Category Archives: The Arts

{Truthiness}

Even though Stephen Colbert is the most recent and famous user of this word, and his unique definition of it (heh), it’s been in the dictionary for over a century. Personally, I’m trying to avoid using the word “authentic” or … Continue reading

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{Provocative}

This goes along with being extraordinary and niche. Existing outside of certain, comfortable boxes is sure to rouse someone’s ire. Indeed, being an intelligent and unabashedly sexual woman has provoked negative reaction from some quarters. I dare to stand out. … 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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Art of Decadence

An argument has been put forth in the art magazine Hyperallergic, to view performance art of the nightlife, experienced in bars, discotheques, lounges, and the like, as genuine fine art. Certainly, this has been true in sex work for centuries, … Continue reading

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Art and Sex

Nothing makes me happier than art and sex, well besides a delicious meal with champagne, and when the two come together, oh I hear the angels singing. There is a new anniversary printing of a book written by art historian … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun

I visited a museum today, here in my new city. Since I’ve been here, it is my fifth visit. I absolutely adore it. I’m not sure how it compares is square footage with the Art Institute in Chicago, it is … Continue reading

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Savory Seductions

Sensualists understand the importance of food for a voluptuary experience. Food and sex share much of the same vocabulary, emotions, and negative prohibitions from those afraid of both. As a Professional Companion, sharing a meal with a client is much … Continue reading

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