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Posted inTrue Story

Approach, flatter, seduce, trap: That time a woman tried to lure me into a cult

Reading Time: 6 minutes I don’t remember her actual name—let’s go with Moonflower. She told me I was pretty and asked if I’d ever modeled, then motioned over to an older gentleman seated nearby. He owned a modeling agency, she said, slipping me his business card in case I was “interested.” Mr. Modeling Agency smiled and waved from his table.

I was intrigued—but not for the reasons you might think.

Posted inPsychology

You’d be so much prettier

Reading Time: 3 minutes Working retail in my twenties, it was sometimes difficult to maintain a cheery disposition. This was accepted as normal for my male coworkers but not for me. Male customers would approach me for help, then say: ‘You’d be so much prettier if you smiled.’

Posted inParenting & Family

Daddy issues: Do ‘defective fathers’ lead children to reject the idea of God?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Few atheists will be celebrating their dads on Father’s Day. At least that’s the solemn judgment of Dr. Paul Vitz, psychologist and author of Faith of the Fatherless: the psychology of atheism. Published in 1999, Vitz’s book argues that absent or abusive fathers cause their children to lose trust in father figures, leading those kids […]

Posted inSexuality

How I became a foot fetish model

Reading Time: 6 minutes When I was a teen, I happened on an article by a guy explaining his fetish for having girls kick him in the nuts.  When he was a teenager chumming around with friends by the local 7-11, he’d insulted a girl who promptly kneed him in the groin. He was in agony, yes—but it also […]

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