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Group sex

Group sex is sexual behavior involving more than two participants. Participants in group sex can be of gender. Any form of sexual activity can be adopted to involve more than two participants, but some forms have their own names. Group sex most takes place in a private sex party or semi-public swinger gathering, but may take place at massage parlors or brothels or, in some jurisdictions, at purpose-built locations such as sex clubs. In places where non-monogamous sex is taboo or illegal, group sex may take place in private or clandestine locations including homes, hotel rooms, or private clubs. Fantasies of group sex are common among both men and women. Many forms of sexual behavior were reported by Kinsey's subjects, but the official Kinsey Reports website does not mention threesomes or group sex in the summary of Kinsey's findings. Group sex is a subgenre in pornographic films. In principle, any sexual behavior performed by more than two people can be referred to as group sex, but various terms are used to describe particular acts or combinations of people.

Many swingers argue that non-swingers have conflated the terms because of lack of understanding and that there are distinct differences among the terms with specific meanings as to number, sexual orientation, familiarity of the persons involved. Circle jerk Group masturbation among men sitting in somewhat of a circle formation. Daisy chain Group of participants perform cunnilingus or fellatio on each other in a circular formation, permitting each participant to both give and receive oral sex simultaneously. Gang bang A number of people performing sex acts on one person, either at the same time. Threesome or three-way Three people all having sexual relations, not simultaneously. Not to be confused with ménage à trois. Foursome or four-way Sex between four people. Not to be confused with ménage à quatre. Double penetration When a person is entered or penetrated in the vagina and/or anus by two people at the same time; this is when one enters the anus while another enters the vagina, although it does refer to two simultaneous penetrations in the same orifice.

Spintrian Term used by Suetonius to describe sexual group practices indulged in by the emperor Tiberius on Capri. Monogamous Group Sex or Same Room Sex Couples engaging in sexual activity in the same room but in separate pairs, without any swapping of partners or other major sexual activity between couples. A sex party is a gathering. Sex parties may be organized to enable people to engage in casual sexual activity or for swinging couples or people interested in group sex to meet, but any gathering where sexual activity is anticipated can be called a sex party. There are number of types of sex parties: A swinger party or partner-swapping party is a gathering at which individuals or couples in a committed relationship can engage in sexual activities with others as a recreational or social activity. Swinger parties may involve various group sex activities. Partners can engage in penetrative sex, known as "full swap", or choose to "soft swap" in which they engage only in non-penetrative sex. New swinging couples choose a soft swap before they are comfortable with a full swap, although many couples stay soft swap for personal reasons.

"Soft swinging" is when a couple engages in sexual activities with only each other while other couples perform sex acts in the immediate vicinity. Technically this is a form of exhibitionism rather than "group sex" per se. An orgy is a gathering where guests engage in open and unrestrained sexual activity or group sex. A daisy chain refers to sexual relations among three or more people, with each person both performing and receiving oral sex simultaneously; some sources consider only groups of five or more people to be a daisy chain, some define the term to require all participants be female with one male. Thus, in an “erotic foursome or partie-carrée”, “two couples … form a chain or Maltese cross alternating man and woman”."The matter of … erotic or spintrian chains", i.e, "of "spintries" or erotic human chains... has been taken to... permutational development in the appendix of postures to the well-known Manual of Classical Erotology of the Fichtean philosopher, Friedrich Karl Forberg, in a Swedish work, Ju fler vi är tillsammans, by a schoolteacher, Ragnar Aaslund, published in 1966 and intended frankly as a manual of group-sex."

A system of initialisms has evolved to describe the variety of group sex arrangements, using the letters M and F. These notations have appeared in erotic literature and film descriptions, member profiles in online communities, personal ads. Adjacent letters are sometimes used to signify sexual contact between the participants represented by those letters, though this does not mean there is no contact between the other participants. For example, MMF might indicate a ménage à trois of two men and one woman in which the center male has sexual contact with the other male and the female, in which it is not specified whether there is contact between the female and the other male. MFMF, on the other hand, implies no same-sex contact; as with all sexual activity, the relative risks of group sex depend on the specific activities engaged in, although having a large number of sexual partners increases one's risk of exposure to sexually transmitted infections. From the mid-1980s there was active lobbying against gay bathhouse


