Let’s get to it.
1) Yeah. I found this to be…ironically odd. R&B singer Robin Thicke recently had his latest video for his song “Blurred Lines” pulled from YouTube because it was “inappropriate”. I’ve seen the video and yes, there’s more flesh than is necessary in it but most music videos these days (and shoot, television commercials too) can boast of that fact. What I found to be interesting is that it could be pulled while there is so much, what I call “slick porn” on YouTube. Anyway, it would appear that YouTube’s guidelines are “any video that’s ‘intended to be sexually provocative’ is probably going to be taken down.” The moral to the story is this: If you see some sex or nudity on there, flag it and if they don’t take it down, kindly refer them to the link in this article.
2) Sometimes (a lot of times, actually) I will read something and the Scripture that immediately comes to my mind is “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (I Corinthians 3:18-19-NKJV) Parents, please be purposeful in discussing with your kids (especially teens) what they are reading online. Contrary to popular belief and assumption, not everything written on the Internet is true. Take an article on the five reasons why the “hookup culture” ISN’T (?!?) ruining a generation: Nobody is an emotional zombie because of hooking up; Hooking up is just as enjoyable for women as it is for men; Female agency and upward mobility; Good relationships can be built out of random hookups; We’re blowing this way out proportion. Yeah, I’ll await your comments on that…foolishness.
3) OK, they say that you learn something new every day. Did you hear about the Danish guy who got acquitted of sexual assault charges because apparently he suffers from, um, sexsomnia? I had no clue that there was an actual diagnosis of people who claim to have sex while they are sleeping. Sounds pretty “suspect” to me but I’ll digress.
4) I’ve actually shared this with some of the staff but if you happen to do your own educating on porn/sex addiction, then you might find this link to be helpful (click here). Basically what it does is list the most searched porn terms by city and state. It’s interesting. For instance, in California it’s “Asian”. In New York, it’s “college”. In Nevada, Florida and Texas, it’s “teen”. In my state (Tennessee) it’s “MILF”. Hmph.
5) Finally, I make it no secret that I am in full support of married folks having sex on a regular basis (considering sex is for married folks-Genesis 2:24-25, Hebrews 13:5). So, of course this article caught my attention. According to a piece that was recently posted on Huffington Post, “a healthy sex life is important to 75 percent of wives”; “43.7 percent of women were bored with the frequency of their sex life, and 57.9 percent were willing to experiment in the bedroom”; married people have sex, on average, 66 times per year and “Frequency of sex for married couples varies by age: Couples 18 to 29 are friskiest, reporting sex 109 times a year, while couples in their 60s do it 32 times yearly.” Thoughts, anyone?