Monthly Archives: October 2014

My Favorite Things: Halloween Edition

As you read this, I’m on my way to Los Angeles for the holiday to attend the West Hollywood Halloween party! Very excited about this! Halloween/Samhain and El Dia de los Muertos are the holidays I enjoy the most. I … Continue reading

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In this episode, science gives a technical explanation for why humans (and other primates) kiss. That is, if you really need that technical explanation. For me, the simple fact that a (good) kiss feels incredible. It’s foreplay, helping to build erotic … Continue reading

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Dancing the Paphian Jig

Mental Floss published an article, 31 Adorable Slang Terms for Sexual Intercourse From the Last 600 Years,  some months ago about old-timey names for having sex. We humans clearly love our euphemisms for anything having to do with sex. While … Continue reading

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To grow old gracefully

I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can. -Rita Mae Brown I love books, the physicality of the book. Holding a book and reading from it is one of my favorite sensual … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

I’ll tell you right now, this isn’t about the demimonde. So feel free to check out now if that’s your only interest. I’ve had an article saved on my desktop for almost a year now, always meaning to write about … Continue reading

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