Thursday, May 18, 2006

Discussion Questions:

- What does the sizeable percentage of HM's with (past?) eating disorders say about the relationship between beauty and starvation? What other issues does this raise?


- Describe the difference between amused and bemused.


- At what age are masturbation/pornography typically 'utilised'? Do you consider your exposure to these to be positive or negative?


I'd love to hear what you have to say on any or all...

11 comments:

Boysenberry said...

Beauty and Eating Disorders: Both are generally driven by image issues. (Trite, but I don't have the in-depth knowledge nor the space to comment)

Amused: Caused to laugh or smile.
Bemused: Lost in thought or bewildered.

Active Masturbation: In my case, it started about 12. Continues to this day.
Pornography: Started about 15. These days, not really into it.

Angela said...

I think the fact that several of the house-mates had eating disorders speaks volumes about the 'types' (and i do use that term begrudgingly) they have put in the house. By 'type' i mean; young, single, skinny, etc. It's not a cross section at all. There are many people with eating disorders who over eat... where are they? Not in the BB house, that's for sure! Most other years they've had a token fat person, haven't they? The eating disorder problem is perpetuating if these people are to become *gasp* role models.

Amused = holding someone's interest (?)
Bemused = slightly confuzzled

Masturbation/pornography... well never mastered the art of either to be honest. Exposure hasn't been negative, though porn is typically viewed as a bit dirty i suppose.. but I wouldn't go as far as to call it positive. Dunno.

What course are you doing at uni? (I know i could probably find out if i read your archives, but i have to run- the Amazing Race is starting!)

Susanne said...

Q.3- (In my experience) The former- about 18. The latter- only quite recently actually.

Desci said...

Porn: Used it most (thus far) when I was 15-19, I think. Exposure was positive.

Enny said...

Keep it coming!!

Q1 came about because although it's NOT suprising, it kinda WAS suprising - but speaking to friends, it's pretty rife with all young girls atm...
Q2 came about at 'family tea' at The Hun's on Wednesday (I thought bemused was linked to internal amusement?!)
Q3 came about due to my recent 'research' and experience...

B'ys'nb'ry - 1)I appreciate ANY input!; 2)That's how I was corrected; 3)Tee hee ('active')

'ng'l' - 1) That's pretty much how I'm thinking; 2)I like befuzzled!; 3)I'm also similar minded on this!
I'm doing Commerce btw - graduation 2011 here I come!!!

S's'nn' - 18 sounds fair to me! How old are you now?

D'sc' - Of course it was, you saucy minx! So you use it less now?

Boysenberry said...

I use the phrase Active Masturbation, because some clinicists perceive young children playing with themselve without though as Passive Masturbation.

Technical, I know, but hey, there isn't much 'without thought' when I'm, umm, err, shaking hands... :)

Enny said...

tsk tsk tsk ;o)

'ng'l' said...

I want my vowels back!

Enny said...

aaa! AAA!!!! =o)

Desci said...

Yeah, for some reason, I hardly ever look at pr0n anymore. Well, more seldom than ever, in any event. Hmmm.

Enny said...

Maybe you don't need it coz LOVE is all you need... AWWWW!