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Topic : 04/07 Social Taboos: Is This Normal?

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Created on : Friday, March 31, 2006, 12:55:50 pm
Author : DrPhilBoard1
Admit it, you've judged people for doing things you considered inappropriate and abnormal in public. Meet Margaret, a stay-at-home mom who's tired of everyone thinking sex is taboo. She says she absolutely loves sex and she'll talk about it anytime, anywhere ... and with all of her kids. This includes showing them her sex toys, her sex swing and her X-rated Web site! But that's not all. Margaret is in a relationship with another woman, Jen, and Jen's husband. Now that she's pregnant, both women say they plan on breastfeeding the baby. Then, meet a husband who sometimes uses the F word six times in one sentence! Plus, meet three kids who think their mom dresses too sexy, and follow a woman's quest to change people's behavior in the grocery store, one shopper at a time. Join the discussion.

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April 7, 2006, 7:37 am CDT

Clueless about sex

 Dr. Phil Please Please look deeper into this matter it  is very overwhelming that this woman doesn't know what she is doing to her kids. Talking about sex is not only a privet matter It is a very special act that we as humans set us apart from animals.  I understand that she doesn't include the children in the actuarial act but she is stepping into a very abusive matter with them. Her Children should be taken away from her and she not only need parenting classes she need self-help classes.
April 7, 2006, 7:40 am CDT

Sex tiny aspect

Sex is one small aspect of life. And it is just ONE PIECE of a puzzle in any relationship. Relationship are about love, friendship, support, respect for others, self respect, compromise, interdependence, compassion, God's teachings and many other things including sex.  


Concentrating on just the sex is no different than if a mother spent all her time each day saying how bad sex was, of a father spent all his time each day making his kids play soccer. Sex is one piece of a puzzle, and for young kids it is no piece of the puzzle.  


With sex comes emotional maturity to know when and where things can and should be discussed; these women don't have a clue! Their children are overexposed to something they are too young to fully comprehend. They are not learning about love, respect, boundaries or privacy. All they are learning is that sex is a game that their mother feels everyone should play (HER GAME) regardless of their emotional maturity.  


Children learn about sex thru watching their loving, committed, MATURE parents interact NON-SEXUALLY outside of the bedroom. our 5 and 11-yr-old know about sex (they've had the talk), but we don't have to show them how it's done. That will be the fun they have with their married, committed partner (or SHOULD have). For now, they are just kids who should be talking about playing, running, school, church, friends, televsion and movies, etc.  


What a selfish agenda this woman is pushing on everyone. She reminds me of some of the middle schoolers I used to teach....they were all about ME, ME, ME and all they could handle in their lives were one thing at a  


Grow up, women, you are harming your chidren in ways you won't know until they're much older and have no clue about things such as respect, boundaries, intimacy, spirituality and commitment. May God protect those children from you!  


This pregnant "mother" (I hate giving her that undeserved honor) is so impressed with herself and her lifestyle that she behaves like a young, immature child who can't deal with all the other aspects of the human condition. 

April 7, 2006, 7:41 am CDT


I can't think of the movie, but the swear master guy reminded me of this scene: This police officer swears all the time and ends up with this partner that's real strict. He gets sick of hearing him swear, so he says "When you go to say F***, say "Fooorrrr heaven's sake!" instead.  So he's talking to his daughter and his phone rings. He goes to say F*** and he says "Fu-or heavens sake!" It's hilarous, but it really really works. So if you have trouble, try it! Swearing decreases your intelligence level anyway (makes you sound stupid!). 

April 7, 2006, 7:48 am CDT


I could not believe Maragret, now I may be young and I do not have any children, but in my opinion this is absolutely the wrong way to go about talking about sex with a child. The part that shocked me was when accepting that her fourteen yr. old child was thinking about engaging in sex.  I think that it is ok to talk about sexual activity with your children when they are entering their teen years.  However to just accept that her child is going to start to have sex at such an early age is in my opinion is absolutely wrong, could this be why the teen pregnancy rates in Canada and the United States has become such an epidemic??? To simply give up and not encourage her children to not have sex is very dangerous! I realize that she is trying to make sure that her children go through the right precautions to ensure that her children do not get pregnant, but birth control and condoms sometimes fail, and to make sure that this does not happen to her children she should be telling them to wait longer!!  Also I think that her love triangle is so wrong, especially when she is exploiting it to the children, unbelievable. Dr. Phil said that she could not shock him, well she sure as heck shocked me!!!
April 7, 2006, 7:58 am CDT

Thanks for insulting

Quote From: saemae

I had to stop watching Phil because of the gross sex fanatics, so I don't know the whole story.  I'm talking about the lady who wants people to use the divider when they are at the grocery store.  I am with her 100%.   


