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    People pay to watch films? Can't remember the last time I was in a cinema. Really have to go back years.
    I'll go only if it's a movie that I really want to see, which is rare.
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    Is Mother's day over this side of the World today. What us annoying about that? Nothing really. But when Father's day comes around we get all these females writing ' Happy Father's day to all the mother's out there who do it all alone '. No men even dream of writing such crap on Mother's day. Yet there are plenty of single fathers out there who are raising kids alone. Just gets under my skin. Not happy with Mother's day, these fools like to try and hijack father's day too. Is a special type of female that goes and writes this kind of crap. Same special type that moans of nothing and everything.
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    I mostly like foreign films. Not sure why but martial arts movies interest me. I don't like unoriginal, hackneyed plots, or when a movie is commercially successful and they make 15 sequels trying to pump the franchise dry.

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    Would it be unpopular to even suggest, in this day and age, that a person is not born gay? There is no such thing as a ' Gay Gene '. Seems how it is genes that define us when we are born. Some people have certain genes that would leave them with an illness. We know this from science. There are various other genes that do a lot of various other things. But none that define the sexual preferences of a person. When a baby begins to grow, it begins to learn. Takes in a lot around it. At the age of zero it knows nothing about sex at all. So I find it stupid to hear those famous words ' I was born Gay '. It was something you developed a taste for as you grew older. When you knew left from right. As kids boys can play with dolls and dress as princesses and not be Gay. Just like young girls can do everything a young boy would and not be Gay. People are looking too deep into all of this. See a boy with a doll and think he is Gay. So brand him as Gay from a very young age. When really he is just been a kid. Playing with the nearest toy to him. As kids tend to do.

    Rant nearly over. That family in the US who changed the sex of their young child? WTF? Think the kid was only 7. Their claim was he wanted to be a girl. Fact that the parents were allowed go ahead with it shows how crazy the world has become. If that child, at 10, decides they want to be male, what happens next?
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    Sexual attraction usually doesn't happen until puberty, it's a secondary sex characteristic. Lots of genes have expressions that occur over different timespans in our lives, for example menopause. They can also be influenced by environments, such as with cancer, which alters the genetics of a cell when exposed to radiation or some hazardous materials. Saying a single gene doesn't dictate our sexual orientations is beside the point, as it could be dozens of genes interacting as with other phenotypes, and transgender surgery isn't necessarily something only homosexuals undergo, it is a result of gender dysphoria disorder.

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    The surgery part just annoyed me because it was a young kid. That had nothing to do with the other gay issue. I think there should be an age limit before you are allowed have such surgery. This was a kid under 10. Yet it was allowed. To me that is wrong.
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    I've read about people who have limbs amputated unnecessarily, they get some masochistic pleasure from it. That's wrong imo.

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    As humans we are weird. No wonder ET wanted to go back home.
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    I like asmr, seems like the stuff I start to like most people hate begin to hate it ugh! lol

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    It is very relaxing if you find the right one for you. Love the barber videos and the shoeshine videos.
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    I've read about people who have limbs amputated unnecessarily, they get some masochistic pleasure from it. That's wrong imo.
    I thought they did this due to a mental illness of a form of body dysphoria?
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    At any given moment, a small number of Americans are searching for a surgeon willing to cut off their perfectly healthy limbs.

    These men and women suffer from apotemnophilia, one of the most bizarre disorders in the annals of psychology, and they want to undergo amputations in order to "feel whole."

    "You have this foreign body and you want to get rid of it," said one man who found a doctor in Scotland willing to remove his right leg.

    But should such surgery even be allowed?

    "It just flies in the face of everything that medicine holds dear," said Stacy Running, a San Diego assistant district attorney who successfully brought murder charges against an unlicensed surgeon who botched a leg amputation on an 80-year-old man with the disease three years ago and let the man die of gangrene.

    Added Arthur Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics, "It seems indisputably ga-ga nuts to sit and reasonably talk back and forth about whether this should be done and where we are going to do it."

