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Good sex is Mudita non-zero! Pondering sexuality via the internet

I've continued to enjoy TED videos, featuring people like Aimee Mullins, and my interest really doesn't seem to be subsiding any time soon. TED is the "Technology, Entertainment, Design" conference who's video talks and lectures are released on-line every weekday. Most recently, my thoughts on it have circulated around journalist, Robert Wright... his TED talk on optimism contains a few things I don't agree with such as his "business-class morality" rationale (spare me), but what does interest me is the term he introduced me to; "non-zero sum game". He continued that it will grow and make life better for everyone, which is also the topic of his book, but still I was only focused on the term itself.

I really love how this ties in with the ideas flung round at Scarleteen and how wider terminology used in seemingly unrelated worlds like economics and philosophy can be a confirmation of ideas of what to do for happier relationships and sex lives and to see how that fits into the rest of

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Self-esteem, body image, super powers and Aimee Mullins

I've watched a few lectures from the TED conferences which have been put online this year and really enjoyed most them, even if I do disagree with some of the speakers on what they say... I just watched the following video where Aimee Mullins, an amputee, athlete, actress and model speaks on what she views as a shift in attitudes from a negative view of disabilities to an understanding of individuality and how her experiences with physical disabilities are also an illumination of potential, possibility and the creativity central to humanity.

How my legs give me super powers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ0iMulicgg

Her legs were amputated at 1 years old and following dramatic success as a college athlete with prosthetic legs was exposed to the media at a TED conference in 1998, since then she found huge interest from artists, designers and fashion magazines. She says in the video that she thereby came to a realisation that "a prosthetic limb doesn't represent a need to replace loss

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