07-04-2015, 10:52 AM
As per title...
Is sex a basic human need?
07-04-2015, 10:52 AM
As per title...
07-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Finally a NW thread where I don't need to visit dictionary.com
07-04-2015, 10:59 AM
07-04-2015, 11:01 AM
07-04-2015, 11:28 AM
It's obviously not required for individual survival, but if the basic needs are the minimum required to have a satisfying life, then yes (although there are probably asexuals and schizoids out there who have no desire for sex and are perfectly fulfilled with masturbation).
I have to agree with maslow because without hooker sex and regular masturbation I'm horrible, yes even worse than I'm here, it's a complete mindfuck that the media as well as parents tell you sex is a luxury that you must earn.
07-04-2015, 11:37 AM
Sex with guys like you, norwood, is a type of torture originally given to women accused of witchcraft.
07-04-2015, 11:39 AM
I could go without sex for several years and it didn't have a big impact on my well-being, so I'd say no.
07-04-2015, 11:41 AM
I think masturbating is enough to get past that first level of the hierarchy. But getting past sexual intimacy on the third level, yeah ain't nothin gonna fix that but a flesh and blood woman
Yes, but I would emphasis more on emotional companionship rather than, purely for sexual gratification needs. Sex is a healthy evolutionary need, it has been show to reduce mental distress and increase pleasure in other forms of life.
07-04-2015, 12:32 PM
(07-04-2015, 12:31 PM)Maximus Wrote: The man's body is designed for sex and men who are healthy always have a very strong desire for sex, stronger than hunger even.
a lot of celibates live a long ass time
07-04-2015, 12:36 PM
It doesn't belong on the bottom of the pyramid, it's unlike the other things in that it isn't actually required for life. I do think it is a basic human psychological need though. I would make an analogy to addiction. Traditionally addiction was defined as the state of being so dependent upon a substance that lacking the substance (or a pharmacological equivalent) resulted in withdrawals that were likely to be deadly. This was typically with GABA influencing drugs that resulted in down regulation of GABA receptors to levels so low that it would be deadly if not for artificial stimulation.
In modern times addiction has been redefined to include drugs that cause down regulation of dopamine receptors. Now, having insanely down regulated dopamine receptors will not kill you without artificial stimulation, but it will mean that you feel like complete shit, and you will crave anything that stimulates/potentiates your remaining dopamine receptors, even to ridiculous levels where people are willing to rob others just to get a fix of heroin or something. I'd say that sex is analogous to dopamine down regulation models of addiction, whereas basic human needs are analogous to GABA down regulation models of addiction. So no, it isn't a basic human need in the strict sense, but lack of it will result in misery, pain, and intense cravings, and you shouldn't be surprised when people do crazy shit to get it when they are craving it hard.
Quote:why the fuck is the tag function still not activated?
I'm working on editing the php so that it works like the one on *****. The only tag plugin for mybb only allows the person who makes a thread to tag it. I think I've got it to allow people to tag threads if they have any posts in the thread (during post or edit of post), but making it so people can arbitrarily insert tags from viewing the thread without actually posting in it requires a significant amount of work, because it is very tied to the idea that it only should do it during post operations, and mybb only has hooks for mybb actions like post read_pm edit_post blah blah blah, so I need to completely decouple the plugin code from the post.php function which passes it data that is uses (I've already decoupled it as far as passed data goes), and also so that it can trigger it with an arbitrary event that we define, which is turning out to be more difficult, I can't just post to the function because it has globals from the mybb code that it is dependent on, so I need to either factor those globals out of it, or I need to find or make an execution path through the mybb code that gets to the tag functionality from an action that isn't normally recognized by mybb. I'm busy the next few days and don't have much time to work on but I will get it done soon, plus it is slowed down cuz admin doesn't want to give me admin and I can't setup a secure development environment for testing web code that easily from my secured operating environment. Give me a couple of days and I will get it though.
07-04-2015, 12:51 PM
(07-04-2015, 12:43 PM)mrz Wrote:Quote:why the fuck is the tag function still not activated?
wtf is your job
07-04-2015, 12:54 PM
I agree it doesn't belong at the bottom of the pyramid. That's interesting about dopamine receptors. I recall reading somewhere that you lose dopamine receptors as you age and they are not regenerated. That explains why kids / teens experiance things much more vividly and get more enjoyment out of things.
I'm 30, my libido has gone to shit, and I have anhedonia. It sucks, but I don't really feel deep sorrow either, everything is blunted. I'm just numb.
(07-04-2015, 12:51 PM)allindaeyes Wrote:(07-04-2015, 12:43 PM)mrz Wrote:Quote:why the fuck is the tag function still not activated?
Well I have hundreds of hours of studying PHP and thousands of hours of studying programming in general. Making it so it can do it during anyone posting is pretty easy
I assume it is showing a tag input box to everyone normally, but only adding them if it is a new thread or an edit of the first post in the thread, but I haven't actually seen it in practice so I'm not sure, I might also need to edit the code to display the input box in all post/edit templates, I need to get feedback about what the changes did before I can know.
But making it so anyone can add tags from viewing the thread without posting in it is more difficult cuz of all the dependencies on the execution path going through post.php and the mybb engine in general, seeing as mybb only has hooks for mybb actions and adding tags isn't one of them.
anyway sorry to derail this thread let's keep in on topic
(07-04-2015, 01:08 PM)allindaeyes Wrote: @
He's a professional autistic pedophile. If he becomes any kind of moderator here, I'm leaving.
Westphal Wrote:The longer you're a virgin go without sex the odder your sexual fantasies / fetishes / orientations become and the MORE DIFFERENT YOUR WHOLE PERSONALITY BECOMES! You become a socially unadjusted person with no social skills and no experience. And there even comes a point when YOU EVEN DONT WANT a girl anymore because the isolation has transformed you into an emotional and social wreck with no urges and libido. You DISSOLVE mentally and even physically.
> been a virgin 'till 28
> don't have weird fetishes
> am socially adjusted
> no one knows shit about my sexual past where I live, neither do they presume, let alone fucking ask you
> don't have weird guilt of missing out and shit
you have fucked yourself in the head and are jumping from one ivory tower faggotry to the next and you stop this vicious cycle by actually making something in your life, because mental masturbation only gets you as far as where you are right now
(07-04-2015, 01:12 PM)rigidity Wrote:(07-04-2015, 01:08 PM)allindaeyes Wrote: @
Don't worry, I don't care if I'm a moderator or admin it's completely meaningless to me, it just makes it slower to mod the tag functionality for you, but I don't care.
07-04-2015, 01:38 PM
Westphal Wrote:Claims being socially adjusted
whatever you say buddy boy
07-04-2015, 02:56 PM
07-04-2015, 08:23 PM