Thursday, January 9, 2014

SEX: lessons from the man with two PENISES

Ashley Wells, Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; Caroline Bankoff (NY Mag)
The way to approach any subject is with a modicum of grace, aplomb, and discretion.
The subject, who went by the screen name DoubleDickDude and posted a couple of obligatory (and deeply NSFW) photos [BRACE YOURSELF BEFORE CLICKING] as proof, sounds as confident as you'd expect a dude with two dicks to be (very).

We luv'd screwin y'all, but this ain't about us!
And because the mostly single-dick-having population of Reddit was exactly as curious about this guy's life as you'd expect them to be (very), the questions went on for hours.
First, the basics: DoubleDickDude's condition is "Diphallia, [and it is] not an absorbed twin. It's not genetic or inherited." 

(Needless to say, it is very rare.) He identifies as bisexual and is currently "in a committed relationship with a man and a woman" who, he later explained, were "a couple before they mutually started dating me." More

Woman living with two vaginas

Hazel Jones, 27, has a one-in-a-million medical condition which led to her being born with two fully-formed vaginas. She is so at ease with her body that she goes to sex clubs with her husband. She told ITV1's This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield she was 18 when she was diagnosed with uterus didelphys.

Jones, of High Wycombe, Bucks, did not realize she was different until her periods started at 14. She said: "I told friends. They looked even more confused than me." She went to hospital four years later to learn the truth. She added: "I thought it was amazing."
Yin to yang: yonis, lingams are curious things
Jones told The Sun she and hubby Riki visited fetish clubs, explaining: "It shows how relaxed I am. My quirky condition does not make me shy or hold me back. In fact, it's something I celebrate."

"I have two holes, one to the left and one to the right," she explains. "They look like a little yin-yang symbol! The extra piece of flesh between them becomes more visible depending on how I position my body, and how turned on I am. Sometimes it's hidden by my labia. At other times, it stands proud by about a centimeter."

Her wombs "take turns" to have a period each month, and tampons didn't always work because sometimes she was inserting them into the wrong bleedin' vagina!"

The Internet Hates Women
Michel Martin (Tell Me More,
Porn and pop gossip aren't doing us any favors.
Anyone who posts something online runs the risk of getting negative feedback [from trolls]. But for some female writers, things are taken to an extreme level. Host Michel Martin talks with Amanda Hess about her article, "Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet." Writers Bridget Johnson and Mikki Kendall also discuss how they've handled the harassment and threats -- on and off line.

Amanda Hess (bio website Sex With Amanda Hess) in Pacific Standard magazine says: Women are subjected to a level of abuse that is, in fact, more pervasive and more vicious than that directed at men.

She says, in short, "We have been thinking about Internet harassment all wrong." And Amanda Hess is with us now from Southern California Public Radio ( in Pasadena. LISTEN (17:41)

Buddhism and Sex
Maurice O'Connell Walshe (Buddhist Publication Society)
The Buddha with knowledge and vision (Amrit Vismay/Oshodhara/
This is an age in which sexual matters are discussed with great openness. There are many who are puzzled to know what the Buddhist attitude towards sex is. And it is therefore to be hoped that the following guidelines may be found helpful towards an understanding.
It is, of course, true to say that Buddhism, in keeping with the principle of the Middle Way, would advocate neither extreme puritanism nor extreme permissiveness. But this, as a guiding principle without further specification, may not seem sufficiently helpful for most people.
  • [NOTE: The "middle" in Middle Way is not a compromise, but seeing the deficiency in both extremes and avoiding them. This is clear when the Buddha declared that he found enlightenment after avoiding indulging in sensual extremes, which he had engaged in as a spoiled prince, and after avoiding indulging in severe austerities, which had had engaged in as a wandering ascetic searching for freedom from disappointment. See the Buddha's first sutra where he sets in motion the wheel of the Dharma by making this distinction.]
In the first place, we must distinguish between the rules undertaken by Buddhist monastics for their own conduct, and any guiding principles for ordinary lay Buddhists. More

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