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We spend a lot of our lives lying to someone very close to home: ourselves. We lie because so many of the things we feel are humiliating, challenging, strange and unflattering. We don’t just forget to aknowledge our feelings One part of the mind actively shields the other from uncomfortable truths, but the cost of our denial is high because emotions that have not been properly confronted lead to a psychological impoverishment, brittleness, rage and deceit. it is deeply uncomfortable to want something that one can’t have. So, a standard form of denial is to reinvent how much one ever really wanted the elusive element in the first place. We reevaluate what a thing means to us, it might be a job, a holiday or a person. When it becomes clear it can never be ours it takes exceptional maturity to hold onto the idea that something might be at once precious and yet forever, and maddeningly, out of reach. Perhaps you were 14 and entering a new class, when you noticed an extraordinary new student, taller than you, with grey green eyes, thick auburn hair and an intelligent wry smile. They were one of the most charming people you’d ever encountered and also utterly beyond you. You were pimply and immature, you couldn’t do sports, you weren’t great at languages. Of course, you might have tried to become their friend, you might have shed jokes and chitchat, but this kind of compromise would have hurt too much. So, to reduce the pain, you became nasty, you started to hate the person you liked, you sought to spoil because you could not have, you became mean where you would, at one level, have wanted to worship. You called the a stuck-up idiot, and worse. You organized a group to torment them, one time you stole their scarf. You escaped your feeling through a denigration that hid, not hatred, but at base, a passionate secret love. Sometimes our meanness takes drier, more intellectual forms. Perhaps at the office, you recently sent a random memo headed: “Recruitment Policies for Q4 Sales Team”. In it you argued in sober prose with numbered paragraphs that the company shouldn’t, in the future, seek to recruit any more recent university graduates, on the grounds that they tended not to meet the expectations of clients. The need for this kind of high-flown self deception began the day you first laid eyes on the new recruit, who seemed astonishingly young, enthusiastic, endearing and desirable. The emotions you felt were a piece of madness for a married, middle-aged person. The target of your desire was 23 with coltish energy and innocent friendliness. On the second week they tried to ask what you’d done on the weekend, and mentioned that they’d tried wind surfing for the first time. You responded by being rather stern, with collegues you judged their performance in a critical way that seemed just about fair, at the commettee meeting you damned them with faint praise and at the earliest opportunity you made sure their contract was not renewed. Of course, being honest about our real feelings doesn’t mean we should always act on them. It’s not a good idea to make every feeling known to those it concerns. The choice we face isn’t between denial and inaction, or honesty followed by a brusk move on the people around us. We can accept many of our desires without needing to think we should do anything about them. The best way to overcome denial of some of our more impossible desires for people is to accept who we are, what we want and then sometimes just sit with our hands firmly tied, reflecting sadly on the deep strangeness and unsatisfactoriness of the human condition, but that will be a lot better than self deception and meanness.
You know when you got, like, three-quarters of a loaf left, And then you see that little blue-green fuzzy spot. And you’re like, aagh! Should I? Should I not eat, but… You know, you probably shouldn’t eat it. But why? And why can I eat this? But not this? It’s a moldy world out there, especially in the kitchen. And we have answers for you. [Intro] Food mold, like all molds, are microscopic fungi. They grow from tiny spores that float around the air all the time, And they’re all around you in this very moment. Seriously. Mold spores are between three and forty microns long. Your hair is about a hundred and twenty-five microns wide. So tiny. When conditions are right, there’s enough moisture, warmth and nutrients, Spores will set up shop. Unlucky for us, mold prefers the same kinds of temperatures that we prefer, And even the coolness of a refrigerator won’t prevent mold from forming eventually. Let’s say our mold has found a delicious peach on which to grow. In its early stages, the spore releases root threads of the mold fungus deep into the fruit. By the time you see the first signs of mold, those threads, called mycelia, have already penetrated the inner depths of that peach. These roots are difficult, if not impossible, to see. The signs of mold, whether it be weird fur, green dots, or white dust, are a result of the stalk of the fungi rising above or sitting on the surface of our, now not so delicious peach. The spores that form at the end of the stalk are what give mold its color. Mold is an efficient organism, growing quickly, as enzymes released by the mycelium break down whatever organic matter it has invaded. Unlike other fungi, mold digests its food first and then eats it, allowing it to grow at a faster pace. Now, you may have heard that mold isn’t dangerous if you just cut away the ugly parts and eat the rest of the food. This is generally true with harder foods like