Category Archives: Beauty

On Confused Boners

I have spoken about, at some length, the idiotic idea that sexual attraction to someone outside of the small and boring box of what is considered “beautiful” or “worthy of sexual attraction” should be automatically considered lesser. This was specifically … Continue reading

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On Bigotry & Discounts

A colleague recently published a post that is full of bullshit. I won’t name her because I don’t feel like being that petty┬áright now. My main pet peeve, before I even started working as an escort, is this belief that … Continue reading

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Contempt of the Flesh

You’ve most likely heard at least some of the hubbub surrounding Lane Bryant’s new I’m No Angel ad. If nothing else, it’s one of those Cultural Moments that has spurred a lot of talk and a reflection of our values. … Continue reading

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{Voluptuous}

Note: This originally published on 8 February due to a scheduling mishap on my part.   “provocative and sexually alluring, esp. through shapeliness or fullness” That this definition fits me to a T is delightfully obvious! Voluptuous is one of … Continue reading

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The Longest Night

“Joie to you on this Longest Night!” –A Seasonal Greeting from Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart Today is the Winter Solstice, an astronomical event that inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of religious observations. Yes, including Christmas. As a follower of Nature, … 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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{Lovely}

I prefer to describe myself using this word if only because ‘beautiful’ is overused and almost borders on conceited; my opinion, obviously, feel free to disagree! Granted, all of us ladies in this little world must be boastful to an … Continue reading

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