Compulsive sexual behavior, otherwise known as sexual addiction, is an emerging psychiatric disorder that has significant medical and psychiatric consequences. Until recently, very little empirical data existed to explain the biological, psychological, and social risk factors that contribute to this condition. In addition, clinical issues, such as the natural course and best practices on treating sexual addictions, have not been formalized.
How many did you notice? At the very beginning of ManiacOwen Hill and Annie Stone are given a number to identify them with during the experiment one and nine. Smart, huh?
Its premise, about slug-like parasites that turn the occupants of a luxury apartment block into sex-obsessed maniacs, appears to have been conceived specifically to provoke as many people as possible. Shivers opens with a wilfully shocking scene - an apparently derranged old man killing a schoolgirl, cutting her open with a scalpel, dowsing her abdomen with acid, and then cutting his own throat - and becomes steadily more transgressive from there. The old man, it turns out, has unwittingly created a new breed of parasite which enters the human body through any available orifice, and quietly breeds in the stomach.
The film, which was advertised with the tagline "He menaced women with his weird desires! A restored version was made available inas part of a double feature with another Dwain Esper film, Narcotic! Many have considered this to be one of the worst movies of all-time.
Jane Ussher receives funding from the Australian Research Council for research on sexuality. Is she a nymphomaniac? Filmmaker Lars von Trier is reigniting debate on the subject with his controversial new film, Nymphomaniac.
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Hollywood's farm team, as represented by the Sundance Film Festival—the largest source of independent movie hopefuls—continues to mimic the all stars in Tinseltown by sticking it to Catholics. This year there are two nun-bashing movies to pick from. The movie plays off the tensions between the more traditional Church and a new wave of reforms ushered forth by Vatican II.
The film is primarily regarded for being one of the few nonpornographic works starring lead actress Shannon Wilsey who later took on the name Savannah. The film's reception had a profoundly negative impact on the actress, despite the fact that it was well received for its comedic merits, she felt mortified about her performance. In an interview for the E!