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Achievement: For Better or For Worse

To any game developer, and most players, the idea that achievement fuels motivation seems rather intuitive, almost like “duh.” However, not everyone who encounters games stops to think of the how and why behind it. 485 more words

Game Development

The Perfect (Medication) Cocktail

It seems like almost everyone who has been under long-term psychiatric care has embarked on a quest for the Holy Grail: the perfect medication cocktail. And it also seems like a lot of people never find it. 550 more words

Depression

DeeDee reblogged this on Disorderly Chickadee and commented:

Hey, look! I finally got my meds right! Well, mostly. The sinus meds are making my heart rate skyrocket, so they need some adjustment. But the rest of it is finally A-OK. Hurray!

The Perfect (Medication) Cocktail

It seems like almost everyone who has been under long-term psychiatric care has embarked on a quest for the Holy Grail: the perfect medication cocktail. And it also seems like a lot of people never find it. 550 more words

Depression

THE PROBLEMS OF (porn) pt. 2

don’t be naive, you’re addicted.

i’m addicted.

and it’s wrecking us.

i wrote a piece a while ago that focused on the harm of porn production on women in the porn industry. 1,069 more words

LIFE

Sexual Addictions and Sexual Dysfunction

Excessive natural addictions such as a masturbation addiction can lead to erectile dysfunction. Let me be clear, EXCESSIVE. The dopamine receptors in the pleasure centers of the addicts brain actually shrink. 13 more words

The Science of Masturbating Female Rats

Have you ever stroked a rat’s clitoris?  No?  Not yet?  Well, one day you might, depending on your area of study.  Its becoming quite fashionable in certain circles of science.   1,327 more words

Animal Sex

Just when you thought you understood neurotransmission

Back in the day, the discovery of neurotransmission allowed us to think we understood how the brain worked. I remember explaining to medical students in the early 70s, that the one way flow of information from the presynaptic neuron to the post-synaptic one was just like the flow of current in a vacuum tube — yes a vacuum tube, assuming anyone reading knows what one is. 586 more words

Medicine In General