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Alexandria, Virginia: India - Man arrested for killing a dog and having sex with corpse

Jason J. Bridgeforth 4765 Conference Center Way Alexandria, VA 22306

An Indian man has been arrested for killing a female dog and having sex with it, local reports have stated. Aslam Khan was spotted by neighbours having unnatural sex with the dog in the south Indian state of Telangana.

The incident came to light after Mohammed Jahangir, a resident of the area in Hyderabad, asked his children to inquire about the abnormal noise of the dog. The residents caught the 22-year-old man having sexual intercourse with the dead canine. Khan has been arrested under sections 429 (mischief by killing or maiming an animal) and 377 (unnatural offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Local police officer J Nagachary told Times of India: “Aslam Khan, a resident of Delhi, confessed that he and another man had throttled the dog before performing the sexual act. We have sent the carcass of the pregnant canine to the government veterinary hospital at Rajendranagar for post mortem.”

“Aslam claimed that the other man killed the dog and had sex before him,” he added.

Animal Rights Activist NG Jayasimha said: “These incidents expose the violent nature of human beings and it’s high time we arrest such actions. Such perpetrators must be brought to book so we can set precedence for future wrong doers.”

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San Diego, California: Adventures in the Orgasmatron - Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex by Christopher Turner: review

Carlos N. Huff 1647 Hood Avenue San Diego, CA 92103

Wilhelm Reich, a former pupil of Freud’s who arrived 30 years later, is another story. On the outbreak of war, he was interned as a suspected communist, and his FBI file runs to 789 pages. In the Fifties his books were burnt – as they had been in Thirties Germany – and he was sent to prison, where he died of a heart attack in 1957. The reason for this persecution, as Christopher Turner explains in this definitive biography, is that while Freud came to view sexual repression as inherent to the human condition, Reich regarded it as the great evil, and thus became the father of the “sexual revolution”.

In The Function of the Orgasm (1927) he argued that the orgasm was, as Turner puts it in a thumping tautology, “the panacea to cure all ills”. The only thing wrong with neurotics, he wrote, is “the lack of full and repeated sexual satisfaction” (his italics). He subsequently discovered “orgone energy”, a mysterious orgasmic force that apparently circulates in the atmosphere, and invented the “orgone energy accumulator”, a wooden cupboard lined with metal, which he claimed could cure, besides impotence and frigidity, such illnesses as cancer and radiation poisoning.

The authorities sensibly denied him a patent, and Einstein, whom he approached at Princeton, dismissed the orgone accumulator as completely unscientific. James Baldwin was similarly sceptical: “The people I had been raised among had orgasms all the time, and still chopped each other with razors on Saturday nights.”

But Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, JD Salinger, Saul Bellow and even Sean Connery became fans of the orgone box, and it entered popular culture. In Roger Vadim’s film Barbarella (1968), the evil scientist Durand-Durand, who bears a passing resemblance to Reich, uses a form of orgone accumulator to try to kill Barbarella with pleasure, and in Woody Allen’s Sleeper (1973) it features as the Orgasmatron.

Reich was born in 1897, in what is now Ukraine, to a landed family subsequently dispossessed by Bolsheviks. None the less, “Willie” became an ardent communist, and remained one until the Soviet invasion of Finland. In Vienna, he became Freud’s most promising pupil, until they fell out and he moved to Berlin, where in 1931 he synthesised the doctrines of Marx and Freud and founded the German Association for Proletarian Sexual Politics (“Sex-Pol”), which soon had 40,000 members.

Two years later, he left Berlin, after Nazi stormtroopers raided his apartment and stole a book of erotic Japanese woodcuts and a copy of the Kama Sutra, and in 1934 he fled Vienna for Denmark, then Sweden, Norway and, finally, the United States.

Reich emerges from this book as a figure at once charismatic, sinister, comic and, as the shrinks say, profoundly conflicted – brilliant but mad. Compared with his hipster disciples, he was irredeemably square, with a puritanical disapproval of pornography and homosexuality.

Spectacularly promiscuous himself – “a sexual scoundrel in the bourgeois sense” – Reich was fiercely jealous of his wives and mistresses. He was a shocking bully to his patients and family, a nasty drunk, bi-polar and borderline schizophrenic. “Am I a spaceman?” he wrote in his journal the year before his death. “Do I belong to a new race on earth, bred by men from outer space in embraces with earth women?”

