A bunch of the Ted Talks videos are on netflix; I’ve always loved their stuff, but just recently I found one on Sex, Secrets and Love and there are eight or nine episodes to watch. So I’ll watch some more and blog more as I’m inspired.
Did you know that Danish pig farmers believe that their pigs will have more piglets from artificial insemination if the sow is having an orgasm. They then showed an actual video of methods the farmer used to give her an orgasm.
In one study by Kinsey, they thought that the force of male ejaculation would improve fertility, so they took 300 men, a measuring tape and a movie camera and had them ejaculate to see how far it would travel. Most of them didn’t go very far, but the record holder landed just short of the 8 ft mark. Impressive! (I don’t think they found that it improved fertility)
(that was all in episode 1)
I skipped a few and found one particularly inspiring called “The Power Of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown. It wasn’t from a Christian point of view, more of a researcher point of view. But the message mirrored Christianity so much that I was fascinated.
She started by talking about shame and how shame is the major reason a person is unable to connect with others. She then went on and said that “the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness is vulnerability, but she was noticing from thousands of stories that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy and love.“
That is exactly what Christ teaches us! We need to be vulnerable with each other, we need to be humble and serve each other, we need to let go of our shame and let His forgiveness reach us. We need to confess our sins to Him and to one another and use each other for strength. This is how we truly connect; through our weaknesses not our strengths. And when we get there, when we are dependent on Christ instead of on ourselves or on man, then we are free and we can finally experience joy and love like never before. We don’t have to pretend we have it together, we need to “let ourselves be deeply seen by those around us” Brene Brown. “We are enough” just as we are”.
(note: title is also a quote from Brene Brown)
- Moving from Shame to Vulnerability (occupyyourhearttoday.wordpress.com)
- Brené Brown: to stand in the middle of the arena (petervan.wordpress.com)