October 1st, 2002


Makes you wonder about the implications...

A new drug called PT-141 appears to be unbelievably arousing...especially for women.

The final product will be a nasal spray which you use 30 minutes before sex. The drug directly targets the brain's arousal center, causing female rats to get aroused 'so quickly they started mounting males'. Research suggests that PT-141 works through a mechanism involving the central nervous system rather than directly on the vascular system. As a result, it may not have the health risks associated with products such as Viagra.

Some human trials have already been conducted. Sixteen healthy women were given the drug and 16 were given a placebo. All were shown erotic videos, while detectors measured blood flow in their vaginas. The women given placebos hardly reacted while those on PT-141 had pronounced increases in blood flow."

Similar tests of the drug have been done on males, with impressive results -- however, the since drug targets arousal rather than blood flow, it may not be a solution for those men who suffer from circulatory-related sexual disfunction. (i.e. limp dick)

Then again, where there's a will, there's usually a way... The company hopes to release its product on a prescription basis in the next two to three years.

Flutterbi - Friday, Oct. 4th, Santa Clara, CA

I've spent a bit of time lately setting up an event for SoBOA, so I figured I should mention it in my journal...

Looks like *lots* of people are going to show up, and although there is plenty of room for dancing, there is limited space for the presentation by Lani and Lorraine, so please arrive early! Directions, maps, and nearby accomodations are available at http://www.clubsavoy.com/home.htm .

Also, if you need a ride or would like to offer somoene a lift to and from Flutterbi, please let me know -- I will put you in touch with others seeking or offering rides.

SoBOA (South Bay Bisexual Organizers and Activists) presents:

A club for bisexuals and the people who love them.

Help us celebrate the first Flutterbi event!

Featuring in their only Bay Area appearance together,
a presentation by bisexual authors and activists
Loraine Hutchins & Lani Ka'ahumanu
creators of "Bi Any Other Name", the best-selling bisexual classic

- Presentation
- Dancing 'til 2am with DJ Danny G
- Booksigning
- Free BBQ

Boogie down with Loraine and Lani's alter egos, the binamic duo of
Wonderwoman with a Hard-on and her lusty sidekick, the Head Safer Sex Slut!

Friday, Oct. 4, 7pm
Club Savoy
3546 Flora Vista Ave.
Santa Clara

$5-$15 suggested donation, 21+

For more information, visit http://www.soboa.org or http://www.clubsavoy.com
or email info@soboa.org and request to be added to our events email list


Isadore was a kitten compared to Lili...

Lili is gaining strength and could soon be a category 3 hurricane with sustained winds up to 125 mph... unfortunately, nobody knows for sure where it will go. Some predictions indicate that it will eventually turn north and hit western Louisiana, but it might very well not turn north at all, plowing into Galveston. Alternately, it could turn north earlier than expected and hit New Orleans dead on. That could be a very serious hurricane indeed...

What's really lovely (and a great site, to boot) is this one... go there and select "8 image animation".

Hurricanes are beautiful and deadly, and Lili is particularly impressive. You can tell how it's gaining strength just by looking at how the eye of the hurricane keeps getting more distinct and how the formation of the hurricane is becoming more perfect.

I must be hurricane fetishist. I blame Key Largo. As much as I love watching the chemistry between Bogart and Bacall, my favorite bit of that movie doesn't star them - it stars Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, and the hurricane. Lionel Barrymore's character tells Edward G. Robinson about the hurricane that flattened the island and killed dozens. "The bodies washed up in the mangroves for weeks." Nothing quite like watching Edward G. sweat as the hurricane gets louder and louder... and nobody has ever sweat any better in movies than Edward G. Robinson. (No, not even Peter Lorre... bless his kreepy little pate!)

So, you've got Bogart, Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore, Peter Lorre, and... Lili? That can only mean one thing...