sexuality

All posts tagged sexuality

Omnisexuality

Published November 8, 2014 by Tony

 

_CUDDLE PUDDLE_
Sexual Freedom

 

Reading a few articles around, I noticed that some psychologist or educator is concerned about the “new” sexual orientation of some today’s youth.
Beyond the tendencies poles apart (heterosexuality and homosexuality,) in the middle there are others that are often defined by the term Pansexuality.
Omnisexuality or pansexuality is sexual attraction, sexual desire, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of any sex or gender identity. Young people who self-identify as pansexual assert that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others.
For many, this “post-gay” trend is related to the use-abuse of stimulants and antidepressants, a sexual utopia that would hide the discomfort of the “Cuddle Puddle’s proponents.” Insecure teens or heavily marked by the failure of other relationships…. maybe!

For some “pundits” of these days the search for identity begins  among school’s desks, where our teenagers, between a class and another, engage in sexual relations with peers – and this would seem fine to them – and according to their opinion, the trouble would start when teenagers do not make any difference in dealing with male or female.  What? Why?
Perhaps in some cases it is a challenge in themselves, but as always we cannot be so generalist.
Honestly, I cannot understand why, like many other things, sexuality has to be identified, labelled, categorized, and criticized unless it complies with what society presumes must be its “appropriate” course.
Who of us established or decides what is the correct sexuality for human beings?
Unluckily, whatever is human is uncertain and not absolute, including some rules. For certain complicated things, like sexuality, who are we to judge and criticize?
Like other mental affairs, sexuality is a very complicated issue that can’t be governed, beyond not being in some cases a choice.

Pansexuality rejects the gender binary, the “notion of two genders and indeed of specific sexual orientations”, as pansexual people are open to relationships with people who do not identify as strictly men or women. We can assume that it is an evolution of bisexuality prevalent among young people in the late 60’s and that until recently was considered cutting-edge and quite common among aristocrats.
Camille Paglia promoted bisexuality as an ideal. Harvard Shakespeare professor Marjorie Garber made an academic case for bisexuality with her 1995 book “Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life,” arguing that most people would be bisexual if not for repression and other factors such as lack of sexual opportunity. In “Scientific American Mind”, scientist Emily V. Driscoll stated that homosexual and bisexual behavior is quite common in several species and that it fosters bonding: “The more homosexuality, the more peaceful the species”. The article also stated: “Unlike most humans, however, individual animals generally cannot be classified as gay or straight: an animal that engages in a same-sex flirtation or partnership does not necessarily shun heterosexual encounters. Rather, many species seem to have ingrained homosexual tendencies that are a regular part of their society. That is, there are probably no strictly gay critters, just bisexual ones. Animals don’t do sexual identity. They just do sex:  a normal thing.
Well, apart from this scientific considerations or studies, shouldn’t  the equal rights and freedom involve our sexual tendencies too?!

Yvonne Buschbaum

Published April 5, 2013 by Tony

Yvonne buschbaum 

This is Yvonne Buschbaum,  the former Germanpole vaulter.

and who is he?

When in 2002, at age 22, Yvonne was competing with Yelena Isinbayeva for a place on the podium, her career seemed to presage a successful future. Bronze medal at the European Championships in Berlin, Vienna indoor silver ones. A magical time for the German athlete, already gold juniors.

ex yvonne buschbaum  exe yvonne buschbaum

Undoubtedly she is a cute girl, isn’t it? But look at the following picture now:

Balian Buschbaum 

It seems impossible, but this charming guy still is Yvonne Buschbaum!

After her last wonderful performance, 4 meters and 70 cm, and after some injuries she declared: “I want a sex change.”
“I have always lived in the wrong body….. I’m forced to be a woman, but I actually feel a man.”
Hormonal treatment begins, which will not allow her to participate in the Beijing Olympics, and in 2008 she announced that his new first name was “Balian“, like the character played by Orlando Bloom in the movie “Kingdom of Heaven” by Ridley Scott. Now he does not jump over the pole, but is a coach. At the last European Cup in Athletics in May, he was in the German team. In his website Buschbaum admits to being very happy. “I like this new life” he explains.

