Category Archives: Society

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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Truth Will Out

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard about the Feds raiding the gay escort advertising site Rentboy. Despite previous similar raids on sites such as MyRedBook, and the adult services sections of Craigslist and Backpage, this one … 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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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hopefully there is at least one thing in your life that you can give thanks for on Thursday. It’s a family day, but family definitely is not always determined by blood. I have a generally good relationship … Continue reading

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