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If you love it so much why don’t you marry it?

There’s a comment I haven’t said or heard since the second grade. Yet it seems particularly perfect for what I recently learned about courtesy of BBC.

We’ve all had something that we loved that wasn’t a person. A blankie, a stuffed animal, maybe a favorite book you completely treasure-whatever it may be, we’ve all had something. You love or loved it to a certain degree and it was very important to you (but probably not as important to you as say your boyfriend or wife, or secret lover even). Your feelings of love, attraction, arousal, and commitment are focused on a very real human being.

Brace yourself, and allow me to enlighten you with the revelation that there are people out there (more than you’d think) that consider the mere thought of a relationship with an actual human being to be ludicrous. Human sexuality is interesting and diverse in its own right full of fetishes and what have you. People are into some crazy things, but this takes the cake. The politically correct term for the individual in love with an object or building is Objectum-Sexual. Just as the name suggests I am indeed talking about people who are in love with inanimate objects.

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Filed under: bi-sexual, Maddie Banks, , , ,

D.I.D formerly known as M.P.D and me talking about BIP…oh wait?

Spending the last two days catching up on the entire season of United States of Tara on Showtime, a show’s whose premise concerns a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (aka D.I.D formerly known as multiple personalities disorder), provoked continuous comparison thoughts of bipolar disorder. As a result, I’m writing the posting on the bipolar topic versus Eliza.

When the central character Tara (as portrayed by Toni Collette) is was experiencing her transitions it made me think of the dissociation or “out-of-body experience someone with bipolar disorder feels when she (or he) goes on a rage or she is in a deep depression.

AfterTara’s alters are present and she comes back to herself she usually has no recollection of what just happened or even what alter was present. These alternative personalities as her teenage children and husband continually remind themselves are not her. Yes they all inhabit the same body– this is why the husband doesn’t sleep with the alters, because they aren’t really his wife; this is why the daughter pleads with one of the alters to not get a “SLUT” tattoo because underneath it all it’s still her mom in there. All this it’s not her sounds familiar… Back when Eliza presented the mini series with the adult daughter of a bipolar mother—the woman said that too. “I have to remember that it’s not her.”

When I break down the dynamics of D.I.D, maybe the internal comparisons I have between these two mental disorders will be more apparent.

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Filed under: bi-polar, Maggie Barnes, , , ,

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