apples, potatoes, onions and hard cheeses like cheddar and swiss, where the mycelia can’t quickly penetrate their host. But I would suggest not cut or scrape away the mold off of soft cheeses, berries, meats, and other produce. You may very well become ill if ya eat that kind of thing. The reason is mycotoxins. Poisonous chemical compounds produced by several kinds of mold. Mycotoxins are produced around the mycelium and not only can they survive a really long time, But most aren’t even killed when the food it has invaded is processed or cooked. The molds that produce mycotoxins are mostly found in grains and nuts, but have but have been known to invade celery and other produce, as well. One of the most dangerous mycotoxins is called aflatoxin, which is produced by two kinds of mold. This naturally occurring poison which has been known to cause cancer is typically found in field corn, wheat, oilseeds, and peanuts. In fact, many scientists believe that those dangerous peanut allergies we’re always hearing about are a result of a reaction to aflatoxin, not the peanut itself. Other foodborne molds may cause less severe allergic reactions, rashes or nasty infections. Of course, some molds don’t produce mycotoxins and are totally safe to eat. Notably, the ones you see in some smelly cheeses, like blue cheeses, and gorgonzola and stilton. *grossed out Hank* These are actually created by the introduction of specific mold spores. One of these, penicillium roqueforti, comes from the same genus of fungi used to make the group of antibiotics known as penicillin. The mold in these cheeses breaks down complex organic molecules into simpler ones which smoothes out the fiber structure of the cheese, and also results in their unique flavor and smell. But moldy cheeses are not immune to other molds. So be careful next time you’re about to dig into that six-month-old block of Roquefort. So let that be a lesson to you and thank you for watching this episode of SciShow. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can find us on Facebook and Twitter and down in the comments below. And if you want to keep getting smarter with us here at SciShow, you can go to www.youtube.com/scishow and subscribe.
*intro music plays* hey there! my name is chase and this is a video for my sex education stuff uhhhh… video. series. *whispers* yeahhhhh… before i even start with the TITLE of this video, although you’ve probably seen it… DIS-CLAIMER. Trigger warning! Literally. like, DISClAIMER. this video is about the health of an area. that trans men are usually dysphoric about and dont want to talk about, and dont want to look at it and anything like that dont want to use it- whereas some people they like it, and doesnt matter no dysphoria *MMPH noise* but, a lot of people are like do not talk about this. but, today I am going to talk about the health of your- and im going to call it, your who-ha. its either that or using the- well like im not gonn use the word front-hole cuz for me i associate that mostly with sex, and im not gonna use the v-word becasue that would w- that- no. im not doing that cuz no. so. im talking about the health of your who-ha and um.. having a healthy who-ah *adorably awkward laugh* i cant take tis seriously but for real. ummm being like- you know why? you know why im doing this? because there’s absolutely NO information that i have found with all my research that i have done on UTIs, on yeast infections, and on- and i have to use the word right now and im sorry because its part on the word- on bacterial vagiosis. vaginosis? i said it that time. just making sure thats how you say it sorry. there- theres like basically no information. sure, sure, if you google it you’ll get like one or two sources, but um, i thought that i would talk about some things that i have found. now, when trans people- trans men specifically, have infections, STIs, anything like that, its very hard for us to look at some of the symptoms because its like what do you look at? the men, the women, i dont know. so i made a videos about STIs for FTMs, which i will link. um… right there. kay, just for you, put it right there. we’re talking about STIs, gonorrhea and all that stuff. fun… but I made that video to provide information. even though you could google this information, i think its cool to have it in a video form so we can like interact together. so, today im going to be talking about three main infections. that effect the who-ha that we need to talk about. so im going to start with UTIs, and please remember because theres not real- lots of information for trans guys on this, um.. that it- i do have to look at the symptoms for women more, but i have searched a lot like, women high testosterone UTI and stuff like that just to see. or like hormonal balance an stuff lik- just to see if its anything related to hormones, and to see if we are more susceptible to it. alright so what is a uti? so a UTI is a urinary tract infection and its when bacteria um is introduced into the urethra, usually goes all the way up to the bladder and can lead to bladder infections, and if untreated can also lead to kidney infections. so the most common bacteria that is actually inroduced into the urethra is e coli and its very- like the percentage of infections from that is very high and that bacteria usually comes from the bowels i know, all of this is just so like- oh great chase, thank you for this information. but you know what? lets just- we need this information im gonna use words if you watched my STI video, oh my god i cant believe i said all those words out loud like if the neighbours were listening- i