Here's the problem I have had.  When the person behind me doesn't use the divider, I usually end up with several of their items before I can get the brain-dead teenaged cashier to stop mindlessly running things by the scanner.  The customer behind me is too busy looking at the Soap Opera Digest to notice.  I put the divider up if the person responsible (the next customer or the person behind me) neglects to do so.  I don't make much of it, and I don't expect them to make anything of it either.  The strange part is the only person who seems to mind is the brain-dead teenager.  They absolutely hate having to put that extremely heavy piece of plastic back the eight inches it moved away from its origin.  It makes me want to laugh when they roll their eyes because the divider totally ruined their day!  LOL. 

you know what, I am so sick of cashiers getting such a bad rap.  I'm a cashier.  I'm twenty.  I greatly appreciate it when people use dividers, as do the rest of my cashier comrades, as it makes it quite distinguishable to us where your purchase ends and another begins.  Let me just say, it gets quite mind-numbing to stand at a register for 8-10 hours a day, dealing with some of THE most obnoxious people in society, whose main problem is exactly that:  they think we are stupid.  You know what?  Try being a little bit more considerate of the people who are WAITING on you... its a thankless job, and the majority of us work very hard, and try very hard to be nice and tactful, despite the thousands of rude and hurtful things that are said to us.  This just goes to show you, most people have lost all consideration for other people... the minute you imply that all cashiers are stupid and lazy is the minute you have lost all the respect i may have had for you at any point in time. 
April 7, 2006, 8:00 am CDT

Is opening a package in a store shoplifting?

I've always been concerned when people go into a store, and they decide to open up a package of cookies or a candy bar, eat it while they shop, then present the empty wrapper at the checkout! Is this considered shoplifting? If I was a manager and saw this happen in my store, I'd have to address a shoplifting issue with that customer! What does anyone else think about this?
April 7, 2006, 8:06 am CDT

Things people do in public

While eating at a local restaurant, my husband and I were within viewing area of pay station. 

A man came up and paid his, bill and while waiting on a friend to pay his bill, he turned right around facing us, adjusted himself  on the outside of his pants.  When that didn't prove sufficient, he proceeded to put his hand inside his jeans and adjust himself.  I have never liked seeing a man do this anyway, but this was pretty gross. 

April 7, 2006, 8:09 am CDT

I so Agree

Quote From: fireldy971

Dr. Phil, 


Please let the woman with the divider bar OBSESSION know it is NOT the first person in the line that is responsible for the bar, it is the second.  If you come up behind someone in the line, you must place the bar infront of your order.  It is not their fault you came up behind made the choice!  Stop being lazy and grab your own bar!  SHEESH!  

I am not sure where this women is from, but where I am from it is kinda a unspoken social rule that the person that comes in line after you is the one that puts the bar between orders. I always put a bar in front of my order but never behind. I feel that is not my place. I have never had a problem with this and thank goodness. If someone added something to my stuff all heck would break loose. How dare she do that. What if that family needed that extra $5 to pay for gas. How would she feel if it was her gas money to work that someone else made her spend. I can understand being mad about something(although I think it is a little crazy) but she doesn't have the right. 



April 7, 2006, 8:18 am CDT

Is this normal?????

I hope that CPS was watching this show today...and if not I hope that DR. Phil or someone in the home town of this so called family, and I use t his term lightly, will notify them of this child abuse.  This is nothing more than porn in the home and I think that it would be wrong if the children were forced to live this way.  I hope that the new baby will be taken at the hospital so that it can have a normal life because it is going to take the children that live in that home a long time of treatment  and then may never be normal. This is not constructive teachings.....SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING FAST!!!!!!!!
April 7, 2006, 8:20 am CDT

Never should this be normal

 I too am absolutely appalled that Margaret exposes these poor innocent children to something that only an adult can truly understand. Never once did I hear her mention the word love and its meaning nor risks of STD and AIDS...what about teaching abstinence to her 14 year old until she finds a partner for life?  Children this age should be worried about school, friends and clothes not their mother causing school ridicule by  saying this child masturbates. And just for her information, there are numerous other ways to relieve stress. Here is a possibility...maybe they wouldn't be so stressed if they didn't have such unnecessary mature exposure.  



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