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>> No. 30764 Anonymous
7th May 2021
Friday 8:40 pm
/emo/30764 Porn Addiction
Writing this more as an indicator of hope for anyone who might be struggling with this rather than seeking advice for myself.

If you're someone who, like me, has considered themselves a porn addict and has been trying to shake the habit of masturbating fruitlessly to porn, then don't give up, it is possible but you have to ADHERE to it. Dumping your video/image collection, not accessing sites or staying off instagram pages does help clean out your mind and reduce your dependence on the stuff.

During the first half of last year's lockdown, I completely deleted all my porn, and for 6+ months I felt so much better not having to go through the ritual of opening up a video and wanking to it, or worse, cycling multiple videos and not really wanking, just constantly looking for the dopamine hit. I've had instances of relapse (mostly from the mania of things re-opening and work being work), which have made me feel terrible, but in all I've done a lot better than I have been for the past 5 years or more.

To contextualise a little, I'm 30, male and bisexual, and was pretty much fully aware of porn as a late teen but at the stage was never truly aware that it really wiggles into your brain. From being quite socially outgoing in my 20s, I managed to become somewhat oversexed, shared porn and fetishes with various partners, always liked to stay fit too because I liked to feel confident and hot especially with other people. Time goes on though and with changes in social circles and attitudes, the casual sex slows down, particularly when you become more serious with people. Wanking on your own to porn doesn't really go away though, most men my age end up doing it easily.

From about 25 onwards, maybe 24, I was buying porn videos off places like clips4sale and other pay sites, purely because I wanted the videos immediately and really didn't want to wade through various dodgy websites for something I knew I could just have legitimately and stick on whenever. No harm done. A couple of things really affected me over the course of this; one of which is how performing in porn is just a job like any other, it's not real sex, it's fantasy, I get that and why that maintains such an appeal especially if you're looking for a 5 minute or 20 minute thrill, but what really occurred to me is how those performers are basically immortalised in those videos. They're on to the next job after that shoot has wrapped up, they age like anyone else. It hit me how certain pornstars and models I had wanked over had died, and I felt very uncomfortable continuing to use videos of them when they were alive. It's much different to seeing an actor in a film after they've passed away, you don't really sit there wanking to films.

Generally speaking as well, I've always managed to maintain my expectations when it comes to having actual sex with people, how much messier it is, even with all my porn consumption I don't think it totally warped my sense of reality with women or men. In a wider sense though, other men I've met seem to have completely had their minds changed by it, some young men seem to have an uncontrollable relationship with it, but never acknowledging it as such. My actual sexual interests always seemed to remain consistent, something I never understood was people who constantly had to delve into every type of porn (I want to stress by this I mean legal porn, I've never been tweaked to the point I feel the need to look at anything extreme), looking for a new thrill. I don't expect people to constantly be articulating what gets them off, but when people exhibit signs of no shame at all from porn exposure, it really sets off alarms to me.

Drug use in my 20s really didn't help much at all, MDMA and sex is one thing (which I'm convinced did serious damage to my ability to produce serotonin and hence contributed to this), wanking to porn on weed and LSD is another, and wanking on coke is just fucking misery. I kicked a lot of that a long time ago because weed wanking would especially just keep me ticking over on videos all night. If you have to kick a substance too to help you slow down your porn usage, do that as well, all for the better.

Porn to me is a lot like any other easily abused substance, it provides an incredibly short term thrill but can have extremely long term effects, but I find it isn't always seen as such. I've kicked alcohol, smoking and drugs, but porn I've always found has definitely been the one to linger the most, purely to my level of consumption as a younger adult.
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>> No. 30767 Anonymous
7th May 2021
Friday 9:02 pm
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This is basically why I made the post.
>> No. 30768 Anonymous
7th May 2021
Friday 9:05 pm
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Just to follow-up on this I have to point out once pornhub deleted all unverified videos following allegations of non-consensual content being uploaded I noticed a lot of dodgier-looking free sites immediately cropped up.
>> No. 30769 Anonymous
7th May 2021
Friday 9:15 pm
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That if anything is what moved me toward buying porn, it cut out being in that mire of questionably moderated websites.
>> No. 30770 Anonymous
7th May 2021
Friday 9:58 pm
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Interesting post, thank you for sharing. I have a couple of questions and observations, if you don't mind letting me ramble a bit, and maybe telling me what you think.

I don't really understand how one becomes a porn addict. I see a lot of myself in your post- I'm a complete fetish deviant, and I've long since left regular porn behind for the realms of hentai and furry porn, which indulges altogether more imaginative kinds of lust. Regular old porn where it's just a video of two people fucking does next to nothing for me, there's just no substance to it. All night wanking sessions on the come down from an acid trip with a fat spliff burning down on the bedside table have been a more frequent indulgence than I'd like to admit throughout the course of my 20s; indeed that's how I came to confront the fact I'm most likely bisexual, and at any rate I love having my prostate tickled.

