Dating Site – Umpalazi http://umpalazi.org/ Tue, 24 May 2022 06:23:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://umpalazi.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Dating Site – Umpalazi http://umpalazi.org/ 32 32 AgeMatch.com updates new design for members to search for age gap relationship https://umpalazi.org/agematch-com-updates-new-design-for-members-to-search-for-age-gap-relationship/ Tue, 24 May 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/agematch-com-updates-new-design-for-members-to-search-for-age-gap-relationship/ LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AgeMatch.com™, a dating site for age gaps, today announced the launch of new websites updated for the preferences of members of different age groups. Now, in response to the slogan “Elite and Attractive Dating Across the Age Divide”, it is user-focused with appropriate content aimed at adult and […]]]>

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AgeMatch.com™, a dating site for age gaps, today announced the launch of new websites updated for the preferences of members of different age groups. Now, in response to the slogan “Elite and Attractive Dating Across the Age Divide”, it is user-focused with appropriate content aimed at adult and youth members.

According to the survey of 3762 premium members, 44% of users prefer simple and easy-to-use features. 36% of users prefer a mobile-friendly version. However, 71% of senior members want to improve the design and functionality of the desktop website.

The new website features designs, content and tools that help improve access for older members and highlight the benefits of the website. The user-focused website for AgeMatch provides easy-to-follow explanations for accessing different features, such as message, spark, report, search, and filters.

With a user-focused landing page, AgeMatch adds different fresh content and clear tips to improve access.

  • For the first part, AgeMatch leads members directly to create an account with email. No personal information is required.
  • For the second section, only the age range preference is required. Put less information, pay more attention to individual profiles.
  • Real-time reviews from real members are linked on the homepage. It is displayed to members and potential users to read other’s success stories and check out the real user experience.

AgeMatch also attaches great importance to the protection of user privacy. A new data verification feature that allows users to review manually as well as through machine assistance. It will not access a user’s personal information without permission. With the new AI Verification feature, all members will automatically be filtered out. If users know their potential dates have been vetted, they’re less likely to waste their time with someone who isn’t worth their time.

A full team of AgeMatch employees provided 24/7 customer service and manually reviewed profiles to verify their identities. He is committed to considering each client as an individual in order to provide high quality service.

“Our main consumer targets are mature men and attractive women. The new design should be ambitious, fashionable and functional. The use of contemporary and accessible typefaces meets the needs of all age groups. Customers should always be first. We are on a mission to deliver the best for the long term and in the best interests of customers.” said Jennifer Kelly, product manager of AgeMatch.

About AgeMatch™

Launched in 2001, AgeMatch is the professional age gap dating site for successful mature men looking for attractive women. It is committed to satisfying users of different ages and helping them find partners more efficiently.

For more information, visit AgeMatch.com. iOS application and android The application is also available on the App Store.

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Soldier fired for lack of Christmas work sues RI State Police https://umpalazi.org/soldier-fired-for-lack-of-christmas-work-sues-ri-state-police/ Sat, 21 May 2022 23:54:32 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/soldier-fired-for-lack-of-christmas-work-sues-ri-state-police/ PROVIDENCE — A Rhode Island state trooper who authorities accuse of missing a Christmas Day watch due to severe intoxication is asking a Superior Court judge to return him to the job he occupied for more than two decades. A state trooper identified only as John Doe, whose name and rank are undisclosed, is suing […]]]>

PROVIDENCE — A Rhode Island state trooper who authorities accuse of missing a Christmas Day watch due to severe intoxication is asking a Superior Court judge to return him to the job he occupied for more than two decades.

A state trooper identified only as John Doe, whose name and rank are undisclosed, is suing Rhode Island State Police and its former superintendent, Col. James Manni, accusing them of the wrongfully terminated without providing him with the protections and hearing process contained in the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights.

State police are asking Superior Court Presiding Judge Alice B. Gibney — who hears issues relating to the state’s law enforcement officers’ bill of rights — to dismiss Doe’s claims , but the agency is asking for the ability to hold a bill of rights hearing for Doe, if the court finds he was fired in error.

