Circle City News, ep. 11: Attorney Deidra Haynes

Family Law Attorney Deidra Haynes

Welcome back to the Circle City News podcast. We hope everyone has been doing well and staying healthy! This morning, we had the pleasure of talking to Attorney Deidra Haynes, at The Law Office of Deidra N. Haynes. We discussed her connection to our very own, Mark Nicholson, and her path to becoming an attorney, and the story behind family law.

Check out her services and more information about Deidra here: https://www.dnhlawllc.com/ Special thanks to Deidra for coming on today and sharing her experiences.

In the news segment, we covered a variety of topics, from global events involving a potential Ukraine invasion by Russia to new bills in Indiana and Amazon opening its first clothing store. Tune in to hear our thoughts on everything and have a great rest of your weekend! Thank you Edie for coming on again and sharing more about your story and business. For information regarding Edie’s business and products, check out: https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatConfections1

Thank you to our sponsor Attorney Mark Nicholson of the Law Office of Mark Nicholson for making this podcast possible. Listen or watch us on Youtube, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and other places that play fine podcasts. Or visit our blog at CircleCityNews.org.

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Vote for Neveah Chanel for 2022 Inked Mag Cover Girl

Please vote for Neveah Chanel to become the 2022 cover girl for Inked Magazine. She came in 2nd place for Maxim magazine’s cover girl last year. Help her win first place this year for Inked Magazine.

You can watch a video of her here or click the link below to vote for her here.

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Circle City News, ep. 11 B-Side: AWOL Photography

Welcome back to the Circle City News podcast. We hope your start to the New Year has been safe and enjoyable! Today, we interviewed the amazing, Amanda Woodson, creator of AWOL Photography. We discussed her company and the various areas of photography she works in, as well as her background with this profession! Find her incredible work and book with her here: 

https://www.instagram.com/awol_photos/?hl=en

Amanda Woodson, AWOL Photography

Special thanks to Amanda for coming on and speaking today. We loved hearing your insight and your take on female empowerment, with the substantial role it plays in your work! 

We covered a wide array of topics, in the news portion, ranging anywhere from tennis to bills in Indiana and new COVID-related information. Tune in to hear our opinions and discussions about these subjects and have a great weekend!

Rest in peace to Bob Saget. His notable position in the entertainment industry will not be forgotten and a huge congratulations to all of the recent Golden Globe winners!

Thank you to our sponsor Attorney Mark Nicholson of the Law Office of Mark Nicholson for making this podcast possible. Listen or watch us on Youtube, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and other places that play fine podcasts. Or visit our blog at CircleCityNews.org.

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Having Sex While Having Herpes

Person reading a medical report
Person reading medical report

Dave Chappelle, Q-Tip, and about eight children are gathered around a singing pink herpes sore. The group dances as the life-sized felt puppet sings about life as “The Herpes,” gyrating its disgusting puss-covered body in tune with a beat.

Yes, you read that right. No, this is not a fever dream.

The puppet ends its song with the line “I like it raw,” and the children turn back to Q-tip and Dave Chappelle. Sadly, one of the little girls announces that “life is hard” in response to the herpes puppet’s song.

Oh, but on the contrary little girl, living with herpes isn’t hard! The symptoms (if any) are mild and short-lived, sometimes occurring only once every few years. Your genitals still look the same as they did before, and you don’t have to stop having sex. Your life will remain almost completely unchanged! 

Unfortunately, this strange singing puppet is usually the extent of what people “know” about genital herpes, or the Herpes Simplex virus 2 (HSV2). The virus is misconstrued as gross, dirty, and will make you so unappealing that no one will ever have sex with you again.

Spoiler: that’s all false.

To give you a more precise understanding of why having genital herpes is no big deal, let’s take a look at what herpes is. Herpes is technically a family of viruses, not just one sexual disease that uncontrollably grows giant warts all over your genitals (again, wrong). The name of this family is Herpesviridae, and genital herpes (HSV2) is just part of this group.

