A Sex Tape Like No Other

Today I saw a sex tape like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It was a sex tape that was incredibly explicit yet it didn’t invade anyone’s privacy, identify or embarrass anyone. There wasn’t a celebrity to be seen. Anywhere. At least I don’t think there was. Of course it included your customary bit of nudity. There has to be. It’s a sex tape after-all. But not in the way you would ever expect. Let me explain.

It was a sex tape made by a bunch of medical scientists. They created it using footage from literally hundreds of MRI scans. For those who don’t know, MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It produces a 3D map of the human body, but it can pretty much do anything. MRI scans are a great tool for doctors because they produce incredibly detailed images through magnetic fields, that map the position of water molecules which exist in varying densities in different types of human tissue. Here’s the really technical explanation for how MRI scans work. An MRI scanner uses a strong magnetic field and the pulses of radio waves to manipulate hydrogen protons in the human body. When the radio frequency source is switched off, the hydrogen protons reveal their position in the body by re-emitting energy, which is then captured and translated into images. Pretty simple really. I am joking.

MRI scanning is completely different from CAT scans or X-rays. They are generally more expensive and take more time but they provide much greater detailed information about the soft tissue of the human body. The MRI scanner is a huge machine with what looks like a tunnel in the middle. The patient lies flat and they are then inserted inside the scanner. It doesn’t use harmful radiation. And that results in two types of benefits. Firstly, it isn’t dangerous in any way to the person being scanned which means they can spend much longer in the machine and secondly, scientists can take a lot more pictures, which is what a group of medical experts set out to do.

Medical scientists wanted an answer to this question: What would the normal stuff, we humans do with our bodies every day of our lives, actually look like if you could see inside someone? They asked for and got a group of volunteers prepared to do whatever was asked of them. What followed was something incredible. There was a 3D image of a knee being bent, showing the muscles and tendons stretching. And a beating heart, showing the left and right ventricles, pumping blood throughout the body. There were pictures of someone drinking pineapple juice. We see the juice in the mouth and when it is swallowed we can follow its passage down the oesphagus into the stomach. There is a 3D image of how the tongue behaves when someone is playing the trumpet and two people, one speaking Chinese and the other German. We see how the vocal chords open and close. Believe or not there were moving pictures of someone defacating. We see the faeces in the rectum being expelled from the body. It is extraordinary, shocking and fascinating at the same time. It was to me. Then the video gets into the X-rated stuff.

The 3 D pictures begin with a man and a woman passionately kissing, both of them in an obvious state of sexual arousal. We see the two hearts literally beating faster. It progresses to tongue kissing. Nothing is left to the imagination. It then cuts to the 3D image of lovemaking. The image shown is the antithesis of pornography. It is completely anonymous and stripped back to the sheer physicality of two human beings mating. We know it is a man and a woman but that is all we know. It is both fascinating and beautiful. Finally we see life being born. We see Twins in the uterus before birth and then the actual birth itself.

It was a once in a lifetime experience for researchers and the people who participated. It wasn’t ever painful nor was it dangerous yet it revealed never seen before images. The only unpleasant side effect might have been the constantly loud buzzing noise of the MRI machine. It’s the sort of video that anyone would find fascinating.. If nothing else it provides a greater appreciation of who we are and what we are made of and how it all works. What it tells me is the human body is a perfect machine, but its perfection, lies in its myriad of imperfections.

Our Era of Celebrities and Sex

Paris Hilton, Fred Durst, Rob Lowe, Colin Farrell, Tonya Harding, Kid Rock, Bam Margera, Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson.

These celebrities have one thing in common: at least half of America has viewed graphic content from the only private part of their lives.
This celebrity sex tape era stems from our fascination with reality TV and obsession with fame and sex, topped off by this technological revolution where everyone has a camcorder and computer with video.
Hardcore porn films have existed since the teens, but one of the earliest star pornos to surface was a nameless film that depicts what appears to be a young Marilyn Monroe, shot around 1948. Six decades later, the latest celebrity sex tape features Colin Farrell and a former Playboy Playmate, and contains a mere 14 minutes of action, marked by dialogue such as: “Where’s the zoom on this?”

But Farrell’s career probably won’t falter, and could even benefit in what has developed to be another media outlet celebrities can now work in. Some critics feel that celebrities may even be in on the sex tape “leaks”. It makes them more interesting and promotes their name.
Although our obsessive celebrity culture has been rising since the 1990’s, this public desire to see their sex tapes is a new development. Why? Partially because in our culture, the media divulges so much personal information about celebrities that people feel they know them on an intimate level.