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“We wish there were things that could be said, but LEOBOR muzzles us,” said Vincent F. Ragosta Jr., who represents the state police along with D. Peter DeSimone and Adam J. Sholes. Police departments are not permitted to speak publicly about a LEOBOR case unless the officer addresses it publicly first.

Carly Iafrate, Doe’s attorney, did not return a phone call.

Disciplined for dating a subordinate

According to Doe, trouble began in October when a state police major questioned him about his romantic relationship with a subordinate. State police policy requires officers to tell their supervisor if they are dating a co-worker to avoid conflict.

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Man who raped a woman he met on a dating app ‘persisted under the illusion that what he did was okay’ https://umpalazi.org/man-who-raped-a-woman-he-met-on-a-dating-app-persisted-under-the-illusion-that-what-he-did-was-okay/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:28:25 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/man-who-raped-a-woman-he-met-on-a-dating-app-persisted-under-the-illusion-that-what-he-did-was-okay/ A man raped a woman in her home after meeting her on a dating site. Michael Collins has been locked up for eight years following the assault of his victim, whom he met on Plenty of Fish. The incident happened in 2016. Collins, now 28, visited the woman after contacting her online. Minshull Street Crown […]]]>

A man raped a woman in her home after meeting her on a dating site. Michael Collins has been locked up for eight years following the assault of his victim, whom he met on Plenty of Fish.

The incident happened in 2016. Collins, now 28, visited the woman after contacting her online. Minshull Street Crown Court heard the victim think he was picking her up for a date.

They stayed with the woman. After watching TV, they kissed, which was consensual, the court heard.

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Collins then attempted to put his hand under the woman’s breast. She said no – and told him she didn’t want to have sex. He continued to touch her, despite her protests. He sexually assaulted and raped her.

The court heard Collins say, “For the love of shit, it took me an hour to get you through this.” He repeatedly told her that she was “p*****g him off” and that she was “lazy”.

The victim, the court heard, suffered psychologically, left the home and now suffers from anxiety. In defence, Richard Orme told the court that Collins, originally from Ireland, came from a “family-centred” community. He followed his parents to Manchester to “make his life in the UK”.

Recorder Abigail sentenced Collin to eight years. She said: “It was your intention to have sex, consent was totally irrelevant.”

She said while Collins ‘may have matured’, the fact that he ‘persisted in the illusion that what he did was okay’ meant he was still a ‘risk’ and should be kept. behind bars.

Collins, of Craig Road, Gorton was convicted of two counts of rape; sexual assault; and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without their consent. He was ordered to sign the sex offender register for life.

Following the case, DC Martyn Bateman, of GMP’s Manchester City CID, said: “Despite being told no, Collins forced himself on this woman to satisfy her sexual desires. Sexual offenses often have a lifelong impact on victims but hopefully today’s outcome will provide it with a level of closure.

“I also hope this case will build public confidence that, while these cases may take some time, GMP is committed to bringing offenders to justice by launching thorough investigations that gather all the evidence to obtain the best possible result.”

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Bitcoin hasn’t been worth much for a long time https://umpalazi.org/bitcoin-hasnt-been-worth-much-for-a-long-time/ Sat, 14 May 2022 23:08:43 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/bitcoin-hasnt-been-worth-much-for-a-long-time/ The original cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since late 2020 at US$26,591 on the Bitfinex trading platform. In just one month, Bitcoin lost a third of its value. Since the beginning of the year, it is a good 40%. Other digital stocks also continued to decline. Ether, the second digital asset after Bitcoin, […]]]>

The original cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since late 2020 at US$26,591 on the Bitfinex trading platform. In just one month, Bitcoin lost a third of its value. Since the beginning of the year, it is a good 40%.

Other digital stocks also continued to decline. Ether, the second digital asset after Bitcoin, fell well below the 2000 US dollar mark. Ether has lost about half of its value since the start of the year. The market value of all approximately 19,400 crypto assets is currently around $1.1 trillion. The record value of nearly $3 trillion, reached last November, is a long way off.

There are two reasons for the fall of cryptocurrencies.

