Picture the scene - my first taste of success as a writer. I'm sat in a fancy restaurant by which I mean there isn’t a chicken nugget in sight. My publisher sits at the head of the table. A grand dame of the…Continue
Added by Lynelle Clark on May 28, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments
See how having great sex with a Portuguese man turned me into the Girlfriend Mom over at the Huffington Post.
Added by Dani Alpert on May 20, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments
Oh the things you'll find while stalking your teen's social media accounts!
Added by Christine Moffatt on May 3, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments
Would you let your 17 or 18, or 19-year old daughter, and her boyfriend, share a bed if he slept over your house? Do you…Continue
Added by Dani Alpert on March 4, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments
A friend and a writer I greatly admire, Jennifer Cody Epstein, whose second novel, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, is out in March, asked me about writing sex in literary fiction, a topic that has come up in just about every Sackett Street workshop I’ve taught, where it is common for these literary writers to completely avoid, sometimes without…Continue
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1. Better Performance
High end sex toys have more powerful and quieter motors, which means more stimulation and better orgasms. Also, someone in the next room won't hear what you are up to! Better motors also have more speeds and settings so you have more variety. Many luxury vibrators have remote controls that make it easier to use alone or with a partner.
2. More Discreet
These adult toys don’t look like sex toys. They are discreet and erotic objects of…Continue
Added by Stacy Rybchin on February 12, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments
Growing up, my mother always told me how special it is to be a woman. I would listen, absorbing every detail she told me about loving myself and my body, and it sunk in so deeply that I didn't even realize how completely it had permeated my psyche. I grew into a confident, happy adult and, in my ignorant bliss, I had…Continue
Through the pale closed lids of my eyes, I know the morning sunlight is streaming into the room and warming three slumbering piles of cat fluff on our queen-size bed. The summer heat is still tolerable this early; the fan blows across the room, spreading a damp-feeling humidity. The dog, wedged between Dennis and me, lies with her limbs sprawled; an abrasive pad of her forefoot mashes my cheek up and over my left eye. It’s a weekend morning.
With the unobstructed eye, I squint over at…Continue
Added by Lisa Mae DeMasi on February 4, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
What It’s Like To Be A Woman Who Sells Luxury Sex Toys
Hello … my name is Stacy, and I sell luxury sex toys.
Why would a nice girl get into the sex toy business? Perhaps a better question is why wouldn’t a nice girl get into this business? After all, sex always sells.
Mothers around the world want their daughters to grow up to be doctors, lawyers and accountants. Why isn’t adult industry entrepreneurs on that…Continue
Added by Stacy Rybchin on January 10, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
It's that time of year when you try so hard to stick to your new year's resolutions: work out, eat healthy, read more or save money. Why isn't sex on this list? Either you can never have too much it, or it can always get better.
Maybe a new resolution for 2013 is to make sex a…Continue
Added by Stacy Rybchin on January 7, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments
I'm ending the year on a high note with an essay at Salon called "Is My Vibrator Ruining My Relationship?" about buying a second Hitachi Magic Wand. I know I look a bit weird in the photo below; I'm not that great at self-portraits, but it's the only photo of I have of me with a Hitachi.…
Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on December 30, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments
I’m interested in the larger issues raised when a young woman attaches herself romantically to an older man in a position of power.
True, Broadwell--who is almost 40-- isn’t so young that she flies half-fare or orders Happy Meals on a regular basis. Yet her youth captures our collective imagination because she represents the quintessential girl-who-goes-after-the-boss.
What is she (this quintessential character) going after when she goes after the idolized older man? I…
Added by regina barreca on November 14, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
After a few action-packed high-culture days in Toronto at the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs biannual conference, I arrived back in Montreal to familiar familial bedlam, co-starring my favourite…
Added by Beverly Akerman on September 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Is it just me? It seems that my ability to enjoy the moment when taking my nephew to "kid" friendly activities is being impacted by the observation of "Creepy" adults mingling through the crowds. When I say "creepy" what I really mean is sexual predators.
For example, last weekend, my husband and I took my nephew to a local amusement park. The evening started out fun and full of excitement for us all. We talked in the car all the way there about greasy food and crazy rides.…Continue
Added by Savenia Falquist on July 30, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Religion hasn’t really been a huge part of my life, yes I do believe in a higher power but I am not going to run out and join the next religious organization out there. Just recently before I published this blog entry I got a comment in my wordpress dashboard. Of someone who came across my blog and clearly is on this religious kick trying to post a prayer on in my comments. We all know that Mary Madeline rolled with Jesus and as my mother said she was washing his feet in oil, but there is…Continue
Added by Shelly Ann Black on July 19, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments
My book, published by Zero Books, Exposing Phallacy: Flashing in Contemporary Culture, is coming out in August. If anyone has a book blog or review gig and would be interested in writing a review of it in pdf format, could you please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org? It's only 74 pages long. You can read extracts at http://mybeautifulchandelier.com/exposing-phallacy/ to see if you like the sound…Continue
Added by Kate Gould on July 19, 2012 at 4:34am — No Comments
This piece was first published on Head Butler.
I was intrigued by Jillian Medoff’s stunning new novel, I Couldn’t Love You More, from the very first scene: a princess-themed birthday party in suburbia with ten shrieking,…Continue
Added by T. L. Curtis on June 15, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments
When President Obama daringly announced that he supported same sex marriage, the reaction was emphatic and divided. Millions of people cheered and generous donations flowed into his campaign. Those on the other side were outraged, accusing the president of attacking a sacred institution and mocking American values.
A sacred institution. Marriage was created, about four thousand years ago, as a means guaranteeing that a man’s children were his biological heirs. In ancient Greece…Continue
Added by Jean Ryan on May 26, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments