Category Archives: Science

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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Claudia Unplugged

My girlfriends and I are probably fairly rare in the way we communicate with each other these days. Where a lot of people in our age group text or read each other’s Facebook statuses, we call each other on the … 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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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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