Experts attribute the bad mood of market players to two reasons:

  • On the one hand, the prospect of rising key interest rates in many places is causing skepticism in the crypto market. Digital assets do not generate current income, and interest-bearing investments, such as fixed income securities, are becoming increasingly popular.
  • Turbulence in a well-known cryptocurrency called TerraUSD or UST is considered the second reason.

UST is a so-called “Stable Coin”, which is supposed to distinguish itself from other numerical values ​​by a special value stability. TerraUSD wants to achieve this through a special algorithm that is supposed to keep the cryptocurrency in a stable relationship with the US dollar.

In recent days, however, the UST exchange rate has broken away from its dollar peg and has come under considerable pressure. The incident, the reasons for which are still unclear, casts a bad light on the already tarnished reputation of many digital currencies. They are considered energy-intensive and vulnerable to criminal abuse. Moreover, their value often fluctuates considerably, which makes them rather unsuitable as an investment for small investors.

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Dating with Katie Holmes: Bobby Wooten III, a musician, has been confirmed to be Katie Holmes’ boyfriend. https://umpalazi.org/dating-with-katie-holmes-bobby-wooten-iii-a-musician-has-been-confirmed-to-be-katie-holmes-boyfriend/ Fri, 13 May 2022 10:15:04 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/dating-with-katie-holmes-bobby-wooten-iii-a-musician-has-been-confirmed-to-be-katie-holmes-boyfriend/ Katie Holmes Dating: It’s no secret that actress Katie Holmes and musician Bobby Wooten III are in a relationship. At a New York nightclub on Friday, the Dawson’s Creek actor and the Grammy-nominated singer were seen cuddling and getting personal. After being photographed strolling together in Central Park, the Batman actress acknowledged her newfound relationship […]]]>

Katie Holmes Dating: It’s no secret that actress Katie Holmes and musician Bobby Wooten III are in a relationship. At a New York nightclub on Friday, the Dawson’s Creek actor and the Grammy-nominated singer were seen cuddling and getting personal.

After being photographed strolling together in Central Park, the Batman actress acknowledged her newfound relationship with Bobby. Arms wrapped around each other, they were also seen walking hand in hand and close by.

At the end, they left the park to visit the Guggenheim Museum with Katie Holmes’ mother, Kathy Holmes. Following their split in May 2021 after around eight months of dating, Holmes went public with their relationship for the first time. Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise were Holmes’ first two exes, and they were married from 2006 to 2012. The couple have a 16-year-old daughter together named Suri.

Katie Holmes Dating: Bobby Wooten III Wiki, Biography

Wooten III was born on January 20, 1989 in the American city of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. Bobbie Wooten III is the full name of Mafe’s real father, Bobby Wooten. A local high school provided him with his education. At Indiana University, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree.

His age is 33 years and seven months. Aquarius is his astrological sign. Christianity is Mafe’s faith.

We don’t know anything about Bobby Wooten III’s parents. The identity of his brother is unknown.

This information is unknown on the ethnicity of Bobby Wooten III. He is a citizen of the United States.

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Are Selena Gomez and Chris Evans a couple? Here are the dating rumors explained! https://umpalazi.org/are-selena-gomez-and-chris-evans-a-couple-here-are-the-dating-rumors-explained/ Wed, 11 May 2022 17:39:37 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/are-selena-gomez-and-chris-evans-a-couple-here-are-the-dating-rumors-explained/ Where is the relationship between Selena Gomez and Chris Evans? Are they a couple or not? Should we start thinking about cute couple names, or should we take it easy? These questions have been circulating the internet for weeks, and with good reason. There’s been a growing body of evidence linking the Only Murders in […]]]>

Where is the relationship between Selena Gomez and Chris Evans? Are they a couple or not? Should we start thinking about cute couple names, or should we take it easy?

These questions have been circulating the internet for weeks, and with good reason. There’s been a growing body of evidence linking the Only Murders in the Building star to the role of Captain America, but the two have yet to respond.

While some of the more recent reports have been debunked, other fans believe Salt and Chris are the next big thing in Hollywood.

