Something to Think About

by Kristie LeVangie The U.S. military announced in a news conference a while back that it had chosen two universities to help develop brain implants to help veterans who suffer from brain injuries restore their declarative memory. The universities chosen were UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania in Philly. The initiative, called Restoring Active Memory, …

Male Ego Defined By Their…? What Are We Teaching Our Boys?

    by Kristie LeVangie We preach to our daughters: “Do not allow yourself to be defined by your sexuality.” “Don’t be too promiscuous.  You won’t be taken seriously.” “Love yourself for who you are.  Accept your body and learn to love it.” “You are wonderful just the way you are.”   We openly rebel …

To Be a Great Lover: A Feminine Perspective (with excerpts of Anais Nin’s “Delta of Venus”)

by Kristie LeVangie I have been Bijou. I have been Elena. I have been a great lover. But she controlled herself with the intuitive knowledge a woman has about the tastes of the man she desires. I have done it for pleasure. You see I was just born a great lover—a personality trait innately given to …

What It Really Means to Be a Female Sex Writer

by Kristie LeVangie This article was inspired by a discussion I had with a fellow sex writer on the perceptions, rumors and issues facing women writing about sexual topics.  We are both single, both sex writers and both face relationship-establishing issues because of it. No profession is more over-glamorized than that of a sex writer.  Think …

Black Lie

by Kristie LeVangie Newton’s 3rd Law taught us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Rensis Likert trained us that any collection of responses has two opposing sentiments at either end of the continuum. And I trained my children to always look at both sides of every situation. So am I surprised when …