Monthly Archive: June 2006

Jun 30 2006

If You Believe in Bisexuals, Clap Your Hands: My Letter to Dan Savage

So a couple of months ago, Dan Savage of the sex advice column Savage Love wrote this column about bisexuals. While it did get my dander up, it was certainly a sight better than some of what he’s written about bisexuality in the past. In his own words: “I no longer believe that most bisexuals …

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Jun 25 2006

Why I Like “Harry Potter” Better than “Lord of the Rings”

I’m not arguing that “Harry Potter” is actually — in some objective sense — better than “Lord of the Rings.” (If it even makes sense to say “in some objective sense” when you’re talking about art.) I get that “Lord of the Rings” is probably Great Art, and I’m not sure that “Harry Potter” is. …

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Jun 12 2006

Dream diary, 6/12/06: Death ballooons

I dreamed that I woke up in bed with Ingrid, and there were all these balloons on the pillow next to Ingrid’s head. (The long balloon-animal kind, not the round kind.) The balloons were in a strange configuration: they were very menacing, and seemed to be spelling out some sort of magical runes. I was …

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Jun 10 2006

A Sex Writer’s Defense of Visual Porn

Words or pictures? When it comes to erotica, what turns you on? And why? For me, it’s almost always about the pictures — something I feel a little odd about, what with being a porn writer and all. The Good Vibrations magazine has just started running a photo gallery — and they’ve published my piece, …

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Jun 03 2006

Screaming Annies and Found Porn: Recent Smut and Sex Toy Reviews

It’s been a couple of months since I updated you on my Adult Friend Finder reviews. Since then, I’ve written about teasing vibrators, women’s art-bondage videos, women’s regular smut videos, found porn, and vulva education. A quick note of explanation: I’ve been writing an every-other-week column for the Adult Friend Finder magazine for a little …

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Jun 03 2006

But Maybe They Didn’t Mean “Ha-Ha” Funny: Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies of All Time

Bravo TV has just aired another of those “Top Whatever List” shows that are so ubiquitous these days. In this case, it’s the “100 Funniest Movies of All Time.” And it’s had me foaming at the mouth for a week. (The list is at the end of this post, if you want to foam for …

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