After Paris Hilton’s sex tape surfaced, her superficial resume bulked up, and her freaking dog even wrote a book! In 2005, Yahoo’s seventh most-searched term in the world was “Paris Hilton”. Her tape is only a well-known example in the celebrity pornography trade, which increases dramatically with each innovation in motion picture technology.

In the past, Hollywood studios worked hard to curb inappropriate behavior. Celebrities under contract had to sign morals clauses, but now celebrities are constantly over boundaries of sexual explicitness that is almost encouraged. Consider 2001’s Monster’s Ball, with an intense and almost too-long sex scene between Billy Bob Thorton and Halle Berry.
The odd thing is, although people eagerly delve into media’s warped values, what we expect from ourselves or our politicians are radically different.

As a U.S. Senator your career would be ruined if your sex tape was leaked. A regular citizen such as me or you would be looked down upon. For example: A former Taiwanese Council woman was involved in sex scandal with her husband. She was described as disgraceful and forced from office. On the other hand, icon Paula Abdul had a sexual affair with a contestant on “American Idol” but is still a judge even after recordings and phone records displayed her relationship with the contestant…but the network claimed there was no proof.

What do these instances say about our society and our values? Why does our culture reward celebrities with publicity for their lewd acts?

Lauren Wise is a junior studying journalism at Arizona State University. She is editor of the college newspaper, a column writer for the independent paper Cellar Door created by students, the community college’s campus paper, and does freelance work over the internet and for local businesses. She is planning on joining the Peace Corps when she graduates in 2007 and write about her experiences so more people in America will know the conditions of countries that we rarely hear about. She loves writing, painting, playing the piano, going out with friends to sports bars, and works fulltime at a resort.

Paris Hilton Biography – From Shocking Sex Tapes to Jail Time – What Next?

Who gets more press coverage than Paris Hilton? No one! From her rich heiress background to her sex tape and now her ‘jail time’, she continues to shock all whilst providing a humorous contrast to our own, every-day, lives.

Paris Whitney Hilton was born February 17, 1981, to Richard Hilton and Kathy Richards. The oldest of four children, she is an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune as well as to her father’s real estate fortune.

Born in New York City, Hilton moved between several homes during her childhood, including Manhattan, Beverly Hills and the Hamptons. She attended high school in both California and New York, but dropped out and eventually earned her GED.

Hilton began modeling as a child, appearing in numerous ad campaigns, including Iceberg Vodka, GUESS, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior and Marciano. By the age of 19, she had developed a reputation as a socialite, and was often referred to as “New York’s leading It Girl.”

In 2003, just a week before her reality show The Simple Life premiered, a three-year-old homemade sex video of Hilton with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon surfaced. Hilton sued Salomon over the release of the tape, but eventually settled out of court. Meanwhile, The Simple Life premiered on December 2, 2003, and became a mid-season hit for Fox, fueled by the publicity of the sex tape. The show featured Hilton and Nicole Richie (Lionel Richie’s adopted daughter) working at a variety of blue collar jobs and performing chores associated with farm life. Two more seasons followed, but the network decided to cancel prior to the 4th season due to a falling out between Hilton and Richie. E! Entertainment Television picked up the fourth season, with a fifth season beginning in May 2007.

Born: February 17, 1981 Died: —

Famous For: Socialite; heiress; model; actress; writer; popularized the phrase, “That’s Hot.”

Key Accomplishments: Debut album, Paris, reached number 6 on Billboard 200; autobiography, Confessions of an Heiress, was a New York Times bestseller.

Significant Quote: “Because I’m Paris Hilton.” (on why she would not pose for Playboy in 2006)

Fun Quote: “I’m not like that smart. I like forget stuff all the time.”

Hilton has had minor roles in such films as Nine Lives (2002), Raising Helen (2004), The Hillz (2004) and House of Wax (2005). She also has a leading role in an upcoming move, The Hottie and the Nottie (2008) plus an untitled superhero movie. There are also plans to lend her name and voice to a cartoon series which follows the animated life of Paris, her sister Nicky and her dog Tinkerbell. Hilton has guest starred in episodes of The O.C., The George Lopez Show, Las Vegas, American Dreams and Veronica Mars, and has appeared in music videos including It Girl by John Oates and Just Lose It by Eminem.

Hilton founded Heiress Records, with parent label Warner Bros. Records, in 2004. She released a self-titled album in 2006, which debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200. It has been Heiress Records’ only release to date. In 2004, Hilton released an autobiographical book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose. Despite media criticism, it became a New York Times bestseller. Her other business endeavors include designing purses, jewelry and perfume.