You’re not alone if you’re curious about what’s going on between Selena Gomez and Chris Evans. Here’s everything you need to know so far about Selena and Chris’ alleged romance…

Chris Evans’ sweatshirt was worn by Selena Gomez

Dating rumors between Selena Gomez and Chris Evans have resurfaced, and they’re still going strong. When Sel wore a white cable knit sweater to support her best friend Taylor Swift on Saturday Night Live, he reignited rumors of their supposed affair.

Taylor posted a video of her best friend on TikTok, prompting an investigation by social media sleuths.

Chelena hopefuls took to social media to point out the similarities between Salt’s SNL top and Chris Evans’ sweater from the 2019 film Knives Out.

Selena and Chris, in typical fashion, have neither confirmed nor denied the latest claims.

Was Selena Gomez seen in Chris Evans’ Instagram Stories video?

Are Selena Gomez and Chris Evans a couple?  Here are the dating rumors explained!

Dating rumors between Selena and Chris continue to escalate. The latest rumor surfaced when the Captain America actor shared a video of himself playing the piano on Instagram Stories.

“Is it Selena? one fan wondered as she zoomed in on the video and shared it on TikTok. “Whose [sic] the brunette recording in the lower right corner of Chris? they continued.

Obviously, Selena and Chris didn’t say if she was in the video, but the fan might be right. On TikTok, the OMIT star debuted a brunette bob cut, which matches the supposed reflection.

Dating rumors aside, who knew Chris Evans could play the piano so well? Prince’s “Purple Rain” was completely destroyed by him.

Have Selena Gomez and Chris Evans been seen together?

Are Selena Gomez and Chris Evans a couple?  Here are the dating rumors explained!

Sorry, Chelena Fans: Selena and Chris weren’t pictured together, despite recent rumors. A fan blog has uploaded images of Selena and Chris leaving a recording studio and a restaurant on the same day on October 1.

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She dug a little deeper and learned that the photos were taken years ago. Up for grabs, investigative journalism! Photos of Salt with Chris were taken in October 2019 and November 2017, while photos of Chris were taken in summer 2020 and October 2013.

When did speculation about a possible romance between Selena Gomez and Chris Evans surface?

Are Selena Gomez and Chris Evans a couple?  Here are the dating rumors explained!

Fans and internet bloggers noted that the Marvel star followed Salt’s Instagram account in early October, making her one of 162 people he follows on the website. The seemingly innocuous IG post appears to have fueled speculation about a possible romantic connection.

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Selena Gomez was the most followed person on Instagram in 2016, with 69.7 million followers. Five years later, she has 267 million Instagram followers and counting, so she probably didn’t even notice Chris’s following.

Has Selena Gomez or Chris Evans Addressed Dating Speculation?

Are Selena Gomez and Chris Evans a couple?  Here are the dating rumors explained!

No. Selena and Chris have remained silent regarding the current reports.

However, a 2015 interview provides one of the most compelling pieces of evidence linking Selena and Chris. Salt said, according to E! News, “Chris Evans is one of my favorite actors. Isn’t he adorable?” during an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Bravo show, Watch What Happens Live.

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Who is Selena Gomez dating if not Chris Evans?

Salt has been quiet about her love life since ending her relationship with justin bieber in 2018. In addition to speculation that she was dating Chris Evans, fans recently speculated that she was dating her Only Murders in the Building co-star Aaron Dominguez.

Photos of them on set of the Hulu series have gone viral, sparking speculation they were dating. After receiving “threats” to walk away from her on social media, Sel shut down speculation about a potential romance with co-star OMITB.

She explained how people react to reports of her dating and why she is afraid of dating in general.

Salt remarked in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, “‘No wonder the guys don’t want to go out with me!’ I honestly thought. People only care because I’m young, and when I get older they’ll care less.

For now, it’s an aspect of my job that I don’t particularly like. “I’m so grateful that I’m not involved with anyone right now,” she continued, possibly confirming her relationship status.

