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Is There Room for Conservative Sexual Values?

If your grandfather published a book about his dating habits, it might read something like Mansfield's prose. Reading the conservative professor is like listening to a juke box and sipping on malted milk.

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Last month, many students were surprised to learn their college or university had been contacted by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for failing to discourage a campus culture in which sexual assault was a serious problem. Leave it to the Weekly Standard to ruffle feathers, specifically Harvard government professor Harvey Mansfield (Harvard was one of 55 schools chastised by the government). Mansfield blames feminism for insisting on a radical equality between sexes which, rather than asking men to behave more chivalrously, legitimizes a kind of flagrant sexuality among women.

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If your grandfather published a book about his dating habits, it might read something like Mansfield's prose. Reading the conservative professor is like listening to a juke box and sipping on malted milk. Mansfield is nostalgic for the double-standard days when sexual adventurism among women was more shame worthy than among men. "In return for women’s holding to a higher standard of sexual behavior, feminine modesty gave them protection while they considered whether they wanted to consent. It gave them time: Not so fast! Not the first date! I’m not ready for that! ... To win over a woman, men had to strive to express their finer feelings, if they had any."

Read more at the Weekly Standard

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  • It was widely known, yet ignored, that digital instruction must be embraced. When combined with traditional, in-person teaching, it can enhance student learning outcomes at scale.
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Masturbation boosts your immune system, helping you fight off infection and illness

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Sexual arousal and orgasm increase the number of white blood cells in the body, making it easier to fight infection and illness.

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  • Achieving orgasm through masturbation provides a rush of feel-good hormones (such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) and can re-balance our levels of cortisol (a stress-inducing hormone). This helps our immune system function at a higher level.
  • The surge in "feel-good" hormones also promotes a more relaxed and calm state of being, making it easier to achieve restful sleep, which is a critical part in maintaining a high-functioning immune system.
  • Just as bad habits can slow your immune system, positive habits (such as a healthy sleep schedule and active sex life) can help boost your immune system which can prevent you from becoming sick.
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Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.

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