Turner has done an exhaustively thorough, if somewhat humourless job. He makes some interesting points about Reich’s unwitting influence on the arts (“The sex instinct will be eradicated,” declares a government spokesman in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, “…We shall abolish the orgasm”), and about the way advertising absorbed erotic liberation into what Eli Zaretsky called “a sexualised dreamworld of mass consumption”.

But Turner never quite answers the question with which he begins: “What does it tell us about the ironies of the sexual revolution that the symbol of liberation was a box?” And he misquotes Philip Larkin.

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Oak Brook, Illinois: Circumcised women can have normal sex and orgasm

Brian D. Schofield 2022 Patterson Fork Road Oak Brook, IL 60523

A research has shown that some erectile structures fundamental for orgasm have not been excised during female genital mutilation (FGM), meaning they can have normal sex and reach orgasm.

FGM, also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia – the clitoral hood and clitoral glans (the visible part of the clitoris), removal of the inner labia and, in the most severe form (known as infibulation), removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva.

Simply put, part of the female genitals is partly or entirely removed by a traditional circumciser using a blade or razor.

Most times, the goal is to inhibit a woman's sexual feelings – to control women's sexuality.

The research by Catania L1, Abdulcadir O, Puppo V, Verde JB, Abdulcadir J and Abdulcadir D, entitled 'Pleasure and orgasm in women with Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)' tested 137 women affected by different types of FGM/C.

"The group of 137 women, affected by different types of FGM/C, reported orgasm in almost 86%, always 69.23%; 58 mutilated young women reported orgasm in 91.43%, always 8.57%; after defibulation 14 out of 15 infibulated women reported orgasm," the researchers stated in their abstract.

Also, 14 out of 15 women who were initially infibulated and later defibulated reported orgasm after defibulation.

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Potosi, Missouri: Vicky Pattison is not keen on having kids - 'It will destroy my vagina'

Jonathan V. Kirby 2987 Maple Court Potosi, MO 63664

Don't expect Vicky Pattison to have children any time soon.

The former Geordie Shore star was her usual candid self when asked by the Daily Star Sunday why kids "aren't on the horizon", despite being loved up with her current boyfriend John Noble.

"They get on my tits. I love him and his company, but I'm not prepared to carry something for nine months which would then ruin my body, steal my career and destroy my vagina," Vicky explained.

"After all that what if it turns out to be a prick and I don't even like it. Everyone says you will fall in love with your baby, but why?

Just because they've had the privilege of popping out of me fanny doesn't mean I'm going to love them for it. I'll probably be too angry about everything else."

Crikey.

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Still, at least marriage IS on the horizon for Vicky and John.

"John's the one. I have no doubt in my mind. He's the one I will settle down with and marry," she enthused.

"Kids aren't on the horizon but a big wedding and a lovely future is. I couldn't be happier and nothing I've ever experienced before comes close to this feeling."

Here's hoping that her wedding day when it comes will be a lot better than her Valentine's Day this year which she had to spend in hospital.

John offered updates on her condition on Instagram throughout the day, with it turning out that she was being treated for a bad case of the flu.

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San Francisco, California: Clinical trial of Butea superba, an alternative herbal treatment for erectile dysfunction

Oscar E. Thompson 1612 Thunder Road San Francisco, CA 94107

Aim: To study the effect of Butea superba on erectile dysfunction (ED) in Thai males. Methods: A 3-month randomized double-blind clinical trial was carried out in volunteers with ED, aged 30 years ~ 70 years, to evaluate the therapeutic effect of the crude preparation of Butea superba tubers on ED. Results: There was a significant upgrading in 4 of the 5 descriptive evaluations of the IIEF-5 questionnaire. Estimation of the sexual record indicated that 82.4 % of the patients exhibited noticeable improvement. Haematology and blood chemistry analysis revealed no apparent change. Conclusion: The plant preparation appears to improve the erectile function in ED patients without apparent toxicity.

