might not be able to tell the difference)
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To: darkangel82

That's all right, I do it to myself all the time. It's kind of refreshing when an outside agency confuses me.


224 posted on 05/08/2005 10:02:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: ASA Vet
If everyone started doing it would it still be a fetish?

Yes. People have a really sick, really nasty Missionary Position fetish around here.

225 posted on 05/09/2005 5:18:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: Bob
See your own post #9 on this thread. :=)

No, I said STRANGE fetishes.

226 posted on 05/09/2005 5:22:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: madprof98

They must've chosen SF for the nearby lab sessions and free seminars.


227 posted on 05/09/2005 5:28:07 AM PDT by Cvengr (<;^))
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To: LibertarianInExile
How can you listen to calliope music? That ruins the whole mood for me.

Just focus on the horsey going up and down, up and down...

228 posted on 05/09/2005 5:34:13 AM PDT by Cvengr (<;^))
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To: Lazamataz
>I have a thing for wearing scuba fins and stepping on raw >eggs,

Read more carefully. The survey is only concerned with the weird fetishes.
229 posted on 05/09/2005 5:38:00 AM PDT by PzGr43
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To: MississippyMuddy

You remember the guys who used to come in on Monday morning and say their weekend was "not baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad" ... zoophilia. It just sounds better than beastiality.


230 posted on 05/09/2005 5:38:41 AM PDT by GulfBreeze ("Chair"ish the moment)
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To: MadIvan

"The only thing I want to know is who is paying for all this."
I concur
who cares what these yoyos are babbling about. They can get their jollies on any discussion they like as long as it is not on my TAX dollar's dime


231 posted on 05/09/2005 5:39:32 AM PDT by DM1
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To: wagglebee

Quite odd! What is there to study??? The medical profession assumes sexual behavior is pure genetics, hard-wired from birth. Nothing to study here, right?


232 posted on 05/09/2005 5:41:22 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: wagglebee
"Zoophilia" is very perverse bestiality.

Could you give an example of not-so-perverse bestiality?

233 posted on 05/09/2005 6:12:36 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: followerofchrist

Just noting . . . you do know I was being sarcastic and just joking, right?


234 posted on 05/09/2005 7:28:40 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: shaggy eel

Perfect reply!


235 posted on 05/09/2005 10:52:20 AM PDT by concordKIWI
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To: wagglebee
Personally, I have absolutely no idea what "breath play" is.

My exact thoughts.

Is there anyone here that can safely explain what "breath play" is?

236 posted on 05/09/2005 11:03:12 AM PDT by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: Dr._Joseph_Warren

It is the practice of asphyxiating one's self or someone else during sex or masturbation, this is done to increase pleasure during orgasm. However, people sometimes die as a result.


237 posted on 05/09/2005 11:07:39 AM 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

What's with all the sex threads on FR lately?

Anyway, I put it down to three categories:

1) 2 consenting adults doing what they want to each other = normal.

2) more than 2 consenting adults doing what they want to each other = sligthly less normal, increasingly abnormal proportionally to the number of plastic bags, whips, chains etc involved but still not worthy of state interference and only deserving psychiatric care IF the adults think they they have crossed the edge beyond what is acceptable (normal) to them.

3) 1 or more adult with 1 or more non-consenting adult or animal = warped pervert criminal.

The state should only be spending money on category #3.


238 posted on 05/09/2005 11:27:08 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: concordKIWI

,,, I could have predicted the collective of enlightenment would have met in San Francisco.


239 posted on 05/09/2005 12:58:31 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel

New York has been cleaned up!


240 posted on 05/09/2005 1:05:22 PM PDT by concordKIWI
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To: Lazamataz

Bunping it cause you have a way Laz.



I guess you sold your chicken suit.


241 posted on 05/09/2005 1:09:19 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Salvation is not a prayer and an experience its a life changing event <><)
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To: wagglebee

Conservatives have always made the point that intact families are of crucial importance to the healthy development of children. This is the point here too.


242 posted on 05/09/2005 1:13:02 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: LadyDoc

Such a wierdo probably wants underwear which is used. Though it is true you can buy such on ebay.


243 posted on 05/09/2005 1:19:40 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: shaggy eel

Just about everything is safer than intercourse with the SSADed.


244 posted on 05/09/2005 1:28:12 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: paul_fromatlanta

I don't think they are speaking of beastiality for fags but alternative to screwing them which does not include animals.


245 posted on 05/09/2005 1:29:49 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: wagglebee

This could get out_of_hand.


246 posted on 05/09/2005 1:33:55 PM PDT by biblewonk (WELL I SPEAK LOUD, AND I CARRY A BIGGER STICK, AND I USE IT TOO!)
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To: MississippyMuddy

I believe that has to do with what they called "Animal Lovers."


247 posted on 05/09/2005 1:37:46 PM PDT by gogeo (Often wrong but seldom in doubt.)
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To: Lazamataz

I am laughing so hard I'm crying...


248 posted on 05/09/2005 3:49:01 PM PDT by GipperGal
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