Tag: Lust (home)

What attracts us in a woman rarely binds us to her.

permalink source: J.C. Collins
tags: Gender Issues, Love, Lust

No other form of sexual activity has been so frequently discussed, so roundly condemned, and more universally practiced, than masturbation.

permalink source: L. Dearborn, "Autoeroticism" The Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior
tags: Lust, Sex

Lust is rooted in biology, love is a matter of chemistry, and sex is a matter of physics. To really get kinky, however, requires engineering.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Humor, Love, Lust, Sex

Avoid idleness, and fill up all the spaces of thy time with severe and useful employment: for lust easily creeps in at those emptinesses where the soul is unemployed and the body is at ease; no easy, healthful, idle person was ever chaste if he could be tempted; but of all employments, bodily labour is the most useful, and of the greatest benefit for driving away the Devil.

permalink source: Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)
tags: Discipline, Lust

An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. The boy asked, "What is this, Father?" The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is." While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched the small circular numbers above the walls light up sequentially. They continued to watch until it reached the last number and then as these numbers began to light in reverse order. The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son, "Quick! Go get your Mother."

permalink source: Email
tags: Gender Issues, Humor, Lust, Beauty

· Beyond Barbie: According to a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, popular action figures like G.I. Joe appear to be pumping steroids. In the 1960's, Joe had biceps equal to those of the average man - about 12 inches. In 1997 Joe had bulked up to an astounding 26 inch arm girth. Such large arms dwarf Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire, whose pipes measure in at a paltry 20 inches. (Time, May 31, 2000 p. 26)

permalink source: Ivy Jungle
tags: Lust, Self-image

The Kaiser Family Foundation released the results of a survey of 503, 15-17 year old teens. 72% of respondents said that sexual content on television influences other teen’s sexual behavior “A Lot” or “Somewhat”, while 78% said it had little or no impact on their own behavior.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Lust, Temptation, Morality

By AMBROSE CLARK TEHRAN - Arab men are going wild over an outrageous new entertainment craze that's taken this city by storm - wet burqa contests! Drooling, cheering men are packing makeshift nightclubs where shapely gals get hosed down while wearing the burqa - which clings to every curve and corner of their bodies even though they're wearing a garment designed for the ultimate in modesty. Modeled after the wet T-shirt contests that show off America's most buxom young beauties, the burqa competitions award cash prizes in categories including Best Breasts and Butt. "No one ever said a woman in a burqa couldn't get wet and shake it," shrugs Mohammed Benradi, who runs the racy contests. "They tell us that women have to wear the burqa in public. That's what they're doing. "They're just doing a little more for us, that's all." You can find a wet burqa contest in at least six different locations in Tehran on just about any night if you know where to look - and whom to ask. Fear of reprisals by strict religious officials keeps the contest locations secret and ever-changing. "You have to work a little to find the party, but it's worth it," one man sighs during a break at one of Benradi's contests. "The girls are really built, and Mohammed uses so much water on them they might as well be naked! "But they're not naked, that's the wonderful thing," he adds. "We get all the fun of sinning, but we have not really sinned." It's not just men who are cramming into the sexy shows. Women are also lining up to compete. "Mohammed is very good to us - he doesn't let the men touch us or use bad language," says a 20-year-old contestant who identifies herself only as Resa. Resa says Benradi awards generous prize money: The equivalent of $100, which is an enormous sum to many of Tehran's poorer residents. "I have won three times," Resa says proudly, "and my family has been eating very well because of it. And no one can tell it's me under there, so I am not ashamed. "I'm glad Mohammed came up with this idea," she adds. "We've had to wear these awful things for years now - it's about time we got something out of it."

permalink source: Weekly World News 2/14/2003
tags: Lust, Sex, Legalism

"I can tell you from personal experience that I've never met a happy porn star." —Ex-porn star Traci Lords, describing how abuse and an unstable home life led her into the "adult entertainment" business as a 15-year-old. Source: Dateline NBC (7-11-03); found in Citizen magazine (October 2003), p. 15

permalink source: Traci Lords
tags: Lust, Pornography

God uses lust to impel man to marriage, ambition to office, avarice to earning, and fear to faith. -- Martin Luther

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Fear, Lust, Greed, Ambition

Hook Ups On Campus: Perhaps the name communicates how non personal and fleeting these relationships are in the minds of most students. The term has been common for over a decade, but only recently has research confirmed the prevalence of the behavior on campus. In 2000 Elizabeth Paul published the first academic look at the ritual of the college hook up. Her research is startling. In a survey of 555 undergrads, she found that 78% had "hooked up" - a term defined as a one time sexual encounter the could range from making out to intercourse, in which the two partners had no plans to pursue a relationship - or perhaps even talk again. 77.7% of women and 84.2% of the men reported having hooked up. Of those 60% said that their hook up included more "genital touching" than "meaningful conversation." The vast majority involve alcohol. A "good hook up" is defined as one about which no one finds out or talks about later. Some researchers feel that this generation may learn a lot about sex in college, but come away with very little knowledge of how to build a meaningful relationship. (MSNBC.com October 4, 2004)

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Lust, Sex, Today's Students, Dating, Romantic Love