Lymphadenopathy or adenopathy is disease of the lymph nodes, in which they are abnormal in size or consistency. Lymphadenopathy of an inflammatory type is producing swollen or enlarged lymph nodes. In clinical practice, the distinction between lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis is made and the words are treated as synonymous. Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels is known as lymphangitis. Infectious lymphadenitis affecting lymph nodes in the neck is called scrofula. Lymphadenopathy is a nonspecific sign. Common causes include infections, autoimmune diseases, cancers. Lymphadenopathy is frequently idiopathic and self-limiting. Lymph node enlargement is recognized as a common sign of infectious, autoimmune, or malignant disease. Examples may include: Reactive: chronic infections; the most distinctive sign of bubonic plague is extreme swelling of one or more lymph nodes that bulge out of the skin as "buboes." The buboes become necrotic and may rupture. Infectious mononucleosis is an acute viral infection caused by Epstein-Barr virus and may be characterized by a marked enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes.

It is a sign of cutaneous anthrax and Human African trypanosomiasis Toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, gives a generalized lymphadenopathy. Plasma cell variant of Castleman's disease - associated with HHV-8 infection and HIV infection Mesenteric lymphadenitis after viral systemic infection can present like appendicitis. Less common infectious causes of lymphadenopathy may include bacterial infections such as cat scratch disease, brucellosis, or prevotella. Tumoral: Primary: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma give lymphadenopathy in all or a few lymph nodes. Secondary: metastasis, Virchow's Node and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Autoimmune: systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis may have a generalized lymphadenopathy. Immunocompromised: AIDS. Generalized lymphadenopathy is an early sign of infection with human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. "Lymphadenopathy syndrome" has been used to describe the first symptomatic stage of HIV progression, preceding a diagnosis of AIDS.

Bites from certain venomous snakes such as the pit viper Unknown: Kikuchi disease, progressive transformation of germinal centers, hyaline-vascular variant of Castleman's disease, Rosai-Dorfman disease, Kawasaki disease, Kimura disease Benign lymphadenopathy is a common biopsy finding, may be confused with malignant lymphoma. It may be separated into major morphologic patterns, each with its own differential diagnosis with certain types of lymphoma. Most cases of reactive follicular hyperplasia are easy to diagnose, but some cases may be confused with follicular lymphoma. There are seven distinct patterns of benign lymphadenopathy: Follicular hyperplasia: This is the most common type of reactive lymphadenopathy. Paracortical hyperplasia/Interfollicular hyperplasia: It is seen in viral infections, skin diseases, nonspecific reactions. Sinus histiocytosis: It is seen in lymph nodes draining limbs, inflammatory lesions, malignancies. Nodal extensive necrosis Nodal granulomatous inflammation Nodal extensive fibrosis Nodal deposition of interstitial substanceThese morphological patterns are never pure.

Thus, reactive follicular hyperplasia can have a component of paracortical hyperplasia. However, this distinction is important for the differential diagnosis of the cause. In cervical lymphadenopathy, it is routine to perform a throat examination including the use of a mirror and an endoscope. On ultrasound, B-mode imaging depicts lymph node morphology, whilst power Doppler can assess the vascular pattern. B-mode imaging features that can distinguish metastasis and lymphoma include size, calcification, loss of hilar architecture, as well as intranodal necrosis. Soft tissue edema and nodal matting on B-mode imaging suggests tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis or previous radiation therapy. Serial monitoring of nodal size and vascularity are useful in assessing treatment response. Fine needle aspiration cytology has sensitivity and specificity percentages of 81% and 100% in the histopathology of malignant cervical lymphadenopathy. PET-CT has proven to be helpful in identifying occult primary carcinomas of the head and neck when applied as a guiding tool prior to panendoscopy, may induce treatment related clinical decisions in up to 60% of cases.

