Are You Not Aroused?
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Are You Not Aroused?

At a maximum security mental hospital named Coalinga in California, according to an article by the BBC, sex offenders—including “some of the state of California’s more serious paedophiles and rapists”—are given a test called a “plethysmograph,” which features “a device…put around the subject’s penis to measure his sexual arousal as he’s shown a variety of images.” Some of those images, the BBC says, “are pornographic images of consenting adults, while some are deviant such as violent sex or suggestive images of children eating fruit and running around in bathing costumes. Then there are non-suggestive images to establish a baseline of non-arousal.” And whatever are those non-suggestive images? They’re, uh, “photos of the Canadian city of Toronto.” There you have it: Toronto is officially less sexy than children eating fruit. [Hat tip to Mathew Ingram.]