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation lists 11 endangered cultural sites https://umpalazi.org/the-national-trust-for-historic-preservation-lists-11-endangered-cultural-sites/ Mon, 09 May 2022 19:34:01 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/the-national-trust-for-historic-preservation-lists-11-endangered-cultural-sites/ The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its annual report highlighting the most “at risk” sites in the United States. The list understand 11 architectural and cultural heritage sites threatened by neglect, encroaching development, climate change and other factors. Some of the sites identified in the report include a school on the US island […]]]>

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its annual report highlighting the most “at risk” sites in the United States. The list understand 11 architectural and cultural heritage sites threatened by neglect, encroaching development, climate change and other factors.

Some of the sites identified in the report include a school on the US island territory of Guam that was designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra, which has been unusable and vacant since 2013, and the home and studios of Abstract Expressionist painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park in East Hampton, New York, a deteriorating 11-acre property that was abandoned after Park’s death in 2010.

The Brooks-Park house in East Hampton, New York. Mariette Gavaris.

Another listed site is the Picture Cave in Missouri, a 43-acre cavern that contains Osage burial sites and hundreds of stylized pictographs dating from around 915 to 1066. The site was heavily vandalized and looted, and l Last year, it sold for $2.2 million. to a limited liability company, raising concerns in the Osage Nation that the paintings could be altered and public access to the site restricted.

Since its inception in 1949, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, not-for-profit organization that raises funds for the conservation of heritage sites, has identified 300 sites at risk, with less than 5% of sites lost.

“These places give us a better understanding of our nation’s complex history and allow us to explore the ideas that continue to challenge us,” Paul Edmondson, the organization’s president, said in a statement. “With each year’s listing, we make greater strides in our efforts to expand preservation work to tell the full American story.”

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Beware of Romance Scams When the Weather Heats Up https://umpalazi.org/beware-of-romance-scams-when-the-weather-heats-up/ Sat, 07 May 2022 21:33:00 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/beware-of-romance-scams-when-the-weather-heats-up/ PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Online dating services and social media apps have become popular options for people looking to find their life partner. However, with the advent of these new technologies, scammers have emerged to try to trick unassuming romantics into sharing personal information that may prove more harmful than beneficial. The Ross Township Police Department […]]]>

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Online dating services and social media apps have become popular options for people looking to find their life partner.

However, with the advent of these new technologies, scammers have emerged to try to trick unassuming romantics into sharing personal information that may prove more harmful than beneficial.

The Ross Township Police Department has shared a warning to those looking to find partners through the internet. Romance scams are emerging, tricking users into believing that the person they are communicating with is another person seeking affection. When in reality, the person on the other side is a cybercriminal who is using a fake identity to try to extort money from you.

Ross Township Police have shared the following signs to make sure you don’t end up with a scammer in love:

  • They live far away. They say they live in another city or another country.
  • If their profile sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Do their interests and hobbies match yours? Do they have impressive work? Are they really attractive?
  • The relationship is changing rapidly. They profess love quickly and promise to get together or say they want to get married. They can request to move communications off the dating site. They ask for your phone number and other personal information.
  • They keep finding excuses not to come in person. Even if you pay for plane tickets, they will cancel at the last minute with a noble (and believable) excuse.
  • They insist that they need the money and tell elaborate and moving stories. Medical expenses for surgeries, gambling debts and family emergencies are common themes.
  • They want to send you money to deposit in your bank account. They set you up for a scheme in which you give money to others or deliver packages containing money, also known as “money laundering”, which is against the law .
  • They ask you to send them money in a very specific way. Wire transfers, pre-loaded gift cards, and newly created bank accounts in your name are common requests from cybercriminals. Once you give a little, they ask for more. Their messages become desperate or aggressive if you refuse.

Additionally, the department warns never to send compromising photos, reveal too much of your personal information, or give or accept money from someone you’ve never met.

Officials say that if you think you’ve been scammed, contact your bank immediately. Be sure to let the support team know which app these conversations took place on, file a report with your local police station, and report all recordings to the Federal Trade Commission.

