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"Yoga is a Sex Cult" - NYT

Postby Jave D » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:42 pm UTC

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/healt ... .html?_r=1

Article posted below, but to sum up: yoga evolved from tantric yoga, therefore all yoga is tantra; a yogi is involved in a sex scandal, therefore all yoga is a scandalous sex cult involved "predictably" in sex scandals too numerous to bother counting or measuring (hint: let's not bother actually studying the frequency of yoga sex scandals as compared to, say, sex scandals in the general population and just paint with a wide brush).

Basically it's a huge amount of disinformation based on the ignorant assumption that 'hatha yoga,' which is where people do the whole fitness and body exercise routine (asana: one of the 8 limbs of yoga) is the same as all yoga. But this is only one of the eight limbs of yoga, without the other seven it's nothing more than stretching and breathing. The first two limbs of yoga are abstentions and observations; one of the abstentions, mind you, is CELIBACY. But the article makes no mention of this, and just refers to "yoga" with one sweeping brush and uses the one example as an excuse to ask the loaded question, "why does yoga produce so many philanderers?"

And even within the limited and biased scope of the references in the article, the conclusion is all wrong. "Yoga evolved from tantric sex practices in medieval India, therefore yoga is a sex cult." Might as well say that "chemistry evolved from alchemy, therefore chemistry is a greedy let's-transmute-iron-into-gold practice." And again, medieval India is not the origin of yoga, as anyone with a basic understanding of the subject - or, you know, access to Wikipedia - can know. But who cares, let's take a sensationalist headline and make generalizations about those scandalous people with tight-fitting clothing, Oh me yarm SHOCKING PHYSICAL FITNESS.

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The wholesome image of yoga took a hit in the past few weeks as a rising star of the discipline came tumbling back to earth. After accusations of sexual impropriety with female students, John Friend, the founder of Anusara, one of the world’s fastest-growing styles, told followers that he was stepping down for an indefinite period of “self-reflection, therapy and personal retreat.”

IN RETREAT John Friend's sexual indiscretions upset many devotees of Anusara yoga, which he founded.

Mr. Friend preached a gospel of gentle poses mixed with openness aimed at fostering love and happiness. But Elena Brower, a former confidante, has said that insiders knew of his “penchant for women” and his love of “partying and fun.”

Few had any idea about his sexual indiscretions, she added. The apparent hypocrisy has upset many followers.

“Those folks are devastated,” Ms. Brower wrote in The Huffington Post. “They’re understandably disappointed to hear that he cheated on his girlfriends repeatedly” and “lied to so many.”

But this is hardly the first time that yoga’s enlightened facade has been cracked by sexual scandal. Why does yoga produce so many philanderers? And why do the resulting uproars leave so many people shocked and distraught?

One factor is ignorance. Yoga teachers and how-to books seldom mention that the discipline began as a sex cult — an omission that leaves many practitioners open to libidinal surprise.

Hatha yoga — the parent of the styles now practiced around the globe — began as a branch of Tantra. In medieval India, Tantra devotees sought to fuse the male and female aspects of the cosmos into a blissful state of consciousness.

The rites of Tantric cults, while often steeped in symbolism, could also include group and individual sex. One text advised devotees to revere the female sex organ and enjoy vigorous intercourse. Candidates for worship included actresses and prostitutes, as well as the sisters of practitioners.

Hatha originated as a way to speed the Tantric agenda. It used poses, deep breathing and stimulating acts — including intercourse — to hasten rapturous bliss. In time, Tantra and Hatha developed bad reputations. The main charge was that practitioners indulged in sexual debauchery under the pretext of spirituality.

Early in the 20th century, the founders of modern yoga worked hard to remove the Tantric stain. They devised a sanitized discipline that played down the old eroticism for a new emphasis on health and fitness.

B. K. S. Iyengar, the author of “Light on Yoga,” published in 1965, exemplified the change. His book made no mention of Hatha’s Tantric roots and praised the discipline as a panacea that could cure nearly 100 ailments and diseases. And so modern practitioners have embraced a whitewashed simulacrum of Hatha.

But over the decades, many have discovered from personal experience that the practice can fan the sexual flames. Pelvic regions can feel more sensitive and orgasms more intense.

