Oh, TLC, how I love you. Amidst shitty shows like "Say Yes to the Dress" and "Toddlers and Tiaras", they sometimes have incredibly interesting medical shows/documentaries.
Tonight, there was one called "Strange Sex". It was a documentary chronicling "strange" sexual events of four different women.
One was a sex addict (she would come home from school, eat ice cream, and masturbate for hours until her parents came home), one had sexomnia (she would try to initiate sex after falling asleep, and would have no recollection of the events), one had PGAD, and one was allergic to her husband's semen.
The disorder I found most interesting was a woman named "Jane" (she wanted to remain anonymous) with PGAD, which is Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (commonly called pelvic tension). Basically, this woman was horny all the damn time. She wouldn't give an exact number, but she has to masturbate "a high number of times a day". I was jealous. I love being aroused and relieving myself via masturbation. But, then a doctor compared the disorder to an overactive bladder. If you're spending all of your time peeing, you're missing out on a lot of things. People want to be able to enjoy a movie or a baseball game without having to get up and leave to go pee. Jane feels the same way. She is always aroused and having to relieve herself, so she misses out on the normal and fun things people partake in. She underwent some tests, and it showed that her clitoris actually had sustained heightened blood flow compared to other parts of her body. As irritating as it must me to have an insatiable hunger for sexual relief, I'd like to experience that for a full 24 hours. Just shut myself in the house, alone, and masturbate for hours on end and still want more. That's hot.
I felt like I could identify with all of the women, except the woman who was allergic to her husband's semen, since that is a pretty concrete condition that can't really translate into my life. The woman who was a sex addict would go to crack houses. Not for drugs, but for sex. That's incredibly raunchy, but still, a lot of women have the fantasy of having dirty sex. I can definitely relate to the woman with sexomnia. Though I don't go as far as to initiate sex with someone, I've had explicit sexual dreams and woken up sweaty, with a pulsing vagina and my hand down my pants.
I wonder if I'll ever have a sex "addiction". How do you differentiate between loving to indulge in something good and overindulging in something, making it potentially harmful? Hm. I guess if your quality of life is compromised, there could likely be a problem. But, how much better can life get than when you're getting your fill of sexual goodness? Is it an addiction if you're satisfied with just having sex and not doing anything else? Is that healthy?
I should start another blog solely about all of the bullshit I over-think daily.