The difference is I'm really not ashamed of any of it. It doesn't feel like a problem to me at all- I might spend hours edging myself over an elaborate and highly unusual fantasy, but once I've spaffed my load? Serenity and relief washes over me. My urges entirely vanish for an hour or two, and my mind isn't troubled at all. It's just another part of my day, and I go about my business afterwards the same way you would as if you'd just finished doing the dishes or built a MÖRBYLÅNGA for the living room. It doesn't affect my "real life" sexuality, although as you might reasonably expect the frequency and nature of my habits changes depending on how sexually pro-active my partner is.

Was it the sheer frequency of it? Was it clouding your mind at inappropriate times, and you couldn't resist it? Was it encouraging unhealthy attitudes towards your real sex life? What made you decide to confront this habit as if it was a problem, and not just something you do?

The reason I ask is because there are certain internet communities that have become fascinating to me. The attitude that porn is some sort of toxic mental carcinogen seems to becoming rather widespread amongst younger lads in certain parts, with this whole "nofap" cult spectacularly reviving a bizarre modern reincarnation of 1890s Quakerism; and I believe the attitudes and philosophy of those groups is every bit as unhealthy as an overindulgence in even the worst sort of porn. They believe that denying themselves masturbation will help them keep their focus on real sex with real women, and bettering themselves in order to be more appealing to women. Now, you really don't have to be a sexual health expert to see the flaws in that approach. It becomes a vicious cycle for them.

As with nearly anything in life, I believe the true way lies with all things in moderation, and that the real problem for these lads lies in a lack of self confidence, and a fractured relationship with their sexuality. They cycle between repression and obsession, because they have never had the opportunity of positive sexual encounters to frame their instinctual desires against. It's like, society, maaan.

Of course, I don't mean to suggest you're one of them, OP. But I see some similarities in your reasoning, which made me curious how you came to those conclusions. Why did porn make you feel bad?
>> No. 30771 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 4:43 pm
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I'm not the OP, and I don't want to confuse the issue, but just in case there are some younglads reading that are facing similar issues to me and it helps them somehow...

There's a few ways in which pornography and masturbation make me feel bad, and it actually doesn't have much to do with "shame" or associated stigma. For me it's more:

1) The physiology of it. Sex and orgasms are genuinely draining (for me, at least). Despite being otherwise physically healthy, or indeed maybe it's because of the high activity level in other parts of my life, an intense experience like an orgasm can actually lead to overstimulation, fatigue, and irritability. At its worst, I could even feel cold or flu like symptoms if I'd masturbated multiple times in succession. What's more, this tends to happen more when I masturbate than when having sex with a partner, maybe because the latter takes longer and I have the chance to relax/go through the proper refractory stages afterward.

2) Psychologically, it feeds pretty negatively into anxiety. I used sex and masturbation as a crutch when I was younger to get over feelings of anxiety, almost like a dopamine or serotonin button. The associated irritability and fatigue I describe above may either be a direct symptom of this association, or it might be another physiological thing that exacerbates it.

3) Similarly, it has a horrible effect on me with depressive symptoms. I find I just have more energy and interact with people differently when I haven't been through an intense experience like orgasm. But on a more tangible level, there was nothing worse for me during depressive episodes when I'd lose all track of time, my circadian rhythm would be all over the place, my work and leisure time blended meaninglessly, and on top of that I'd lose hours of the day to long edging sessions which were essentially a way of self-soothing for existing anxiety anyway.

Conversely, I want to bring up that pornography actually had some benefits for me. It's debateable, but I seriously doubt I'd be as sexually open and comfortable with people as I've been in my relationships if I'd not had some exposure to it. I think it helped both to broaden my personal tastes and also helped me view sex in a "live and let live (if they're consenting adults)" kind of way.

TL;DR - My issues were (still are) primarily to do with physiology, associations with masturbation specifically, time management, and self esteem rather than any social or cultural issues surrounding porn.


>> No. 93392 Anonymous
7th May 2021
Friday 9:34 am
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This woman is going to be the next Governor of California and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 93477 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 1:15 pm
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It wasn't even an argument you spacker, it was a complete guess which I presented openly as such.

