embarrassing moments / porn / weddings

My So-Called Life, Handcuff Mishaps and Girls Who Like Porn

Recently I’ve been re-watching My So Called Life and reliving my teenage yearning for Jordan Catalano. Why oh why they canceled that show, I’ll never comprehend. Anyway, I was watching the episode where Rayanne gets handcuffed to Angela’s parents’ bed and it reminded me of another embarrassing story, so I thought I’d share. Here goes. … Continue reading

porn / Sex / work

Office Sex

Are offices the new nunneries? This clip from an Alain de Botton talk has me pondering whether they are. Apparently, in 18th century French literature 98% of sex scenes are set in a nunnery or monastery. By comparison, Alain muses about whether the modern day equivalent of nookie in the house of God is office … Continue reading

men / porn / Relationships / women

He’s Just Not That Into Anyone… And She Wishes He’d Shut Up About It

This week I’ve been following the buzz surrounding Davy Rothbart’s He’s Just Not That Into Anyone in NY Mag’s Porn issue. He also appeared on The Joy Behar Show this week to talk about the same issue, which is how watching too much Internet porn can decrease one’s appetite for the real thing and cause … Continue reading

porn

Thoughts on “Hard Core”

This weekend I’ve been mulling over Natasha Vargas-Cooper’s Atlantic article: Hard Core. After multiple readings and a lengthly discussion about it with the hubby, I’m still left pondering–the sign of a great article. While I agree with many of Vargas-Cooper’s well articulated propositions, something about her tone tweaked a soft spot of mine. Initially, I didn’t … Continue reading