Science has begun to clarify the inner mechanisms. In Russia and India, scientists have measured sharp rises in testosterone — a main hormone of sexual arousal in both men and women. Czech scientists working with electroencephalographs have shown how poses can result in bursts of brainwaves indistinguishable from those of lovers. More recently, scientists at the University of British Columbia have documented how fast breathing — done in many yoga classes — can increase blood flow through the genitals. The effect was found to be strong enough to promote sexual arousal not only in healthy individuals but among those with diminished libidos.

In India, recent clinical studies have shown that men and women who take up yoga report wide improvements in their sex lives, including enhanced feelings of pleasure and satisfaction as well as emotional closeness with partners.

At Rutgers University, scientists are investigating how yoga and related practices can foster autoerotic bliss. It turns out that some individuals can think themselves into states of sexual ecstasy — a phenomenon known clinically as spontaneous orgasm and popularly as “thinking off.”

The Rutgers scientists use brain scanners to measure the levels of excitement in women and compare their responses with readings from manual stimulation of the genitals. The results demonstrate that both practices light up the brain in characteristic ways and produce significant rises in blood pressure, heart rate and tolerance for pain — what turns out to be a signature of orgasm.

Since the baby boomers discovered yoga, the arousal, sweating, heavy breathing and states of undress that characterize yoga classes have led to predictable results. In 1995, sex between students and teachers became so prevalent that the California Yoga Teachers Association deplored it as immoral and called for high standards.

“We wrote the code,” Judith Lasater, the group’s president, told a reporter, “because there were so many violations going on.”

If yoga can arouse everyday practitioners, it apparently has similar, if not greater, effects on gurus — often charming extroverts in excellent physical condition, some enthusiastic for veneration.

The misanthropes among them offer a bittersweet tribute to yoga’s revitalizing powers. A surprising number, it turns out, were in their 60s and 70s.

Swami Muktananda (1908-82) was an Indian man of great charisma who favored dark glasses and gaudy robes.

At the height of his fame, around 1980, he attracted many thousands of devotees — including movie stars and political celebrities — and succeeded in setting up a network of hundreds of ashrams and meditation centers around the globe. He kept his main shrines in California and New York.

In late 1981, when a senior aide charged that the venerated yogi was in fact a serial philanderer and sexual hypocrite who used threats of violence to hide his duplicity, Mr. Muktananda defended himself as a persecuted saint, and soon died of heart failure.

Joan Bridges was one of his lovers. At the time, she was 26 and he was 73. Like many other devotees, Ms. Bridges had a difficult time finding fault with a man she regarded as a virtual god beyond law and morality.

“I was both thrilled and confused,” she said of their first intimacy in a Web posting. “He told us to be celibate, so how could this be sexual? I had no answers.”

To denounce the philanderers would be to admit years of empty study and devotion. So many women ended up blaming themselves. Sorting out the realities took years and sometimes decades of pain and reflection, counseling and psychotherapy. In time, the victims began to fight back.

Swami Satchidananda (1914-2002) was a superstar of yoga who gave the invocation at Woodstock. In 1991, protesters waving placards (“Stop the Abuse,” “End the Cover Up”) marched outside a Virginia hotel where he was addressing a symposium.

“How can you call yourself a spiritual instructor,” a former devotee shouted from the audience, “when you have molested me and other women?”

Another case involved Swami Rama (1925-96), a tall man with a strikingly handsome face. In 1994, one of his victims filed a lawsuit charging that he had initiated abuse at his Pennsylvania ashram when she was 19. In 1997, shortly after his death, a jury awarded the woman nearly $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

So, too, former devotees at Kripalu, a Berkshires ashram, won more than $2.5 million after its longtime guru — a man who gave impassioned talks on the spiritual value of chastity — confessed to multiple affairs.

The drama with Mr. Friend is still unfolding. So far, at least 50 Anusara teachers have resigned, and the fate of his enterprise remains unclear. In his letter to followers, he promised to make “a full public statement that will transparently address the entirety of this situation.”

The angst of former Anusara teachers is palpable. “I can no longer support a teacher whose actions have caused irreparable damage to our beloved community,” Sarah Faircloth, a North Carolina instructor, wrote on her Web site.

But perhaps — if students and teachers knew more about what Hatha can do, and what it was designed to do — they would find themselves less prone to surprise and unyogalike distress.

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Postby Роберт » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:40 pm UTC

People in vows of celibacy involved in sexual scandal? Color me shocked. Practices that are are good for you health are good for your sexual health? Again, shocking.
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Postby sourmìlk » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:54 pm UTC

I object to the notion that my mom is involved in a sex cult for very many reasons.
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sourmìlk wrote:I object to the notion that my mom is involved in a sex cult for very many reasons.

