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Coprophilia, also known as Scatophilia or Scat, was in the headlines this week after NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. was accused of being sexually arousal by bowel movements.

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The 27-year-old Cleveland Browns wide receiver trended on Twitter after adult film star Slim Danger, who shares a child with rapper Chief Keef, went on a podcast and accused the football star of having an obsession with watching people defecate or being defecated on.

A morbid attraction or fetish for the smell, taste or sight of feces is a paraphilia often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The paraphilia begins in childhood when toddlers take pleasure in holding or retaining and then expelling their stool or urine.

Coprophilia can be reinforced by masturbation and may become a fetish by age 17.

Each time masturbation reinforces the coprophilia, it becomes more difficult to modify or erase the behavior.

This can cause significant stress and anxiety or impairment of social or occupational functioning in men, according to Psychology Today.

The disorder is rare and impacts 20 times more males than females. Women tend to be repulsed by the odor of excrement.

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Most men with the disorder hide their fetish in more traditional sexual activity with women. They may prefer that women use straps on them during sex. The man will usually forego the use of enemas to evacuate his bowels before sex.

Coprophilia, or Scatophilia, is largely ignored in psychology. Any literature on the subject groups it in with other paraphilias such as necrophilia or pedophilia.

"People with paraphilia seem to have grown up in dysfunctional environments and to have had early sexual experiences that limited their ability to be sexually stimulated by consensual sexual activity," according to the text Human Sexuality.

Paraphilias are treated with counseling and therapy to help men cope with their anxiety and modify their behavior. But most men with the disorder never self-report and tend to hide their shame.

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Ayesha Curry is slowly transitioning her husband Stephen Curry into the man of her dreams.

"She's tired of Steph being the nice guy... She's trying to bring out the gangsta in Steph Curry before she cheats on him," said Young Men's Daily Red Pill.

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Similarly, Ciara Wilson chased thugs most of her adult life before she finally settled on nice guy, Russell Wilson.

Not content to just be the wife of the NFL's richest quarterback, Ciara is trying to change him into the man she really wants between her sheets.

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Dr. Wendy Walsh explains that women like Ayesha and Ciara love emotionally unavailable men for a number of reasons.

One reason is because they were abused by a trusted male role model when they were younger.

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Dr. Walsh says these women have an Anxious Attachment Disorder. One third of all American women suffered some form of child abuse, and that abuse often came at the hands of someone they loved.

Walsh explains they only know inconsistent behavior from their men. So they seek out emotionally unavailable men "because they're hoping to make daddy love them this time."

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"They're actually more attracted to the guy who is less caregiving," says Dr. Walsh.

Even when women have an attentive, loving, giving man - they still lust after thugs.

Dr. Walsh explains that some women are simply insecure and they confuse a man's swagger and emotional unavailability with self-confidence.

"He's aloof, he's cool. I'm going to be the one to change him. I'm going to be the on to make the bad love me, because then I'll be able to love myself better."

Dr. Walsh says if you learn to love yourself first, you'll realize that bad boys are the one thing you definitely don't need.

Check out Dr. Walsh's video below.
 

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Kanye West visited a hospital emergency room after suffering a panic attack on Saturday. Kanye visited the ER just hours after apologizing to wife Kim Kardashian West following a social media meltdown.

The 43-year-old rapper made headlines in recent weeks due to his unhinged behavior, including tearfully confessing he and Kim considered aborting their first child, North West, and accusing Kim of cheating on him with rapper Meek Mill and trying to involuntarily admit him to a psych ward.

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Kim responded to the allegations by releasing a statement, asking the public to respect their family's privacy as her husband dealt with a bipolar episode, which then prompted Kanye to shared a heartfelt apology to his wife on Twitter on Saturday.

"I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter," he wrote. "I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me."

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"Kanye decided to go to the hospital to get checked out. Upon his arrival, Kanye decided he'd rather be seen at home. He headed back to his home - an ambulance followed. Kanye was treated and his doctor says his vitals are normal. He's feeling better."

The events of the previous week took its toll on the Yeezy star, as he was photographed visiting a hospital near his $14 million Cody, Wyoming ranch amid reports he was struggling with "overwhelming anxiety".

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"Kanye has been experiencing a lot of anxiety lately. He has been surrounded by a lot of people and started to feel really overwhelmed," a source close to the rapper told Us Weekly magazine.

According to sources, Kim and Kanye have lived apart since last year.

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Jas Waters, a writer for "This Is Us" and ”Kidding", has died in Los Angeles at age 39.

Her death was announced in a statement on the "This Is Us" writers Twitter account on Wednesday.

"The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing," the statement read.