1 Introduction

White Kwao Krua (Pueraria mirifica) is a Thai phytoestrogen-rich plant that has been used for a long time as a herbal medicine and its chemical contents [1, 2], reproductive physiology [3, 4] and clinical application [5] have been well studied. The related plant, Red Kwao Krua (Butea superba), is abundantly distributed in the Thai deciduous forest and has been popular among Thai males for the purpose of rejuvenation and increasing sexual vigor [6]. The tuberous roots of Thai B. superba were found to contain flavonoid and flavonoid glycoside with cAMP phosphodiesterase inhibitor activity as well as sterol compounds, including b-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol [7]. However, the Indian B. superba stem contains flavone glycoside [8] and flavonol glycoside [9] with no reports on its use for male sexual purposes. It was demonstrated that coumarins from Cnidium monnieri exhibited a vasodilation effect on animal corpus cavernosum [10], which opened the possibility to develop this plant into a product for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). B. superba might exhibit a similar effect as it contains a high cAMP phosphodiesterase inhibitor activity, which was directly related to corpus cavernosal vasodilation.

ED is physically and psychologically a key sexual problem in andropause. A Thai traditional medicine with B. superba as a major ingredient has long been accepted as an effective treatment of ED. We therefore carried out a randomized, double blind clinical trial in Thai males with the crude preparation of B. superba to evaluate its effect on ED treatment.

2 Materials and methods

2.1 Crude plant preparation

Fresh tubers of B. superba were collected from Lampang Province, cleaned, sliced into pieces, completely dried in a hot air oven, ground into fine powder, passed through 100 mesh sieves and finally filled into capsules with the net filling amount of 250 mg/capsule. Tapioca starch of the same weight was filled into the same type of capsule that served as the placebo.

2.2 Volunteers and treatment

Thirty-nine non-alcoholic Thai males, aged 30~70 years, having a fixed sexual partner and a history of ED for at least 6 months were recruited. They were divided into a treated (n=25) and a placebo group (n=14) at random and took no other ED treatment during the trial. The volunteers had a completed blood cell count and a blood chemistry analysis before and after the trial, including haemoglobin, haematocrit, white blood cells, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine phosphate, calcium, SGOT, SGPT, cholesterol, sugar and blood testosterone levels. They were verbally informed about the details of the drug and the study, including the consumption of 2 capsules per day of either the drug or the placebo at a double-blind manner during the first 4 days and 4 capsules per day afterwards for a total of 3 months. Written informed consent was obtained. The volunteers had interview appointments every 2 weeks to fill out the IIEF-5 questionnaire and received the next batch of capsules.

2.3 Statistical analysis

The results were expressed as meanSD. Pair t-test was used for analysis of the test results and P<0.05 was considered significant.

3 Results

3.1 Volunteers

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Seventeen volunteers in the treated group completed the 3-month trial period. Eight volunteers dropped out between week 2 and 4. Nobody in the placebo group returned to fill out the IIEF-5 questionnaire and receive the second batch placebo capsules since the beginning of week 3.

The background data of the 17 volunteers completed the course were shown in Table 1. It can be seen that most of them were 40 years ~ 69 years of age and 7 were complicated with other systemic diseases.

There were 3 volunteers with diabetes mellitus, 2 with hypertension, 1 with heart disease and 1 with hyperthyroidism (Table 1). They were among the volunteers with ED improvements.

4 Discussion

Eight tested volunteers dropped out between 2~4 weeks of the trial. This was mainly due to travel inconvenience as their residence area was far from Bangkok where the trial was conducted. The complete loss (100 %) of the placebo volunteers should be the consequence of total uselessness of the tapioca starch and may imply that there is no psychological effect that could possibly created by the use of the placebo. This then further implies that the patient response to the B. superba capsule should be derived from its pharmacological rather than psychological influence. The trial results were far different from those with sildenafil, which could elicit a high percentage of positive psychological response [11].

Haematology and blood chemistry analyses showed no significant change. It meant that all relevant functions were not disturbed by 3 months consumption of 1000 mg/day B. superba.

The IIEF-5 questionnaire and sexual record indicated a significant improvement in ED patients taking the drug. The authors believe that B. superba may act primarily by increasing the relaxation capacity of the corpus cavernosum smooth muscles via cAMP phosphodiesterase inhibition [7] and may also affect the brain, triggering the improvement of the emotional sexual response. It is interesting to note that patients with additional health problems, such as diabetes mellitus, hyper-tension, heart disease and hyperthyroidism, responded satisfactorily to B. superba.

An interesting aspect is the study of B. superba as a phytoandrogen food supplement for reproductive health in normal males. The plant, with a similar action to Cnidium monnieri [10], could be prepared as capsules, tablets or beverages for the treatment of ED in the peri-andropausal males and in the males as a whole. The paper is another trial on the application of plant products to promote the reproductive health in the males.

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