    Though some recent high-profile cases have captured the media's attention, apotemnophilia is not a new disorder.

    Medical experts have reported cases of amputation obsession since the 1860s, said Richard Bruno, a New Jersey psychophysiologist who specializes in brain-body disorders and is one of the few people in the world who have extensively studied apotemnophilia.

    No one knows how many people are obsessed with amputation. However, there are Web sites devoted to the subject. One is named after the Venus de Milo statue.

    Bruno has identified three groups within the larger community of people obsessed with amputation:

    "Pretenders" use wheelchairs, crutches and other devices to make people think they are disabled.

    "Devotees" are sexually attracted to people with amputations and disabled people, and will often search for them on the Internet.

    "Wannabes," who get the most attention, live for the removal of their healthy limbs.

    Usually, people with the disorder are men and they want one leg or both cut off, Bruno said. However, there are also female sufferers. They include Corinne, a California woman who refused to give her real name. She wants her legs removed.

    "For me, sexuality is being comfortable with my body," she said. "Inside, I feel my legs don't belong to me and shouldn't be there. There's just an overwhelming sense of despair sometimes.

    The cause of apotemnophilia isn't clear. John Money, a psychologist and sexuality expert at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, gave the disorder its name in 1977 and declared that people with the disorder have a sexual fetish centered on amputated limbs.

    Apotemnophilia has also been linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder and homosexuality.

    Some people with apotemnophilia say their obsession has nothing to do with sex; they say it's a body-image disorder that can be cured only through amputation.

    Taking a different tack, Bruno suggests that people with the disorder desperately seek attention and love from others.

    "What these people really want is to be accepted," he said. "They feel they are unlovable and want to be loved."

    Speculation dismissed

    But many people obsessed with amputation heatedly dismiss Bruno's theory.

    Gregg Furth, a New York City child psychologist who suffers from apotemnophilia, said the disorder revolves around feeling like a complete person.

    "It's about becoming whole, not becoming disabled," he said, adding that people with the obsession "feel there's an alien aspect of their body."

    Furth told a San Diego courtroom in 1999 that he first began obsessing about amputation when he was 4 or 5 years old. He's now in his mid-50s

    His search for a cure -- amputation -- ultimately led him to John Ronald Brown, an underground doctor in San Diego. The 77-year-old Brown lacked a license to practice medicine.

    Furth and an 80-year-old friend, Philip Bondy, who also had apotemnophilia, traveled from New York to San Diego in 1998, both hoping to have Brown perform their amputations in Tijuana, Mexico. But Furth backed out.

    Bondy went ahead and had his left leg removed. Brown left him to recover in a Holiday Inn across the border in a San Diego suburb, where he died a few days later of gangrene.

    A jury convicted Brown of second-degree murder

    Furth resurfaced in the news last year when he found a doctor in Scotland who was willing to amputate his right leg. The doctor had previously amputated the limbs of two other people with apotemnophilia.

    But the Scottish news media picked up on the plan, and the hospital where the operation was to take place quickly banned it.

    Caplan, one of the top medical ethicists in the United States, said apotemnophilia is clearly a medical disorder, and can't be cured by giving in to the disease.

    "It's like saying I'm a schizophrenic and I hear voices, so I want the doctors to communicate with my demons to exorcise them," he said.

    Bruno said people with apotemnophilia often live hellish lives.

    "I feel terrible for them," Bruno said. "There are just far more questions than answers about the disorder, and unfortunately, many of these questions may be unanswerable. We may never know why these guys want what they want."
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    In the neuropsychologist Oliver Sacks he covers this disorder. One of his patients kept thinking his leg was that of a cadaver the hospital staff had placed in his bed and throwing it out of his bed, falling out of bed in the process.

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    Interestingly Sacks himself suffered from a neurological disorder, I believe it was one where he couldn't recognize faces. He would have to wait til they spoke to know who it was.

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