The response of genital and gonadal growth during the first year of treatment with human growth hormone (hGH) was studied in 20 boys with isolated growth hormone deficiency (IGHD) (11 of hereditary origin and 9 sporadic cases). Prior to hGH treatment, 13 of the 15 prepubertal boys had a penis length below the normal mean, 3 of which were more than 2 SDS below the mean. The boys with hereditary IGHD had a greater deficit in penile size than did the sporadic cases. hGH treatment improved the penile length in all but two boys aged 14 and 15 yr, and led to growth up to normal size in the three boys with very small penises. Three of the hereditary IGHD patients had subnormal testes and all of the other prepubertal boys had a testicular volume in the normal range. hGH treatment increased testicular size, particularly in the prepubertal boys. Of three additional untreated adults with IGHD, one had a subnormal-size penis and two had penises of low-normal size. Our findings constitute further evidence that hGH deficiency is associated with decreased penile growth and, to some extent, decreased testicular size, and that hHG treatment improves the growth of the genitalia and gonads. Since these effects were also observed in prepuberty, it seems that not all the hGH or, rather, somatomedin effect on sex organs is androgen mediated,
MissySedai: I was very proud of Younger Monster recently, when he dope-slapped a friend of his who was going on about bitches this and bitches that and bitches better be hot. Sez Younger Monster, after the echoing smack: "The fuck is wrong with you, dude? Women are people! No wonder the girls all think you suck. It's because you do."
Groundhog Week: Male privilege does exist, but it does not benefit all males. Addressing male privilege is not only an attempt to aid girls and women, but boys and men too.
Snarl Furillo: No feminist I know thinks any of that stuff, and every feminist I know is concerned (even if it is secondary as a concern to thinks like sexual violence) about widening the emotional spectrum for boys and men and acknowledging the different sexualities people of all genders and gender expressions have.
koeselitz: Yes, actually it is. Shame is an essential component of pornography's business model, in the same way that prohibition is an essential component of the illegal drug industry.
Blasdelb: "When we attack repression and shame heavy conservative sexual mores, I think it is easy for us to forget what they have always been at their root, a complex and imperfect system for preventing sexual exploitation and harm."
Snarl Furillo:I do not grant your premise.
"Those heavy conservative sexual mores have, at their root, always been about controlling (some rich) women's bodies and fertilities and protecting (some rich) men's rights to access women's bodies on demand. They leave out in the cold gay people; trans people; most women; and a hell of a lot of poor people. And people who want a world where young people learn how relationships should work from people who've been there before without being preyed on by them, where sex is shared rather than sold, and where real and honest relationships are more conspicuous than the alternatives."
Snarl Furillo: "Dude...if your argument for the preservation of a marriage-based system of doing and governing sexuality in society is, "It's better than the sexual trafficking of women in chattel slavery, and it was revolutionary 2,000 years ago," then I don't think we're on the same page here.
Historically, marriage shelters some women from some sexual exploitation some of the time, but it almost always also preserves and improves men's control of real property and other heritable assets and gives them access to sex on demand regardless of their wife's feelings on the matter, and it disenfranchises unmarried and unmarriageable women from economic stability or independence, romantic love, and protection from sexual violence."
"What role does Facebook play in the oversexualization and objectification of women?
Winnifred: I think it teaches people to objectify themselves and put themselves out there. . . It promotes self-exploitation..."
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