Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Victimization

According to a research study that used the hierarchical linear modeling analyses, a significant predictor of lifetime victimization was sexual orientation. This study researched primarily European American individuals at the University of Washington. Lesbian, gay, and bisexuals reported more victimization in the following: childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault in adulthood, childhood psychological and physical abuse by parents, and partner psychological and physical victimization in adulthood. Also reported was a greater sexual victimization amongst men than women. (Balsam et al., 2005)

Several months ago there was a report of several men being stalked and beaten up. This occurred after being seduced which lead to “your place” and then being accused of sexual contact with a minor.

Every so often I feel the need to place warnings out there to all of you. If you are going out by yourself clubbing, tell your closest friends where you are before you go. Always have a cell phone. Never take strangers back to your place.

Be safe and have fun.

Island Dyke

Reference:

Balsam, KF, Rothblum, ED & Beauchaine, TP. (2005). Victimization over the life span: a comparison of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual siblings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 477-87. Retrieved on April 16, 2008, from Pubmed.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jet Skiing

video

Thought you might enjoy some humor.

Island Dyke

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Gay isn't Natural?

How many of you have heard that one? (Gay isn't natural) Well here is a web-site that covers an exhibition on animal homosexuality that was open from October 12, 2006 until August 17, 2007 in Oslo, Norway. The title of the showing was "AGAINST NATURE? an exhibition on animal homosexuality.

They report that there are some entire species of animals that are bisexual, and in order to be able to join a pack they have to have homosexual relationships. I also found it interesting that many species have sex just to enjoy themselves and their partner rather than strictly for procreation.

For some awesome pictures and the link to this web-site: (check out the male whales that are penis fencing, under the "press" link, nature is simply amazing!)

http://www.nhm.uio.no/againstnature/index.html

Island Dyke