What can we say, congratulations to Yvonne and best wishes to Balian!

.

SEX IS HEALTHY

Published March 15, 2013 by Tony

HEALTH BENEFICTS OF SEX

sex benefits

Some recent studies on sex show that it improves intellectual abilities and relieves headache’s symptoms.
Italian researchers at the University of Pavia, published a study that associates sex with the capabilities of the brain. By the tests conducted on various groups of couples, those who had a more intense sexual activity showed a greater nerve cells growth, which, as we know, is essential for body and mind’s well-being. This shows that frequent sex reduces stress and facilitate the functioning of the brain and thus of the intellect. These results, published in the German newspaper Berlin Zeitung, is related to the increase in prolactin that occurs during sexual activity and that improves cellular oxygenation in the brain.
These data are consistent with other researches linking sexual activity to physical and mental health. Among them, two Australian studies published in the International British Journal of Urology, whereof one showing that regular and numerous ejaculations reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, and the other that a sexual satisfaction increases vitality and psychological well-being in women.
A healthy sexual activity is also able to relieve, in a partial or total way, the symptoms of headache, also when it comes to migraine or the worst ‘cluster headache’, as a recent study by the Department of Neurology at the University of Munster has demonstrated, after having analyzed the effects of the sexual activity on various forms of headache in 1,000 patients.

But, sex’s benefits do not end there, because other researches has shown that:
it helps to sleep;
activates the immune system and helps to be in shape;
in women decrease the risk of incontinence and defend the vaginal mucous membranes;
oxytocin and beta endorphins produced during sex, limit the action of stress hormones and this helps to keep our skin young and healthy, also protecting from the harmful effects of smoking and sun. A strong sex activity stimulates the production of oils in our body, helping the skin to stay elastic and hydrated;
in men hearty sex protects the heart and arteries due to higher testosterone production;

Is not that enough for you?
.

Gabriele D’Annunzio

Published March 8, 2013 by Tony

The aidoiomaniac D’Annunzio
An Intellectual More than a Playboy

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Gabriele d’Annunzio (1863 -1938), also known as “il Vate” (the prophet), was an Italian writer, poet, politician and journalist, who coming from a middle class family became a symbol of the Italian Decadence and famous for his compositions as well as for his particular sexual habits.
Porco alato e geniale” (Pig winged and genius), he described himself, while biographers addressed him as “Genius and recklessness“.  Among the aspects of the writer’s Decadence, there is aestheticism art, or art conceived as Beauty which must be above all; the practical aestheticism, according to which also the life must be realized in absolute freedom, outside and above every law and moral restraint; the panismo which is the tendency to surrender to the life of the senses and instincts, and finally the man as “superman“, the ruler of a world beyond good and evil, where instinct is the only truth because morality is a lie, and where the man that resembles the beast then outdoes man, beyond human becoming hero, while getting rid of the ethics that prohibits lust, he can dare everything that gives pleasure. A description, this, that is very close to the aberrant “Superman” concept conceived by Nietzsche.

Already in his youth, d’Annunzio showed an ambitious and uninhibited character and, in fact, at sixteen already had his first sexual experience. In Florence, during a school trip, he evaded janitor’s surveillance and with a gold wristwatch, a gift of his grandfather, paid a prostitute with whom he wished to have sex.
In 1881 he moved to Rome to continue his studies at the university, where,  trying to reach fame and glory, attended worldly circles of Roman salons, beginning to appreciate the sumptuous and scandalous lives of the rich bourgeoisie, through adventures and love stories. His exceptional sexuality blew and he will earn in emotions and sex delights, even if this entailed moral values violation. According to some biographers, his actual d'Annunzio at 10 yearsmistresses were hundred and fifty. Half a thousand for some, and even four thousand according to others, with the inevitable cocaine snorting.

