Tampons 101

Video on YouTube covering the basics of using a tampon as well as toxic shock syndrome.

Herpes: 3 Part Series on YouTube

Below is a 3 part video series I did for viewers at YouTube in regards to Herpes. This was when my camera was down so all the images are “still images” with voice over work by me.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

A Thank You

There are two things I really want to thank my viewers/fans/YT Subscribers for at this point in time.

One is patience. You all have been wonderful. I went quite a while without adding a new AMC video to YT because I didn’t have a camera. I really appreciate the patience you all had and the encouragement I received. A few folks offered to send me a cam or some money but I didn’t feel right taking it. Honestly, I’m here for you all and could never take advantage of any of you in any way. I truly appreciate what you do for me and the comments you leave.

I have a camera set up now and am planning out a few more AMC videos as well as a surprise ūüôā I know that there are some folks out there waiting for¬†videos of specific topics so I’m going to do my best to get them out by Thursday. Again, my apologies and thank you for the patience as this class I’m in now is kicking my hind quarters.

The second thank you is for all of you who supported me through my first BlogTalkRadio show – it went off really well even with a naughty caller. You have no idea how much I appreciate that you all stayed up and listened in. Well, lucky for me – that one video with the 16 viewers I had (yay!) put me in a position where I can now get a prime time spot. Right now, look for me on Wednesday Nights at 10pm CST for a scheduled show! Exciting, isn’t it!!!!! This will allow viewers to call me live and talk with me on air! If you are interested in the show, you can check it out at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/askmisscris or the link on the right ūüôā

So I definitely look forward to many more AMC videos on YT as well as the newest platform of BlogTalkRadio. Thank you all so very much – without the interest of my listeners I’d have no reason to keep going at YT and BTR so for that I am forever indebted to you!

AMC Responds to YT Celeb Zipster08: What is Sex?

What seems to be a relatively simple question posed by Zipster08 turns into a muddled mess after Miss Cris gets her paws on it.

Circumcision: Male vs. Female

A viewer recently wrote to me with questions about male circumcision and why it is a widely practiced procedure and female circumcision is looked down upon as mutilation. I had contemplated doing an AMC video on You Tube about this, but the more I got into the questions, the more they were personal views. I would not want my personal views being taken as fact when they are merely opinions. So, that is when I decided to do a little mini editorial on the practices and post it on my website.

¬†The medical practice of “circumcision” is defined as the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males. It is pretty straightforward; however, it does have its religious roots. In fact, in the very first book of the Bible, circumcision was established as a national ordinance. For a man to be in compliance with this ordinance, he would need to be circumcised. In fact, Abraham was 99 years of age when he was circumsized at the same time Ishmael was, who was 13 at that time. Currently, circumcision is practiced as a religious rite of passage for the Jewish and the Muslim generally occuring at 8 days after birth. Circumcision went through a time where the medical knowledgebase thought that a circumcised penis was “cleaner” and therefore caused less problems for the male as he aged.

Male circumcision is a very controversial topic now as far as elective circumcision, meaning circumcision that is performed that is non-religious, non-ritualistic and not medically necessary. A lot of people will liken male circumcision as genital mutilation, the same as female circumcision or female genital cutting.

Now, what I think is important to remember when one starts to compare male and female circumcision, is most of the time anaesthesia is used for male circumcision, of course higher instances with pediatricians than other types of doctors. Its also important to note that a male, with a standard circumcision barring no outside issues happening with the procedure, is able to maintain a normal sex life and orgasm normally. His ability to perform sexually is not affected by the loss of the foreskin. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics did a study in 1999 that actually stated that circumcised males tend to have a more varied sex life and are less likely to suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction.

Now, all of this brings us to Female Genital Cutting, also called Female Circumcision and Female Genital Mutilation. The term used depends on who is using it. Obviously, a term like “mutilation” would be best used by an individual who is against the practice while “female circumcision” sounds a lot nicer and would be used by an individual for the procedure.

Now, there are three types of female genital cutting which pretty much are named in degree of how much tissue was removed. In all instances, however, the clitoris is either cut or removed completely thus severing the females ability to orgasm normally. The mildest form is where the clitoral hood (equal to the male foreskin) is removed and the clitoris is is either split or completely removed. The most severe is called a Type III and in this case, the entire labia regions as well as clitoral are removed from the female. The Type III, sadly, was the most widely practiced and was viewed as a social custom rather than religious.

The Type III ends in the female’s legs being tied together so she can heal, leaving them nothing more than a sheet of skin with a hole large enough to urinate or menstrate through. The scarier aspect of this is that her future husband has a right to perform a reverse infibulation on her by using a knife on her to open her body back up to allow intercourse. If a woman delivers a baby, she is then cut open again and afterwards, must live through having her legs tied together again in order to allow the wound to heal.