mean, they leared a lot of stuff. bless. but i was just like ANUS! and *hella studdering* fun. alright so people with who-has are at greater risk of getting urinary tract infections because our urethra is shorter, so that means when a bacteria is introduced into the area, theres a shorter length of time to the actual bladder um, then people with penises. that urethra is a lot longer, and its a lot more complicated to go all the way into that urethra and find the bladder for the infection. so, with peope with who-has since its a lot shorter, the second that bacteria is introduced into the area, its very likely that it will travel up the urethra and hit the bladder right away. so when that happens, thats when the urethra um, has a lot of issues and and you have issues with urinating, and you have a lot of pain, and soreness, and stuff like that. another reason people with who-has are a greater risk of getting urinary tract infections is because of the anus and the urethra…. is very close together whereas people the anus and the urethra is like *whoosh noise* like its its far, its like a- its far away. like it doesn’t usually connect. right? like on your own self. so another casue of a UTI uh for people with who-has is uh, sexual activity. and that could be multiple sex partners, or it could be one sex partner that goes into um, the anus and then switches over right and goes into the front-hole. now, with or without a condom it doesnt matter, that bacteria that is from that area is now entering the front, and the urethra is very close- its right there, its gonna touch it no matter what. so when that usually happens, thats when the UTI is caused. and its very painful to happen. so if you are planning on having anal sex and then going to the front, just change condoms or add a condom if you didnt have one before. um just so that the likelihood of that is not gonna happen and just a side note thats also a cause of UTIs for people with penises because if you’re doing anal unprotected theres a high chance that the bacteria from that area will enter the urethra. like i said, um people who-has *laughs* are more likely to get it because the urethra is shorter, so with people with penises its gonna a bit longer- like, to go so its- its rare but it happens. so the symptoms are really important for this, um especially because people with who-has are about- its- the statistic is like one out of two. so like fifty percent of people with who-has are gonna get a UTI at least once in their life. so, the common symptoms are uh feeling full and going to pee and- going to urinate if i use proper words, and just a little but comes out, but you really need to go all the time, very painful urination, um some discoloration, blood, um, some odd smell to your urine, um and you can also get some pains in the lower back and abdomen. so the reason why you could have pains in the lower back and in the abdomen area is because if the UTI goes untreated it goes to the bladder, causes a bladder infection, if thats still untreated its gonna move up to the kidneys which will cause a kidney infection, and thats why the back usually hurts. so when this happens its like a very serious infection and you could have a fever, you have chills, theres a lot more symptoms that come around to that because you have a kidney infection now. and this actually happened to Aaron, so if you watch any of the vlogs that i made couple of months, i was at the hospital with Aaron a couple of times because he had a kidney infection and the reason was because he had an untreated UTI that he didn’t realize that he had because- whatever, painful urination is- it wasn’t painful, he had a very high pain tolerance. whatever. anyways, so he was very sick before we went to the hospital i dragged him up to the hospital, got him to the- got him to talk to doctors and i told him i think its his kidneys, and it was his kidneys. so in order to test for this you just have to go to a doctor and they’re gonna do a urine sample and theyre gonna and they’re gonna test for the type of bacteria that could be in a- in a UTI that could categorize it as a UTI. once they do that and you are- they tell you that a UTI, you test positive for that, they’re gonna give you some medication you just have to take it the whole time and then youre good a lot of people think cranberry juice works, and not like the cranberry juice cocktail because like, lets be serious. um but the cranberry juice works um, but according to the Internets it is a very mix because some people say that it doesn’t work, and some people say that it only works through the strand of UTI that comes from e coli which is the most common one so who knows? when i have a UTI which i have had many. *laughs* i drank a lot of cranberry juice and a lot of water to flush it out. alright so you can help prevent UTIs the number one thing that you could to, okay? is to empty your bladder when you are full. now this is where the trans aspect comes in, alright? because sometimes, we dont feel comfortable going to the bathroom. alright? let me tell you a lil quickie. lil story. i was not comfortable going to the bathroom in 2011. 