As the biographers say, this “sex superman” really did not love all those women, except perhaps, a little bit, Maria Hardouin and Eleonora Duse. Maria Hardouin was the daughter of Giulio, Duke of Gallese, who d’Annunzio married at 20 years in 1883, probably for reasons of interest and because of noble rank. They had met a few years earlier and a love at first sight, but even though a minor, during a walk the lecherous man took her to a grove, on the outskirts of Rome, and deflowered her. Among the collection of poems “Intermezzo di rime” also is included “Peccato di maggio“, in which the writer described in detail what happened in the woods. The young Duchess soon became pregnant, raising a scandal. The Duke Giulio, furious, vetoed the marriage and denounced d’Annunzio for corruption of minors, despite his wife, Mary’s mother, called for a shotgun wedding. In response, the two lovers fled together and got married in a hurry, but without the consent of the duke, who did not want to see anymore both his daughter and the son-in-law.

A marriage that will last long but unfortunate for the young lady, also if from their union were born three children. “My dear Gabriele was a husband physically incapable of being faithful,” the Duchess bitterly confessed later, when after the third child will separate from him. In fact, the new series of post-marriage lovers began immediately with the journalist Olga Roman Ossani, then followed by Elvira Natalia Fraternali, estranged wife of Count Ercole Leoni, although in the meantime the writer were not shirking to his conjugal “duty”. Hard days for Elvira because meantime the “supreme Vate”  had already set his sights on the Sicilian Princess Maria Gravina Cruyllas Ramacca, which he called a “erotic nymphomaniac”. A good match! In a tormented relationship lasted three years, the Sicilian princess gave birth to two children, Ariel’s sons (the personal nickname of the poet), who legitimated only the first child. It was 1895 when he began his relationship with the famous actress Eleonora Duse, who was in search of a true love and believed to have found it by Ariel. And the illusion of love will cost her dearly, and not just for the money that the loved boyfriend snatched her by deception, but because while she was sacrifying her prestige, exposing herself to the audience boos, he already was enjoying with a new paramour, the young actress Juliet Gordigiani. Actress, young and beautiful, but poor and this was not good for him that needed rich women. “I forgive him to Maria Gravina with the daugtherhave abused of myself, ruined and humiliated me. I forgive everything because I loved him”,  Duse said when left him definitively.

After a while, the tireless lover found another right woman, Alessandra Starabba Rudini, twenty-eight beautiful and rich, widow of the Marquis Carlotti.
His biographers say that in three years of living together, the great showman D’Annunzio got by the Marchesa Rudini amounts ten times higher than the one extorted to Duse in nine years. The last two years were very sad for the marquise because fell seriously ill, but meanwhile, the host had already a new mistress for giving vent to his inexhaustible lust, the Countess Josephine Mancini.
However, when he was no longer able to cope with the many creditors, decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved alone to Paris. The great seducer had already chosen the appropriate girlfriend to live and work peacefully in Paris, the Russian countess (French by adoption) Natalia de Goloubeff, 27, separated from her husband, who welcomed him at her home in Paris. The combination was perfect, he needed money and she sex.
Fool of the blackest Slavic massacre,” he said about her, as she considered him “crazy for sex and beautiful women, virile and perfumed as few“. But, as soon as her financial resources were lost, due to the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, Ariel left her. During the last of the five years spent in Paris, he had some French sex playmates, as Marie de Regnier and Amélie Mazoyer, his housekeeper nicknamed Aelis (24 years less than the prophet), who followed him in Italy, when he returned in 1915 to become a soldier, enlisting as a volunteer during the First World War.
Besides devotion, one of Aelis’s quality that d’Annunzio appreciated more, especially with the passing of years, was a not common skill for fellatio, hence her nickname Aelis from helice, “helix” in French. “She has a beautiful mouth, in addition to the hand that gives oblivion,” Gabriele said of her.
During the conflict he lost partial vision in one eye, but as a man of theater, he participated more in the war performing on the stage, representing his true and false war actions, rather than by real.
In 1921, in Gardone, in the picturesque scenery of Lake Garda, d’Annunzio found the house of his dreams: a large villa of 36 rooms, which he titled the “Vittoriale of the Italians”.  After the restoration work, carried out with the financial support of Mussolini, he made it a national monument, donating it to the Italian State for paying his debts.
Mussolini also gave him what the bourgeois writer always had dreamed, Eleonora Duseproposing him for a nobiliar title, then conferred in 1924 by King Vittorio Emanuele III, letting he became the Prince of Montenevoso.

