The Dangers of High Heels

High heels are very much in fashion but very regularly cause injuries. From once being seen purely as a luxury item for super models, people like Carrie Bradshaw and Jimmy Choo have made them a daily part of every girl’s day. However they do come with a serious health warning.

High heels and Low Back Pain

High heels significantly affect your natural posture and your spine. The natural arch in the lower back becomes more acute when wearing heels and the bottom often sticks out more than normal. This can leave the spine subject to injury, wear and tear or disc problems. Many women do report back pain after a long day or evening in the heels.

The muscles that support the lower back can become strained and cause aching or pain to arise. The low lumbar joints also are under more intense pressure and can pinch and lock.If this pinching traps a nerve, pain, tingling and numbness can occur.

High heels and the Feet

Most women are immediately aware of increased strain on the foot as soon as they stand up in high heels. The entire weight of the body is directed onto the ball of your foot, this can be especially dangerous for those who are over weight causing the metatarsals of the foot to experience additional pressure. Problems that can occur include arthritis, nerve pain, hammer toes, ingrown toenail and bunions.

Also with prolonged wear the Achilles tendon and calf muscle tends to become shortened and tight. If the wearer then goes for a jog, or plays squash, they can have problems with Achilles strain or in severe cases it can rupture.

So what’s a girl to do?

As we know from all the girls in Sex in the City, a stunning pair of heels do make a woman look sexier and feel great. However, there is nothing sexy about the long term damage that can arise, unsightly feet or corrective surgery.

Obviously we can’t do without our high heels, so we simply have to manage the risk.

How to Enlarge Your Penis Naturally For the Most Ultimate Sex

There is a sizable number of men who are dissatisfied with the size of their penises and seek get their penises enlarged for basically two reasons. First of all men think that it is essential to possess a larger male shaft in order to satisfy a woman sexually and prove themselves as better lovers. Secondly, it is more a question of this vanity than any thing else. To be the owner of a large member is a matter of pride for some men. It is a big boost to their self confidence.

Thus, the quest for enlarging penis which has lead to the development of a big male enhancement industry with a wide array of products ranging from pills to devices to exercise programs to vacuum pumps etc., Vacuum pumps and weights have lost credibility and are no longer considered viable options since they carry with them the danger of causing injury to the penile tissue which might lead to erectile dysfunction or impotence.

The most natural method to enlarge penis naturally and at home is through penile enlargement exercises. The method is validated through a study conducted by Dr. Brian Richards. These exercises work by stretching the tissue in Corpora Cavernosa so that it can hold more blood. More blood in the erectile tissue means larger and fuller erections.

This technique is nothing new and has been around for centuries. It is largely believed that young men in Ancient Arab used to perform these exercises to enhance their penile size and improve their staying power so as to please their women. These exercises are called Jelqs and are performed on a partial erection. There are a couple of precautions and safeguards you need to observe while performing these exercises. A typical jelq routine involves warm up, performing stretching exercises and jelqs which is later followed with a hot compress and a massage. The technique is absolutely safe but you need to choose the right program which provides clear instructions to perform jelqs with the help of videos and photos. Moreover, you need to be patient to experience any kind of penile growth since tissue expansion is a slow and time consuming process. Therefore, if you decide to enlarge your penis through these exercises you need to be persistent and patient with your efforts.

Moreover, there are some better solutions to experience real penile growth in a relatively shorter period of time and this method combines both the exercises and natural pills. Pills help in increasing blood flow to the genitals so as to achieve stronger and fuller erections.

The Danger of Subjectivism in the Life of the Christian

Subjectivity can be defined as judgments that are based on individual experiences and feelings instead of outside facts. For the Christian, outside facts are as The Westminster Confession of Faith 1.6 says, “The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the Spirit, or traditions of men.”

In subjectivism, individuals are governed by emotions, feelings, intuition and mystical experiences. Subjectivism is often manifested when you hear something along the lines of, “I feel” instead of “I know.” As stated above, the Christian should be governed by the teaching of Scripture. The Christian should always ask, what does God say about this in Scripture? If not using Scripture as the standard, nothing about how the Christian should live, can be known for certain. The Christian will be plagued by an inability to make Biblically based decisions if subjectivity is allowed creep in. We want to know what God’s Word says for our lives and act accordingly.

Enter Postmodernism:

Postmodernism, is basically a new expression of subjectivism, that has become theoretical to many disciplines, including literature, art, economics, philosophy and theology. Similar to subjectivism, postmodernism relies on feelings and experience over objective Biblical principles. In postmodern subjectivism, a person’s feelings mistakenly define what is thought to be true. Postmodernism can be described as a dressed up sophisticated form of subjectivity. In addition, postmodernism is influenced by relativism. Relativism is the idea that there is no absolute truth. Anytime relativism is attached to a philosophical system, it is only a matter of time until skepticism takes over. Some try and escape this by embracing various forms of mystical irrationalism. At the end of the day, mystical irrationalism is like being lost in a bottomless ocean.