<table> <tr><td><b>Vice</b></td><td><b>Virtue against which it sins</b></td><td><b>Brief description</b></td></tr> <tr><td>Pride (1) </td><td>Humility </td><td>Seeing ourselves as we are and not comparing ourselves to others is humility. Pride and vanity are competitive. If someone else's pride really bothers you, you have a lot of pride.</td></tr> <tr><td>Avarice/Greed (5) </td><td>Generosity </td><td>This is about more than money. Generosity means letting others get the credit or praise. It is giving without having expectations of the other person. Greed wants to get its "fair share" or a bit more.</td></tr> <tr><td>Envy (2) </td><td>Love </td><td>"Love is patient, love is kind…" Love actively seeks the good of others for their sake. Envy resents the good others receive or even might receive. Envy is almost indistinguishable from pride at times.</td></tr> <tr><td>Wrath/Anger (3) </td><td>Kindness </td><td>Kindness means taking the tender approach, with patience and compassion. Anger is often our first reaction to the problems of others. Impatience with the faults of others is related to this.</td></tr> <tr><td>Lust (7) </td><td>Self control </td><td>Self control and self mastery prevent pleasure from killing the soul by suffocation. Legitimate pleasures are controlled in the same way an athlete's muscles are: for maximum efficiency without damage. Lust is the self-destructive drive for pleasure out of proportion to its worth. Sex, power, or image can be used well, but they tend to go out of control.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gluttony (6) </td><td>Faith and Temperance </td><td>Temperance accepts the natural limits of pleasures and preserves this natural balance. This does not pertain only to food, but to entertainment and other legitimate goods, and even the company of others.</td></tr> <tr><td>Sloth (4) </td><td>Zeal </td><td>Zeal is the energetic response of the heart to God's commands. The other sins work together to deaden the spiritual senses so we first become slow to respond to God and then drift completely into the sleep of complacency.</td></tr> </table>

permalink source: http://www.whitestonejournal.com/seven/
tags: Lust, Sin, Anger, Greed, Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth

<img src="http://glenandpaula.com/quotes/uploads/1106872803sf20050126.gif" width="659" height="276">

permalink source: SinFest
tags: Lust, Beauty

Monkeys Pay to See Female Monkey Bottoms By Robert Roy Britt LiveScience Senior Writer posted: 28 January 2005 04:27 pm ET Would you pay to see a monkey's backside? I hope not. Monkeys will, and I guess that's okay, though it sounds awfully close to the sort of thing that lands guys in jail here in the human realm. A new study found that male monkeys will give up their juice rewards in order to ogle pictures of female monkey's bottoms. The way the experiment was set up, the act is akin to paying for the images, the researchers say. The rhesus macaque monkeys also splurged on photos of top-dog counterparts, the high-ranking primates. Maybe that's like you or me buying People magazine. The research, which will be detailed in the March issue of Current Biology, gets more interesting. The scientists actually had to pay these guys, in the form of extra juice, to get them to look at images of lower-ranking monkeys. Curiously, the monkeys in the test hadn't had any direct physical contact with the monkeys in the photos, so they didn't have personal experience with who was hot and who was not. "So, somehow, they are getting this information by observation -- by seeing other individuals interact," said Michael Platt of the Duke University Medical Center. Next, Platt and his colleagues want to see how people will perform in a similar experiment. "At the moment, it's only a tantalizing possibility, but we believe that similar processes are at work in these monkeys and in people," Platt said. "After all, the same kinds of social conditions have been important in primate evolution for both nonhuman primates and humans. So, in further experiments, we also want to try to establish in the same way how people attribute value to acquiring visual information about other individuals." The study, announced Friday, is far from monkey business. It was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Cure Autism Now Foundation. The goal is to learn more about the social machinery of the brain with an eye toward helping autism patients. "One of the main problems in people with autism is that they don't find it very motivating to look at other individuals," Platt said. "And even when they do, they can't seem to assess information about that individual's importance, intentions or expressions." The monkeys provide "an excellent model for how social motivation for looking is processed in normal individuals," Platt said. "And, it's a model that we can use to explore the neurophysiological mechanisms of those motivations in a way we can't do in humans. For example, we can use drugs that affect specific neural processes to explore whether we can mimic some of the deficits found in autism in these animals."

permalink source: http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/050128_monkey_business.html
tags: Lust

Coinnosseurs of the deadly sins divide them into the warm-hearted or cold-blooded sins. Lust, anger, and gluttony in this reckoning are thought warm hearted, bodily sins, proceeding as they do from the physical passions; pride, greed, sloth, and envy are cold-blooded, proceeding as they do from states of mind. The cold-blooded sins are more rebukable, less forgivable, and (with the exception of sloth) inherently crueler. Envy, a case could easily enough be made, may be the cruelist of all.

permalink source: Joseph Epstein, Envy p 9
tags: Lust, Anger, Greed, Pride

frosh posed nude in a calendar to raise money for 2004 tsunami relief.

permalink source: Stanford
tags: Lust, Stanford

<img src="http://glenandpaula.com/quotes/uploads/1109708978monty-seven-sins.gif" width="600" height="206" />

permalink source: Monty
tags: Lust, Gluttony, Sloth

<img src="http://glenandpaula.com/quotes/uploads/1118099183straying-sheep.gif" width="643" height="561" /> When Sheep Go Astray

permalink source: Discipleship By Design, Harvey Herman
tags: Lust, Pornography