In spite of his advanced age, in those years other lovers followed, as the writer from Trieste Olga Levi Brunner,  the Venetian pianist Luisa Bàccara, and a certain Leila, all younger than him.
In that palace-mausoleum, the Prince of Montenevoso spent the last seventeen years of his mad and adventurous life, with profound suffering for his physical decline, often expressed by behavioral oddities and excessive frugality or sullenness, but always obsessed by sex, by frantic search of pleasure, eroticism and lust, and now even devoting more himself in masturbation, despite the age.
The last two women that remained close to him, were the faithful Aélis and Bàccara, forced to watch also to his bleak and dismal degradation, like satyr erotic rites that the seventy year old man organized from time to time. Gabriele d’Annunzio, the magician of perversion, among other things also invented the macabre eroticism, while lying naked in a coffin some prostitutes, also naked, kissed him from head to toe. Although nothing is written about, it is said that the teacher did not disdained others pervy sex affairs like pissing, shitting, and that maybe took away two ribs to better practice self-fellatio, all things truly uncommon for that era.
Gabriele d’Annunzio died at 75 years for a brain hemorrhage, and at his funeral, as well as Mussolini, attended his wife with three children, Amélie Mazoyer and Luisa Baccara, (Duse had died 14 years before). As he had Amélie Mazoyerdecided, was buried in the small temple of the Holocaust, on top of the Vittoriale.

D’Annunzio was not handsome, neither rich, nor reliable, and for this arises the question, what did so many ladies, rich and beautiful, drive in his arms?!
Probably, the famous American dancer Isadora Duncan was right, saying about him, “a lover so great as to turn the most ordinary woman, and give her for a moment the appearance of a celestial being?”
The perverse lover designed by himself some clothes and then gave them to women, from time to time, to wear and represent the erotic scene that he had chosen. Clothes that transformed them in moths ready to burn devoutly wings to his flame. Only the sinuous and fatal painter Tamara de Lempicka was able to sneak out from the arms of the famous satyr.
In his house also special perfumes and incense were not lacking, as well as a well equipped wardrobe in which were found two hundred silk shirts, fifty hats  two hundred pairs among shoes and boots, three hundred pairs of socks, fifty silk pajamas and gowns, and boxes with vagina’s hairs that he kept in memory of his mistresses. Just “an animal of luxury” as he called himself.  “When D’Annunzio loves a woman, exalts and elevates the soul above the earth, to the divine regions where moves and shines Dante’s Beatrice. From time to time, he let women participate in the divine essence and leads so high as to cause them to imagine they are really on the same level of Beatrice… there was a time in Paris, where the cult of D’Annunzio touched dizzying heights and they were all famous beauties to love him. But when the whim of the poet ended, he abandoned his mistress on duty for another“, so Mrs. Duncan wrote in her memoirs, who had with d’Annunzio an intense but short relationship.
In fact, it was always him to tire of the most beautiful and passionate women.
His only fault, if it can be defined so, was the bad habit of wasting considerable wealth for voluptuous things, and for this he is often found in bad waters and full of debt,  for which in 1910, there will seizure and sale of his goods.

The women he met, young and old, were all at his feet, happy to be desired by the most famous “tombeur de femmes” of Italian literature, ready to give herself to him body and soul, and that in addition to opening their legs, also opened their bags to pay his debts.
If it is not for wellness or charm, then why that? This is a good reason to suppose that D’Annunzio was a gifted, moreover, in an old Italian porno film, during the pioneer and illegal pornography period, among other collaborators in the captions is also read the name of Gabriele D’Annunzio. Of course, besides the use of the word, he knew how to use his sexual organ that he called “gonfalon selvaggio” (wild flag), and his exceptional libido led him to have, evidently, sexual performance record, or more intercourse without long breaks, and not for nothing that he was labeled “thirsty for sex“, all things that, alas, ravish many women.