2010. turning 2011, right? that entire year, i just- i could not use the bathroom, i held it in, when i would go to school i would not use the bathroom i was terrified becasue i looked ike i was in the middle i didnt know if i like- women would like scream if i went to the bath- it was just a very confusing time. so i held my pee in for about twelve hours a day. not recommended to do that. anyways, i ended up with a very intense UTI that i was like not wanting to deal with, which turned into a very intense bladder infection, and then which turn into me not being able to pee for 16 hours. and this wasn’t me actively trying to hold it in, this was me i am in so much pain my bladder is about to explode. i go to the hospital, they tell me its not that bad, and then they realize their machine is broken, and they look again and theyre like your bladder it about to explode. so they had to catheterize me and i ended up with a catheter for two months. actually it was like five catheters, sorry. because they had to keep taking it out and putting one back in. you know how comfortable that was? six months on T it was fantastic. thats right when the growth is like at its peak pain. fantastic. so, the moral of this story: DO NOT HOLD YOUR PEE IN. the moral of this story is also that people who are forbidding trans people from using the bathroom, go and do something else with your life. because this is serious! this is serious. i know trans people who refuse to go to the doctor. can you imagine? you cant go pee, you get a urinary tract infection, you get a kidney infection, a bladder infection, you refuse to go to the doctor. you have an infection, youre gonna have a fever, this is dangerous. so, as much as youre just gonna say well now you pass, obviously you’re telling me to go to the bathroom. if i know, if i wouldve known what i knew back then now…. you know what im trying to say, i would have gone to the bathroom, i dont care i would’ve done whatever i could. knowing what i went through it was the horr- the- that two months hurt more than me getting hit by a car. like it was ridiculous. anyways, once again, moral of the story, dont hold your pee in, try to find a bathroom, look for bathrooms where youre going, and like try to find somewhere. go with someone, try to get a friend to go to the bathroom with you. scope it out, just see some stuff. its so to pee. trust me you do not want to end up with a catheter. you dont want to end up with a bladder or kidney infection. its very uncomfortable. and its also very emotionally uncomfortable to talk to the doctors about this stuff. so anyway to prevent it would be great. other ways to prevent it is to drink a lot of water, um, when you have like um, um.. just make sure like underwear you wear makes your junk junk, who-ha dry at all times so that theres no like moisture and potential bacteria than can go i there. obviously like i said, um if youre gonna go from anal to the front, change condoms, or ad- or like put a new condom on, or- whatever. um, those are just little things that you could do to make sure that you dont end up with a UTI. but if you do end up with a UTI, please go to the doctor, because its not as bad as if it turns into a bladder or a kidney infection. becasue they dont have to check your junk at all if you UTI. okay? you just have to do a urine sample and you’re done. um, bladder and kidney infections, they dont have to go inside you but but like i said- not inside you, sorry. jesuse christ they dont have to look at your area, but if you end up being not able to pee because your infection is so intense, then they will have to look at the area and trust me you dont want to- i have trauma related like- its crazy. anyways lets move on alright now lets talk about yeast infections. so about 70% of people with who-has get one yeast infection at least one time in their life. uh yeast infections just like urinary tract infections can be recurring. and i do have a statistic. one, about trans people with this that i found on one website so who knows if its true? but i might as well just tell you you may be more prone to yeast infections at the beginning of HRT. so when you first start using horemones because your hormone balance is going up and down, and yeast infections are very closely related to hormonal imbalance. so what is a yeast infection? well basically, um everyone who has a who-ha has a very small number of yeast in their who-ha. uh, a yeast infection is when there is a abnormal amount of yeast that has been growing in the who-ha. so the symptoms of this are really not fun, its like burning and pain urination, soreness, itchiness, burning an pain when having sex um you also can get some discharge from the area um that has a very weird thick colour and uh- thick colour… okay. um but theres no odor to it so for people who are pre T UTIs are actually really common the week before your monthly cycle thing um because of the hormone imbalance once again. it can also it can also occur if you have like, lack of sleep, or like a weak immune system, and like you eat a lot of sugary foods, which i tried to look up and i was just very confused thats very interesting, sugary foods causes yeast infections. so that was interesting. and also stress. alright so how do you treat a yeast infection? well you could go to a doctor and get some um, superscription medication or usually you could actually just get cream or suppository- suppository? i think im saying that right, at the pharmacy and use it but if you get chronic um yeast infections, so more than three a year, you should go see a doctor because there might be something going on that you need to check out. so if i take a trans angle right here, if i had a yeast infection i would go to a doctor now. just because im too scared that theres something going on that i need to know about and um as bad as it is cause im pretty sure that they sometimes have to look in that area, the who-ha area. i would rather know one hundered percent that its a yeast infection, instead of knowing that its something else. and