Lymphadenopathy may be classified by: Size, where lymphadenopathy in adults is defined as a short axis of one or more lymph nodes is greater than 10mm. By extent: Localized lymphadenopathy: due to localized spot of infection e.g. an infected spot on the scalp will cause lymph nodes in the neck on that same side to swell up Generalized lymphadenopathy: due to a systemic infection of the body e.g. influenza or secondary syphilis Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy: persisting for a long time without an apparent cause By localization: Hilar lymphadenopathy. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy Dermatopathic lymphadenopathy: lymphadenopathy associated with skin disease. By malignancy: Benign lymphadenopathy is distinguished from malignant types which refer to lymphomas or lymph node metastasis. By size, where lymphadenopathy in adults is defined as a short axis of one or more lymph nodes is greater than 10mm. However, there is regional variation a

Holly Cunningham

Holly Cunningham is a fictional character from the long-running Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks portrayed by Amanda Clapham. Holly's first on-screen appearance was on 22 December 1997, her birth set on Christmas Day, before departing in 2001. Holly made further appearances in 2002 and in 2004, played by Karis Sharkey and Katie Hynes respectively. In 2008, Holly returned to the serial played by Lydia Waters. In 2009, Holly played a minor role in the second series of Hollyoaks Later, featured in the storyline of her mother Cindy and Tony Hutchinson's wedding, despite Darren Osborne and Jacqui McQueen teaming up to split the engaged couple up before the wedding. Waters departed in 2010. In November 2012, the character was now played by Wallis Day. Day as fifteen-year-old Holly appeared in the sixth series of Hollyoaks Later, in a dark storyline that featured Holly go on a trip to an isolated country mansion with Esther Bloom to celebrate Esther's eighteenth birthday, along with Holly's boyfriend Callum Kane, Esther's girlfriend Tilly Evans and Tilly's strange and mysterious new housemate Jade Hedy.

Shortly after, Day made her final appearance on 22 October 2013. The character was recast, with actress Amanda Clapham taking over the role. Clapham departed on 13 September 2018 alongside Sophie Porley; some of Holly's well-known storylines including being in a relationship with Jason Roscoe, taking legal highs and cannabis, being kidnapped by Trevor Royle and Ashley Davidson, having an affair with Jason's twin brother Robbie Roscoe, discovering Alfie Nightingale was her half-brother, causing a car crash while intoxicated, which caused the death of Rachel Hardy, being raped by her boyfriend Nick Savage, a relationship with Damon Kinsella. Holly is conceived during her mother Cindy Cunningham's 16th birthday. Cindy keeps her pregnancy a secret from her parents. Holly's father Lee Stanley is killed in a road accident shortly before her birth. After Holly is born on Christmas Day, a terrified Cindy abandons her outside the hospital and tries to carry on as normal, she returns home a few hours and is told that her sister Dawn Cunningham has died of leukaemia.

Cindy's parents and Angela Cunningham, find out about her secret pregnancy and force her into motherhood. Cindy struggles to adapt to life as a single mum and on one occasion, attempts to suffocate Holly, but her older sister, Jude stops her before any damage is done; the shock of the situation makes. When Cindy is forced to take Holly to work at The Loft with her, Holly falls safely asleep in the cloakroom, but awakens and finds an ecstasy tablet, which she swallows. Holly is rushed to hospital and Cindy knows social services will take Holly out of her care, so she concludes that she has no choice but to flee the country with her daughter, she takes Holly from hospital and they leave for the airport. Cindy and a four-year-old Holly return in May 2002. Cindy scams her brother Max Cunningham and Max's friend Sam "O. B." O'Brien out of their money. She and Holly leave again. In 2004, Cindy and a six-year-old Holly return for Cindy's father Gordon and stepmother Helen Cunningham's funerals, along with her grandmother Angela.

In June 2008, Cindy and a ten-year-old Holly return from Spain for Max's wedding to Steph Dean. After the death of Max on his wedding day and Holly decide to stay permanently in Hollyoaks, it is revealed that prior to his death, Max left Holly £3,000 in his will, which can only be accessed after her eighteenth birthday, but left Cindy his treasured DVD collection, much to Cindy's annoyance. Cindy sends Holly to spy on Warren Fox after Louise Summers accuses her of having an affair with him. On Holly's first day of school, Cindy forgets to pick her up, so Holly is taken in by a concerned Tony Hutchinson, but this angers Cindy as she assumes he is a paedophile after it becomes public knowledge that he slept with fifteen-year-old Theresa McQueen, though Tony thought she was of age at the time. Cindy begins a relationship with Rhys Ashworth. However, one day Holly goes missing, although she is hiding from Rhys, who lures her out of hiding with an episode of University Challenge. Holly and Rhys end up striking a friendship, Cindy ends her relationship with him.