.

Greek Myths Sexuality

Published February 23, 2013 by Tony

Greek Myths Sexuality
Erotic fancy Scenario III

 Statue d'Apollon, Musée archéologique de Naples, Italie

Apollo, Zephyrus and Hyacinth

The god Apollo was the illegitimate son of Zeus and Leto (Latona), twin brother of Artemis.
When Zeus’ wife Hera discovered that Leto was pregnant and that Zeus was the father, she banned Leto from giving birth on “terra firma”. In her wanderings, Leto found the newly created floating island of Delos, which was neither mainland nor a real island. Here, she gave birth there, without infringing the provisions of the queen of Olympus, and was accepted by the people, offering them her promise that her son would be always favorable toward the city. Afterwards, Zeus secured Delos to the bottom of the ocean. This island later became sacred to Apollo.
Apollo, deity of ancient Greece, was the god of all the arts, medicine, music and prophecy, and its main symbol was the Sun. In Greek culture he was characterized by ineffability, by an androgynous figure and by a look of a hunter, wolf chaser (hence Apaliunas Lyceus).

Hyacinth, statue by François Joseph Bosio, Louvre
Apollo is usually depicted crowned with laurel, plant a symbol of victory, under which some legends says that this god was born. His typical attributes were the bow and the lyre. Animals sacred to him were swans (symbol of beauty), and the rooster as a symbol of homosexual love, since he fell in love with several men. Apollo had many epithets, designed to reflect the different roles, powers and aspects of his personality, like that of Phoebus, meaning “bright” or “shining” referring to its great beauty, of which he was proud, or its link with the sun. His bisexual nature, found in many other Greek mythological figures, led him to have numerous love affairs, with  women (Daphne, Cassandra, Marpessa, Melissa), and with men (Hyacinth, Zephyr, Licoreo, Asclepius, Admetus, Hymenaios).
Following what it is said about the relationship between Apollo and Hyacinth, also described by Homer,
here’s a personal  

erotic fancy scenario

(suitable for adults)

Apollo and Hyacinthus, 16th-century Italian engraving by Jacopo Caraglio

Apollo was madly in love with Hyacinth and just to be with him, he omitted all its major activities. They both spent hours in the woods where, in the stillness and to the shade of trees, were used to entertain and amuse themselves. Apollo loved to caress and kiss tenderly the companion, who felt attracted by The Sleep of Endymion by Anne-Louis Girodet (1818), Musée du Louvre, Paris.Apollo. However, the ambivalent character of Apollo led him to become often rude and quite violent, thing which did not like to the delicate and younger Hyacinth. Hugging each other, Hyacinth also liked caress and touch the more mature body of his boyfriend. A love really tender and intense. When the passion of Apollo was lit, he could not restrain himself and immediately asked the boy to suck his cock that in the meantime had become big and hard. While lying on the grass, his hands held Hyacinth’s head, driving its movements, but pushing to make sure that the boy’s mouth swallowed all the way down his cock, Apollon Embraces Hyacinthosbothering Hyacinth who felt to choke. Young and strong as he was, Phoebus was not satisfied by a simple suck and after having ejaculate for the first time, then asked the boy to squat onto his phallus, and holding with the hands his hips, brought him to come down until his cock was fully housed in the boy’s bowels. After a few moments of pain, Hyacinth enjoyed the penetration and gladly began to ride on the crotch of his tutor. After a while, the fatigue was not slow in coming, and to go ahead Apollo turned on his side, bringing the boy’s body, clinging to his, to lay on the ground, one behind the other. Through a slow and steady “to and fro” Apollo went on to fuck, savoring every inch of those tender Giulio_Romano_-_Apollo_Cyparissusinnards. Having nothing else to do and being so pleasant, they could remain for a long time to enjoy that carnal union. Only towards the end, when the second ejaculation was coming, Apollo gain the upper, and sprawling onto Hyacinth, completed the sexual act by violent and strong thrusts that forced the boy to sink his hands into the soil to keep himself firm on the ground.
They loved each other so, through a deep and passionate relationship, while time passed among games, jokes and sex.
One day Zephyr had to pass from there, and seeing Hyacinth alone playing in the woods, glided like a puff of air on the ground and began to speak with the guy. Although younger than him, Zephyr had fewer years than Apollo and it was love at first sight.

