Page 17 of 27 FirstFirst ... 71516171819 ... LastLast
Results 241 to 255 of 402

Thread: Addiction

  1. #241
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    THE YABBA
    Posts
    5,818

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by josef k. View Post
    Sex is communication.

    Not the manipulation of objects.

    Is it still communication if the dialogue is the manipulation of objectification?

  2. #242
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Chorazina
    Posts
    1,301

  3. #243
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,981

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Genito-Urinary, I think. Clap clinic to you and me.
    You guys think I am mean, but you should meet my brother.

    Once he was at my apt and he answered his cell and I heard him say really seriously:

    "Oh god, that's terrible, I'm sorry...no I won't tell anyone."

    Then he got of the phone and snickered quietly while txting something.

    So a couple of seconds later my phone explodes and it's a txt that says "Aaron has the clap!!!" which he sent to everyone on his phone.

  4. #244
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,981

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Weed can be insidious because some people kid themselves that it's not a 'proper' drug, or not a 'bad' drug like booze, coke, speed, whatever. Or when they decide it can't be harmful because it's, ahaha, 'natural'. It's when something is assumed to be harmless that it actually becomes dangerous. Of course, this applies to all sorts of things.
    Smoking weed can cause cancer like smoking anything can...I always prefer eating it, myself...it's strong enough to feel that way if you eat enough

  5. #245
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,981

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    I think it's sex as function rather than form. I mean, I think it can - and maybe should - get pathologised quite easily, that form of promiscuity, but another way of looking at it is just having a different fantasy every (day? other day? week?) ...and then acting on that. Plus it's free.

    I'm not necessarily advocating, just trying to look at other ways of looking at it rather than the good/bad/fucked up paradigms that seem to occur round the subject. For some people, sex is just their thing, y'know? Hobby almost I guess. I'd think that the burnout rate would be quite high though, people appearing as objects rather than humans, from people I've met that seems to be the case, which ties in with the porn use discussion as well.
    I don't like it when people get all black and white about sex, especially those people who imagine themselves warriors against the evils of stripping and prostitution. It always ends up being just another excuse to put people down who don't subscribe to society's sex norms...

  6. #246
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    THE YABBA
    Posts
    5,818

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by josef k. View Post
    Absolutely yes.
    Is the manipulation of objects communication if both the objects are human?

  7. #247
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    THE YABBA
    Posts
    5,818

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nomadthethird View Post
    I don't like it when people get all black and white about sex, especially those people who imagine themselves warriors against the evils of stripping and prostitution. It always ends up being just another excuse to put people down who don't subscribe to society's sex norms...
    Nice to have you back

  8. #248
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,981

    Default

    I don't know how long it's gonna last, because I should be busy, but thanks Always nice to see Mistersloane!

  9. #249
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    9,157

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Boy View Post
    That's outrageous.
    Pills have caused me far less harm than skunk has. In fact, I've never felt bad off pills - I don't get comedowns for whatever reason, so I'm sure that colours my opinion on this.

    The difference is due to the frequency of usage, I'll give you that, but the fact is it's far more acceptable/normal/likely to sit down on the sofa and have a strong spliff on a nightly basis than it is to do pills. It's part of a certain social structure.

    I'd really rather they did neither.
    Last edited by baboon2004; 01-05-2009 at 02:06 AM.

  10. #250
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    THE YABBA
    Posts
    5,818

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BareBones View Post
    i wasn't trying to suggest that weed is totally unaddictive or unharmful anything
    Yeah sorry if it appeared I was having a go at you or anything, wasn't just wanted to put my tuppence in about weed. I've just known so many people who are utterly, utterly dependent on it and whose lives are completely shaped by it, and it's understandable but I just find it frustrating that it's classed outside of other drugs, because it just isn't any different. It shapes an entire worldview. It's deemed lesser because it's not classed as being physically addictive, but it comes with its own baggage. The psychosis and cancer annoy me less than the dependency it engenders, people form themselves around it.

    Baboon's right, it's the frequency of use. Sitting down on the sofa with a good strong pill on a nightly basis, that's the way to go

  11. #251
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    17,826

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    The psychosis and cancer annoy me less than the dependency it engenders, people form themselves around it.
    I can just see the Daily Mail headline now...

    CANCER 'ANNOYING'

    Doin' the Lambeth Warp New: DISSENSUS - THE NOVEL - PM me your email address and I'll add you

  12. #252
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    9,157

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    Sitting down on the sofa with a good strong pill on a nightly basis, that's the way to go
    How many days would you give it before complete psychosis sets in?

  13. #253
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    THE YABBA
    Posts
    5,818

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    How many days would you give it before complete psychosis sets in?
    Not sure, d'you think if I go round with a petition my neighbours will sponsor me to find out?

    On another note, is that stuff about having a 'gene' for addiction true or is it just AA guff?

  14. #254
    droid Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Pills have caused me far less harm than skunk has. In fact, I've never felt bad off pills - I don't get comedowns for whatever reason, so I'm sure that colours my opinion on this.
    Strangely enough, it seems that claims of DEADLY SUPER SKUNK 6 MILLION TIMES STRONGER THAN NORMAL WEED DRIVING OUR KIDS MAD, may in fact have some merit - esp. in the discovery that heavy use of cannabis amongst young teenagers may be a cause of schizophernia and psychosis. There'e a company in England that makes drugs for the treatment of mental illness utilising the CBD component of weed, which has anti-psychotic properties. Skunk and various other strands have been genetically engineered to maximise the THC content which can have the opposite effect, but in normal weed the negative phsyiological effects of THC on the brain are counteracted by the positive CBD effects.

    So the moral is - if you want to smoke weed without possible mental health implications then stay away from THC heavy strains.

  15. #255
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Chorazina
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersloane View Post
    Is the manipulation of objects communication if both the objects are human?
    Yes again, I would say, although, is a human an object? The human body is an object, and different parts of the body are quasi-objects. But humans themselves?

    **

    Communication = the manipulation of objects = sex?

    **

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •