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« Reply #25 on: 16/02/2009 18:44:45 »
Environmental Toxins and Sexual Dysfunction:
The other day I was thinking about the onset of GAD and possibly related sexual symptoms. 25 years ago I taught in a building for 3-4 years. Directly under the floor where I worked there were constant smells of skunk and other vermin. The administration sprayed on a regular basis. This lasted for the entire time I was there. Now as I recall, I periodically got drowsy and often felt extreme nervousness. This time period just happened to coincide with the onset of a serious panic/anxiety disorder and perhaps a related sexual dysfunction. I was prescribed powerful drugs by my psychiatrist at the time. In fact, it was in this building that I had an actual breakdown and had to seek help. I guess this question is for Girlwind: Do you think such exposure to these toxins (I don't know what they used) were powerful enough to cause Central Nervous System disruptions? I recall that these sprays had a terrible smell, but it didn't keep the skunks from returning in a few weeks.


Underwater---

This is something that I (unfortunately) have a lot of personal first hand experience with. In the late
1980's I had a MAJOR chemical exposure due to a neighbor's MASS spraying of a now banned toxic
chemical--for termite control.

So the answer to your question is a resounding yes... toxins can wreak total HELL on your body, espe-
cially on your nervous and endocrine systems. As a matter of fact, the very WORST symptoms that I
had both immediately during and for many years after this "poisoning" episode were neurological and
brain related ones.

Though I am certainly much healthier now, I think that I still suffer the after-effects of that "poisoning"
episode, and I think many of those effects are still apparent in my neuro-endocrine system, which in-
cludes the pre and post orgasmic symptoms we are addressing in this forum. There is so very much
I have learned about this topic over the years! In my next post I will list some of the better sources of
information you can check out to learn more about how your past exposure could be affecting you,
and what you might be able to do about it.
 
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« Reply #26 on: 16/02/2009 19:04:26 »
ARTICLES ON THE EFFECTS OF TOXINS ON THE NEURO and ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS

The Effect of Neurotoxins on Human Health
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/4301/sd19.html

The Effect of Endocrine Disruptors
http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/qendoc.asp

Emerging Science On the Impact of Endocrine Disruptors On Intelligence and Behavior
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/newscience/behavior/behav.htm



What Is Body Burden?
http://www.chemicalbodyburden.org/whatisbb.htm

Polluted Bodies (SF Chroncile article on a 2003 study of "body burden" chemicals found in humans--
done by the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in conjunction with the Environmental Working Group)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/02/03/ED162110.DTL

Chemical Trespass: (Pesticides In Our Bodies and Corporate Accountability)
http://www.panna.org/docsTrespass/chemicalTrespass2004.dv.html



The Body Burden Toxins Test
http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/whats-your-body-burden-take-the-toxins-test/

The Ten Most Important Foods To But Organic
http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/eorganic.htm

 

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« Reply #27 on: 16/02/2009 21:46:02 »
Girlwind--
I very much appreciate your response and all the references you have given.
I will begin to review them shortly---
Believe it or not, I have not swum in two weeks! I am trying to add rest to my therapies regarding all my conditions. I have replaced swimming however with long, easygoing walks. I also am worried about chlorine. I probably will return to the pool in due course, but who knows?
Thanks, and continued success with your experimentations-----------
 

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« Reply #28 on: 17/02/2009 07:11:35 »
I wonder if it could be related to your 'technique'? There are many ways of getting to orgasm - some can be pretty traumatic and could lead to severe hangover effects.

Sophiecentaur,

I'm curious about which techniques you are referring to as well.

SteveD.
When couples go to their Doctor about sexual matters it often turns out that they are actually 'doing it' in very unorthodox ways. For instance, it is often thought that you need to go 'hammer and tongs' in order to achieve or give 'satisfaction'. The content of lot of Porn would seem to confirm this (so I'm told!).
I was just wondering whether there may be something you could do about your problem by trying a range of alternative ways of getting and giving pleasure. It may, of course, be a problem which can't be solved in a straightforward way but I would always advise avoiding the 'big guns' of medicine until you've tried a few alternatives, yourself. Somehow, 'going to the Doctor' sets you on the 'ill' side of a line when you may not have been, initially.