In September, 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in California. She pled no contest to the charges and was placed on probation for 36 months. On May 4, 2007, she was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation. She is required to begin serving her jail term by June 5, 2007.

The Fun Of Sexy Lingerie

Lingerie refers to female underwear, and is often perceived to have erotic connotations in western culture. For many years lingerie has been a popular gift
for a husband to give to his wife; however lingerie can also be a great source of fun and entertainment. This article provides tips on how you can have fun
with lingerie. Feel Good About Yourself… Feeling good about yourself is not only key to having a fun and prosperous love life, it is also key to enjoying
life in general. That is where lingerie can help. Through wearing fashionable lingerie you can feel more comfortable inside of yourself, and this will come
through in the way you appear and will allow both yourself and those around you to have more fun. Give Your Partner A Special Treat Ladies out there can have

fun with lingerie by buying something special and showing it off to their partner as an exciting surprise. You could choose to laze around in your lingerie
as you wait on your partner to come home from work, or even walk downstairs in a dressing gown, only hinting at what could be underneath. Dress To Impress
Through wearing clothes that coyly reveal what you are wearing underneath, you will attract more attention than you would expect. Many people find this fun
for a number of reasons. Firstly, you might enjoy teasing testosterone pumped gentleman and you could also get a kick out of the stir you might cause among
those that are appalled by your less than lady like behavior. Shop till You Drop Any lady in her right mind loves shopping, and what kind of shopping can be

more fun than lingerie shopping? When it comes to lingerie there are more choices than ever; especially with the introduction of online retailers that
specialize specifically in lingerie and underwear. Go through the colors, sizes and styles that catch your attention. Of course, check prices before you buy
as well as shipping costs: getting struck with a bigger bill than you expected could evaporate all the fun from your shopping endeavor. Lose Weight With
Lingerie. Lingerie can be used as a fun way to help you lose weight. All you have to do is buy lingerie that will only fit you once you reach your target
weight. So let’s say you have a 32 inch waste at the moment, but you are hoping it will be nearer a 28 in a few months time. Why not go out there and buy
lingerie that will fit your target weight? Then every time you are tempted by chocolate or fast food, just imagine how great you will look in your little 28
inch number. Please not that this will only work as part of a healthy mix of dieting and exercise! With a bit of creative thinking it is easy to have fun
with lingerie. What are you waiting on? Go out and have fun with lingerie today.

Safety Tips In Chat Rooms

With the wonders of the world-wide-web, making friends with different individuals located all over the world is simple and easy. A bachelor from the land down under Australia could very well meet his match with an Asian young lady through their connection inside online chat rooms provided for by the internet.

Chat rooms, as some people say, have made the world a friendlier place. Individuals of any age, sex, status or nationality are able to communicate and relate with each other in ease and comfort with just the aid of a personal computer, a reliable internet connection and a secure chat room provider. The advantage given by chat rooms aside from the chance to meet new friends is that it provides a hassle free venue. You can go and visit one at any time of the day without the need for dressing up for the part. As soon as you may wake up in the morning, you can just logon and go chat away even if you are still in your night gowns and have only just brushed your teeth.

Perhaps what most people like about chat rooms is the opportunity to talk to people without the fear of being judged as to their appearance. You get to enjoy great discussions and conversations and get to be liked based on your personality and wit which is perfect for those shy geek types who could never have had the guts to talk to a pretty girl in person.

One, however, should not completely let their hair down when it comes to chat rooms. Caution should nonetheless be exercised. It is best to always protect your identity. Do not be too credulous to give your personal information to anyone. Even if you might have chatted with a person for a span of an hour or two, he is nevertheless a stranger. Create an email account that you would use specifically for chatting purposes. As much as possible keep your profile information generic. Provide only little details of yourself. Your common sense should be your guide in your chat room dealings.

The internet does not have controls to put off and thwart freaks that might join in your chat rooms. You get to meet them online as easily as you could come across them on the streets, so be wary. If you feel that your chat mate already sounds sinister and way out of line, then get out. To fully avoid them you may want to change or make up a new nickname to use in the chat rooms.

In getting to know people, it is best that you are honest at the get go. This does not mean to contradict the previous statement about being cautious in giving out your information; it implies that you should not pretend to be somebody that you are not. Acting as if you are a different person even if it is online and in the generic chat rooms is just like putting on an imaginary facade at school for the popular crowd to like you. False pretensions never amount to anything good. You not only draw personalities which are diverse from your own but you are also fooling yourself in the process.