Daily Mail 9 June 2017Family First Comment: Disturbing research…“Professor Dines, author of Pornland, says: ‘If girls watch it from a young age, their whole concept of what constitutes a normal sexual relationship shifts. It grooms girls into accepting male sexual mistreatment as normal. “The result is that women don’t become more sexual or liberated. They get more open to porn sex in which they don’t get any pleasure in return. It becomes all about pleasing the man. For girls and young women, this can create an emotional hangover. There are fewer relationships, and more “hook-up sex” leaving them more prone to anxiety and depression.’ “ it seems women experience the same pattern of exposure and addiction to hard-core images as men, according to Gary Wilson, author of Your Brain On Porn. ‘The key thing is that both male and female reward systems can be activated by porn.‘Since sexual arousal releases the highest levels of (feel-good chemicals) dopamine and opioids — the potential for sexual conditioning, or even porn addiction, is possible for both sexes.’ And it’s increasingly being recognised that women may have a higher risk than men of addiction.This is because, as women who have shared their experiences with Wilson have pointed out, they don’t need as long a recovery period after climaxing as men. As a result, women have reported going on ‘porn binges’.But while some therapists hear young women say the violence of porn makes them too afraid to have sex, others like Emma found the constant exposure made her feel highly sexed.‘I had lost my virginity to a boyfriend before university but after I started watching a lot more porn it was all about hook-up sex and one-night stands. Sex became like starring in my own porn film in my mind and I thought I knew exactly what to do.’However, what at first seemed liberating, started to feel soulless, says Emma. ‘The men loved that I was up for all the things they’d seen too. For me, after a year or so, the novelty wore off.‘I realised that here I was, an educated young woman, volunteering to behave for free like porn stars who were paid, or forced, to pretend they were enjoying it.’Indeed, the main difference in the way men and women use porn seems to be how women feel afterwards.According to social worker and church pastor Karin Cooke, who has spoken to young women like Emma for her book, Dangerous Honesty: Stories Of Women Who Have Escaped The Destructive Power Of Pornography, many feel desperate because they think they are struggling with porn alone.Sociology professor Gail Dines, of Boston’s Wheelock College, says that the more porn girls watch, the more coercion becomes a feature of their relationships. Professor Dines, author of Pornland, says: ‘If girls watch it from a young age, their whole concept of what constitutes a normal sexual relationship shifts. It grooms girls into accepting male sexual mistreatment as normal.“The result is that women don’t become more sexual or liberated. They get more open to porn sex in which they don’t get any pleasure in return. It becomes all about pleasing the man.For girls and young women, this can create an emotional hangover. There are fewer relationships, and more “hook-up sex” leaving them more prone to anxiety and depression.’ Indeed, according to one NSPCC survey, led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Central Lancashire, as many as 40 per cent of 13 to 17-year-old girls in England said they’ve felt pressured into a sexual activity.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4582216/The-young-women-addicted-porn.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Oga minister, if the Nigeria Football Federation needs to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles please support them financially, because you would find that you are doing yourself a world of good. Success in football is a great way to keep Nigerians, especially the youth, happy, united and engaged. Nigerian coaches have held sway for 14 and a half years of the last 16 and the Super Eagles have somehow become serial losers. There are different ways to look at what is good for Nigeria. One way is to keep employing Nigerian coaches and watching the Super Eagles slip to the level of minnows like Swaziland and Chad. The other is to employ a world class coach regardless of his nationality, and watch the Super Eagles become a dominant force in Africa again. There is an economic cost to this. Our failures in recent years have cost us tens of millions of dollars in sponsorships, appearance fees, broadcast rights, endorsements, partnerships etc. Last time, we could only secure friendlies with the likes of Luxembourg – a European team ranked 146th in the world at the time! We cannot keep making issues like this about nationalist sentiments in an increasingly interdependent world that offers every country to a global pool of world class talents. Even our ‘oga’ England are going for a foreign coach. The crazy thing is that we employ Nigerian coaches and they in turn hire some K-legged foreign assistants. LOL. Should the consideration not be about the Super Eagles bringing better results and opportunities for Nigerians? Or is repeated failure bearable and consequent loss of business okay as long as it is brought on us by Nigerians?Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
…protest action erupts at Anna Regina sub-stationSeveral residents on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Friday protested in front of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Anna Regina sub-station as they express their frustration with the frequent power outages in the region.Representatives from the regional administration – led by Vice Chairman and acting Chairman of Region Two, Nandranie Coonjah; Councillors of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC); Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (RCD); Essequibo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI); and residents – joined in protest action on Friday to demand answers from GPL. According to residents, GPL has left them in the dark and has been reluctant to give answers about theSome of the protesters outside GPL’s Anna Regina, Region Two substationpower woes in the region.Speaking at the protest on Friday, Coonjah said GPL is very disrespectful to the residents of the region. She said the company is yet to reach out to residents to give a proper explanation for the prolonged power outages over the past two weeks.Also voicing his disgust was Councillor Arnold Adams who added that he has to buy ice from as far as Parika, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), just to keep his cool storage going. The entire region is suffering from a total shut down of electricity for long hours.While the protesters were making their way to the main office in Anna Regina, security guards were placed at the gates securing the compound. The protesters were protesting for answers from GPL but no one from the head office came out to address their concerns. The protest action will continue on Monday.Meanwhile, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said electricity distribution along the Essequibo Coast is expected to return to normalcy by Friday evening.Earlier this week, the ECCI called on the Government to immediately intervene and bring some relief to the residents of Region Two.According to Chamber President, Suean Seewnarayan, the region is suffering tremendously due to the failing power company.She added that the region’s commerce is collapsing due to the poor service offered by GPL. Seewnarayan added that residents, especially the business sector, are in great danger of losing millions of dollars in cool storage items.Businesses are already dumping products and those who have standby generators are pumping thousands of dollars into fuel and maintenance costs.The Chamber said it has noted Government’s silence on this very important issue. “No one is saying anything about the new power plant at Anna Regina which is far from completion and residents are losing confidence in the Government for not providing answers. If this power failure is not given immediate attention, the entire economy of the region will collapse,” the Chamber President noted.Last week, GPL had said that it will rush a generator into the region by Monday, August 20.The power company on August 18 had admitted that the region has been experiencing frequent service interruptions since August 13 as a result of two of its units – the Number 3 and Number 8 – with an aggregate capacity of 2.8 MWs becoming inoperable, due to major mechanical and electrical issues respectively.Just recently, a single mother struggling to make ends meet for her family was forced to dump over $200,000 worth of meat and fish owing to GPL’s faulty service.Eresha Prashad, of La Belle Alliance, Essequibo Coast, a meat and fish vendor at the Anna Regina Market, said she stocked her freezer as she prepared for the busy weekend about two weeks ago.The single mother is laying the blame for her losses at the feet of GPL.Residents have since called on the power company to educate customers on the cycle change and how it can affect appliances which are not compatible.