Sex Therapy can be viewed as a joke cliche but it certainly manages to help some people. (Never used it  or sold it, I hasten to add - so this is not an advert.) Perhaps you could try - or there are acres and acres of bookshelves full  of serious treatments of the topic.


SophieCentaur,

For me , the requirements of any healthy relationship is the honest and open communication of feelings. Whether it be father/daughter, student/teacher, close friends, therapist/ client, or lovers and partners. I then find that adding commitment to this emotional intimacy creates the two conditions necessary for me to be open to being sexual...Those are prerequisites, for me. To answer your question "I wonder if it could be related to your 'technique'?" My partner and I are rather technically conventional for a heterosexual couple. We employ normal penal/vaginal, oral and manual techniques. So, what I'm experiencing is something different. I view it like alcoholism. An alcoholic, who drinks, experiences an "allergic' reaction to alcohol which is not what normal people experience when they drink. The only real solution is complete abstinence. That is how I experience orgasm. So I have stayed away from that for 21 months and plan to continue to do so. The challenge, as for an alcoholic, is to learn to live life happily, joyously and freely having surrendered whatever is causing the pain.

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« Reply #29 on: 17/02/2009 07:18:31 »
Believe it or not, I have not swum in two weeks! I also am worried about chlorine. I probably will return to the pool in due course, but who knows?

Underwater,

I have found a pool which uses saline instead of chlorine. It's easier on the skin and they can keep the water several degrees warmer. It's expensive,but, for me, it's worth it.

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« Reply #30 on: 17/02/2009 07:27:00 »
Environmental Toxins and Sexual Dysfunction:
The other day I was thinking about the onset of GAD and possibly related sexual symptoms. 25 years ago I taught in a building for 3-4 years. Directly under the floor where I worked there were constant smells of skunk and other vermin. The administration sprayed on a regular basis. This lasted for the entire time I was there. Now as I recall, I periodically got drowsy and often felt extreme nervousness. This time period just happened to coincide with the onset of a serious panic/anxiety disorder and perhaps a related sexual dysfunction. I was prescribed powerful drugs by my psychiatrist at the time. In fact, it was in this building that I had an actual breakdown and had to seek help. I guess this question is for Girlwind: Do you think such exposure to these toxins (I don't know what they used) were powerful enough to cause Central Nervous System disruptions? I recall that these sprays had a terrible smell, but it didn't keep the skunks from returning in a few weeks.


Underwater---
So the answer to your question is a resounding yes... toxins can wreak total HELL on your body, espe-
cially on your nervous and endocrine systems.

Girlwind,

I saw an earlier edition of this post which mentioned environmental effects. That was absolutely my experience. I spent  20 years working on my spiritual life, and stayed so focused on the 'inside job' that I did not notice I was living in an environmental sewer. Atlanta, where I lived for 25 years, has the second worst air pollution in the US. I finally looked up and saw what was going on...that's the reason I moved to San Francisco...The air!


PS It's good to be posting again!

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« Reply #31 on: 17/02/2009 07:32:34 »
The Ten Most Important Foods To But Organic
http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/eorganic.htm

Girlwind,

My partner and I just read this together and loved it...We're hard core organics ourselves.

Thanks,

Steve and Diane
 

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« Reply #32 on: 17/02/2009 19:18:08 »

Girlwind,

I saw an earlier edition of this post which mentioned environmental effects. That was absolutely my experience. I spent  20 years working on my spiritual life, and stayed so focused on the 'inside job' that I did not notice I was living in an environmental sewer. Atlanta, where I lived for 25 years, has the second worst air pollution in the US. I finally looked up and saw what was going on...that's the reason I moved to San Francisco...The air!

PS It's good to be posting again!

Steve D.

I had to take off my long post about the details of the hell I went through after that chemical exposure.
It brings back too many bad memories. So many people did NOT believe that I COULD HAVE become ill
from a toxic exposure. They insisted it was all caused by DEPRESSION, and wanted to medicate me for
it. The worst part is that I was so vulnerable at the time, that I almost bought into that. That is the kind
of internalizing that can kill you! If I had tried to "process it" exclusively as a psychological phenomenon
and not dealt with the physical causes, I would not have lived to tell the story of my recovery.

I think that's why I feel so strongly about dealing with the physical on its own terms, with the orgasmic
issue as well. I agree with you totally that willing acceptance (of that we cannot YET change) is the best
way to go. Even though I have made some progress in alleviating some of the more extreme symptoms
of POIS, I haven't arrived at a consistent "cure." Not until I know that I'm at at that place of total healing,
do I want to experiment with my fragile energy.


PS I didn't know Atlanta was so polluted! But San Francisco, in places, isn't that great either. Though I
suppose it's probably pretty good for a city. What matters is that it works well for you.


 

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« Reply #33 on: 18/02/2009 04:56:38 »
Montery & San Francisco,
I could have guessed! Two of my favorite places. I once bought a 20 lb. book near Cannery Row and dragged it to San Francisco. The book contained engravings from around 1800, and about 50 were engraved by William Blake. These were from his original plates!!! William was frequently ill from the physical and spiritual pollution of London. He would have loved these discussions. Love in the sense that they would illuminate the mind and spirit despite the discomfort and pain of the subjects themselves. Steve, thanks for the saline pool suggestion. Right now however, my daily 2 hr. walks on the beach are divine. And Girlwind, some of my most enjoyable runs were in Monterrey. My second to last run of my life was in Monterrey four years ago. My very last one was in San Francisco two days later. If I recall, the poem "London" by Blake reveals his views of the human mind and the cultural difficulties related to sexuality.   
 

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« Reply #34 on: 18/02/2009 09:36:41 »
I had to take off my long post about the details of the hell I went through after that chemical exposure.
It brings back too many bad memories. So many people did NOT believe that I COULD HAVE become ill
from a toxic exposure. They insisted it was all caused by DEPRESSION, and wanted to medicate me for
it. The worst part is that I was so vulnerable at the time, that I almost bought into that. That is the kind
of internalizing that can kill you!

Girlwind

I'm glad you saved yourself from their fatuous madness. Martin Luther King used to say "Sincere ignorance is the truest form of evil".

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« Reply #35 on: 18/02/2009 09:51:39 »
'Math is the queen of sciences' 
 Dr. Caras ,CDC, Atlanta Ga.

Just need to check in...

Spent the day chaste by choice. Did three hours of prayer, two hours of meditating and one hour of swimming all in prep for a public speaking event tonight. It went very well and people got a message of healing, hope and humor. It was worth the sacrifice and work. The pre-orgasmic illness was completely absent which made me completely present.

I feel pleased, grateful and successful.

Steve D.

 

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« Reply #36 on: 18/02/2009 15:39:53 »
SOME USEFUL INFO. IN PREPARATION OF DOCTOR VISITS:

Hey Steve--I think you mentioned you were going in for a doctor visit some time soon, so here's some ideas that
might be helpful for you in that process.

I think it's always a good idea to be VERY WELL PREPARED for medical appointments, with as much of your own
personal medical data as possible. Since, your doctor will be working FOR YOU, just like any other "contractor,"
it's good to let her/him know early on in the visit what your key concerns are. For this reason I would consider
writing up a brief AGENDA for the doctor appointment, with a list of priorities that you wish to cover and any
questions you want to be sure to ask, and making two copies of it--one for you, one for the doctor. Because
some doctors can be quick to make their OWN agenda during visits with them, dismissing some of the patient's
needs in the process, I am a big advocate of the patient making clear his/her agenda early on. Also, it ensures
that you won't forget all that you want to cover with the doctor, including any of THE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS you'd
like to request.

In addition, it's helpful to bring: 

1) copies of any PAST BLOOD TEST RESULTS,
2) a type-written CHRONOLOGICAL MEDICAL HISTORY, and
3) a separate page with the MAIN CURRENT SYMPTOMS, including brief explanations about each of them,
4) a list of ALL MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS that you've tried, both ones that have and haven't been effective.

I've seen A LOT of doctors over the years, and I've always done better when I came in to the appointment really
well-prepared, with my health concerns well documented, and my questions typed out.
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« Reply #37 on: 18/02/2009 15:41:41 »
I'm glad you saved yourself from their fatuous madness. Martin Luther King used to say "Sincere ignorance is the truest form of evil".

Steve D.