"In our time together, Jas left her mark on us and ALL over the show. She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @JasFly."

While no cause of death was given, friends say she took her own life after suffering from depression and anxiety for years. She struggled with fear of the unknown and isolation while on quarantine.

Waters was a writer on Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent with James Davis," VH1's "The Breaks," and "Kidding" on Showtime. She was an alum on VH1's reality series "The Gossip Game."

Additionally, she had a story credit on the Taraji P. Henson feature "What Men Want."

Friends and followers were stunned by the news of her passing. They shared tributes to Waters on Twitter.

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Singer Summer Walker showed off her new tattoo to celebrate Valentine's Day and to pay tribute to her favorite blog. Walker displayed her new rose tattoo by Black Ink Crew star Ceasar Emanuel.

The intricate tattoo takes up the right side of Summer's neck. Friends say the 23-year-old Atlanta native checks the blog at least once a day for the comments.

She is best known for her hit single "Girls Need Love" off her 2018 mixtape Last Day of Summer.

Summer made headlines in November after she lashed out at social media trolls who questioned the legitimacy of her social anxiety struggles. The up-and-coming R&B star insisted her mental health problem is not "an act".

Summer blamed her social anxiety disorder for her decision to scrap a series of concert dates on The First and Last Tour.

She has since opened up about her social anxiety in the hopes of helping others who suffer from the debilitating mental disorder.
 

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Christmas is a holiday tradition filled with joy and laughter. But it can also be a very stressful time for many, especially women.

Studies show that half of all women in America say they feel stress or anxiety during the Christmas holidays. Increased stress puts our health at risk.

Almost half of the women manage their stress by eating and drinking to excess. This excess can lead to extra pounds gained after the holidays.

Here are 10 simple tips to eliminate stress and get you through the holidays so you can be merry and light.
 

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1. Exercise

If you feel the stress of shopping, cooking and cleaning over the holidays, just stop, drop and take a little time to exercise the stress away. Exercise reduces anger, tension, fatigue and confusion by lowering your body's stress hormones such as cortisol. Exercise also releases endorphins which help to improve your mood and acts as natural painkillers.
 

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2. Squeeze your stress away!

Squeeze your stress away with stress balls. Stress balls work by keeping your hands busy so your mind will relax your body. If you don't have a stress ball, you can make your own stress balls from common household items.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the fleshy spot between your index finger and thumb is called the hoku spot. Apply pressure there for 30 seconds to relieve tension in your upper body.
 

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3. Hug your stress away!

Our arms were designed for hugging. Hugging relieves stress and anxiety by releasing a hormone in our bodies called Oxytocin. Researchers call Oxytocin the "cuddle hormone" because levels of the hormone rises when we hug. Oxytocin not only relieves stress, it also lowers blood pressure and decreases the stress hormone norepinephrine. If you're feeling a little stressed, hug it out!
 

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4. Light a candle

Burning essential oils or a scented candle can put us in a relaxed mood and reduce our feelings of stress. There are many varieties of candles and scents that calm and sooth our nerves and relieves stress. Aromatherapy can also improve sleep. Some of those scents include:

  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Bergamot
  • Roman chamomile
  • Frankincense
  • Sandalwood
  • Orange or orange blossom
  • Geranium
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    5. Reduce your caffeine intake

    We can reduce stress by watching what we eat and drink. Some food and beverages increase our anxiety because they contain stimulants. Caffeine is a stimulant that can wreak havoc in our bodies. If you're feeling jittery, anxious or your hands tremble, you're probably consuming too much caffeine and other stimulants. To improve your stress levels, avoid coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks during the holidays. Try drinking water, almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk instead.
     

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    6. Chew gum

    Chewing sugarless gum is a quick and easy way to relieve stress. Studies show that people who chew gum have a greater sense of calm and well-being.
     

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    7. Spend time with family and friends

    Having a strong family support system can help you get through the stressful holidays. If you don't have family, there are many organizations where you can volunteer, such as children's hospitals, nursing homes, rescue animal shelters, etc.
     

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    8. Laughter

    They say laughter is the best medicine. Laughing helps to relieve stress by relieving tension in your muscles. Laughter also helps your immune system. A study of cancer patients found that patients who laughed experienced more stress relief than those patients who were simply distracted. If you're feeling stressed over the holidays, watch the comedy film Coming To America or a funny TV show. Or hang out with family and friends who make you laugh. Laughing is good for the heart too. No one ever actually dies laughing.
     

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    9. Learn to Say No

    You're probably the responsible family member who saves your money - and everyone knows it - so they come to you for money to buy Christmas gifts or pay their credit card bills. Juggling other people's problems is very stressful and unfair to you. The next time a family member or friend asks you for a "loan," just say "no." Saying "no" helps to relieve your stress in the long run.
     