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Scottish Scoop News | Love is Infinite: Destigmatizing Polyamory https://umpalazi.org/scottish-scoop-news-love-is-infinite-destigmatizing-polyamory/ Fri, 06 May 2022 18:12:06 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/scottish-scoop-news-love-is-infinite-destigmatizing-polyamory/ Moore first learned about polyamory in their late twenties when they discussed their constant relationship issues with their friend. “I had an emotional connection and a physical attraction to other people,” Moore said. “That’s usually what happened in my monogamous relationships, and I felt a lot of shame and guilt about it.” Their friend suggested […]]]>

Moore first learned about polyamory in their late twenties when they discussed their constant relationship issues with their friend.

“I had an emotional connection and a physical attraction to other people,” Moore said. “That’s usually what happened in my monogamous relationships, and I felt a lot of shame and guilt about it.”

Their friend suggested that they discuss what monogamy meant to them and their partner.

“I said, ‘Wait what? That’s an option?'” Moore said. “All my life, I didn’t know there was an option other than monogamy.”

Moore began researching non-monogamous relationships, primarily by reading The ethical Slut, one of the first books about polyamory and polyamorous relationships.

“I realized, ‘Oh, I don’t think I’ve ever been monogamous,'” Moore said. “I never felt good being with just one person. So, realizing there was another option, I thought, “I have to try this and see if it’s good for me.”

Moore talked about it with their monogamous partner at the time, and he didn’t feel comfortable with it.

“We have decided to end the romantic relationship but to continue being friends,” Moore said.

With the end of their monogamous relationship, Moore began her exploration of polyamory.

“I had poly friends and started dating one of them,” Moore said. “I also went to OkCupid, which was the main dating site at the time, and looked for people who had open relationships.”

Moore quickly discovered that an “open relationship” meant very different things to many people through online dating.

“I spent a lot of time as a side chick,” Moore said. “Married people have opened up their relationships to me, and I’ve felt the sting of people pushing me aside or not treating me like a person with real feelings because they had a ‘real relationship to deal with.’ “

A relationship in their early thirties was the culmination of those early negative experiences.

“My partner had told me and his other partner about someone he met at school, he had just returned to college, who he wanted to start a relationship with,” said Moore. “I thought it was very poor judgment on his part because he was 30 and she was 19.”

This initial disagreement is what caused Moore and their partner’s relationship to spiral out of control.

“We had some pretty big conversations about power dynamics and how it was really inappropriate,” Moore said. “He revealed that they hadn’t had a conversation about it, agreed with me and told me he would end this relationship.”

Moore was pleased with this response and trusted his partner to deliver on his promise.

Two weeks later, Moore found out he was still dating her and failed to tell Moore and his other partner.

“He was lying to both of us about his involvement with this other person,” Moore said. “When I found out about this, I was like, ‘Oh, we’re done. I can’t trust you anymore. He had violated the relationship and sexual boundaries that we had established, and we were done.

This is one of the main reasons why communication in polyamorous relationships is so essential. Without good communication, people can be put at risk of STIs and other diseases and suffer immense trauma due to broken trust.

While these issues aren’t unique to polyamory, they can certainly put more people at risk.

“Polyamory forces you to communicate,” Moore said. “While this is true for all healthy relationships, problems can potentially arise more frequently. I have learned not to jump to solutions until I can identify my needs and fears in the given situation.

Now in their late thirties, Moore has realized that polyamory has taught them many other valuable lessons.

“Polyamory taught me to be a really independent, interdependent person,” Moore said. “We are a communal species. We need others, but we also need to be able to function on our own.

Polyamory taught me to be a truly independent and interdependent person,” Moore said. “We are a communal species. We need others, but we also need to be able to function on our own.

—Sarah Moore

This need for human connection and community is one of the main factors that brings many people into polyamory in the first place. These large communities are called polyculesvast networks of connected polyamorous relationships.

“Once you enter a polycule, you start meeting a lot of people,” Moore said. “I found that many polythene houses become community centers that people use as gathering places for events and just a place where people have many common interests.”

These large communities built through polyamory also offer people immense support.