That's a great quote. I'm going to remember it! thanks
 

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« Reply #38 on: 19/02/2009 05:35:44 »
Girlwind,

Thanks for the tip. I'll be prepared. Called my home clinic to find out the date of my Endo appointment , but no call back, yet.

I've been taking a 'fearless and searching moral inventory' of my food the last 3 weeks (moral=healthy, here) Weighing and measuring using a digital scale, using a food plan, following it strictly and notating the numbers afterward, as well. I'm lean and muscular but my weight used to fluctuated 2-8 pounds very easily.

As the anemia is gone, the POIS is at bay and my weight is very stable I feel like a new man. Hell... I feel almost normal!

Steve D.


 

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« Reply #39 on: 19/02/2009 05:45:55 »

What Is Body Burden?
http://www.chemicalbodyburden.org/whatisbb.htm


The Body Burden Toxins Test
http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/whats-your-body-burden-take-the-toxins-test/



Girlwind,

My partner and I read these tonight and concurred...crucial stuff. Thanks.

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« Reply #40 on: 21/02/2009 04:18:19 »
Check in:

Challenging day...My daughter has a serious staff infection and needed to be taken to the hospital for treatment. I raised her by myself and her welfare is important to me.
No pre or post orgasmic illness symptoms today, just life on life's terms...and it's a beautiful, breezy day her in SF, for which I am grateful

Girlwind,

Food is a big issue with me so I started another thread 9 days ago for people interested in using wheatgrass as a healing food. Check it out and see what you think.

Steve

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=20278.0
 

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« Reply #41 on: 21/02/2009 06:11:46 »
Girlwind,

Food is a big issue with me so I started another thread 9 days ago for people interested in using wheatgrass as a healing food.
Check it out and see what you think.

Steve

Hmmmm... wheat grass is not that interesting of a topic to me. I eat what I feel I need and don't try
to be too strict about it. Right now my main focus is on getting my hormones balanced. Many years
(30 actually) of supplements and all organic eating routines have NOT done the trick to heal me of
CFS or POIS, so it was time to expand my repertoire to the bio-identical hormones and see what they
can do for me.

I am beginning my fourth week of HC (hydrocortisone) and feel a little more stamina than usual. And
soon I will add the thyroid hormone and see what happens.

Good luck with the wheat grass, and with the skeptics who are arguing with you about its effectiveness.   :)
 

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« Reply #42 on: 21/02/2009 06:47:15 »

Hmmmm... wheat grass is not that interesting of a topic to me. I eat what I feel I need and don't try
to be too strict about it. Right now my main focus is on getting my hormones balanced. Many years
(30 actually) of supplements and all organic eating routines have NOT done the trick to heal me of
CFS or POIS, so it was time to expand my repertoire to the bio-identical hormones and see what they
can do for me.

I am beginning my fourth week of HC (hydrocortisone) and feel a little more stamina than usual. And
soon I will add the thyroid hormone and see what happens.

Good luck with the wheat grass, and with the skeptics who are arguing with you about its effectiveness.   :)

Girlwind

I'm used to fools, so I don't listen much to them.

I'm quite interested in pursuing the hormonal possibilities. I called my 'home' clinic Glide Memorial ,yesterday and the Endo has asked the Nurse Practitioner a question that apparently she must answer before he agrees to the appointment. Anyway that's what the gal in charge of appointments said yesterday, So we'll see.

Good luck on the HC . Let me know how that works out for you.

Steve D.
 

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« Reply #43 on: 21/02/2009 17:26:12 »
Girlwind

I'm used to fools, so I don't listen much to them.

I'm quite interested in pursuing the hormonal possibilities. I called my 'home' clinic Glide Memorial ,yesterday and the Endo has asked the Nurse Practitioner a question that apparently she must answer before he agrees to the appointment. Anyway that's what the gal in charge of appointments said yesterday, So we'll see.

Good luck on the HC . Let me know how that works out for you.

Steve D.

I'm glad that "the fools" don't tweak you out too much. That's a good thing.

HERE'S MY THOUGHTS ON "DIET"

Diet is so BIG of a topic, one that I have explored SO MUCH in my past, that I'm not inclined to give it
much more of that obsessive attention I used to. I probably tried all the fad New Age diets at one point
or another--from macrobiotics and being vegan, to egg-and-fish only vegetarianism, from all cooked
food with lots of medicinal herbs (TCM inspired), to all raw (which lasted about a week, due to the fact
that I was FREEZING COLD from it).... etc....