I hate to break it to you sourmilk, but... I don't think your mum is a virgin.
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Postby sourmìlk » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:13 pm UTC

Роберт wrote:
sourmìlk wrote:I object to the notion that my mom is involved in a sex cult for very many reasons.

I hate to break it to you sourmilk, but... I don't think your mum is a virgin.

I've been suspecting that, but I'm pretty sure there's some distance between "having had sex with a person" and "member of a sex cult".
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Postby ThunderOfCondemnation » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:13 am UTC

My response to many things is like this...
"Obama is a Muslim." Bad response: "No, he isn't." Good response: "Does it matter?"
"Homosexuality is unnatural." Bad response: "No, it isn't." Good response: "Does it matter?"

And so I ask again... DOES IT MATTER? People are too uptight...

edit: Just read the article. If rape/abuse is involved, it does matter, and that's the end of that discussion for me.
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Postby sourmìlk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:15 am UTC

ThunderOfCondemnation wrote:And so I ask again... DOES IT MATTER?

Yes, it matters when people say creepy things about my mother.

Also, I don't like your supposed "good" responses in that I refuse to cede any ground when debating. If a person says something wrong, even if its not vital to his argument, he's wrong and should be told so.
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Postby ThunderOfCondemnation » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:18 am UTC

sourmìlk wrote:Also, I don't like your supposed "good" responses in that I refuse to cede any ground when debating. If a person says something wrong, even if its not vital to his argument, he's wrong and should be told so.


Well, I'd say that you're simply reinforcing your opponent's moral/logical framework while achieving a small tactical victory. You win the debate, but let them determine what's good and what's bad.

However, this is just my opinion.

edit for clarification: I don't object to saying, "that's wrong." However, it's also good to mention that their entire viewpoint is flawed from the bottom up.
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Postby sourmìlk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:24 am UTC

Oh, don't worry, I do that too :)

Yes, if you don't mention the fact that the logic is flawed as well as the premise, then you've ceded ground to them in another way.
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ThunderOfCondemnation wrote:My response to many things is like this...
"Obama is a Muslim." Bad response: "No, he isn't." Good response: "Does it matter?"
"Homosexuality is unnatural." Bad response: "No, it isn't." Good response: "Does it matter?"


No, the correct response is "then what the hell was all that fuss about his Christian pastor Jeremiah Wright?", and "then how do you explain all the species with homosexual behavior?"

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Postby mercutio_stencil » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:52 am UTC

It's been a while since my intro to Hinduism class, but that wasn't my understanding of the history of Yoga at all. The Tantric stuff, if I remember correctly, grew out of a completely different branch of tradition than most of what we think of as 'classic yoga.' Of course, yoga really began as a form of mediation; there were three poses, siting, standing and lying down. The aim of this proto-yoga was, 'the cessation of mental fluctuations.' Most of modern yoga doesn't go back much further than the 1950's, when it began anew as an exercise routine channeling ancient wisdom.

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Postby Dhes » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:18 am UTC

Really don’t have time to command, I’m of to sign up for a Yoga Class. :lol:
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Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:13 am UTC

Роберт wrote:I hate to break it to you sourmilk, but... I don't think your mum is a virgin.

I've heard they sometimes make an exception for Jewish mums. Something to do with midichlorians.

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Postby Vanzetti » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:28 am UTC

Yoga is a sex cult? Where do I join???

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Postby sourmìlk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:58 am UTC

Zamfir wrote:
Роберт wrote:I hate to break it to you sourmilk, but... I don't think your mum is a virgin.

I've heard they sometimes make an exception for Jewish mums. Something to do with midichlorians.


I'm not sure I find this any more comfortable than the fact that my mom did, at least twice (I have a sister) have intercourse.
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sourmìlk wrote:I'm not sure I find this any more comfortable than the fact that my mom did, at least twice (I have a sister) have intercourse.


Seriously? Is there actually really people that refuses to believe that their parents still have regular sex? I thought that was just a joke.

Look sourmilk, in all likelihood your mom have had sex more times through her life than you've masturbated so far. Probably a significant fraction of those times are with your dad, but don't be too sure about that. And it's only disturbing to think of as long as you're stuck in a prudish "sex is yucky" mindset.
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Postby sourmìlk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:07 pm UTC

I really thought it was obvious that I was joking.
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Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:19 pm UTC

Ah, then it's OK. Can we now have pictures of your parents in action?

