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Salamat Dok tackles Sex addiction

Sex addiction is one of the most sensitive topics especially in a predominantly conservative country like ours. Many are still ashamed or passive in talking about sex, in addition to the problems or concerns that arise from it.

Because this social concern is hardly talked about, when someone goes beyond the perceived “norm,” people tend to indulge in labeling. Like if someone has sex for more than 3 times a day, we misjudge the person and dismiss it as an “addiction.”

To help us understand Sex Addiction, here’s the translated interview with two of the most sought-after psychiatric experts in the country. Here they answered the most commonly asked questions.

Salamat Dok hosts Bernadette Sembrano and Alvin Elchico’s
interview with Dr. Margie Holmes, a prominent Sex Therapist in the country, and Dr. Paul Lee, a consultant psychiatrist at the Manila Doctors' Hospital

What is sex addiction?
Dr. Paul Lee: Sex addiction is quite controversial. It’s easy to be labelled you got addicted with sex. But we have what we call normal sexual practice. That’s part of who we are. There are those who act abnormal. We call it perversion – a kind of sex done beyond the normal. But it depends on the culture or acceptance of society. Usually, there’s an object of desire which is no longer right. For instance, one needs something to stimulate sexual arousal which is not supposed to be done by a normal person.

Dr. Margie Holmes: Sigmund Freud, the Father of psychoanalysis, said that as long as you can love and work at the same time, then you are normal. Let’s say you have sex 7 times a day but you can work well, you can love, you can function. It’s normal.
Why do we have exhibitionists, rapists, incestuous relationships, sex maniacs, voyeur and peeping toms?


Dr. Margie Holmes: It could be possible that something happened when they were young. Something they were taught or trained which they later discovered was exciting to them. For example, a child was spanked. Somehow he got excited. Let’s assume that the person who spanked him was beautiful. This may arouse the spanked child’s excitement. Years later, he needs to be spanked to increase arousal before indulging in sex.
Dr. Paul Lee: Then there’s a different case, somewhat genetic in nature. We call it paraphilia, sexual perversion. Another thing is what’s really happening to the psychological thinking of that person. Sexuality is being used to relate to other somehow in an abnormal way. Sex has a different meaning for him or her. That’s what he or she’s going to use to relate with people.

Is it bad to masturbate more than once a day?
Dr. Margie Holmes: When they talk about compulsive masturbation, it’s not important how many times you do it. It’s more important if you can function and what does it mean to you or what’s the psychological meaning of the act for you. An example which I always give is: You can masturbate everyday but if you can love, you can work in a real way, that’s okay. If you masturbate once a month but if this is your way to relate with people -- because you are afraid -- then even once a month is not good and healthy.

How about orgies?
Dr. Paul Lee: The most important thing is to find out what does sex mean to you. It’s common knowledge that the biggest sexual organ is the mind. When you think of sexuality and have to do it in that setting and it somehow affects yourself and your relation to your social functions or as you relate with people; if it’s not normal for you, I’ll say it’s abnormal, that it’s already wrong.

Who do they go to?
Dr. Paul Lee: Commonly, therapy is a one-on-one thing. It’s curable! To deal with that, we need to understand the patient. We have to go back to his or her history. What really happened? It’s not just giving medications and controlling sexual manifestations. It’s very important that this person go to a therapist and hopefully he or she would trust the therapist to say everything for a better case assessment.
Dr. Margie Holmes: The therapist you choose should be very good. A therapist should not cling to the norms if the norms are outdated. Example, before 1973, being gay was considered paraphilia, meaning the underlying assumption back then that was that it could be cured. Now, we are more broadminded. More studies have debunked the idea that homosexuality is an illness. So now, homosexuality is not considered a sickness. But if your therapist is narrow-minded, or maybe will not accept homosexuality for religious reasons, your therapist should keep in mind not to be judgmental. He or she knows that his or her opinion differs if the patient really sick or not. That’s when therapy becomes difficult.

Is it normal to have sex even for once a month?
Dr. Margie Holmes: It’s very normal because you’re both not fond of it and it’s just okay for you both.

Does masturbating more than once a day affect one’s health?
Dr. Paul Lee: Masturbating more than 3 times a day is normal only if it does not affect your normal functioning and your relationship with people.
Dr. Margie Holmes: It depends on the age. If you finish in 1 minute perhaps it’s not good for your health then if you finish in 30mins or so, it becomes a cardiovascular exercise…

Is it true that if you’re sexually active, it prolongs life?
Dr. Paul Lee: There’s no research that sex promotes longevity.

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It's a SCAM: Miley Cyrus Sex Tape Leaked Today 0n Facebook

A new scam is underway on Facebook. The scam claims to show a leaked sex tape of Miley Cyrus which appears to be fake. The scam has the title – “Miley Cyrus Sex Tape Leaked Today 0n Facebook” and has a message that reads – “YOU Will Too After Watching THIS!! Simply SHARE The Video To Watch!”