Go sharpen your hatchet on someone who was actually trying to argue with you.
>> No. 93478 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 1:43 pm
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>which I presented openly as such
Except you didn't. But please do continue to spout uninformed opinions in the finest .gs tradition.
>> No. 93479 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 2:11 pm
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I worry about puberty blockers a bit. It's not great being behind your peers in that stuff, regardless of their being temporary. Am I worrying about nothing?
>> No. 93480 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 2:58 pm
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>Nobody argues seriously for abolishing marriages

A lot of the early gay rights campaigners did precisely that. The Gay Liberation Front weren't campaigning for acceptance, they saw themselves as part of a broader left-wing struggle against what they saw as the oppressive nature of heteronormativity; they drew support from Marxists, radical fisherpersons and anarchists. Gay marriage was antithetical to the people who first started agitating for gay rights - rather than achieving liberation, they would see it as an acceptance of the oppressive structures they sought to overthrow. Many of the people who organised the first Pride march are horrified by the way in which gay people have acceded to straight values.

From the Gay Liberation Front Manifesto (1971):

The oppression of gay people starts in the most basic unit of society, the family, consisting of the man in charge, a slave as his wife, and their children on whom they force themselves as the ideal models.

The ultimate success of all forms of oppression is our self-oppression. Self-oppression is achieved when the gay person has adopted and internalised straight people's definition of what is good and bad."

[i]It is because of the patriarchal family that reforms are not enough. Freedom for gay people will never be permanently won until everyone is freed from sexist role-playing and the straight-jacket of sexist rules about our sexuality. And we will not be freed from these so long as each succeeding generation is brought up in the same old sexist way in the patriarchal family.

Conservative sociologists have pointed out that the small family unit of two parents and their children is essential in our contemporary advanced industrial society where work is minutely subdivided and highly regulated - in other words, for the majority very boring. A man would not work at the assembly line if he had no wife and family to support; he would not give himself fully to his work without the supportive and reassuring little group ready to follow him about and gear itself to his needs, to put up with his ill temper when he is frustrated or put down by the boss at work.
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>> No. 93482 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 3:04 pm
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Puberty-blockers are reversible; puberty isn't. They give gender-questioning and trans-identifying children the time to make informed decisions about their future. I'm no expert, but I'd imagine that being a late bloomer is much less traumatic than unwillingly going through puberty as the wrong gender.


>> No. 93441 Anonymous
7th May 2021
Friday 10:21 pm
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You all remembered to spoil your ballot for the police and crime commissioners vote, right?
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>> No. 93449 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 12:27 am
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Yep. I wrote a big 'Stop Polticising Police' with orange and black marker pen. They can't miss it.
>> No. 93450 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 12:39 am
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I said yesterday I was going to spoil, but it was raining all evening and I never bothered. Sorry, I let you both down and I'm sorry.
>> No. 93451 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 12:43 am
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I drew a dick on my ballot but I think they got the wrong idea.
>> No. 93456 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 1:56 am
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>I drew a dick
Another vote for Cressida!
>> No. 93458 Anonymous
8th May 2021
Saturday 2:13 am
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They count those for the incumbent, you've naused that right up.


>> No. 33519 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 10:46 am
/news/33519 IT'S WAR
Come on then you Frenchie fuckers, let's fight!
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>> No. 33535 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 8:28 pm
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A dozen bootnecks in a paddle boat would be a better navy than Iceland's, I wish people wouldn't talk about the Cod Wars like they were an actual military conflict.
>> No. 33536 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 9:59 pm
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Never forget the Fourth Cod War.
>> No. 33537 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 11:21 pm
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We have so few ships to operate in support of HMS Queen Elizabeth that if the French fishing fleet were retooled as fast attack boats they could probably sink the damned thing.
>> No. 33538 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 11:23 pm
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The planes'd sort it.
>> No. 33539 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 11:45 pm
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Indeed remember that time that we just decided it was too important for us to not to control Iceland and we just took it over in a morning, and by the evening the Icelandic government had just accepted British rule.


>> No. 442884 Anonymous
23rd March 2021
Tuesday 12:43 am
/b/442884 Hypotheticals
I sometimes play out hypothetical scenarios in my head and what I'd do. I thought it would make for an interesting thread if I started listing them and getting some solutions, it might even be a learning experience as there's usually things I don't have an answer to.

So my first go:

If you broke one of your legs, how fucked would you be? How about both? That's not a threat. I was thinking about it the other night and how, frankly, I'd probably give breaking my legs a miss. My main problem is that I live up a few flights of stairs with no disabled access so I'd be trapped. I assume you can ask a delivery driver to come upstairs if you explain your position, so I wouldn't starve, but if both my legs are broken there's getting home from the hospital or going back as the legs heal.