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    10. Stop procrastinating!

    Procrastinating increases your stress levels by forcing you to scramble to catch up to pay that late bill, which causes stress. Stop procrastinating. Take control of your life by planning ahead and setting goals. Stay on top of your priorities. Buy yourself a notepad or a dry eraser board and keep track of your bills, doctor's appointments, yearly mammograms (if you're over 40), etc. Give yourself easy tasks to do. Make a to-do list and then go down the list and check things off as you complete them. Always give yourself time to complete the to-do list.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Summer Walker is dismayed and disappointed that her fans continue to believe she is making up her social anxiety disorder.

    The 23-year-old "Girls Need Love" singer hit out at social media trolls for questioning the legitimacy of her social anxiety struggles. The up-and-coming R&B star insisted her mental health problem is not "an act".

    Summer recently blamed her social anxiety disorder for her decision to scrap a series of concert dates on The First and Last Tour.

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    Summer, who won Best New Artist at the 2019 Soul Train Awards, kept her acceptance speech brief due to the overwhelming anxiety of public speaking.

    Her short and sweet speech led to some rude criticism online. Many of her fans accused Summer of faking her disorder.

    The young singer noticed how many of her critics appeared to be "ignorant" mothers, leading her to voice concern for today's youths who also struggle with mental health disorders.

    "You know, the scariest s**t I've been witnessing is that most of the women leaving negative comments like 'it's an act,' 'I don't have the right to act like this b/c (because) I'm famous, b**ch you slow' or just flat out making fun of me for being vulnerable. HAVE CHILDREN, these women have children," she vented on Instagram.

    "It makes me feel soo bad cause it's clear that if the children are developing or struggling with any type of mental disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, it'll be brushed to the side and will never receive any treatment because it'll just be 'an act.'"

    Walker went on to reveal that she has been dealing with social anxiety since she was six. She was afraid to leave home to attend school due to anxiety, so she sympathizes with kids who are experiencing similar problems.

    "These parents are probably so ignorant that instead of reading up on symptoms they just whoop the child," she continued. "sad, my s**t started at 6 so yes kids have it to."

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    R&B singer Summer Walker announced the cancelation of her tour after fans complained that she refused to hug them during meet and greets.

    The 23-year-old Atlanta native first gained popularity covering mainstream hits on social media. She signed a record deal with the record label LVRN Records.

    Summer is best known for her single "Girls Need Love" off her critically acclaimed debut album Last Day of Summer, released in 2018.

    Summer's personal issues, including social anxiety disorder, prevent her from coping with the stress of her newfound stardom.

    On Sunday, Nov. 10, she wrote an Instagram post explaining why she declined to hug her fans who purchased expensive meet & greet VIP passes after her concerts.

    "I'm an empath, and that transference of energy from that many people each day would literally KILL me," she wrote.

    "y'all may not understand what I'm talking about but for example... there's a lot of people out here faking the funk with a smile on their face like they got it together but inside your actually suffering from some sort of traumatic experience, a loss, depressed, fearful, envious or whatever the case may be BUT I CAN FEEL IT. So I ask you please respect my space in those moments".

    In another post announcing the cancellation of her tour, Summer wrote:

    "I truly appreciate all the support and love. As you know, I have been very open about my struggle with social anxiety. I want to continue to be healthy and to make music for y'all, so I have decided to cut down some of the dates on the tour. I hope you all can understand. I'm grateful for every single one of you, and I hope that you understand that wellness/mental health is important. All cancelled dates will be refunded asap. Thank you."

    Social anxiety disorder is a phobia characterized by a serious fear of interacting with others in social situations. Social anxiety disorder causes considerable distress and anxiety that stems from a fear of being judged or watched by others.

    Sufferers avoid social situations due to an irrational fear that something bad will happen to them. Signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder includes palpitations (a racing heart), panic attacks, trembling, crying, vomiting, weakness, and sweating.
     

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    I just want to say to all the fans who purchase meet & greets I really APPRECIATE y’all taking the extra time to meet me and share your stories. I tell everyone individually “thank you”, I spread love, we laugh & I give genuine compliments? now for those who’re upset b/c I don’t give hugs idk what to tell you...I’m an empath, and that transference of energy from that many people each day would literally KILL me.. y’all may not understand what I’m talking about but for example... there’s a lot of people out here faking the funk with a smile on their face like they got it together but inside your actually suffering from some sort of traumatic experience, a loss, depressed, fearful, envious or whatever the case may be BUT I CAN FEEL IT. So I ask you please respect my space in those moments ?

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