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Monday, January 31, 2005
Are orgasms overrated?
(sorry for the abrupt heading, but you knew it was only a matter of time til I addressed something sexual)

From January 2005 issue of Redbook:
90% of women are still satisfied even if they don't have an orgasm every time they make love, according to a study at Sheffield University in England. The research also revealed that the vast majority of women find the sensuality of cuddling, kissing and touching every bit as fulfilling as a climax, says Paula Nicolson, lead researcher and professor of health psychology at the university. "We found that women's sexual pleasure occurs on many levels other than simply orgasm alone," says Nicolson.

Talk amongst yourselves ;)

The Future of the Cinema...

Last night I went to a panel discussion at NYU about independent films and their impact on Hollywood. It was moderately interesting, but during the Q & A near the end, New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott was asked about the future of movie theaters now with the popularity of DVDs, Netflix, and streaming videos. He responded that sleeper films can now have extreme success in home theater, take Napoleon Dynamite for example. He responded that "Movie's released in theaters are now like long trailers for their later DVD release." He went on to say that in 10 years ago, home theater might replace movie theaters, which can start to seem antiquated to new generations. Of course people will still want to see films on the big screen, right? However I know because of time and money I have not been able to see many films in the theater as of late. What do you think?

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 8:20 AM PST

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 10:26 AM PST

Name: CT
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They said the same thing when VCRs became near-ubiquitous in the 80s. Instead, movie theaters flourished, and continue to do so.

The difference between the VCR era and the DVD era (plus whatever's coming next) is that there's a lot more up-to-date content (movies and TV shows) and it's easier to obtain. Until the mid-90s, you couldn't buy even a run-of-the-mill VHS tape for less than 50 bucks; that's why Blockbuster even had a reason to exist. Now, when you can buy first-run DVDs for 10 bucks, and only a couple of months after a film's theatrical run, the dynamic changes a bit.

But not completely. Fact is, going to the movies is a default out-of-the-house activity, especially for dating. As long as major movies get their premieres in theaters -- even if it's only for a two-week exclusive, if it comes to that -- cinemas will continue to be draws.

Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 6:05 AM PST

Name: SL

Who are these 90%?

Uh, uh, I guess I'm selfish. If I don't finish I feel like "I shouldn't have even bothered." Although I definitely wouldn't tell my husband that! LOL I mean I'm happy that he's satisfied, though.

It's sort of like, when there is a DN trip and you can't go. You're very happy for your friends that do get to go b/c you love them, but you're jealous as hell b/c why do they get all the fun? LOL

So, there you go, Tara. The selfish truth from a woman married for 10 years. LOL

Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 8:06 AM PST

Name: The Cranky Liberal
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Certainly takes some of the preasure off the guys I guess - but EVERY bit as fulfilling? Man that must be some great cuddling ;)

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