What was Your Sexual Awakening?

Back in October, Michele Schalin, owner of Little Shop of O’s, shared her story of her sexual awakening before a crowd at Bedpost Confessions. Bedpost Confessions is a monthly sex storytelling event in Austin, Texas. After listening to the podcast, someone (okay, it was me) suggested that she ask others to share their stories of sexual awakening. The stories came pouring in. No two stories are the same. They’re all interesting and inspirational.

You can listen to Michele’s Bedpost Confessions podcast here. Other stories worth checking out include How Erotica Saved My Marriage by Christina Harding, I am Mistress Vivian, I am a Dominatrix by Sandra LaMorgese, Ph.D., I Found Myself in an Orgasm and I am Submissive, Hear Me Roar by Kayla Lords, and She Changed Me More Than She Ever Knew by an anonymous male sex blogger.

How Far Should Sleeping Together Go?

Is there an obligation to sleep with a partner after sex? Some enjoy the intimacy of touch and warmth of their lover’s body. Some feel the need to actually sleep without someone snoring, stealing the covers, or getting up in the middle of the night. Should sleeping together be an expectation or should it be a right to have a mutual, workable agreement? Erica Jagger of A Sexy Woman of a Certain Age has her thoughts on this topic.

The Rules of Casual Sex

It may seem like an antithesis to have rules about casual sex. In practice, having a mutual understanding about how you play the friends with benefits game can make your arrangement and hook ups much more carefree and enjoyable. Like any relationship, assuming that the other person knows what you have in mind or treating your partner casually always ends up being a bad thing, so says Jo Ellen Notte (AKA the Redhead Bedhead).

Topless Winter (and Year-Round) Fun

The idea of a topless snowball fight with your besties or your lover may sound fun and appealing to you; that is, at least, until the cold or how you feel about your body becomes an issue. When it’s the latter, how does that affect your overall happiness, how you enjoy sex, or your sexuality? It’s something that Girl on the Net pondered in a recent post.

Cats & Sex

Some say that the Internet is all about porn and sex. There are others who say that cats dominate the web. So, what about cats and sex? I just couldn’t pass up Jillian Boyd’s blog post, How to Tell if Your Cat Wants to Sabotage Your Sex Life, in Lady Laid Bare. Even for those who don’t find cat memes, videos, and stories entertaining, this post is full of brilliant laughs especially this observation: Your cat’s appetite suddenly and inexplicably develops a remarkable sense of timing. This results in your cat feeling the need to soundtrack the naked kissing and cuddling you so desperately needed with a concerto of very terse meows from behind the safety of the closed door. Your cat knows that to shut it up, you have no other choice but to pause what you’re doing and tend to its needs. If you do not immediately do this, your cat will meow even louder because it is now judging you.

BDSM & the Law

Laws about BDSM vary around the world. However, in the UK if you go to the ER after a scene gone wrong and if hospital staff calls the police, guess who gets arrested? Even if the scene was consensual between both people and no charges are filed by either party, either person involved can be arrested. It’s a law that Billierosie gives her 2 cents on in her post BDSM & the Law. She also gives some valuable resources to check out about BDSM laws in the UK and in other places. It’s a good idea to double-check the laws on BDSM in your community while you’re at it.

Not All Male Orgasms are the Same

To say that not all orgasms are the same or to pit one kind of orgasm against another are kind of a "Yeah, duh..." statement. Ryan at Fuckblogging came up with a rather interesting rating scale for all kinds of male orgasms. So, why rate orgasms in the first place? Because some are more outstanding than others even if they’re not the blow-the-lid-off-your-penis kind.

Oh, the Irony!

Not since Meet the Parents have there been so many snickers about the name Gaylord. In this real-life incident, a supposed anti-gay pastor by the name of Gaylard Williams got arrested for allegedly touching a man on the genitals and soliciting him for oral sex in a state park in Kentucky. Not that soliciting for sex from an unsuspecting person is funny, but the way Uproxx included a video from a Louisville TV news program that kept its reporting on the straight and narrow is priceless. So is catching one red-handed "he who doth protest too much" especially with a name like Gaylard.