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Postby Ghostbear » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

Pics or it didn't happen?

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Postby Griffin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:36 pm UTC

This thread has gone to a weird place.

Can we focus on tantric sex cults and not people's moms? Unless they happen to be IN a tantric sex cult, I guess, Which the article claims sourmilk's mom, along with many other moms, IS. Damn it, sidetracked. Okay, back on track.

Powerful charismatic figures being philanderers is not, as far as I was aware, anything new. I was under the impression a variety of other health movement leaders had the same problem, rather than it being specific to yoga for some weird reason.

I guess Yoga is just the most popular?
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Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:41 pm UTC

Can we focus on tantric sex cults and not people's moms?

Depends on which pictures we receive first.

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Postby sourmìlk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:52 pm UTC

Zamfir wrote:Ah, then it's OK. Can we now have pictures of your parents in action?

Who are you, Rush Limbaugh?

Ghostbear wrote:Pics or it didn't happen?

I am perfectly okay with the assumption that it didn't happen.
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sourmìlk wrote:
Zamfir wrote:Ah, then it's OK. Can we now have pictures of your parents in action?

Who are you, Rush Limbaugh?

Are you sure that "doubling down"and "put aspirin between your knees" are regular yoga exercises? That guy doesn't really look like a yoga teacher to me.

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Postby sourmìlk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:32 pm UTC

It was the bit about him requesting videos of the person having sex.
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Postby Griffin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:57 pm UTC

Silly sourmilk, believing people will read past the title. :P
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I like how on the xkcd forums threads devolve into "your mother" sex jokes too, but in a serious and educated way.

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Postby Zamfir » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:43 pm UTC

userxp wrote:I like how on the xkcd forums threads devolve into "your mother" sex jokes too, but in a serious and educated way.

We we were educated by your mother, she took the job very serious.

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sourmìlk wrote:
Zamfir wrote:Ah, then it's OK. Can we now have pictures of your parents in action?

Who are you, Rush Limbaugh?
Wow I already knew Rush Limbaugh was an idiot but golly gee willakers that man is an idiot. At least with Ann Coulter, I know she's mostly trollin' 'cause she thinks it's funny.
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sourmìlk wrote:
Zamfir wrote:Ah, then it's OK. Can we now have pictures of your parents in action?

Who are you, Rush Limbaugh?

wtf?

What does 'aspirin between your legs' even mean? Am I missing something? Aspirin has no contraceptive function does it?

But holy shit, Rush Limbaugh is despicable. I can't believe anyone would say that. And of course he's twisting the facts as well. He either doesn't know anything about contraception, or he's lying on purpose, but obviously the pill doesn't cost more if you have more sex.

And holy fuck, conservatives are sick. Why aren't they just as outraged over Limbaugh as I am? And what the fuck is up with this quote:
Sandra Fluke, a third-year student at Georgetown University Law School, was barred from testifying by Rep. Darrell Issa, the committee chair at the faith-based hearing on Capitol Hill, because he deemed her unqualified. Issa said the panel was supposed to focus on religious freedom and Fluke is not a member of any clergy.

Only clergy are permitted to speak about what influence religion should have on public life? That's ... I mean I can see why religious bigots would like such an arrangement. But why is the sane part of the world ok with that?

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mercutio_stencil wrote:It's been a while since my intro to Hinduism class, but that wasn't my understanding of the history of Yoga at all. The Tantric stuff, if I remember correctly, grew out of a completely different branch of tradition than most of what we think of as 'classic yoga.' Of course, yoga really began as a form of mediation; there were three poses, siting, standing and lying down. The aim of this proto-yoga was, 'the cessation of mental fluctuations.' Most of modern yoga doesn't go back much further than the 1950's, when it began anew as an exercise routine channeling ancient wisdom.


Absolutely correct. Most of what we call "yoga" in the US is not really yoga, only a small part of it (the seating and stretching etc) which is used solely for its purported health benefits and not for the true goal of yoga, which is the stilling of the changing states of mind through an all-encompassing program of which the seating and breath control are just a part.

So to say that based on this incident yoga is just about tantric sex cults is silly. The article is awash in pseudo-Puritan gasps and giggles over "tight fitting clothes" and sweeping generalizations based on a rather narrow and ill-founded view of history. Especially based on the lack of evidence. How many people practice "yoga" even as we understand it in mainstream America, who are not participating in a sex cult? We'll never know because articles like this don't bother doing any of that kind of research, and people would rather look from a distance, cluck to themselves and say "Well, that's to be expected!" and dismiss the entire subject.

