The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement about the dangers of combining nighttime cold medicine with chicken after a viral “Sleepy Chicken” challenge trended earlier this year.
In a consumer update the agency released on Thursday, Sept. 15, the FDA mentioned the unusual trend as an example of over-the-counter drug misuse.
“A recent social media video challenge encourages people to cook chicken in NyQuil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine) or another similar OTC cough and cold medication, presumably to eat,” the FDA wrote. “The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is.”
The easy answer to this question would be, “Yes, it is better to masturbate, because at best it corrupts only one person. It certainly is the lesser of two evils.” However, why would a loving, holy, all-powerful God abandon you to a situation in which you have to choose any evil, whether it be “lesser” or “greater?” To really answer this question, we must again go back to God’s original plan for sex.
First of all, masturbation will not truly relieve the sexual pressure that one may feel. It may for a short moment, but in the long run it only creates a deeper desire and capacity for sex, which will lead to more masturbation. If you let yourself become enslaved to a sexual high, you will find that you need to go to increasingly extreme acts to maintain the same degree of excitement. There are even ungodly sex therapists who recommend masturbation as a way of increasing sexual desire, not lessening it. This creates a vicious circle, like the junkie who craves a “fix,” but is only temporarily satisfied. The more he indulges in his dependency, the more ensnared by addiction he becomes. This is the nature of all sin. That is why Jesus declared that all who sin become a slave to sin (John 8:34).
Furthermore, masturbation usually involves fantasy, visualization, and often pornography. The Bible is very clear as to what God expects of us in these areas of fantasy and lust. It teaches that we must not look lustfully at each other nor should we behave in such a manner as to entice others to lust after us.
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust upon a girl. I know full well that the Almighty God sends calamity on those who do” (Job 31:1-3, The Living Bible).
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).
Anxiety disorders can be triggered by life experiences, such as traumatic events, however, genetics can also be a factor. For some individuals, anxiety may be linked to underlying health issues.
For some people, anxiety may be linked to an underlying health issue like heart disease, diabetes, drug abuse, irritable bowel syndrome, withdrawal from alcohol or drugs, and thyroid problems.
Though there are many links to anxiety, researchers don’t know exactly what causes the disorder in an individual. Like many forms of mental illness, they branch from a combination of chemical changes in the brain as well as one’s environmental stresses and genetics.
Other types of anxiety disorders develop and remain with the individual for a long period of time. Many of the long-term anxiety types begin in childhood and continue into adulthood.
Examples of long-term anxiety disorders include:
- Agoraphobia – a fear of having a panic attack in a public place where escape would be embarrassing or difficult.
- Anxiety due to a general medical condition –generally develops in relation to illnesses like heart conditions.
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Panic disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Social phobia, also referred to as social anxiety disorder
- Specific phobias
Pressure points in the bottom of the feet can increase blood flow and enhance feelings of arousal when manipulated just right.
Experiment with different pressures when massaging the feet, starting light and working your way deeper until you find what works.
If you’re both into it, alternate between massaging and licking the foot. Move on to gently sucking each toe, one by one.
The inner thighs are so sensitive and oh-so-close to the ultimate erogenous zone that even just a graze can set your loins ablaze.
Run your fingertips down the front of the thighs, slowly moving your way inward while you kiss their lips, neck, and chest.
When you’re ready to get up close and personal, blanket the area in soft, wet kisses and licks.
When it comes to the neck, even the slightest touch can make your entire body tingle.
Wrap your arms around your partner, and run your fingernails along the back of their neck, moving to the area behind the ears before making your way around the front.
Move on to softly kissing the sides and front of the neck before working your way to the lips or heading south where it’s even hotter.
Short-term anxiety usually increases an individual’s breathing and can cause a feeling of hyperventilation. Heart rate also increases as the blood flows to the brain, where it is needed during the anxiety attack. More intense anxiety attack symptoms may include lightheadedness and nausea. The ongoing state of anxiety can have a devastating effect on your physical and mental health.
Short-term anxiety disorders often resolve themselves with the removal of a stressor. A few anxiety disorders that are typically short-term include:
- Acute stress disorder –immediately following a trauma
- Substance-induced anxiety disorder – induced by substance use or abuse, as well as withdrawal
- Adjustment disorder with anxious features –a major life-changing event – like getting married or moving to another city.
A phobia is an intense fear of, or loathing for, specific objects or circumstances. Although some situations may account for rational fears, an individual with specific phobia anxiety disorder has a level of fear that does not match with the actual danger caused by the situation or object.
Symptoms of specific phobias may include:
- Irrational or excessive worry about a feared object or situation
- Avoidance of feared object or situation
- Intense anxiety when encountering a feared situation
- Shortness of breath
- Sweating and increased heart rate
Common phobias include flying, heights, specific animals, the sight of blood, or receiving shots.
People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks usually lasting for several minutes or longer. Panic attacks are categorized by a fear of losing control even when there is no real danger. The physical feeling of panic disorder is compared to the feeling of having a heart attack.
Individuals with panic disorder frequently try to prevent any future anxiety attack by avoiding places, situations, or behaviors they associate with panic attacks. An individual with panic disorder may become discouraged because they cannot carry out their normal routines like going to work, making a trip to the grocery store, or even driving. Anxiety treatment can help individuals in how to stop an anxiety attack.
Panic Disorder anxiety symptoms may include:
- Trembling or shaking
- Feelings of imminent doom
- Feelings of being out of control
- Shortness of breath; feelings of suffocation
- Rapid heart rate and sweating