I'd probably have to move out and live with my parents for at least a year. Do removal companies offer a service where they will pack your things up even if you don't organise? I don't much fancy my family finding my fleshlight.
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>> No. 443623 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 9:10 am
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Well done, you're a cretinous inchworm.
>> No. 443634 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 5:06 pm
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Have a fuckin' whinge there, cuz.
>> No. 443635 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 6:33 pm
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n1 m8 dem 2 wont no wot hit em
>> No. 443636 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 6:59 pm
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Go and have an angry wank.
>> No. 443643 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 9:39 pm
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Bet you'd like that, cuntbubble.


>> No. 6360 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 6:21 pm
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Is it possible to wear elasticated waist clothing and look good? After a year of wearing jogger bottoms and shorts I'm going to find it hard going back to conventional trousers and jeans on a regular basis.
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>> No. 6361 Anonymous
6th May 2021
Thursday 6:57 pm
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Age / fatness are a factor here.
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6th May 2021
Thursday 9:01 pm
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No. Some jeans and trousers are made with 2% elastane, which gives them a subtle stretch without the bunched-up look of an elasticated waistband.


>> No. 430053 Anonymous
31st August 2019
Saturday 8:53 am
/b/430053 Literal "what are you feeling right now" thread
Shamelessly stealing the very excellent idea from >>/101/28964

Here is a place to post utterly inane observations about your current state of being.


I like birds but starlings are a massive noisy pain in the arse.
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>> No. 443542 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 3:03 am
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I feel your pain.
>> No. 443546 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 12:54 pm
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I was lucky to get my work to organise my trailer license and I got my LGV as well. All because like twice in the past 5 years I have had to transport some equipment.

It's annoying because if I passed my test 3 months earlier I wouldn't need to do them. Instead I was among the first lot to do the theory test, which was just a pen and paper multiple choice test that took me 15 minutes to blast through.
>> No. 443589 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 11:32 pm
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Just shat my sleep schedual through a bin bag by "having a nap" earlier in the evening. Five hours is way too long for a quick kip though, that's a full on sleep, men have won wars having slept fewer hours than that.

Also do you need a car to go to the tip or can you just rock up with a bag of old crap on foot, like a tramp who just found out about Marie Kondo? God, that's a dated reference.
>> No. 443590 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 11:50 pm
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My local tips don't need a car, but you do need to book at the moment; if you're on foot though, I doubt you're bringing that much so I'm sure you could blag it.
>> No. 443598 Anonymous
5th May 2021
Wednesday 3:14 pm
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I have visited my local tip on a bicycle that I then threw away at said tip.


>> No. 30730 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 3:09 pm
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I think i just accused someone of inapropriate behaviour around children.

A public swimming pool with glass walls around, one directly on a footpath.
The person was stood against the window with a young dog, peering into the pool of children across the far end.
As i aproached, it seemed to me a lifeguard was also coming 'round to investigate from inside - no eye contact was made. What other reason would staff have to come all the way to the opposite end of the pool where no users were present?
As i passed i asked loudly "Do you have a family in there?", to which the person said yes and mumbled something as i walked off.

It's generally known that this location is inapropriate to stop at, especially so if your face is pressed to the glass like this persons was.

All i can think is to talk with the receptionist/manager and offer to pay for blinds to be put in the relevant windows.
I'm trying to convice myself it was right to 'confront' this person yet i feel bad for doing so.
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>> No. 30742 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 5:50 pm
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>This place hasn't changed since 2011 m8. We just have more generals now. I distinctly remember a enlightened discussion on the merits of air ionisers around that time.

I don't see how at all that is relevant to OP turning into a NIMBY.
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4th May 2021
Tuesday 6:43 pm
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>Ofcourse i don't actually know that this person was peeping at the kids

This is the part that's the problem.
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4th May 2021
Tuesday 7:52 pm
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I for one would rather not be part of a community of paranoid curtain twitchers who scream carpet-bagger! every time a lone man pauses to check their phone within half a mile of a playground.
That kind of behaviour has a much more corrosive effect on the community as a whole than the occasional potentially creepy guy who's motives the OP jumped to conclusions about looking over a pool fence.

For example:

I remember reading an article about a similar survey from the UK a couple of years ago with similar results but google isn't being particularly helpful.
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4th May 2021
Tuesday 8:53 pm
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Maybe the issue here is my perception with regard to children. Both my parents were abused, so i've been vaguely aware of that sort of thing from too young an age. It's like i'm trying to push too far the other way. Projection, init?
Just for context, >>/emo/30452 was my thread also.

I still think the pool guy's was unusual behavior, and i sort of recognised the alleged culprit as someone who was locally known to be engaging in disproportionately aged relationships (though i didn't know that until after i spoke - he looked back at me).
The day previous to this i recognised someone else in the same general location who was historically accused of public masturbation before children. This must have been playing on my mind.