I was so ill and so debilitated that I would have tried ANYTHING that anyone suggested in order to get
my health back. Even standing on my head and gargling with peanut butter! But I have to say that no
diet was enough to correct some of the BIG imbalances in my body. No matter how "perfectly" I did the
diets, they all failed to heal me of CFS. They just were NOT enough. (That's where the supplements and
Chinese herbs and acupuncture did help--without them I would have remained mostly void of energy.)

After 20 years of listening to other people's theories and ideologies about what was RIGHT & WRONG to
eat, I finally got to a place where I began trust my own body and my very clean palate to tell me what I
needed. At this point I haven't eaten "junk"--sugar loaded, processed foods, and hardly anything in a
"package" for a few decades. I eat all fresh, organic, and mostly cooked food in winter; much more raw
food in warmer months. I avoid grains, eat few  "sweets," like fruits and sweet vegetables with a high
glycemic index (carrots, beets, parsnips), alcohol and stimulants with caffeine or chocolate, except on
special occasions. The sugar content in those foods does not work for my metabolism, and I know that
because I almost always become hungry after a predominantly grain meal, or one where there is too
much "sweet" food. The mainstay of my diet is vegetables, both raw and cooked, and decent amounts
of protein from animal sources at each meal--eggs, meat and some raw goat dairy products. In winter
I long-cook big pots of soup--with the bones, and lots of garlic and spices added to keep me toasty and
warm. And in summer I make big rich smoothies: my favorite is with avocados, tomatoes and cukes fresh
from my garden, a little salt, and lots of cayenne powder. I call them guacamole smoothies. Those are so
good, and as filling as a big meal.

Mostly, I eat as above, but I'm not rigid about my own rules. If my body says... I need bananas... then
I go out and get some, and eat one a day until I feel the craving diminish. I know when I eat the "wrong"
thing for me, because my body will tell me LOUDLY by: 1) an obvious drop in my energy 2) a negative
change in my mood, like in cranky and/or depressed not long after eating, or 3) a feeling of not being
satisfied, of having on-going hunger and food cravings soon after a meal.

Wheat grass comes and goes for me, as necessary. If I want it, I can buy it fresh squeezed at the deli at
the health food store. But my preference is fresh wild greens--picked in early spring. My partner knows
where to find the best ones: nettles, sorrel, fresh radish and mustard greens. They are coming up right
now. And.. these last two weeks I have been jonesing for the collards from the farmer's market--yum!
So good cooked with a little olive oil and some garlic!

So that is my treatise on food. I have said enough, and now I'm off to cook my special recipe for Indian
style curried chicken.  I'm having some guests for dinner tonight--my birthday was this week. Bon appetite!


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« Reply #44 on: 22/02/2009 08:34:40 »

HERE'S MY THOUGHTS ON "DIET"

>>>>I was so ill and so debilitated that I would have tried ANYTHING that anyone suggested in order to get
my health back. Even standing on my head and gargling with peanut butter!

LOL!!!!!!


>>>> But I have to say that no
diet was enough (That's where the supplements and
Chinese herbs and acupuncture did help--without them I would have remained mostly void of energy.)

I do acupuncture four times a week and drink a Chinese herbal teas made of 12 herbs and roots and drink four ounces three times a day...really helps.
As far as supplements I take iron, B-12, vitamin D, cod liver oil in the morning and again at night cod liver oil, Multi vitamin , B complex and tonight added C and nutritional yeast


>>>>After 20 years of listening to other people's theories and ideologies about what was RIGHT & WRONG to
eat, I finally got to a place where I began trust my own body and my very clean palate to tell me what I
needed. I eat all fresh, organic, and mostly cooked food in winter; much more raw
food in warmer months.

That sounds like wisdom


>>>I avoid grains,

me, too


>>>eat few  "sweets,

ditto


>>>no alcohol and stimulants with caffeine or chocolate,

I can't do any of these. I have a very strong allergic reaction


>> In winter I long-cook big pots of soup--with the bones, and lots of garlic and spices added to keep me toasty and
warm. And in summer I make big rich smoothies: my favorite is with avocados, tomatoes and cukes fresh
from my garden, a little salt, and lots of cayenne powder. I call them guacamole smoothies. Those are so
good, and as filling as a big meal.

