Hymen = Virgin Membrane
Hymen and Self-Pleasuring. Go to Page 2
Hedonetropism is an innate tendency of doing something again and again what gives pleasure, in response to pleasant stimulants.
"Those of us who deem ourselves followers of St Francis of Assisi, eagerly notice that many dog owners somehow resemble their pets and many dogs resemble their owners. The most striking common feature of the human - dog interspecies resemblance seems to be a very strong tendency to follow stimulants recognized as pleasure inducing, a propensity which may be named 'hedonetropism'. Human beings are pleasure oriented, just like dogs. But unlike the dog, the human person is capable to ascend to one of three higher branches of the Happiness Tree, which were named by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ: felix - good life, beatitudo - serving others, and sublime beatitudo - God's Love. Our closest and oldest companions - dogs will never climb up the Happiness Tree, and by their nature are limited to occupy its lowest branch, named laetus - bodily pleasure. Unfortunately, some people resemble dogs with their hedonetropic behaviour."- dr Halat
Dogs have been the best companions people have for tens of thousands of years. Human beings are pleasure oriented, just like dogs. But unlike the dog, the human person is capable to ascend to higher than bodily pleasure branch of the Happiness Tree.
What is happines?
The Roman Catholic intellectual viewpoint
The four branches of the Happiness Tree
dr Halat's illustration to the breaktrough ideas emerging from
Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom,
and the Life Issues
by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, PhD: Ignatius Press
reviewed and explained in plain English in
What is happiness?
by Christopher Kaczor, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
at Loyola Marymount University, English New Oxford Book Reviews
laetus - bodily pleasure
felix - good life
beatitudo - serving others
sublime beatitudo - God's Love