The recolection of these 2 factors seems to add more weight away from the 'just let it be' attitude apparent here (which i may well be misunderstanding). I'm moderately aware of the process by which we search for complimentary evidence and discard anything contrary to our conclusions, by the way.
This is emotionally charged so it's difficult to let go - how could someone forgive themselves for discarding the safety of a child for fuck sake.
Where is the ballance between hypervigilance and complete apathy?
How do people develop their ability to appropriately detect and mitigate threats?

I'm not sure where to go from here. It's quite possible i made a mistake in my comment to the guy looking into the pool - i've made such faux pas before though of lesser consequence.

>Most men are reluctant to help lost kids
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>> No. 30749 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 8:58 pm
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>> No. 68716 Searchfag
2nd May 2021
Sunday 11:38 pm
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As an experiment, I decided to stop using the internet as a source of entertainment/boredom relief, and to only use it for very specific purposes. I've found that I now have around 14 or so hours of free time a day.

I've been doing a lot of walking, cycling, and reading, but what are some other ways to spend my time? It's almost surreal how much of a timesink the internet is, and how much of what you consume is "in one ear, out the other" ephemera.
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>> No. 68722 Paedofag
3rd May 2021
Monday 3:47 am
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When I were a lad, we mainly just sat around on street corners looking sullen. Sometimes we'd aimlessly wander about looking for something to do, sometimes we'd persuade a bigger boy to buy us a bottle of cider, sometimes we'd just kick a can around or lob stones at something.

It's impossible to communicate the sheer intensity of pre-internet boredom to someone who has never experienced it first hand. Internet boredom is a different thing, it's a vague beige paste of mediocrity that isn't bad enough to be irritating but isn't memorable in any way. Pre-internet boredom was having literally nothing to do, a void that gnawed at you like hunger.

>> No. 68724 Billbob
3rd May 2021
Monday 9:56 am
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Am I being thick and missing your sarcasm or are you really not familiar with TikTok?

I'm being thick aren't I
>> No. 68725 R4GE
3rd May 2021
Monday 11:37 am
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Dunno, but I've never used? Seen? Partaken of? Sucked at the teat of? tiktok.
If you just get a stream of things, how does it tune for your tastes? Is there a 'bail out' button? I assume so, but this has to be the first major internet thing that's completely passed me by. Well, that and twitter.
>> No. 68726 Moralfag
3rd May 2021
Monday 11:41 am
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He's describing television.
>> No. 68730 Auntiefucker
3rd May 2021
Monday 10:14 pm
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Why the fuck are you posting this in /iq/ you utter fucking carpet-bagger case?


>> No. 427901 Anonymous
23rd June 2019
Sunday 8:43 pm
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Has anyone ever attempted to make a foodstuff that is 100% useful to your body where none of it will be shat out the other end?
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>> No. 442905 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 2:12 pm
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Just shove a snapped darkmilk up yer bum. Post results in an /emo/ thread when everything eventually turns necrotic.
>> No. 443582 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 7:18 pm
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Lads, I need you to settle an argument. Is it normal to feel hungrier after having a poo?
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3rd May 2021
Monday 7:28 pm
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I don't think so.
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3rd May 2021
Monday 7:45 pm
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I can't say I've ever felt this myself. If anything I have less of an appetite after being haunted by a shit.
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3rd May 2021
Monday 7:45 pm
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I need to shit after eating so it makes sense to me that shitting would make you hungry, there's only so much space in your digestive system.


>> No. 68715 Searchfag
2nd May 2021
Sunday 11:25 pm
/iq/68715 no blondi
it is wrong, gas the ching chongs

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>> No. 68723 R4GE
3rd May 2021
Monday 7:28 am
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I'm surprised the explosion wasn't large enough to take out the camera man. Does China just not have any health and safety, or is it just a large enough country you can find someone on an industrial scale who just doesn't give a fuck.
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3rd May 2021
Monday 1:48 pm
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Chinese government/society simply doesn't place value on individual lives beyond their value as a worker.
The arguments there for implementing higher safety standards come down to a matter of financial costs vs demand for rapid growth and industrial output.
>> No. 68728 Paedofag
3rd May 2021
Monday 3:19 pm
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The thing is it extends well beyond the industrial. They will poison baby formula with toxic plastics if they think they can get away with it. It seems like a mega corporation hellscape that operates on not being the person holding the hot potato when the music stops.
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3rd May 2021
Monday 5:49 pm
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Sometimes when I'm feeling misanthropic I wonder if this is just supply and demand in action. That if Britain had a billion people, we'd ignore all the safety rules too. That a lot of the things we take as coming from our good nature or different culture have always had amoral pragmatic justification as well.
Like how public health became a big issue in 1900s Britain because about half the volunteers for the Boer war were turned away on medical grounds. Not out of charity and shock at the state of the poor, but out of fear for how we'd run an empire with hardly anyone fit to be a soldier. But Britain isn't that big of a country, China is. It's not such a big deal to reject 50% of soldiers if that still leaves you with 750,000,000+ candidates, so of course you'd leave the cuddly public health interventions until later...