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Diadem wrote:What does 'aspirin between your legs' even mean? Am I missing something? Aspirin has no contraceptive function does it?

From what I've heard Aspirin works about as well as the rhythm method.

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Zamfir wrote:
userxp wrote:I like how on the xkcd forums threads devolve into "your mother" sex jokes too, but in a serious and educated way.

We we were educated by your mother, she took the job very serious.

Are you by any chance a Comic JK regular?

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Postby Noc » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:16 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:What does 'aspirin between your legs' even mean? Am I missing something? Aspirin has no contraceptive function does it?

I believe it's meant to be witty; holding a tablet between one's knees necessarily involves keeping one's legs closed. You can probably draw further conclusions about the nature of his comment yourself.
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Re: "Yoga is a Sex Cult" - NYT

Postby Nylonathatep » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:30 pm UTC

I just finished doing Yoga... in my room... by myself...

I just feel a little dirty inside. :oops:

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Re: "Yoga is a Sex Cult" - NYT

Postby addams » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:55 pm UTC

sourmìlk wrote:
Роберт wrote:
sourmìlk wrote:I object to the notion that my mom is involved in a sex cult for very many reasons.

I hate to break it to you sourmilk, but... I don't think your mum is a virgin.

I've been suspecting that, but I'm pretty sure there's some distance between "having had sex with a person" and "member of a sex cult".

Really? How much distance?
Besides; Your mother's sex life is none of your business; Unless she makes it your business. Tell us. O.K.?
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Re: "Yoga is a Sex Cult" - NYT

Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:06 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:What does 'aspirin between your legs' even mean? Am I missing something? Aspirin has no contraceptive function does it?
Echoing Foster Friess, the single largest donor to the pro- Rick Santorum’s super PAC, Limbaugh said that he would “happily buy [Fluke] all the aspirin she wants.”

Limbaugh was referencing the comment Friess made in February when he said the “gals” in “his day” put aspirin between their legs in lieu of contraception. Limbaugh then expanded his offer to include the university’s entire female student body.

“I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want,” he said.
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Re: "Yoga is a Sex Cult" - NYT

Postby Diadem » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:11 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:
Diadem wrote:What does 'aspirin between your legs' even mean? Am I missing something? Aspirin has no contraceptive function does it?
Echoing Foster Friess, the single largest donor to the pro- Rick Santorum’s super PAC, Limbaugh said that he would “happily buy [Fluke] all the aspirin she wants.”

Limbaugh was referencing the comment Friess made in February when he said the “gals” in “his day” put aspirin between their legs in lieu of contraception. Limbaugh then expanded his offer to include the university’s entire female student body.

“I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want,” he said.

Yes. That was what I was referring to. How does repeating that help in answering that question?
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Re: "Yoga is a Sex Cult" - NYT

Postby JBJ » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:37 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:
Princess Marzipan wrote:
Diadem wrote:What does 'aspirin between your legs' even mean? Am I missing something? Aspirin has no contraceptive function does it?
Echoing Foster Friess, the single largest donor to the pro- Rick Santorum’s super PAC, Limbaugh said that he would “happily buy [Fluke] all the aspirin she wants.”

Limbaugh was referencing the comment Friess made in February when he said the “gals” in “his day” put aspirin between their legs in lieu of contraception. Limbaugh then expanded his offer to include the university’s entire female student body.

“I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want,” he said.

Yes. That was what I was referring to. How does repeating that help in answering that question?

It was also answered by Noc, quoted below. PM was referring to the most recent recurrence of an old joke.
Noc wrote:I believe it's meant to be witty; holding a tablet between one's knees necessarily involves keeping one's legs closed. You can probably draw further conclusions about the nature of his comment yourself.

It's a very, very old joke, but based on a common misunderstanding. The aspirin is actually meant to be used by the men, and instead of being held between the knees, it is meant to be put in one shoe. You see, you put an aspirin under the heel in one his shoes and it makes him limp. Ba-dum-tsshhh! Thanks, I'll be here all week.
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Re: "Yoga is a Sex Cult" - NYT

Postby Griffin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:00 pm UTC

I believe it's meant to be witty; holding a tablet between one's knees necessarily involves keeping one's legs closed.

And the fact that keeping your legs closed is supposed to be enough tells me that this sort of Conservative clearly isn't very creative in bed.

You see, you put an aspirin under the heel in one his shoes and it makes him limp.

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