There are Type IV FGCs; however these tend to be practiced for more ritualistic ceremonies and burning/scaring of the genitals is involved or pricking the clitoris with needles. There is also the practice of ripping the vagina open. Type IV is not widely practice and is generally isolated to very specific ethnic groups.

So, we know the US is known for male circumcision for non-medical, non-religious reasons. Who practices female circumcision (I don’t even like calling it that since so much more goes on than in male circumcision). Right now, Female Genital Cutting is primarily practiced in African countries. The most prevelant country being Somalia.

One of the major concerns is that female genital cutting is a very severe practice as far as exposing the female to outside contaminants; however, it is often practiced without anesthetic and under less than adequate conditions and often by individuals such as midwives rather than a physician. Egypt has actually recently outlawed female circumcision after a 12 year old girl died from the procedure, which was being carried out by a female physician in a private clinic.

So – I guess this brings me to my opinions on the matter, not that they really “matter.”

While I view male circumcision as “normal” I have to view it as a procedure the male has no control over. Perhaps in 20 years that male will want to have a fully, in tact penis with foreskin. I don’t know. I do not think it is the parental right to decide that. However, I have children, one being a boy and yes, he is circumcised. I twas the decision of his dad to do it. I was against the circumcision but I left the final decision to his father.

My son, as he has grown up now to the age of “almost 8” has never complained of pain or problems and even as a baby he would get erections, so I know he is capable. I am sure that barring any unforeseen circumstances, his circumcision will not hinder his sex life in any way.

For a girl who has undergone any of the type’s of female circumcision, her sex life will never be the same. Her genitals are modified in a way where she will be lucky to have feeling at all let alone the ability to have a clitoral orgasm, and that is only in type I cases where the clitoris may only be split, although in most cases, it is completely removed.

There is a difference. The reasons behind them are all driven by cultural and ethnic opinions and practices. I personally would vote that neither be practiced but individuals be educated about hygiene and anatomy. But if I were told tomorrow I had the power to make 1 go away completely from the Earth, I would vote for female circumcision to end completely as it is beyond a slight modification for cleanliness Рthese girls can die more often than not from this procedure.

-MC

 

Statistics on Birth Control

You always hear that abstinence is the only 100% form of birth control. What exactly are the statistics on other forms like condoms and the pill?

I shot on over to google and did a few searches and came up with the following information from the American Pregnancy Association.

I have ordered the birth control methods by most effective to least. Obviously, if you use more than one form of birth control, you will decrease the chances of pregnancy even more.

Please keep in mind these percentages are based on averages and as if the method was used alone. Also, the methods listed that do not cover the genital region (ie a condom) is only a birth control method, they will not protect you from STDs.

Depo Shot – 99.7%
Hormonal injection taken ever 3 months by the female to prevent the uterus from being able to accept a pregnancy.

IUD (Copper) Р99.2% 
Small device inserted by a physician that changes the pH of the uterus.

Patch Р99% 
Patch that is put on the body that releases hormone into the female’s system. Generally changed weekly.

IUD (Hormone) Р98% 
Inserted by a physician like the copper IUD only it releases hormone must like a patch, preventing the uterus from being able to accept a pregnancy.

Pill Р95% 
Hormones taken orally.

Condom (male) Р86% 
Sheath usually made of latex that rolls down over the penis and traps the sperm, preventing them from entering the vagina. A condom alone has a lower effectiveness rate although most are sold with spermacide added as a coating to the condom.

Withdraw Method Р81% 
Regular intercourse using no protection; however, before the male ejaculates, he will remove his penis from the vagina.

Diaphram Р80% 
Usually made of rubber/latex, it is domelike in appearance and is inserted into the vagina prior to intercourse. It caps the opening of the cervix preventing sperm from going through.

Condom (female) Р79% 
This works much like the male condom only it is wider in diameter and is inserted into the vagina.

Spermicide Р74% 
A cream, jelly or foam that is put into the vagina at a specific time interval before intercourse. Used alone it is not as effective as it would be if used in addition to a condom.

Nothing Р15% 
Regular intercourse with the male ejaculating into the female.

The 3 Second Condom

Pronto CondomOver the course of time having an advice column, I have answered a lot of questions about condoms and have been told multiple times how a condom can kill the moment while fumbling in the dark looking for the top of the wrapper and incorrectly assuming you were ready to roll the condom down the right way. Some folks complain they take away sensation and time while others talk about the loss of spontanaity when using them…

While wandering about the internet I found the Pronto Condom. Seems I should have some echo’ing in the background, doesn’t it?

Now, all I can say is WOW! Its being released in South Africa first but it seems, according to the website, that the the company has world wide patents with plan to releasing…. the condom – as a product…. what did you think I meant?

One of the major benefits to the Pronto Condom is it is not expected to cost more than a regular condom.

The premise is you crack the package open and then pull the sides out and roll it down over the penis and the tabs pull away at the end. It goes on in 2 swift motions taking less time away from the romantic interlude …

go watch the demo http://www.prontocondoms.co.za/index.htm

just amazing!