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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Over the past two years, photographs of bare-naked celebrity anatomy have been leaked to the public eye including Scarlett Johansson, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Charlize Theron, Rihanna, and dozens more prompting folks to wonder, ‘Why are so many famous people exhibitionists?’ According to computational neuroscientist Ogi Ogas, the answer lies in the design of our sexual brains. “Being desired is very arousing to women,” says clinical psychologist Marta Meana, president of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. “An increasing body of data is indicating that the way women feel about themselves may be very important to their experience of sexual desire and subjective arousal, possibly even outweighing the impact of their partners’ view of them.” The desire to be desired drives young women’s willingness to enter wet T-shirt contests and multi-millionaire Joe Francis built his Girls Gone Wild empire by taping college girls stripping down for his no-budget camera crew. And where male exhibitionism is considered a psychiatric disorder and sometimes a crime, female exhibitionism is rarely considered a social problem. The female exhibitionist urge is universal with well-trafficked websites in Brazil, Japan, Ghana, and the USA offering galleries of tens of thousands of racy amateur self-portraits surreptitiously downloaded from women’s private MySpace or Facebook accounts or maliciously provided by ex-boyfriends. “Look I’m human, & just like every girl in this world, I admire my body," wrote singer Teyana Taylor after her graphic self-portraits were leaked, "so i take pics just like EVERY other human being.”"
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'Sexting' a Universal Human Urge Says Neuroscientist

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