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Signs of testosterone overload

Friday, June 17, 2011

Another sex scandal has made the news involving a well-known politician and this is the most amazing one yet. Anthony Weiner, a Democratic congressman from New York and a leading voice of his party, has resigned after texting and emailing sexual messages and revealing photos of himself to several different women. Weiner is married and his wife is expecting. When the details first became public, he did what most people do. He lied about it, saying that someone had evidently hacked into his account. As more women came forward saying they had received the same kinds of messages and photos, he knew he was fighting a losing battle and eventually admitted his transgressions.

So another politician ends his career because of his sexual misdeeds, following in the footsteps of John Ensign, Erick Massa, Mark Sanford, John Edwards, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, Mark Foley, Jim McGreevey, Kwame Kilpatrick, Mark Souter, Eliot Spitzer and Arnold Schwarzenegger to name a few and the same question is asked that is always asked. Why do they do it?

The male sex drive is the strongest drive there is and it's present in every species. It's fueled by testosterone and it's present because if a species is going to survive, it has to reproduce prodigiously and that's why we're all still here. Sexual desire appears early in our lives and it never goes away unless we have a medical malady. Many studies have reported that the average college male thinks about sex every fifteen seconds and it doesn't diminish that much as we get older.

Now obviously, it's one thing to think about it and another totally different thing to act on it and that's what got these people just named in trouble. While Newt Gingrich was leading the impeachment of Bill Clinton for infidelity, he was having his own affair while his wife was in the hospital with cancer. John Edwards, while a candidate for president, had a long running affair and a love child with a woman while his wife was battling cancer too, a condition she eventually died of.

Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair with his maid which resulted in another love child being born while he was married to Maria Shriver. These were important men, powerful men, affluent men, who lacked the self-control to deny their desires.

Testosterone therapy is now given even to women with low sex drives and reports indicate it is extremely effective. I personally know a woman who underwent these treatments and it changed her life completely. At least in regards to sexual matters, she quickly began thinking and acting more like a man than a woman.

This is why celibacy in the priesthood and among pastors so often fails. A man may wish to not think about sex, but his strong, biological drive overwhelms that wish and it can't be extinguished because the drive is more powerful than the mind.

So the obvious question is can we expect sex scandals to continue to interrupt our tender sensibilities? Of course we can because there's no on-off switch to sexual desire. Combine that with the power, control, affluence and influence of powerful people who have giant egos and it's a recipe for disaster, at least where they're concerned.

You can take man out of the cave but you can't take the cave out of man.


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You should see what I just typed, and deleted. (^8

Shame on me.

-- Posted by Navyblue on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 7:23 PM

The United States has a total resident population of 309,905,000.

You would think we could find at least 500 men that has good character. Maybe its time we elect more women.

-- Posted by Keda46 on Sun, Jun 19, 2011, at 5:30 PM

good character has nothing to do with sex. How 'bout we find representatives of good character?

-- Posted by doodle bug on Mon, Jun 20, 2011, at 1:03 PM

I think we elect representatives each cycle whom we believe are of good character. They just prove us wrong.

Its about our society turning its back on its original values. The television (not necessarily blaming the media here) shows us each day that instantly gratifying ourselves is okay. Watch "Secret Life of the American Teenager" on ABC "FAMILY" and play a drinking game to it: each time they say "sex" or "pregnant" take a sip and see how long you last. See, there I went saying that playing a game just to get "lit" is okay...its not okay and we know it. Very few of us can delay gratification at this point. Very few of us can tell ourselves NO! Why should I deny myself pleasure though, when my neighbor does not have to and suffers no consequence?

I assert again that our society as a whole is running away from values. I think that the few who are still trying to hold onto them by saying that abstinence before marriage is the only way, etc., are fighting a losing battle because society as a whole makes them look like naive fools. In our society we are now expected to be open-minded and accepting of everyone's feelings (see: instant gratification) and to tell someone no might hurt their feelings. I realize premarital and extra-marital sex are not new concepts, but I can sure tell you that if our values remained as they once were, those things would not be accepted and disregarded the way they are now.