Cindy's young half-brother and Holly's friend Tom Cunningham and Holly find out Mercedes Fisher has been stealing food from Il Gnosh, which she begins selling for profit. The pair expose her. Cindy begins to get close to Tony, who impresses both Holly. Tony proposes to Cindy and the pair get married, after which, Holly, as well as Cindy, changes her surname to Hutchinson. Holly is accidentally electrocuted at The Dog in the Pond by Darren Osborne's Christmas lights. Holly is not breathing. In February 2010, Cindy sees an advert for an under-twelves talent show and announces that Holly will be entering. Holly isn't all that keen but agrees to do it, thinking that it will

Keith McCready

Keith McCready is an American professional pool player, nicknamed Earthquake. At one time considered among the top players in America, McCready has been a traveling tournament competitor and notorious hustler since the 1970s. From 2003 to 2006, McCready was a contributing writer to InsidePOOL Magazine and remains a pro competition contender, known for comedically interacting with the audience, he had a supporting role as the boorish hustler Grady Seasons in the 1986 film The Color of Money. An energetic and aggressive player, he has a distinctive side-arm stroke and, despite his unusual form, is well known for strong shot-making offense skills executing difficult shots that most other players would not attempt. McCready was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, he realized he had billiards talent at the age of nine, after his father introduced him to bumper pool, he soon began hustling his two older brothers out of their allowance money. He had to stand on a box to reach the height of the table, developed his unusual stroke while still a boy.

He was habituated to gambling by his divorced father when, during custodial visits and his brothers would each be given US$20 and required to play various games with him, "usually until he had won his money back."According to McCready, as a student in Trident Middle School in Anaheim, California, he asked his gym teacher to hold his money for him while he attended the first-period class. An established gambler at a young age, McCready had won a large amount gambling the night before at the horse racetrack, he was afraid to leave the money at home, for fear that his two older brothers would help themselves to it, he did not want to leave it in his school locker for the same reason. When the instructor saw that it was the sum of $14,000 in gambling winnings, McCready was suspended from school, "for having too much money". Danny Diliberto was living in Bellflower, during this time, he learned about the incident when he asked why young McCready was hanging in the pool room instead of attending school.

The school officials contacted the California Department of Social Services to investigate his home environment, which had deteriorated after the death of his mother. His father had developed problems with alcoholism. Placed in foster care, Keith was made a ward of the State; the owner of his neighborhood pool room, Bob's Billiards, liked McCready and petitioned to adopt him, providing him a permanent home until he reached legal age. While growing up in Bellflower, he acquired a proficiency in many pool games from legendary players such as Ronnie "Fast Eddie" Allen, Richie Florence, Allen Hopkins, Hippie Jimmy Reid, Buddy Hall, Irving Crane, Larry Lisciotti, Jimmy Mataya, Luther Lassiter, Billy Incardona, Joe Balsis, Danny DiLiberto, Larry Johnson aka "Boston Shorty," Lou Butera, Ed Kelly aka "Champagne Eddie." As a teenager in California, his mentor was an older California player named Cole Dixon, who showed McCready how to survive as a pool player. McCready as a young boy was inspired by the grandiose spirit of Rudolf "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone Jr. when he made an unexpected visit to his neighborhood pool room.

Upon departure, Minnesota Fats dressed in a three-piece suit, flashed a large wad of cash and said to the patrons, "Boys, the only difference between me and everybody else is that everybody else drives around in a Volkswagen, Minnesota Fats drives around in a Duesenberg." A decade after several tournament wins in California, McCready traveled to St. Louis to compete in a pool tournament, Minnesota Fats was in attendance; when he recognized McCready as the young up-and-coming player from California, he began to "woof" at him, the two of them put on a show and entertained a packed house of onlookers. McCready acquired the nickname "Keither with the Ether" as a teenager, but was considered an old-school player, fast and accurate at the table. "Nobody beat Keith... He was a terrific young player...the most perfect pool you saw," says Grady Mathews, "one of those pool phenoms that comes along every now and then." In an era in American pool when gambling was a norm, "hustling...was a way of life."