they give- and i like take medication thats wrong for me like it could be bacterial vagis- vaginosis, sorry it could be an STI or something like that, so id much rather go to a doctor if im not one hundred percent but like i said you dont have to. alright, so number three is bacterial vaginosis. so im gonna stop saying that word and say bacterial whahahaha. so what is it? um, it is an infection caused by too much of a certain bacteria that is in the who-ha which disrupts the balance of the bacteria that you already have in there. so if you look at UTIs and then you look at yeast infections, theyre very like theyre different, but its almost like youre putting like those two symptoms and the way that its done together and basically bacterial vaginosis- i just said it again im sorry is very close to a yeast infection, but theyre different. so you can get bacterial whohaosis from douching too much because youre disrupting the balance of the bacteria in the who-ha and also having multiple sex partners. so sometimes there are no symptoms when you have bacterial whahahaha. but when you do have symptoms you get some white-grayish um discharge odor, um itchiness, and uh irritation, it smells like a fish odor after sex, if youre using that area, and it burns when you urinate. so its not fun but what you can do is go to a doctor. now, this is the part, i know, it is very triggering for a lot of people, but in order to one hundred percent know if you have bacterial whahahaha the doctor needs to take a swab of the fluids from the mehehaha. from the um the who-ha. as i call it. so this can actually go away on its own without any medication, but um if you do have symptoms, you should go to a doctor. and when you do and to a doctor and they test posi- you test positive for that, theyre gonna give you medication. now, as i said in my STI video. for FTMs, STIs for FTMs, um you once you take the medication and get rid of the infection that is happening, it does not mean that youre immune to the infection ever again. this mean that you will potentially, maybe in the future, maybe never, but maybe get it, bacterial bwahermerha again. now while cis men can not transmit it to you, or people with who-has, people with who-has, with other people with who-has can to them selves. to thems- to each other? yeah, there you go. and unfortunatley if you do have bacterial whaherherhah you are at greater risk at transmitting or contracting um HVI or STIs. so that is something to um, understand if you think that you might have it, go to a doctor, and dont have sex just in case. or if you are, just- you know protection and stuff like that but i- you know. just watch the STI for FTMs video, it’ll give you a lot of information about the different type of STIs there and i do talk some specific trans things in there as well. so hopefully this video was in-informational a little bit, i just talked about the three main ones, um i didnt talk about atrophy or anything like that, cause this is more about like the health and things that you can actually do to the area, right? um, going to see a doctor is a very goo idea when you have these infections, um, yes, some of them can go away on their own but honest;y just to make sure that it is that and instead of something else, i would go to a doctor, if you have access to that. um but what is really important is that i know that a lot of people dont think about.. um about these things they dont think about that area because you know, theyre on T, and they never wanna think about it, theyre planning bottom surgery in the future, they have no idea what theyre doing. and youre maybe not thinking about it that often but it is very important to think about these areas, i dont like thinking about them, but i have had yeast infections, pre T and on T, i have also had UTIs pre T and post T, i had a UTI three months ago. theyre not fun, it hurts. and its embarrassing going to the doctor and being like oh by the way im trans too so its not like- like in case they had specific tests for “men” which they dont, by the way, it just a urine test. but i dont know, it was just- hmm. and also, just to mention this as well because i know that i lot of trans men use prosthetic penises and stuff like that make sure that you- if you are- uh, penetrating someone else, or if someone else is penetrating you with it, and you are going from anal to the front or anything like that, even on your partner, make sure you change the condom. or you add a c- like you put a condom on if you didnt have one before, very important, or if you wash your toy, use a different toy, very important. um you dont want to have a potential UTI, or anything like that, you dont want your partner to have a UTI, its just not fun. and also because we use STPs and packers, that are sometimes kinda dirty cause we dont wanna wash them, or we use the same type of packing underwear that is dangerous because it does mean that the area is dirty and becasue the was shorter urethras, the bacteria can go up the urethra like i was talking about before. so we need to be careful with that and wash our STPs becasue that is a cause for a lot of UTIs from a lot of trans guys that ive seen especially holding in your pee. but, we were talking about toys, holding in your pee, those are the two main ones for trans guys. so hopefully that helped. i am like so thirsty right now *eah nosie followed by whoogh* um, let me know what you think, if you have any suggesions on any sex related videos you’d like me to talk about, and of course if you have any questions, let me know. alright, have a great day, bye. *outro music*