>> No. 443361 Anonymous
15th April 2021
Thursday 4:44 pm
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Do either or you keep a bucket list or have things you would like to do in general in life?

I asked myself this earlier and couldn't really think of anything beyond fulfilling needs before I die such as saving enough for retirement. I like to think that it's because I'm at an age where I could do most things I'd want but that most things are daft once you get to thinking about implementation.
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>> No. 443537 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 4:47 pm
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Why are the Argie bases so close to ours?
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30th April 2021
Friday 9:18 pm
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>Why are the Argie bases so close to ours?

Have they learned nothing.
>> No. 443539 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 12:38 am
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>Belgrano II

Shame it isn't on the ice shelf, it could do with sinking.
>> No. 443559 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:19 pm
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Punch arseholes

Not being gay, I think it would be fantastic to do a casserole

>> No. 443576 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 2:14 am
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Oh that bass line reminds me of this


>> No. 9103 Anonymous
19th April 2021
Monday 2:14 pm
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>Super League: Why are football's biggest clubs starting a new tournament?

>Twelve clubs have signed up to the ESL - six of them from the English Premier League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, would join AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.

>The founding clubs want a new midweek competition with teams continuing to compete in national leagues. The ESL would have 20 teams. Of these, the 12 founding members - plus three more yet to join - would be permanent members and would never face relegation. Five other sides would be expected to qualify on an annual basis. The new league would rival the current Champions League competition, one of the biggest club tournaments in world football.

>The move has been condemned by fans, pundits and by most football bodies not involved. With 15 teams in the ESL not facing the prospect of qualification or relegation, critics say it will create a closed shop at the top of football. The Premier League says it "attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit".

>Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that the plans threatened the pyramid structure of English football, "where funds from the globally successful Premier League flow down the leagues and into local communities". There's also the fear that the ESL would draw huge global TV audiences away from existing leagues such as England's Premier League and Italy's Serie A.

What's all this about then and why is the PM getting involved, pretend your explaining it to your girlfriend who is only watching because Casualty is on after.
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>> No. 9127 Anonymous
21st April 2021
Wednesday 5:05 pm
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Did you report this? Do you want me to delete it so you can fix your typo? You never said in the report message.
>> No. 9128 Anonymous
21st April 2021
Wednesday 5:13 pm
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I was just blindly clicking and assumed the button was "delete" quite foolish given how long I haven't been able to delete posts... . But, no, it doesn't matter, thanks.
>> No. 9130 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 9:49 pm
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I know no one cares anymore, but I've got some shit to say. One of the arguments I've heard from the creeps who wanted this Superleague, though it's been around for a while now, is that young people are turning off from football because matches are "too long" and are instead opting to watch clips on Twitter and YouTube. I find this irritating because the powers that be have made football as difficult as possible to watch and if you aren't willing to or able to fork out for a subscription or three to watch the games you're shit out of luck. Things have been eased somewhat in this regard by measures undertaken during the pandemic, but I can't stress how much it irks me to hear the forces of arch-capitalism whinge that fewer and fewer people are willing to scramble across their massive West Bank wall sized barrier to entry. Not only that but they then decide that the best thing to do is make the "product" even more exclusive and hard to access. I've no doubt the Superleague would have resulted in matches being played at all kinds of silly times so the rights could be sold more easily internationally too.

None of you like football and this story's fading into the distance a bit, Old Trafford scrapping aside, but this is one of those things that kept going around and around in my brain so I wanted to get it out somewhere.
>> No. 9131 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 11:52 pm
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>>I can't stress how much it irks me

>> No. 9132 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 12:54 am
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That's a very valid point. I also find the whole thing slightly suspect, with all media outlets being absolutely 100% unquestioningly on the side of FIFA and UEFA, the cartoonishly corrupt greed-obsessed psychopaths who awarded the next World Cup to Qatar and who refuse to speak out about the fact the stadiums for that tournament will be entirely built from dead slaves. Of course I accept that the European Super League was a big smelly poopoo of an idea, but if we can't find anyone to stick up for it, then FIFA and UEFA have carte blanche to do whatever they want, really.


>> No. 22578 Anonymous
5th March 2019
Tuesday 6:30 pm
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Line of Duty, anyone? Series 5 is coming up soon, I can't fucking wait. Just binged series 1-4 in preparation, it's on Netflix now!
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>> No. 23688 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 8:55 pm
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I'm calling it now.