“I have a much larger support network than ever before,” Moore said. “For about five years I was in an abusive monogamous relationship. This wouldn’t have happened if I was poly. I didn’t have anyone else. If I had other avenues of emotional support, friendship and other possible futures like I do in polyamorous relationships, I could have seen myself getting out of that relationship much sooner.

This sense of community is also just one of the many things Moore and many others appreciate about polyamorous relationships and consensual non-monogamy.

“It normalizes all kinds of intimacy,” Moore said. “I think it’s essential because it helps free us from Puritan and Victorian ideas of sexual intimacy and unhealthy relationships.”

Polyamory does more than just challenge old ideas about intimacy; it allows people to express themselves and connect more deeply with those around them.

“I like people,” Moore said. “As an extrovert, I feel like I meet really interesting, thoughtful, creative, really introspective people, and I’m able to have a deep connection with them through polyamory.”

This feeling of having an endless amount of love to give is common among many poly people.

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Brian Jeffrey Raymond, CIA spy who raped unconscious women, overturns guilty plea and raises erectile dysfunction https://umpalazi.org/brian-jeffrey-raymond-cia-spy-who-raped-unconscious-women-overturns-guilty-plea-and-raises-erectile-dysfunction/ Mon, 02 May 2022 23:59:46 +0000 https://umpalazi.org/brian-jeffrey-raymond-cia-spy-who-raped-unconscious-women-overturns-guilty-plea-and-raises-erectile-dysfunction/ A former CIA officer who pleaded guilty to drugging and sexually assaulting at least 26 women while on an overseas mission now claims he couldn’t have done everything he’s accused of because that he suffers from erectile dysfunction. Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested on October 9, 2020 in La Mesa, California. The ‘advanced sexual predator’, […]]]>

A former CIA officer who pleaded guilty to drugging and sexually assaulting at least 26 women while on an overseas mission now claims he couldn’t have done everything he’s accused of because that he suffers from erectile dysfunction.

Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested on October 9, 2020 in La Mesa, California. The ‘advanced sexual predator’, as prosecutors described him, lived with his parents in his childhood hometown after abruptly returning to the United States from his undercover post at the US Embassy in Mexico City . A source familiar with the matter told the Daily Beast that the CIA opened an internal administrative investigation after Raymond’s arrest and he resigned from the agency shortly thereafter.

The vile allegations against Raymond, 45, stemmed from an incident in late May 2020, when a passerby reported seeing a ‘naked, hysterical woman screaming desperately for help’ on the patio of a rented Mexico City apartment by the US government. Investigators then discovered some 500 photos and videos of unconscious women in Raymond’s bed. Prosecutors said he could be seen in multiple shots, holding the women’s eyes open, flailing their limp arms and legs, or sticking his fingers in their mouths to show they were indeed passed out.

Raymond pleaded guilty last July to sexual abuse and transportation of obscene material, and faced between 13 and 27 years in federal prison upon sentencing, which was scheduled for November. He would be required to register as a sex offender for life after his release. But in an April 29 motion to withdraw his guilty pleaRaymond’s lawyers have launched a new argument – among other things – as to why the veteran ghost now wants out of the deal.

The sudden about-face revolves in part around one of more than two dozen victims of Raymond, a Mexican national who worked in a call center. She told investigators she fell seriously ill and passed out in Raymond’s apartment after drinking wine and liquor he poured her. The woman, identified in court records as Adult Victim 7 or ‘AV-7’ and Complainant No. 7, said she woke up the next morning naked in Raymond’s bed with no memory of took off his clothes.

She and Raymond then had consensual sex, the woman told investigators, explaining that she started to feel nauseous again in the middle and went to the bathroom to compose herself. There she saw a used condom on the vanity, from the previous night, but did not remember having sex with Raymond.

Officers later discovered 77 photos and four videos on Raymond’s phone of the woman, unconscious, with Raymond opening her eyelid and pulling her bottom lip, putting her fingers in her mouth and close-ups of her breasts and buttocks. genitals, according to court documents.