This is a spam message that is spreading on Facebook, and please do not share this with your friends. Clicking the scam will take you to a bogus page where you will notice a fake video player. You are asked to share the message before you can watch the video. However, after sharing the video, you will be redirected another spam website where you are asked to complete a set of online surveys.

Wtf?! I Lost All Respect for Miley Cyrus After Watching This Video!

However, there is no video shown even after completing the mentioned steps or online surveys. So, DO NOT waste your time on clicking scam links like this, or spam the social network by sharingthem with your friends.

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to  Facebook Security.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams.

As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on  removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about  Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams.

WATCH: How to clean-up your Facebook account if you were hit by this, or similar scams on Facebook

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The 2012 Jollibee Drive-Thru Cross Country Challengers





The Ulitmate Philippine Drive-Thru Adventure is on! 'The 2012 Jollibee Drive-Thru Cross Country Challengers'
Meet the 10 teams who shall take part in the '1st Jollibee Drive-Thru Cross Country Challenge!' (From L-R)

Ulysses Ang and Neil Pagulayan
Uly and Neil, Kings of the Road


Ulysses is a motoring correspondent for a national broadsheet, while Neil is a disc jockey on 99.5 RT. Both car enthusiasts, the two buddies frequently attend car and motoring events here and abroad to check out and review the latest models.
 
Robert Real and Quinito Villarosa
Rob and Q, Magnetic Opposites


Rob is a debate coach and lawyer currently working at the Supreme Court, while Q is an Advertising Management major and former PR intern. They are cousins seeking a unique adventure.



Cherry Ann Kubota and Reynald Talosig
Cherry and Rey, Coosome Twosome


Rey is a Broadcast Communication graduate of the , while Filipina-Japanese Cherry earned a Management degree from the Assumption College. Rey and Cherry have been together as a steady couple for three years.


 
Jon Hall and Maria Persson
Jon and Maria, Love Partners in Crime


Filipino-British Jon is a model, actor, and sports fanatic while Maria is a Filipina-Swedish model who recently appeared in Jollibee’s Chicken and Mushroom Pasta TV commercial. The two were introduced more than a year ago, and have been inseparable ever since.


Angelo Cacciatore and Charlie Sutcliffe
Angelo and Charlie, The Euro-Pinoy Models


Born and raised in England, Charlie is an avid football player and is a part of the UFL Pasargad Football Club. Angelo is a professional ballet dancer. Both are making waves in the Philippines as print, ramp, and commercial models.
 
 
Michelle Estuar and Prince Baltazar
Mitch and Prince, The Ultrarunners


Mitch is a professor at De La Salle University, fitness instructor, and writer for a sports magazine. Prince is into sports and marathons. The two have competed in various marathons here and abroad, including the Bataan Death March Ultramarathon.
 

Cerah Hernandez and Andre Co
Cerah and Andre, Witty and Wacky DJ Duo


Cerah and Andre are popular radio jocks and event hosts. Cerah also sings and acts, and dabbles in makeup and commercial modeling. The son of basketball legend Atoy “Fortune Cookie” Co, Andre is a self-confessed geek, and loves computer games, comics and graphic novels.


Paul Jake Castillo and Jan Senerpida
Paul Jake and Jan, Complementing in Conflict


Paul Jake is a former Pinoy Big Brother housemate whose interests include drag racing, flag football, boxing, running, and trail biking. Jan is also a sports buff who enjoys basketball, flag football, and badminton. Both spent most of their lives in Cebu and are planning to open a business in Manila.
 

Joaquin Puyat and Francis Lim
Joaquin and Francis, Party Pals


Francis is a trained chef currently managing a Thai restaurant in Pasig. Joaquin is a fan of extreme sports, including wakeboarding, wall climbing, and CrossFit training. The two became good pals after many nights out with the same circle of friends.



Anthony Gaas and Niño Duran
Anthony and Niño, Loyal Allies


Anthony is a part-time professor and Admissions officer at a university in their hometown of Cagayan de Oro, while Niño is a registered nurse and industrial engineer who manages his own businesses. They are the best of friends.


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14th Gawad PASADO Awards – Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis Share Best Actress Honors

Angel Locsin (In the Name of Love) and Anne Curtis (No Other Woman) have been named Pinakapasadong Aktres in the 14th Gawad PASADO Awards.


PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) has released their list of winners for the 14th Gawad Pasado 2011 during the presscon held on April 13, 2012 at National Teachers College in Quiapo, Manila.