Steve is H. They've been setting him up as the one person it can't possibly be, which means it's definitely him. Bet your house on it, lads.

Do not actually bet your house on anything, ever. Except this, it's a sure thing.
>> No. 23689 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:01 pm
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That was a bit of an anticlimax.
>> No. 23690 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:09 pm
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Yes, it was.
>> No. 23691 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:30 pm
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It's a bit shit really. My m8 plod spends most of their time in Keighley busting cannabis farms / bent migrant taxis/ underage prostitution run by laplanderstani eskimo OCG's but yeah BBC telly.
>> No. 23692 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 10:41 pm
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The magnificent bastard did it. He actually went and got a couple of photos of Nesbitt and cast him as Sir Not Appearing In This Film.


>> ID: da7644 No. 15432 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 7:31 pm

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So please report in if you see something shit.
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>> ID: de3d80 No. 15717 Anonymous
8th March 2021
Monday 9:36 am

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Apologies for that lads, my auto-renewing script was broken, fixed again.
>> ID: 99a328 No. 15736 Anonymous
23rd March 2021
Tuesday 9:15 pm

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Can we please have 'hide thread' fixed. I will make you a nice cake if you do.
>> ID: 361b5f No. 15737 Anonymous
23rd March 2021
Tuesday 9:55 pm

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You're going to look at Carol Vorderman every day and you'll bloody well like it.
>> ID: 99a328 No. 15738 Anonymous
23rd March 2021
Tuesday 11:36 pm

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I didn't want to say it, but yes, I am fucking sick of her. I am prepared to take direct action to end this menace if necessary.
>> ID: d04b56 No. 15784 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 12:13 pm

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>> No. 13373 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 2:36 pm
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On a hot day like this there is nothing better than a freezer drawer full of freeze pops. I'd go as far as to say they're actually better than lollies and choc ices.
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>> No. 14322 Anonymous
22nd April 2021
Thursday 6:13 am
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Ice pops are fantastic, but I've always been a slush man at heart. I've long considered buying a commercial slush machine for home. You can get a used one for about five hundred quid, but I'm already conscious of being a bit of a man child, I think that might push me over the edge.
>> No. 14323 Anonymous
22nd April 2021
Thursday 6:26 am
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You could put a few freeze pops in a food processor and lightly put it on.
>> No. 14324 Anonymous
22nd April 2021
Thursday 11:37 am
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I don't agree those long thin ice pops (is that what they're called?) are better than ice cream. I've never enjoyed the texture of literal ice. Indeed when you refreeze ice cream it gets those ice crystals all over it and that really impairs the quality, for me.

The bigger Ice lollies like that Fruit Pastilles one I can tolerate. Maybe they are frozen better, or something.
>> No. 14339 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 3:19 pm
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If you ask me, slush is far more effective at cooling off than any ice pop out there.

So much so that I drove 300 miles to buy this the other day. Not bad for £120. The left side is not working currently but it looks like it just needs a thermistor.

I accept this is a mental purchase, but they usually go for seven times that price so how could I resist?

Working out the ideal margarita recipe for it will be my next project.
>> No. 14340 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 5:46 pm
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That's an excellent purchase. Look forward to seeing it working.


>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 24913 Anonymous
22nd April 2021
Thursday 2:51 pm
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I'm hoping the Series X's cooling system staves off hardware failure. If I run a graphically intensive game it gives off a fair amount of heat, but once I quit it it's back to room temperature in minutes. Compared to my PS4 Pro which is hot to the touch even when doing nothing but downloading games, and it retains that heat long after it's turned off.
>> No. 24914 Anonymous
22nd April 2021
Thursday 5:04 pm
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Microsoft have made it so that you don't need Xbox Live Gold for free to play online multiplayer games like Apex Legends, CoD Warzone, Fortnite and Rocket League.
>> No. 24915 Anonymous
22nd April 2021
Thursday 6:05 pm
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It's alright, I would never ever buy an Xbox or any other Microsoft console ever again in my entire life so I'm covered.
>> No. 24916 Anonymous
23rd April 2021
Friday 7:05 am
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Curry's have Forza Horizon 3 for £4.97 if anyone wants a physical copy of it; it's probably cheaper than a digital one since it was pulled from the Microsoft store.
>> No. 24917 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 7:11 pm
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EE are doing a bolt-on for £10 per month which gives you the Xbox game pass and unlimited mobile data for gaming. I guess this is Microsoft's way of trying to muscle in on the portability of the Switch.


>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.

Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range. When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards - with the older cohort better than the younger.