Louis_De_Boulogne_-_Zephyr_Crowning_FloraNot a day passed that Zephyr not return there to spend time with the boy and since a caress leads to another, it happened that the two had sex. Zephyr’s love was more platonic and sensual than Apollo, thing which appealed more Hyacinth, who preferred  sweetness more than spirited passion. When the boy saw that the story could not continue, tried to talk to Zephyr, but he was now too much in love to give up and maybe it was even the same Hyacinth to felt Apollo e Giacinto, dipinto a olio di Méry-Joseph Blondelsweetness towards Zephyr.
It was to be expected, and one day Apollo saw the two together and threw violently against Zephyr threatening and forbidding him to meet Hyacinth again and to never return in that place.
Zephyr could do nothing but retreat in good order but, blinded by jealousy swore to himself that he would avenged. Time passed and one day, while Apollo was playing at the discus-throw together Hyacinth, Zephyr was watching them from a distance, and decided to act quietly without being seen. Jealousy had clouded his mind and repeating “nothing for me nothing for nobody” blew on the discus that the two lovers had launched into the sky, forcing it to turn and come back at high speed, hitting mortally the head of the poor Hyacinth. Apollo barely managed to grab the boy’s body, while helplessly witnessed his death.
The_Death_of_HyacinthosBoth slumped to the ground, with Hyacinth lifeless in his arms, while Apollo were weeping and despairing.  Apollo tried to save the young man striving every known medical art, but nothing to do against the fate. Not being able to do anything else, then he decided to turn his beloved friend in a flower with an intense purple color, like the color of the blood spilled on the ground and on which even his tears were falling. Then, before going back to Heaven, leaning over the flower just created, Apollo with his tears drew on the petals the letters άί (ai which in Greek is an exclamation of pain), as a sign of undying grief felt for so much misfortune, which had deprived him of love of his young friend.
Flower that still bears the name of hyacinth.

.

Hyacinthus_'Red_Magic'

 

 

Digit Ratio & Behavior

Published January 29, 2013 by Tony

Evolution of human hands
Fingers & Personality

Show me your hand and I’ll tell you who you are!

The study on the hands never ceases to surprise us, after palmistry, foretelling the future through the study of the palm, others but more serious studies reveal our personality through the length of the fingers.

The digit ratio is the ratio of the lengths of different fingers (or digits).
Hand with index finger being shorter than the ring finger, resulting in the small ratio between  2D/4D, points to a high exposure to testosterone in the uterus.
The 2D:4D digit ratio is sexually dimorphic: while the second finger is typically shorter in both females and males, the difference between the lengths of the two digits is greater in males than females.
A number of studies have shown a correlation between the 2D:4D digit ratio and various physical and behavioral traits. There is some evidence that 2D:4D ratio may also be indicative for human development and growth. Hormones testosterone and estrogen exposure reflects in fetal life. Some authors suggest that digit ratio correlates with health, behavior, and even sexuality in later life. Below is a non-exhaustive list of some traits that have been either demonstrated or suggested to correlate with either high or low digit ratio.