And the winners are…

PINAKAPASADOng Pelikula:
In The Name of Love (Star Cinema)
Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin (Scenema Concepts)
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (FDL Entertainment)

PINAKAPASADOng Direktor:
Olivia M. Lamasan (In the Name of Love)
Alvin Yapan (Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

PINAKAPASADOng Aktor:
Aga Muhlach (In the Name of Love)
ER Ejercito (Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin)

PINAKAPASADOng Aktres:
Angel Locsin (In the Name of Love)
Anne Curtis (No Other Woman)

PINAKAPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor:
Paulo Avelino (Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

PINAKAPASADOng Katuwang na Aktres:
Bangs Garcia (Segunda Mano)

PINAKAPASADOng Istorya:
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Alvin Yapan)
In the Name of Love (Enrico Santos at Olivia M. Lamasan)

PINAKAPASADOng Editing:
In the Name of Love (Marya Ignacio)

PINAKA PASADOng Sinematograpiya:
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Arvin Viola)

PINAKAPASADOng Dulang Pampelikula:
No Other Woman (Kriz G. Gazmen at Ricardo Fernando III)

PINAKAPASADOng Disenyong Pamproduksyon:
Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin (Fritz Silonio)

PINAKAPASADOng Paglalapat ng Tunog:
Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin (Albert Michael Idioma)

PINAKAPASADOng Musika:
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Victor Robinson III)

The 14th Gawad PASADO awards night was held on April 28, 6 p.m. at Angelicum College, Quezon City.






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PeoplePower Points: Your opinion on the issue of black sand mining in Ilocos Region and Cagayan

Collected by iSAVE
Jefferson Toledo Riambon. "Baka isu daytoy ti mangibus iti adu a biag ditoy ilocos sur. sadanto la ammo ti agtignay no adda mapasamak nga madi dta ilocos sur! Adun to man to nakakaasi nga tattaon agpayso nga nasayaat ti ited na kadatayo ngem nya supapaknanto didigra iyadayo koma ni apo dios ti kasta nga maasamak! GOd bless ilocos sur."

Luciano Jr R. "it is very sad that the local officials can not stop this operation on the shorelines...it took a hundred years before it reached the present shoreline and at the rate it is going it will just take 20 years to reach the sta catalina church...and in a hundred years vigan will be eaten up by the sea..."

Inang Laya. "its hopeless to hope on local officials given the political under currents of ilocos sur...more dreadful than black sand mining is the political lordism in ilocos sur."


Eden Rafanan, Sta. Catalina. fear that they would lose their farm lands to the sea. These are small farmers. Please stop the balck sand mining. Only very few rich people will benefit from the mining. 

RANDELL DAN DALIRE. the income and livelihood generated by mineral extraction activities are lucrative but are masquerades of a greater and more dangerous compromise. These are short term incomes derived from activities that lay waste the environment after ruthless extraction, letting suffer for a long term span!

Honey Lei, Alfonso National High School. slowly but surely our environment broke. its glives many fellow man work but on the otherside they also gives us headache


Ed T. Quio,
University of the Philippines Diliman. the quarrying will change and disfigure the contour of the beach, seabed and coastline in the medium-long term that would disturb ecological balance and disrupt if not dislocate economic opportunities and activities. on the other hand, there would be employment opportunities to local residents, income for the local government, service and support business linkages creation and development contributions from the mining companies who may be required to strictly observe development and environmental rules in the conduct of their activities. the local and national governments and local residents will have to consider real medium-long term advantages and benefits against opposite. as to appeal or petition to the President, this blog or post will not serve the purpose. there were mining permits already issued and perhaps more to be approved. with permits issued, the way to stop their use is for court order by TRO and INJUNCTION and a separate formal letter to the President. you see, the executive branch thru the BMGS, DENR and LGUs. under their mandates have issued the permits and the way to question and stop them is to raise issue on their legality or constitutionality in the grant being contrary to the Constitution, applicable law or ordinance or in abuse of authority or discretion of the approving public officials. any local taxpayer of an affected town or province will have the legal personality and standing to file the petition in the CA or SC. any person or group can send the separate letter to the President. at the local level, affected or interested residents may organize in cooperation with environmental cause groups and socio-civic organizations to stage protests in the immediate area and before the local government involved. certainly, it cannot be helped from out of the country.
Albert Rosario Rabe. Black Sand Mining Business Aggression is Terrorizing People and Plundering the Land called Sta. Catalina
Edgar Rilcopiro Ridor. The San Vicente coastal area is being"GUARDED" and photographs is banned? WHY????
 



While it is true that black sand mining can bring forth progress, I cannot restrain myself from thinking that this would bring adverse effect on the part of the earth where black sand mining is carried out. The ravenous act for wealth and progress could possibly turn everything to nowhere. Before this thing happens, everyone should be cognizant of the responsibility entailed in the privilege to make use of our natural resources. Our political leaders should not abuse the concession but they should have the heart to consider the importance of caring, protecting and saving the earth.


saka na lang magsisisi kung nasa huli na...when disasters come because of these...
 
 
 
NO, NO & NO to black mining in Ilocos particularly here in Sto. Domingo... Satan is behind this movement...
@elkenley  kenley filarca
"because of that mining, i believe that end of the world is near. You may see the effect in Sta. Catalina beach now!"
 
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