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    The Outline | Mikala Jamison | 12/30/19 | 8 min
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    • jeff
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      4 weeks ago

      Another great example highlighting the absurdity of the government telling adults what they can and cannot put into their own bodies. Endlessly frustrating.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        3 weeks ago

        Yep. Upvote. I call this a “jeffchop” - new Readup slang for a comment that’s 1 or 2 sentences, hella-pointed, libertarian(ish), and mostly just saying: No. Shouldn’t be like this. Lolol I love it so much. (Because, yes, Christ, obviously: Uncle Sam, stfu about what I can and can’t put in me!)

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      4 weeks ago

      Oooo yeahhhhh. This feels like a guaranteed AOTD.

      Also, the sci-fi novel I'm writing needs some horny pens.

      • Alexa
        ScoutScribe
        4 weeks ago

        haha omg YEP. All sci-fi needs em, except keep them away from the tribbles

        • vunderkind3 weeks ago

          This catapulted me back to Star Trek LOL

          • bill
            Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
            3 weeks ago

            Echolol. What an awesome thing to catapult back to! I was just reading on Wikipedia about tribbles. ;)

    • Alexa
      ScoutScribe
      4 weeks ago

      The title caught my eye, and the zingers kept me reading. This was interesting for sure.

      Bremelanotide first ignited that arousal so that my subsequent desire wasn’t “kicked in” so much as punted through the wall.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        4 weeks ago

        This is hardcore literary dorkery, but I think the reason the title is such a knock-out is because of paronomasia - one of my favorite poetic devices! If you just glance at "horny pens," you might not just see "horny pens," lolol

        • Alexa
          ScoutScribe
          4 weeks ago

          literary dorkery is one of my favorite things and I hadn't noticed it...that is brilliant brain hackery if you ask me. Maybe the only kind of brain hackery I like .

          Taking notes on paronomasia now

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        4 weeks ago

        Another excellent find!!! I love where the author just gets right to it:

        About a year and a half ago, my male partner and I took bremelanotide for the first time.

        That is so damn awesome. It reminds me of an interesting personal anecdote (about drugs, not sex). When I was in college, I took a bunch of Adderall for an assignment for a journalism class and wrote a gonzo(ish) feature titled "I Wrote This Story on Adderall," about Adderall use at Stanford, with all kinds of anecdotal zing. I was really expecting an A+. I thought I'd get published in the school paper. Instead, no. The super-old professor (former Wall Street Journal guy) legit flipped a shit, reported me to the higher-ups, and then there was this disciplinary kerfuffle. That was 2008. So, yeah, I guess I was just a bit ahead of the curve - doing the VICE thing before VICE was even around. Overall, I'm happy about the whole thing because I almost immediately decided on English Literature over journalism, a decision I have never once rethought. :)

    • jbuchana
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      4 weeks ago

      This sounds like it would be great for men as well, based on her and her partner's experience. The fact that she says it could be marketed as a pleasure enhancing drug would probably shut down the whole concept in the eyes of regulators. Drugs for pleasure seem to go against still-existing puritanical morales.

      This indeed would be a good AOTD.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        4 weeks ago

        Drugs for pleasure seem to go against still-existing puritanical morales.

        You think? On the contrary, I often feel like the pharma industry is pumping out "feel good" drugs and "pleasure" drugs instead of, like, curing cancer. But that's an armchair opinion. I really have no idea.

        This indeed would be a good AOTD.

        I'd put $5 on it. First though I want everyone to read the n+1 piece, lol. Regardless, lots of good stuff at the top of the charts right now! :)

        • jbuchana
          Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
          4 weeks ago

          ED drugs do come to mind when thinking of pleasure enhancing drugs, but I can't think of any others (legal that is (excepting weed in some states)). Perhaps I'm not in the loop on this. I do sometimes wonder if enough research is being done on treatments for serious illnesses like cancer and mental illness. If there seems to be a massive profit for a potential new drug, sure. But if the current meds for a condition make the same amount of money as the proposed drug, then why try? It might help people, but would it help profits?