This sounds delicious


>>>>>Mostly, I eat as above, but I'm not rigid about my own rules. If my body says... I need bananas... then
I go out and get some, and eat one a day until I feel the craving diminish. I know when I eat the "wrong"
thing for me, because my body will tell me LOUDLY by: 1) an obvious drop in my energy 2) a negative
change in my mood, like in cranky and/or depressed not long after eating, or 3) a feeling of not being
satisfied, of having on-going hunger and food cravings soon after a meal.

There is such intuitive wisdom, here


>>> But my preference is fresh wild greens--picked in early spring. My partner knows
where to find the best ones: nettles, sorrel, fresh radish and mustard greens. They are coming up right
now.

Where does he find these things?


>>>my birthday was this week

Happy Birthday


>>>>>So that is my treatise on food.

Thanks Girlwind that was delightful
 

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« Reply #45 on: 22/02/2009 08:41:11 »
My partner and I agreed, at my request, on a 'rest day' today...No arousal behaviors. I needed to garner my energy for a big teaching day tomorrow.

We went to church instead, did yoga for an hour together, I practiced Hendrix tunes I'll teach tomorrow while she cleaned up the dinner I made her while she napped earlier.

It was a very nice night...

POIS is dead and buried and I am free...
 

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« Reply #46 on: 22/02/2009 18:36:12 »
>>> But my preference is fresh wild greens--picked in early spring. My partner knows
where to find the best ones: nettles, sorrel, fresh radish and mustard greens. They are coming up right
now.

Where does he find these things?

Thanks Girlwind that was delightful

Many greens can be found growing wild all over the Bay Area. You just want to be sure to pick them
"off trail" so they aren't contaminated by car exhaust, dog piss, etc. I'm sure the Mt. Tam area has lots.
They're growing rapidly right now because of the recent rain, and will be too big--less tasty and more
tough if they're picked at a later stage in their growth. I'm lucky that my partner is a naturalist and has
a lot of experience picking wild foods--mushrooms, greens, and blackberries in summer, with which
he makes the most amazing desserts. I am less knowledgeable about these things, but learning as I go.
 

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« Reply #47 on: 22/02/2009 18:50:57 »
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My partner and I have agreed to another 'rest day' today and I will request another for tomorrow (Monday) because I am going to do a large public speaking event. I find consistently that when I need extra sparkle in my personal performance that I can reach down deep inside of me and find it in the restrained, pooled, redirected energy that is sexual energy inside of me. I am so grateful that I have this energy revenue source...Not that I don't love sex, I surely do!

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« Reply #48 on: 22/02/2009 21:12:27 »

I find consistently that when I need extra sparkle in my personal performance that I can reach down deep inside of me and find it in
the restrained, pooled, redirected energy that is sexual energy inside of me. I am so grateful that I have this energy revenue source...
Not that I don't love sex, I surely do!


I see sexual energy like extra money in the bank. If you spend it unwisely, you're "screwed." AND you pay for it
later. I'm glad you have the discipline  to manage it like you do. Me too. I can't afford the loss it entails when I'm
wasted from an orgasm. Even though I have made progress, it's still nebulous and I don't want to risk the level of
exhaustion that comes when my body can't afford to lose that reserve. I'm hoping my ongoing hormone therapy
will resolve this and give me back the energy I need not just for sex, but for better overall functioning. That would
be a real healing for me.

 

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« Reply #49 on: 22/02/2009 22:14:12 »

I see sexual energy like extra money in the bank. If you spend it unwisely, you're "screwed." AND you pay for it
later. I'm glad you have the discipline  to manage it like you do. Me too. I can't afford the loss it entails when I'm
wasted from an orgasm.


Girlwind,

To be perfectly frank, your capacity to manage your sexuality ( here defined as being sexual, but not orgasmic) is what attracted me to your "recovery" from POIS  above all the others I've communicated with online about this subject. Your willingness to let go of what was hurting you and yet stay faithful to your relationship is commendable and noteworthy...Hell, it's just plain, old fashioned courage.

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