Cue lots of finger pointing and nothing changing.
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>> No. 93141 Anonymous
23rd April 2021
Friday 2:18 pm
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You'd have a point if it was more the case that he'd been getting the lads to suck him off for good grades, otherwise I'm not sure it's really as comparable as you seem to think.
>> No. 93162 Anonymous
23rd April 2021
Friday 11:44 pm
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The Twitter-woke community will often say it's a misogynistic hate crime just to make women feel slightly uncomfortable; you don't need to sexually assault them to be a bad person. And I don't know about you, but if one of my school teachers took me to a strip club, I'd feel pretty bloody slightly uncomfortable.
>> No. 93261 Anonymous
29th April 2021
Thursday 2:49 pm
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Broken Britain. That said, I don't think I could watch GMB on a regular basis without actually feeling my brain decay.
>> No. 93262 Anonymous
29th April 2021
Thursday 2:56 pm
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>if one of my school teachers took me to a strip club, I'd feel pretty bloody slightly uncomfortable

I think that depends entirely on the teacher.
>> No. 93273 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 7:05 pm
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There's no way I'm watching all 12 minutes of that, but the black woman is ghastly. She's on Jeremy Vine on Channel 5 most weeks, and she specialises in reactionary NPC opinions that have not been thought out at all. Every boomer meme in the world is a viewpoint she genuinely holds (although I doubt she has considered any of them) and I just want to drop in (I promise to sage) to say she's absolutely horrific.


>> No. 27887 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 10:10 pm
/g/27887 Smartwatches
I lost my trusty LG Watch Urbane about 6 months ago. It didn't really bother me too much as I'd had it for about 5 years (bought for £120 used), and I wasn't really leaving the house. Now things are starting to kick off again, I'm looking at spending a similar amount on a smartwatch, but it seems that the market has got considerably worse since I last looked.

There are millions of shitty cheap watches out there with proprietary operating systems, and a few watches in the £100-150 range, but it seems a lot of manufacturers have given up on making their watches look like watches at this price point. One of the best features of the LG was multiple people not realising it was a smartwatch for months or years, until they saw me using it.

It's looking like my best bet around the £120 price point is a used Samsung Galaxy Watch, but even that is a bit too... it's got the second markers on the bezel and looks a bit Casio. Wear OS or Tizen (I've not had Tizer in years, and now I really want some) are a must, so do you lads know of anything sub-£150 used that's a better bet for looking like an actual watch?

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>> No. 27911 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 2:53 am
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It's astounding nobody has thought of putting fancy chains on them like a Kensington lock. Keeps it safe from pickpocketing as well as signalling class.
>> No. 27912 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 8:52 am
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Some googling found this. Certainly not fancy, but I'm trying to think why most people don't already have one of these, myself included. Would I find it too annoying to clip and unclip when I need to leave it to charge etc.? I dunno.
>> No. 27913 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 9:30 am
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Not quite as classy as a nice gold or silver chain, though.
>> No. 27914 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 10:25 am
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I might order some of these for work. People mostly me have a habit of dropping their work phones off of airbridges etc.

I fear a metal chain would just bring to mind the wallet chains of the early 00s.
>> No. 27915 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 10:38 am
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I used to see these all the time but haven't recently.

I used to have a metal wallet chain and was relentlessly bullied for it even though I kept it inside my pocket and did save me from getting pickpocketed a couple of times when I lived in a particularly seedy area.


>> No. 68117 YubYub
19th February 2021
Friday 9:06 pm
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Can vagine bleach penis?
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>> No. 68670 YubYub
29th April 2021
Thursday 7:04 pm
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What does a woman actually feel when she gets turned off?

I mean, a man can feel his throbbing erectuon go flaccid so is it like they can feel their clit/flaps shrink and their wetness drying up?
>> No. 68671 Ambulancelad
29th April 2021
Thursday 7:18 pm
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Well, yes.
>> No. 68674 Moralfag
30th April 2021
Friday 9:08 am
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On the subject of menstruation, is it true that period mood swings are more of a cultural phenomenon than a physical one? I heard that East Asian women act normal during their periods because the mind virus of "period=bad mood" never took hold over there. Perhaps women in the west just use it as an excuse to act unreasonably.
>> No. 68675 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 9:21 am
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Chinks have weak periods because they have feeble children. Western women have heavy periods to reflect stronger birthing stock.
>> No. 68676 Billbob
30th April 2021
Friday 9:26 am
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It's definitely made up. There's nothing inherently making a woman unstable when she's menstruating, just the fact she's likely to be in a shit mood because of the cramps and such. It's basically just an excuse to take it out on the people around them.

Western women enjoy lots of excuses to act like cunts, when you think about it. Pretty whale poacheric of us to keep on indulging it. Nobody gives me a free pass to be a knobhead if I have a headache.


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