Now, genital herpes has a very famous sister, and we all know her. She’s like, the super popular girl in school that is nice to everyone, so we all feel like we’re friends with her.

Oh, her name? It’s Chickenpox.

That’s right, Chickenpox’s last name is Herpesviridae, and she is part of the herpes family. This is a virus that 95% of Americans live with for their entire lives, and no one becomes an ugly troll or sexually exiled. We just take an oatmeal bath (or five) and accept that we now carry a life-long herpes virus. How cool of us!

Genital herpes, or HSV2, is the version of Herpes Simplex that lives on the genitals (obviously). It is also spread from skin-to-skin contact, most commonly from genitals rubbing against each other during sex. Just like chickenpox, small red bumps will appear around the genitals during a flare-up and subside after about a week or two. 

There are no giant warts that disfigure your sexy parts, no green oozing puss, no slime dripping from urethras. Just small red bumps every once in a while. Often, people don’t realize that they have genital herpes because they think it’s just a run-of-the-mill pimple or in-grown hair.

Symptoms can show a few days after contraction and start with what feels like the flu. You may experience a headache, fever, chills, or abdominal pain. These flu-like symptoms can last a few days before the presence of any sores. Once sores appear, it is important to understand that the first outbreak will be the most severe outbreak of the person’s life while living with genital herpes.

The virus has just moved in and is having an absolute rager downstairs.

These new sores can rupture and turn into ulcers, becoming extremely painful. Imagine when a blister pops and leaves a raw spot of skin, but instead, it’s on your butthole. Seriously. Simple tasks such as using the bathroom or even wearing underwear become painful when these open sores come into contact with urine or tight clothing. 

Once these ulcers heal, the virus will quickly become dormant and hide in the body without showing any symptoms for a while. Some people experience only one outbreak in their whole lives, while others may experience outbreaks every few months or years.

The great part is, no outbreak will ever be as bad as the first. Also, you typically form sores in the same spots every time, so if you only had one small sore during your first outbreak, that is likely the extent of your herpes experience. If you have a few sores, it’ll become easy to identify when you’re having an outbreak from the locations of the sores since they tend to repeat.

Genital herpes (HSV2) can also be completely asymptomatic. After surviving COVID-19, we should all be familiar with this term, but if you’re not: asymptomatic means that the virus is not showing any symptoms at all. You can live with genital herpes and have absolutely no idea because you never once experience any red bumps, sores, flu symptoms, or ulcers. This is how genital herpes spreads so easily: people have no idea they have it in the first place.

How does the virus spread if they don’t have sores or bumps? Viral shedding is the answer, my friend! We are constantly losing skin cells wherever we go, and this is why we have to do things like changing our mattresses or how dogs can track people when they are lost. Viral shedding means that if someone has genital herpes, even if they may not have any visible sores, the skin cells being shed from the genital area still contain the virus, dormant or not. When these shed cells come into contact with new genitals, herpes is likely to spread.

“How can I avoid contracting and/or spreading herpes?” you ask. I love your curiosity and commitment to safer sex.

While the risk of contracting and/or spreading herpes is never zero, my biggest piece of advice is always: condoms, condoms, condoms! If herpes is spread via genitals rubbing, then it only makes sense to avoid genital skin-to-skin contact. Condoms and other barrier tools, like dental dams, are great for achieving intense pleasure while avoiding any skin contact.

Another way to practice safer sex is staying up to date with your STI testing. Unfortunately, STI tests don’t typically check for Herpes Simplex. The only way to tell if you have genital herpes is from a blood test that will check for the HSV2 antibodies. Specifically, ask for herpes testing next time you go for your STI panel, even if you are not showing any symptoms. It is important to know if you could be potentially spreading the virus to others.

Google It!

Before you even Google it, herpes does not have a cure. As of now, the Herpes Simplex virus cannot be killed, cured, or removed from the body and is a life-long viral infection. Don’t worry! Herpes can be easily managed, even if you are someone who experiences frequent outbreaks. There are oral antivirals your doctor can prescribe to you which more or less stop the virus from replicating, such as Valtrex or Acyclovir. 

