But what's really true about our sexual behaviour — and what's nothing more than myth?
These are questions that fascinate every generation.
Despite efforts by some NGOs to intervene, it’s an exploitation that has continued almost unabated for hundreds of years. But now, with India’s general elections under way and political parties making big promises to most citizens, this community of sex workers carrying on at the margin of margins is seeking yet again to be heard.
on the third floor of the building resembles a family living room.
By Ron Guba In the wide variety of Aromatherapy books and periodicals available today, we find many recommendations regarding the safe, therapeutic use of essential oils, often contradictory and seldom supported by either references, research or actual clinical experience.
In this presentation, I will explore the range of recommendations made and address the validity of each, especially addressing the underlying assumptions and reasons for these statements.
Practitioner training, even up to the present day, has tended to concentrate more on massage and other application methods, than on an in-depth understanding of essential oils from both the chemical/pharmacological viewpoint and their full history of use in traditional medicine. Maury also stated her own preference to avoid the more "medical" applications of essential oils, including internal use.
Such applications, she felt, were best left to medical practitioners. Maury, the growth of "Holistic" Aromatherapy continued primarily in England by those influenced by her, such as Marceline Arcier and Daniele Ryman.
Employing relatively low dosages of essential oils (generally 2.5% or less in massage applications), the majority of therapeutic effects noted appear to be primarily of a secondary "energetic" or "terrain" nature, as in the case of acupuncture or homeopathy, for example, as well as working via the olfactory sphere."Holistic" Aromatherapy originally developed primarily in the domain of beauty therapy.According to the most accurate figures around — the 2010 British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles — the average 35 to 44-year-old woman has had five sexual partners, while for men the figure is eight.And the most common response, by about one in six people in this age range, is to have had sex with just one person, As I revealed on Saturday, sexual activity actually is in decline, despite our apparently sex-obsessed age, with the typical British adult having sex just three times a month.Over these past twelve years, through my involvement with various government and industry bodies, I have specifically focused on this topic of "essential oil toxicity" as one area of study, given the potential "poisons scheduling" of various essential oils by the Australian National Drugs and Poisons Scheduling Committee.Three reasons appear to me outstanding - that of "philosophical" differences, the lack of knowledge amongst practitioners and authors and the fear of public misuse. Daniel Pénöel's concept of the "Aromatic Tryptic" (1), we can characterise "Holistic" Aromatherapy as fundamentally "energetic" in nature.