Sex By Another Name

Sunday begins and I had a difficult time trying to decide what to write about…this past week has been full of stupidity……then I decided on sex….

In the early days of IST before there were many followers I tried to increase my readership by writing about sex, everybody wants to read about sex, sadly two of my most popular posts in the last 10 years have been “Watermelon Makes You Horny” and “Do You Break Out After Sex”…I just wish that some of my more academic posts drew that kind of readership….but I digress….

SciFi has given us lots to think about when it comes to sexy robots…..Has our society come to the point where there will be sex robots?

There’s not a day that passes that we don’t have a new reason to suspect humanity is dying off. Scientists have warned of the ‘sixth extinction‘ for decades, but now there is at least one man who believes an ostensibly beneficial innovation — sex robots — could lead to the human race getting screwed.

This is not a Terminator scenario. If humans begin spending the majority of their intimate hours with sex androids, they will reduce both the energy and biological resources needed to perpetuate the human race. At the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, Swiss researcher Oliver Bendel issued the following, fairly simple, warning:

Source: Sex Robots are Becoming a Thing — and They Could Kill Off the Human Race

Really?  A Plastic Fantastic Lover?

One more shot at the world of sex…..

Back in yesteryear there were “snake oil” salesmen that sold all kinds of concoctions to relieve a wide array of ailments….and then there was the legend that “Listerine” would cure gonorrhea…..but do not discount the ancient myths…..

Listerine claimed way back in 1879 that its mouthwash could “cure” gonorrhea, Live Science reports. Now a new study published Tuesday in Sexually Transmitted Infections gives credence to that claim. Or at least that’s what the overly excitable media would have you believe. “A good gargle before engaging in oral sex may reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to the recipient,” states Forbes (which notes more research is needed to get rid of that pesky “may”). Researchers had 58 men with gonorrhea in their throats gargle with Listerine or saltwater. The men who gargled with mouthwash for a minute were 80% less likely to test positive for gonorrhea-causing bacteria afterward.

But don’t get too excited, Jezebel warns. Listerine was shown to be far more effective at getting rid of the bacteria around the tonsils than further back in the throat. And because the men were tested after only five minutes, it’s unclear how long the effect lasts. It’s also unclear if getting rid of gonorrhea-causing bacteria in the throat would do anything to prevent infections elsewhere on the body. While the study concludes that daily gargling may be an important preventative step, lead author Eric Chow says they “do not recommend it at any site and certainly not anywhere other than the throat” as a treatment for gonorrhea. That leaves Jezebel with its own conclusion: “Use condoms.” (Terrifying further reading: Gonorrhea may beat all known drugs by 2021.)

There is the post for a Sunday afternoon… I got to drop a little history on you (smiles)….

Enjoy the rest of your weekend….see you guys tomorrow.


6 thoughts on “Sex By Another Name

  1. Reminds me of the MOVIE (not the TV series) Westworld. Even as a youngin’, watching that movie in the theater the first thing that came to mind given the supposition that those robots were super-real looking.. “Hmmm.. I wonder if you could have sex with those things.” which they didn’t really answer in the movie (although a mild suggestion in section “Roman World”).

    Here’s my hope… I am waiting for those virtual reality kids to invent a helmet that I can put on my head, as needed, that convinces my brain that it’s having/had sex within the most wildest and reckless ways.. (or totally vanilla depending on my mood at the moment), and I wake up totally convinced of the experience.. and emotionally spent. Kinda like Total Recall (the first one), but less clinical. We could dump the Viagra, and not worry about health conditions. Most of all it’s safe sex. I’d even settle for “sex” as represented between Stallone and Bullock in Demolition Man.
    Now, THAT’s the important stuff. Not all this talking machine crap and 3D eyeglasses.

  2. I never thought that I would read a blog post about oral sex and Listerine. But I just have…

    Not sure about ‘robot sex’. When I was younger, I always thought that was the ‘next step’. Maybe if it was Daryl Hannah as Pris, the sex-model ‘replicant’ in ‘Blade Runner’…(Yes, I would…)
    Then again, back in the late 1950s, we all thought we would be taking holidays on Mars by now, and driving to work in flying jet cars.

    As you say over there. ‘Go figure’.
    Best wishes, Pete,

    1. I try to find interesting stuff for my wekends…I get enough of “reality” by then…LOL Have a good week….chuq

      And Yes I would too…LOL

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