Homeopathic options work wonders for treatment, such as tea tree oil, the supplement L-lysine, or lemon balm. Some folks with herpes use all of these options, while some are fine using only one.

So if you’re someone who has recently contracted herpes, has a partner with herpes, or just wants to stay safer during sex, don’t be scared of the dancing herpes puppet. Having genital herpes doesn’t change anything about you, other than the fact your body now hosts a new virus; unless you’ve had chickenpox as a kid, then we know it’s really not all that new.

Lastly, please remember that if you do have genital herpes, it is essential that you disclose your positive herpes status to any potential partners. The other person is entitled to know of any possible risks before consenting.

By Jill Hills, Sexpert

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Jill Hills in heels
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Prosecutors Face Uphill Battle After Court Ruling

Kristine Barnett
Kristine Barnett

The Indiana Supreme Court upheld Attorney Mark Nicholson’s motion to dismiss the neglect charges against Kristine Barnett

The saga may be coming to an end on the Ukrainian Adoption case. The Tippecanoe County prosecutors now face an uphill challenge to the neglect of a dependent charges against Kristine Barnett. The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the trial court granting Attorney Mark Nicholson’s motion to dismiss the charges.

The Indiana Supreme Court let stand an Appeals Court ruling last week, affirming that the charges must be dismissed against Kristine Barnett if the allegations rely on the daughter’s age she adopted, Natalia Barnett, as the basis for the charges. That’s because a Marion County court changed Natalia’s birth year after Kristine and her then-husband petitioned for the change in 2012.

Changing Natalia’s birth year makes her — in the eyes of the courts and for purposes of prosecution — an adult when prosecutors accused Michael and Kristine Barnett of neglecting a child.  This is the same legal conclusion reached by Tippecanoe Superior 2 Judge Steve Meyer in his rulings in August 2020. Additionally, Meyer ruled that allegations that happened before 2014 must be dismissed because the statute of limitations expired before charges were filed.

The Appeals Court affirmed both of Meyer’s rulings in August 2021, but prosecutors requested the Attorney General’s Office petition the Supreme Court, which it did; the Supreme Court decided on Jan. 6 not to take the case.

Attorney Nicholson believes the court got it right and hopes this will end the adult baby case.

To read more about this, please visit Lafayette Journal & Courier.

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Circle City News, ep. 10: Black Cat Confections

Welcome back to Circle City News! We hope you have a great first Saturday of the new year! Today we had the pleasure of interviewing Indiana’s very own Edie Hollis from Black Cat Confections. We talk about the motivation behind the brand and where she plans to take it! Find her amazing chocolate and delicacy creations here: https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatConfections1   Thank you so much Edie for hopping on today. We look forward to having you back! 

Edie Hollis
Edie Hollis

In the news portion, we discuss the three C’s of Indiana’s bill reform. COVID, constitutional carry, and cannabis! Tune in to hear our opinions on these issues and our outlook toward the future. We the people! 

Rest in peace to Betty White, John Madden, and Sidney Poitier! Thank you for your contributions to the planet!

Thank you to our sponsor Attorney Mark Nicholson of the Law Office of Mark Nicholson for making this podcast possible. Listen or watch us on Youtube, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and other places that play fine podcasts. Or visit our blog at CircleCityNews.org.

Have a wonderful week Indiana, we’ll catch you next Saturday!

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Foot Fetish Fun Times

Female Feet
Female Feet

Feet of all sizes and shapes have been the subject of society’s greatest criticism as well as its greatest infatuation. Foot fetishes themselves have been around for eons. The earliest known writing referring to the human foot fetish is attributed to the Greek sophist Philostratus in the second century AD, where he begs the objects of his affection (a woman and a young man) to not adorn their feet with shoes or jewelry, as they were so beautiful and worthy of worship alone.  

