Repost: Peep-ology: The Science and Art of Sugar-coated Marshmallow

It's almost Easter. That means it's hunting season at local grocery stores for those sweet, sweet creatures called Peeps. You know that marshmallow goodness shaped vaguely like baby chickens and smothered in neon-colored sugar crystals. To check out the manufacturing process of these sweet little guys and gals, check out this Chicago Tribune slide show. Not …

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The Great Bender

Ex-lovers never truly leave us. A song, a scent, a turn of phrase-- can take us back in time and stir emotions forced dormant to save her own sanities.  What about our past makes it a familiar place to wallow? For memories will soon rush too of the sullen times-- the sophistry, the conniving nature …

Asexuality

Last week I had a conversation with an asexual person, and it has completely blown my mind. Often in an effort to understand a particular perspective, I like to put myself in someone else's shoes.  So all week I tried to imagine a world with no erotic impulse. I really did. I wanted to understand …

Pondering Cupid

by Kristie LeVangie I’m plagued today with the idea of Cupid.  I recently went for a walk through the local art museum.  I became entranced with the artful depictions of this little weapon-yielding, winged, naked baby put in charge of such a monumental thing as Love. Each Renaissance-period oil-soaked canvas shows an angelic toddler with tiny …

Repost: She Feels My Pain: The Unglamorous Life of the Sex Blogger

I write about it all the time...how being a sex blogger can cramp your dating life, tarnish your reputation, dominate your conversations, and lead to a whole plethora of issues with self-esteem. So I was relieved a few years ago when I found an excerpt from another sex blogger voicing similar thoughts, Charlotte.  She wrote …

Food for Fodder

by Kristie LeVangie My first exposure to food and sex was in the movie, 9 1/2 weeks. The scene where he blindfolds her and they sit in front of the refrigerator as he feeds her was my first foray into the erotic nature of foods.  Leftovers, quite frankly, never looked so good. I had my first experience with and …