When officers showed AV-7, footage of herself said she “was not aware of any photographs or video from that evening, had never had a conversation with Raymond about any photographs or videos, did not consent to them being taken and did not consent to Raymond touching.” her body while she was unconscious,” FBI Special Agent Erin L. Sheridan said in a search warrant affidavit filed December 31, 2020.

Among the material found on two phones seized by investigators were messages with one of the victims about alcohol (right) and the profile of a woman he met on a dating site (left ).

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But after admitting it all in July 2021, Raymond said Friday it couldn’t have happened as prosecutors say.

According to the petition, Raymond has an enlarged prostate for which he has been taking dutasteride, a drug marketed under the brand name Avodart, “for years.” One of the side effects of dutasteride, the filing points out, is erectile dysfunction. To combat this, the filing says Raymond used Cialis, a prescription drug from the same family as Viagra and Levitra.

“As a person with erectile dysfunction, Mr. Raymond experiences a prolonged refractory period (the time between ejaculation and when he can get an erection again), usually at least 12 hours,” the motion reads. . “Therefore, he claims he could not have had sex with Complainant #7 to the point of ejaculating overnight (as evidenced by a used condom in the bathroom), and then also had consensual sex with Complainant #7 in the morning, which he clearly did, as he and she remember what happened.

Investigators found only one used condom in the apartment during a subsequent search, Raymond’s attorneys said. Raymond also argues that his first group of defense attorneys gave him bad advice and that the way investigators gained access to crucial evidence on his phone — in fact, the basis of nearly all government evidence in case – violated his constitutional rights. .

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Among the evidence presented by prosecutors in a filing in April was “what appears to be [a] list of women with whom [Raymond] had sex in an email he sent to himself titled “Mortgage and Interest Expenses”. The email appears to contain only a partial list, starting with #61 in 2016 and ending with #143 in 2020, with the last entry occurring shortly before his arrest. The list contains the names and nationalities of the women, if they had fake breasts, and a month/year.

AV-7 was on that list, according to prosecutors. Still, until the criminal allegations surfaced, she thought Raymond was “attractive, amazing” and said she “liked him,” the woman told investigators, according to an interview note included in a separate court filing. She said she felt safe knowing he worked for the US government and lived in a government apartment.

After AV-7 fell ill and vomited into Raymond’s sink, he “showed care and concern for her, bringing her water and telling her it was normal that ‘she is vomiting,’ the filing reads. “Because the defendant was so nice to her, she assumed he had done nothing wrong. She blamed herself for possibly ruining her chances of having a relationship with him.

Once investigators informed AV-7 of the charges against Raymond and showed her the photos and videos he had taken of her, she “expressed that [Raymond] destroyed his life,” the record continues. “She feels like ‘trash’ and doesn’t feel safe. She has trouble sleeping and has nightmares. She was so distracted after learning this [Raymond] had done to her that she was fired from her job.

In June 2020, shortly after Raymond returned to the United States, he was questioned by two federal agents in a government vehicle parked outside a Jimmy John sub-store in Herndon, Virginia. the the conversation is included in hundreds of pages of exhibits filed in court last week.

“I’m single,” Raymond told officers, who interviewed him about AV-7. “I go out with girls. It’s never happened to me before, and I’m a very cold person. I’m not aggressive… We had a good drink that night, but I never felt like she wasn’t sane or something.

Raymond also told officers he hadn’t taken any prescription medication, contradicting his filing from Friday, saying he was taking two medications to combat an enlarged prostate and associated dysfunction.

“For many victims, their total lack of memory continues to cause them great distress – they will never know exactly what the accused did to them,” prosecutors said in an April 14 court filing. “They are struggling to cope. Some of them have lost their jobs. Many of them have nightmares, sometimes involving either the accused or their own lifeless bodies. Many continue to struggle with the anxiety. Some have lost relationships, as they have been rendered unable to trust or have intimacy with another person. The actions of the defendant have had a significant impact on their lives.

Raymond is still being held in a Washington, DC prison. The government has until May 20 to file a response to Raymond’s motion to amend his plea. His lawyers, Anthony Joseph Jay III and John Marston, declined to comment on The Daily Beast.

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