FEETFINDER AND WIKIFEET 

Online forums and sites dedicated to the foot fetish community are growing in popularity. For example, there is Feetfinder.com.  Also, the site wikiFeet posts images of female celebrity feet regularly. The site has a 5-Star rating system, where users can rate the celebrity’s feet. Sections include “Feet of the Day” and “Feet of the Week”, where popular female celebrities with the most highly rated feet get a spotlight. There are also sister sites of wikiFeet, including wikiFeet Men, wikiFeet X, and my.wikiFeet

The fetish is limitless: Both men and women, regardless of sexuality, confess to having foot fetishes or a sexual attraction entirely based on a person’s feet. According to a recent study conducted by Justin Lehmiller, one out of every seven people have fantasized about feet in a sexual way. However, despite its frequency, foot fetishes also tend to be the subject of criticism. While all fetishes are tossed under the microscope at some point, it can feel like podophilia is often at the receiving end of society’s judgment.  

WHY A FOOT FETISH? 

This begs the question: Why?  

In ancient times, the role of washing one’s feet was often done by someone that would be in a subservient role, often by a slave, servant, or spouse, to show respect. Giving a foot massage can also be a form of someone showing respect. Some psychologists of today argue that part of the foot fetish or foot play for many is its humiliation

Those who criticize feet fetishes admit that they correlate feet with being “unclean” and “gross,” thus unable to comprehend any attraction to them. Notorious psychologist Sigmund Freud believed that the foot’s physical similarity to penises are the reason – a theory that has been discredited. Other modern psychologists have further speculated that the proximity that feet are to genitalia in sensory perception (referring to The Penfield Homunculus) is the reason behind most foot fetishes.  

WHAT IS A FOOT FETISH 

What goes into a foot fetish is much more multifaceted than what most of the population would believe. For some foot fetishists, it is a particular part of the foot: Someone could be aroused by the entire body part, another could be attracted to the toes, and someone else, the arch. The size and overall shape of the feet can also contribute to the degree of attraction. This could also be affected by the foot having a sock on (and the material state of the sock). Or if a certain type of shoe is being worn (with the most alluring ones being open-toed heels and sandals). Even so, this is not always the case. 

Many foot fetishists claim to love soft, well taken care of soles, or even the opposite: the dirtier — or smellier — the sexier. Some people prefer feet with tattoos, a particular nail varnish color, or jewelry like toe rings and anklets. Feet fetishes also correlate with sensory actions like tickling, licking, or massaging the feet themselves, but it is also associated with a footjob. 

A foot job is a non-penetrative sexual act that involves the rubbing and caressing of genitals or breasts with the partner’s feet and toes. Footjobs may be performed by those without foot fetishes and have been shown on various media as a sensual activity enjoyed by both parties. Furthermore, it should be noted that feet themselves and the people that worship them are not weird, as some would believe; their feelings and experiences are natural and valid, as is their desire for genuine connection. 

Written by: Jill Hills, Sexpert

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Circle City News, ep. 9: Interviews Painty Toes

Episode 9: Happy Saturday and New Year, Indiana! Today we welcome all the way from Belgium, Painty Toes! She is a foot fetish expert. Check her out on Onlyfans at PaintyToes or view her link tree to contact https://linktr.ee/PaintyToes. There are more than waffles in Belgium.

We also have local, national and global news.

Thank you to our sponsor Attorney Mark Nicholson of the Law Office of Mark Nicholson for making this podcast available. Listen or watch us on Youtube.  Or listen to us on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and other places that play fine podcasts. Or visit our blog at CircleCityNews.org.

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A young man celebrating a win while using a laptop at home

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Zendaya Discusses the Growth of MJ Throughout The Spider-Man Films

I watched the new Spider-Man movie and that it was fantastic! I highly recommend it. Here is a short Entertainment Weekly interview of Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (Zendaya) with Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon of the Spider-Man cast. They discuss how Michell Jones-Watson’s (MJ) character has grown from ‘Homecoming’ to ‘No Way Home’.

By: Attorney Mark Nicholson, from the Law Office of Mark Nicholson

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