desensitize


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to render less sensitive

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It was designed by a German couple who discovered PleasureAir technology, which produces incredibly fast, often multiple orgasms by leveraging a suction technique that does not desensitize the clitoris.
For most of the past year, the university's main teaching hospital has been using an advanced virtual reality program to help desensitize patients to experiences that provoke fear and anxiety.
During the early 1990s, many soldiers reported that efforts were being made during escape and evasion training to desensitize them to the idea of female soldiers being held captive.
BEE POLLEN: Many people report that their allergies improve when they take local bee pollen or honey to desensitize themselves.
Greenwood of the RAND Corporation notes, "Studies of responses to punishment suggest that initial low levels of punishment and gradual escalation desensitize subjects and make them less likely to respond.
A We speculated that perhaps the combination of these two myelin components could be used in a vaccination-like approach to desensitize the animals, causing them to switch off their immune reaction to these antigens and possibly prevent further disease damage.
Despite this, little is known concerning the nature of these materials, either in terms of allergen and antigen content or in terms of their ability to desensitize patients.
Like Brokeback, it too would serve to desensitize us to the immoral and destructive reality of what we're seeing, while fervently coaxing us into embracing that which we once shunned" (WorldNetDaily.