When McCready was in his prime and on top of his game, he spent the better part of the 1970s and 1980s traveling throughout the United States as a tournament competitor and hustler. Sometimes the tournament venues would be a gathering place for pool hustlers, the main action would take place outside of the tournament. With his raconteur style, McCready became a road player, attracting large crowds to his designated table when his appearance was known; when McCready was 21 and embarked on competing in professional pocket billiards in his homestate of California, he made an impression when, coming from behind, he ran nine straight racks of nine-ball in the finals, defeating Larry Hubbart, 11-6, to win the Sacramento Open Nine-ball Tournament. On St. Patrick's Day in 1984, McCready won the Clyde Childress Memorial Nine-ball Tournament at The Maverick Club in Richmond, which had a star-studded field consisting of pool phenoms Earl "The Pearl" Strickland, Buddy Hall, Ronnie Allen, Allen Hopkins, St. Louis Louie Roberts, Terry Bell.

Handing Earl "The Pearl" an 11-to-2 thrashing earlier in the double-elimination pool tournament, McCready faced him in the finals. Strickland had been a dominating force on the American pool tournament trail, racing to 11 games for the win, the score became tied, 9-9. McCready triumphed. McCready scored his first professional win, in October 1985, undefeated at the then-annual B. C. Open in Binghamton, New York, pocketing $25,000

Alexandra Waluszewski

Alexandra Waluszewski is a Swedish organizational theorist, Professor at the Department of Economic History of the Uppsala University known for her work with Håkan Håkansson on "Managing Technological Development" and "Knowledge and innovation in business and industry." In 1983 Waluszewski obtained her BS in Business Studies at the University of Uppsala, where in 1989 she obtained her PhD in Business Studies with the thesis, entitled "Framväxten av en ny mekanisk massateknik - en utvecklingshistoria" under guidance of Håkan Håkansson. Waluszewski serves her academic career at the Uppsala University, where she was appointed Associate Professor in Industrial Marketing in 1997. In 2008 she is appointed Professor at the Department of Economic History of the Uppsala University, she is Research Director of the Universities program entitled Uppsala Science, Technology Business. Waluszewski research interest focussed on the question "how knowledge and technology is developed and utilized in business and industry, as well as how the understanding of these processes."

In 2010 she is elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, she is affiliated with the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group. Håkansson, H. and Alexandra Waluszewski. Managing Technological Development. IKEA, the environment and technology". Waluszewski, Alexandra, D. Harrison, H. Håkansson. Rethinking marketing: Developing a new understanding of markets. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2004. Håkansson, Håkan, Alexandra Waluszewski, eds. Knowledge and innovation in business and industry: The importance of using others. Routledge, 2007. Håkansson, H. Ford, D. Gadde, L. E. Snehota, I. & Waluszewski, A.. Business in networks. John Wiley & Sons. Articles, a selection Håkansson, Håkan, Alexandra Waluszewski. "Path dependence: restricting or facilitating technical development?." Journal of Business Research 55.7: 561-570. Waluszewski, Alexandra. "A competing or co-operating cluster or seven decades of combinatory resources? What's behind a prospering biotech valley?." Scandinavian Journal of Management 20.1: 125-150.

Harrison and Alexandra Waluszewski. "The development of a user network as a way to re-launch an unwanted product." Research Policy 37.1: 115-130. Everything, "visible" is not, writes Alexandra Waluszewski interview 11-02-28

Nicole Stansbury

Nicole Stansbury is an American novelist, short story and essay writer. Her novel Places to Look for a Mother and her collection of short stories The Husband's Dilemma were published by Carroll & Graf, her shorter works have appeared in The Threepenny Review, PRISM international, Yellow Silk, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. Stansbury has been honored numerous times for her work including several grants from the Utah Arts Council. Places to Look for a Mother won Stansbury the Barnes & Noble "Discover New Writers" award, The Husband's Dilemma won the 2005 Utah Book Award. Stansbury's works concern a range of issues including modern life in the western United States life in Utah, she has been praised for her insightful and compelling depiction of the life of non-Mormons in Mormon-dominated Utah, more for her keen eye for telling detail. The setting for most of her work is domestic: her first novel concerns a mother-daughter relationship in the midst of a disintegrating family.

Her stories include tales of husbands and children navigating the trauma of life in contemporary America, is sometimes humorous and at other times harrowing. Static – MP3 Audio, read by the author An Authentic Take on Flaky Parenting – review of Places to Look for a Mother Leap – online story