•    Lowered sperm counts and high digit ratio
•    Increase risk for heart disease in males and high digit ratio
•    Risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome in males and high digit ratio
•    Reduced risk for prostate cancer and high digit ratio
•    Reduced birth size in males and high digit ratio
•    Increased risk for depression in males and high digit ratio
•     Reduced risk of alcohol dependency and high digit ratio
•    Increased Anxiety in males and high digit ratio
•    Reduced performance in sports and high digit ratio
•    Assertiveness in females and low digit ratio
•    Aggression in males and low digit ratio
•    Personality traits correlated with low or high digit ratio
•    Higher exam scores among male students and high digit ratio
•    Musical ability in males and low digit ratio

Paraphilic (or extreme fetish) sexual interest in males and high digit ratio.
• Bem female sex role score in women and high digit ratio; “feminine” erotic sex role preference in gay men and low digit ratio. [Finger-length patterns vary with gender, sexual orientation and birth order. Among heterosexuals, the mean 2D:4D ratio is larger in women than in men, especially on the right hand. The right-hand 2D:4D ratio of homosexual women is more masculine (that is, smaller) than that of heterosexual women. Men with more than one older brother are more likely to be homosexual and have a significantly more masculine right-hand 2D:4D ratio than men without older brothers.]

•    A smaller ratio between the second and fourth fingers is linked to a longer stretched penis size, (as reported by researchers in the Asian Journal of Andrology). [In this study, researchers at Gachon University Gil Hospital in South Korea recruited 144 volunteers 20 years of age and older who were going to undergo urological surgery. While the men were under anaesthesia, the researchers measured their finger lengths and both their flaccid and stretched penis lengths. Since shorter members stretch more than longer ones, the stretched measurement —used by the researchers— is more telling about the size of an erect penis, giving back that stretched penis length is statistically correlated to the size of the penis when fully erect. The average flaccid penis length, the researchers found, was 3.0 inches (7.7 centimetres), with a range of 1.6 to 4.7 in. (4 to 12 cm). Stretched lengths ranged from nearly 3.0 to 6.7 in. (7.5 to 17 cm), with an average of 4.6 in. (11.7 cm).The average ratio between the two fingers was 0.97, with a range of 0.88 to 1.12, making the differences hard to make out with the unaided eye. But the lower the digit ratio, the study found, the longer the penis was likely to be.]

It has been suggested by some scientists that the ratio of two digits in particular, the 2nd (index finger) and 4th (ring finger), is affected by exposure to androgens e.g. testosterone while in the uterus and that this 2D:4D ratio can be considered a crude measure for prenatal androgen exposure, with lower 2D:4D ratios pointing to higher androgen exposure. Studies in mice indicate that prenatal androgen acts primarily by promoting growth of the fourth finger.

Peter L. Hurd is an academic specialising in biology and his research primarily focuses on the study of the evolution of aggressive behavior, including investigation of aggression, communication and other behavior. He conducted a study on digit ratios suggesting a positive correlation in males between aggressive tendency and the ratio of the lengths of the ring finger to his index finger. Many studies on both human, and non-human, animals suggest that inter-individual variation in adult aggressiveness is largely organised by prenatal exposure to androgens. Men who have the ring finger longer than the index are more aggressive and quarrelsome.
Hurd demonstrated that men with more feminine typical-digit ratios showed lower aggressive tendency than males with more masculine-typical digit ratios. Hurd demonstrated that men with more feminine typical-digit ratios showed lower aggressive tendency than males with more masculine-typical digit ratios
.

Another study says that fighting may have shaped the evolution of the human hand, according to a new study by a US team. The University of Utah researchers used instruments to measure the forces and acceleration when martial artists hit a punch bag. They found that the structure of the fist provides support that increases the ability of the knuckles to transmit “punching” force.  David Carrier from the University of Utah, USA, suggests that the human hand may have also evolved its distinctive proportions for a less enlightened reason: for use as a weapon. According to Carrier and colleague Michael Morgan, modern chimpanzees have long palms and fingers with a short thumb, while the human palm and fingers are much shorter and the thumb longer and stronger. Carrier explains that this squat arrangement allows us to clench our hand into a fist when we fold the thumb across the fingertips; however, chimp fingers form an open doughnut shape when curled.