Rather than using the objective standard of Scripture, one manifestation of the guiding principle of the postmodern subjectivist has become the “feeling right about it” approach to arriving at truth for life decisions. Using the “feeling right” approach as the guiding principle is nothing more than emotions or personal feelings influencing decisions. It is not honoring to God to lay at His feet (figuratively) our feelings and emotions and attribute them to Him in the area of guidance and understanding truth. Tragically, the claim of “feeling right” has been used as a pretext for all manner of Biblical mis-interpretation and false applications. For example, many professed Christians “feel” it is alright to have sex outside of marriage. Or, it does not matter where you worship as long as you worship somewhere (like at home watching football or fishing in the mountains).

The Danger of Subjectivity in Bible Interpretation:

Biblical objectivity is undermined when subjective experiences and feelings influence the interpretation of the Scriptures. When letting a subjective experience or feeling influence the understanding of Scripture, it is not surprising that sound doctrine will give way to interpretations of Scripture that are influenced by these self-same experiences and feelings. One can easily see the circular reasoning that plagues this approach. In the area of understanding Biblical truth, for the subjectivist, the Bible is interpreted in such a fashion as to support his experience oriented interpretations of the Bible. Thus, the subjectivist assumes this must be what the Bible teaches since they have felt it, saw it, or experienced it. This is nothing more than a dangerous subjectivist circle of interpretation. The role of Scripture and experience are reversed, experience and feelings thus gaining the upper hand. This is nothing more than reading into Scripture what you want it to say rather than submitting to the teachings of Scripture.

The Inherent Contradiction of Postmodern Subjectivism:

Postmodern subjectivism has a problem with the certainty of knowledge given its dependence on experience and feelings which differ from person to person. An insurmountable problem is that when the subjectivist postmodernist says, “there is no such thing as absolute truth.” A statement like this crumbles because of its own internal self-refuting contradiction. “There is no absolute truth” is clearly a statement asserting absolute truth. We can then ask; is your assertions true that there is no “absolute truth?” We can also ask; is your truth relative or does it even exist? Is such a concept such as relative truth, true? If truth is relative, all we have are arbitrary social conventions and it would make no difference if some slime told other slim to sit on the back of the bus. Even the postmodern subjectivist lives in such a way that evidences they believe in some kind of truth. All human beings talk about right and wrong. Why attempt to find truth if it doesn’t exist? The non-Christian may very well conclude that riotous living is the best choice. The Christian has a better way.

The Christian believes that Biblical truth is the basis for determining right from wrong. If truth does not exist, neither would right or wrong. Talking about evil and morality from a consistent postmodern subjectivist point of view would be nothing more than irrational nonsense. Silence is their only consistent option. This is impossible, thus, their position is refuted. The subjectivist philosophy rejects the certainty of truth and ends up with internally self-refuting contradictions. Moreover as already alluded to, Biblically speaking, holding philosophical beliefs that contain internally self-refuting contradictions is an expression of irrationalism.

How do we protect ourselves against subjectivism?

As Christians, we need to be aware of our world-view. How do we do this? As Christians we need to be epistemologically self-conscious. Epistemology is the study of how we know things. There are generally understood to be three types or theories of gaining knowledge, 1. empiricism (a view that experience, especially the senses is the only source of knowledge), 2. rationalism (a view that appeals to man’s independent reason as a source of knowledge) and 3. dogmatism, or scripturalism (all knowledge must be contained within a system and deduced from its starting principles, in the Christian case, the Bible). It is easy to see that the first position mentioned, empiricism is inherently plagued by subjectivism given its dependence on experience. The second position is nothing more than fallen man asserting his autonomy. We need to understand and hold to a distinctively Christian theory of knowledge as spelled out in the third position.

The Guiding Principle in Layman’s terms:

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)

Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11 (NIV)

Jesus promises we can can arrive at a knowledge of the truth in John 7:17. We can “know the truth” if we seek after the truth by searching the Scriptures. See John 8:31-32. We know from Scripture that God reveals truth. See my Pagan Philosophy, Unbelief, and Irrationalism at:
and The Importance and Necessity of Special Revelation at Contra Mundum.

The Bible is our All-Sufficient Rule for Faith and Practice:

For those who challenge us we should always say; show me that this is what the Scripture teaches, I am not persuaded by experience or feelings. Only God’s inspired Word not mis-interpreted because of feelings, experiences or hunches.

The principle of Romans 12:2 should always be at work, with our minds being transformed by the Word of God. Additionally, we need to be reminiscent of Acts 17:11 and follow the example of the Bereans, evaluating every new teaching, every new thought, every new experience with Scripture. We should never let our experiences and feelings interpret Scripture for us. On the contrary, we must change and conform ourselves to Christ, we interpret our experiences and feelings in harmony with Scripture. Following this principle, will protect us from the dangers of subjective mis-interpretation of the Bible.