I am not for more government so enacting more laws is not how I see us resolving any of these problems. It all comes back to instilling values into our children. Moreover, if the young people in this country see the leaders leading by example the way they currently are, what reason do they have not to imitate them? Don't even get me started on "celebrities".

-- Posted by speak-e-z on Mon, Jun 20, 2011, at 2:36 PM

I have been thinking about what these sex escapades mean to the citizens who elect these people. I'm not sure I care about anyone's sexual turn ons. I do, however, care about how people use their power. If a man, such as a priest, uses his position of power to hurt children, I think that is wrong. I don't know if that has anything at all to do with America, or its values. I don't know, either, if that has anything at all to do with perpetuating the species. If an elected official does something extraordinarily stupid, I think I care a lot more about their ability to make good decisions than less government, or less sexual desire. Decision making is kind of what we hired them to do, so I consider good judgment really, really important. I think, also, I should be concerned about their priorities. I fail to see what less government has to do with a priest abusing his position of power, or an elected representative doing something stupid.

-- Posted by Grandma B on Mon, Jun 20, 2011, at 5:19 PM

well written speak-e-z

-- Posted by doodle bug on Tue, Jun 21, 2011, at 1:09 PM

"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."

Robin Williams

I think this explains the "why".

Boomer

-- Posted by Boomer62 on Tue, Jun 21, 2011, at 2:50 PM

I don't think stupid has anything to do with a penis or a vagina. People with one should stop using that as an excuse.

-- Posted by Grandma B on Tue, Jun 21, 2011, at 4:08 PM

The problem is that our "society" has demeened their values and what is acceptable. If I took the stand and placed my right hand on the bible and swore to tell the truth so help me GOD and then lied, I would be sitting in jail. When it comes to people in power, they get a pat on the head and told to run along. Things will only change when people are held accountable for their actions. Thinking is not immoral, acting on it is !!! Only when the punishment is worse than the crime, will our country turn its thoughts away from the immorality that is running amok !

-- Posted by sanecomments on Tue, Jun 21, 2011, at 5:30 PM

This story has nothing to do with testosterone and everything to do with sexual perversions. This is exactly what happens when we kick God out of our lives. Men and women taking picture and videos of themselves in sexually compromising positions and men and women viewing these pictures and videos. It's called pornography.

It is my belief and experience that porn is the most corrupting influence in our society. In the homes of every sexual deviant, you will find porn. It is not a victimless activity as porn advocate will tell you. It usually starts out with a young woman or man in debt, and the lure of money to pay off the debt. Drugs are used on the filming sets, and very soon the actors and actresses are addicted and must continue to do porn to acquire drugs. Those actors and actresses age very quickly and find their bodies and souls torn and diseased. Suicide is quite often the way out.

I cannot picture a politician being able to win an election with this kind of baggage wrapped around their necks, exception, Bill Clinton (thank you baby boomers).

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Tue, Jun 21, 2011, at 7:50 PM

It is about accepting responsibility for ones own actions. Something that is in very short supply in this society.

-- Posted by kaygee on Tue, Jun 21, 2011, at 8:51 PM

kaygee is absolutely correct and the supply is becoming smaller and smaller and smaller. Personal responsibility in todays society? An absolute joke.

-- Posted by doodle bug on Wed, Jun 22, 2011, at 9:57 AM

"You would think we could find at least 500 men that has good character. Maybe its time we elect more women."

I thought we could have at least one woman with proper grammar skills when attempting to win over people.

Sex has NOTHING to do with it. Men and Women both, have problems controlling sexual desires. If those people weren't in power, whether it's money or fame, they most likely wouldn't get caught either...

-- Posted by marlin on Tue, Jul 5, 2011, at 7:47 PM


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