Boys Are Hitting Puberty Earlier

Published October 22, 2012 by Tony

Boys Developing at Younger Age

It is well known that in last decades girls mature at a younger age, while for boys we only had supposed such a thing.  [In girls, breast development is the first sign and  it starts at age 7-8  in about 10 percent of white girls, 23 percent of blacks and 15 percent of Hispanics, while the start of menstruating is around age 11- 12 on average].
Now, some recent studies reveal that it’s not just girls who are developing at younger ages but also boys are entering puberty earlier than past generations. And this is conflicting with what some doctors thought till now, since the food rich in estrogens -the main responsible for the early development in girls-  logically speaking had even to delay sexual maturation in boys. What a coincidence, in a prior post I just mentioned a similar evolutionary issue.
The new study has been conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) through data coming from 212 practitioners in 144 pediatric offices that in 41 states have recorded information on 4.131 boys age 6 to 16. Conventionally, doctors based their examinations on the so-called Tanner stages of development, used to measure how far along in puberty a young person is. This method checks the sexual development during puberty and divides it into five stages, depending on the size of the genitals (G1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and hairs (P1, 2, 3, 4, 5). [see below for the stages table]
Results say that on average genital changes in boys start around the age of 9-10, with evident pubic hair between age 10 and 11, testicle size increasing before age 10, and with a full sexual maturity at 14-15. The stage 3, meaning a sexual development with a penis growing and testicles already producing sperm, happens at age 12. Besides the study says that African-American boys develop earlier than their white and Hispanic peers.
An older study, from the  1950s through 1970s of white boys in England, found that boys started genital development at age 11-12 on average, with pubic hair development typically between 12 and 13 – about two years later than in the new study.
Of course, for now doctors have only theories to explain the reasons of this changing as it is still not clear why boys also are hitting puberty sooner.
Contemporary data on the ages of pubertal characteristics in American boys, from onset to maturity, were lacking until now.
Although these results can give happiness to young guys and be a source of pride, another study by Cornell’s College of Human Ecology noticed that boys reaching sexual maturity more rapidly can go towards psychological problems, as getting along with others their age and having a higher risk for depression. Besides, when the release of the hormone testosterone reaches its maximum, boys can assume particularly risky behavior, as shows of strength, negligence or high propensity to violence, acts that lead to an increased number of serious accidents.
Regardless if such early development is good or not, parents should pay attention to their kids’ development, because in these cases evidently become important having a diverse chat with them and start talking earlier about sexuality and sex activity. Consequently, the sexual development takes boys to a greater need for masturbation or for sex with peers. Probably, this just is another reason why nowadays cases of pregnant teenagers girls have increased or because porno users age is lower. Thus, our society needs to take note and adapt to this, beyond medical or psychological dissertations, whereas it is impossible to deny or prohibit sexual activity to a girl or a boy of 14 years whose sexually already gets the same need of a  more mature person. But according to the hypocrisy, moralism and puritanism of our society, these legal and mental changes will not be easy to achieve.

TANNER STAGES TABLE
Sexual organs are staged as follows:
Stage 1: The testes, scrotum, and penis are about the same size and proportion as in early childhood.
Stage 2: The scrotum and testes enlarge and the scrotal sac reddens and changes in texture. There is little to no enlargement of the penis.
Stage 3: There is further growth of the testes and scrotum and the penis begins to enlarge, mainly in length.
Stage 4: The testes and scrotum continue to enlarge and the scrotal skin continues to darken. The penis continues to grow in breadth and length with development of the glans.
Stage 5: The genitalia are of adult size and shape. No further enlargement takes place.

Pubic hair is staged as follows: 
Stage 1: The vellus of the pubis resembles that over the abdomen.
Stage 2: Sparse growth of long, slightly pigmented, downy hair, straight or only slightly curled, appears chiefly at the base of the penis.
Stage 3: The hair is considerably darker, courser, and more curled. It spreads sparsely over the junction of the pubis.
Stage 4: The hair is now adult-like but the area covered is still considerably smaller than in most adults. There is no spread to the medial surface of the thighs.
Stage 5: The hair is adult in quantity and type, distributed in the “male” pattern of an inverse triangle, and may spread to the medial surface of the thighs.


.