At the link below Claire Divino has written a piece a lot of you may well identify with and relate to as I did.
I have been trying to put paragraphs together like this for years now but in the finest traditions of writing, the words only come when they want to.
“We Are NOT Monogamous by Nature” by Claire Divino https://link.medium.com/4PKz5s2oz9
From my point of view, this is a great lead into a post that I have written which I will drop IDC.
But if reading this whets your whistle, please head over to Medium and soak a while in this and so many other posts of beauty written by people who, like I do, care about the big picture that encompasses our humanity.
Remember though, Medium is a paid site so you will need a sub if you want to indulge regularly like I do.
p.s. Just one fix at a time though please!
A quick and easy to read article about Paul Dalgarno’s new book on polyamory.
If you are interested in polyamory, this article will be a good read and introduction to a very worthwhile way of leading a life.
I havent read his book but will in due course (and review it) as there is always more to learn and ruminate on when it comes to human relationships.
True, it isnt for everyone, but I feel that in certain individuals it was meant to be.
Check out Paul’s article here;
And if you want to read more, there are a few books that I have read and reviewed on this blog which will certainly enlighten and educate you further depending on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.
Am a bit off my game of late. COVID-19 has it well and truly engaged it in self-preservation mode.
Came across this tonight though and dug it.
It’s a well written piece on the beauty that is the written word in the erotic form.
I am all for expanding ones mind when it comes to our sexual selves.
And I clearly am a fan of all the wonderful women on Medium who are filling this space with their beautiful writing on all manner of subjects inside the space that is our human sexuality.
So please, click the link and have a read. If you dig this as I did please come back and comment.
Note: Medium is a paid site and I have my own subscription to read these stories.
“Why Erotica Will Free Your Mind” by Amber Cezanne https://link.medium.com/EdAYFIdR98
This article popped up on my Medium feed today and I am glad it did.
“What Makes a Woman Great in Bed?” by Kim Petersen https://link.medium.com/81FFRttR17
Kim has written a great article here.
What did I like about it you may be asking?
I liked that she spoke truths about women which are some that when added with other concerns can over floweth thine relationship cup.
And dont get me wrong I clearly get that women are only half of the equation. Men certainly contribute their own special blend of shite that also adds fuel to the fires that breakout in relationships, some of which can be extinguished, and other’s not.
Please have a look noting that Medium is a paid subscription.
Thus you will need to contribute to read articles like this and many others that I have found brilliant.
If this doesnt say to you in 2020 that we, after all the progress over the last 40 years, have a ways to travel yet on equality, then I’m sorry…,
You havent been paying attention.
If you have checked out any of my previous posts of late, you will surely sense a theme. Women writing about sexuality on Medium.
For me it’s fresh. I have read a little before but this is the first time that it’s been so widely available.
It’s so good to read other opinions when 5 or more years ago I was struggling to find said content to balance this blog out.
Seriously, please do yourself a favour and head over there.
You will grow a few neurons and more than likely find something that will bring forth the wondrous warmth of arousal.
What more can you ask?
Medium is a paid site so you can’t read it without subscribing. I would contend though, that the few bucks it will cost you to subscribe to read genius like this is very much worth it.
p.s. I am not paid or do in anyway receive anything for these plugs.
It’s that bloody good!
And about bloody time…
Hi all BTW,
For the longest time I have thought that more needs to be done in this area of human sexuality.
I mean, surely you have seen the parade of men and a few women over the past decade whom have had their lives and careers ruined after being found GUILTY of sexual harassment?
And if you joined the dots at that time, did you talk about this epidemic with anyone?
I am guessing, probs not?
It’s a male thing mostly and men mostly don’t talk about their sexuality to other men.
And women don’t talk to men etc. etc.
And around we go again. Line em up!
What Stephen offers here is the solution.
And it’s pretty simple and if we could collectively pull our heads out of our arses, we might be able to pull together pretty quickly and solve this one so men & women could put this issue that refuses to die behind them.
But we won’t. Not for a long while anyway for a number of reasons I won’t bore you with, suffice to say there is a solution and it starts when you read this post at the link.
Medium is a paid site so you can’t read this without joining but as I have mentioned a number of times, it will be worth a few bucks just to read genius like this.
“As A Sex Therapist, I Can Tell You You’re Asking The Wrong Question About Sexual Harassment” by Steven Ing https://link.medium.com/jjw07gXNy6
Matilda is yet another of the many talented female writers on Medium breaking human sexuality into chewable chunks of mind blowing goodness.
But as I have mentioned previously and will always mention when reposting excellent writing, it will cost you to sup from the Medium well.
For mine, that small investment is a wise one for all the many benefits that reading brings not to mention supporting writers to grow their skillset which only benefits us all later on down the track.
This one’s another gem. If you have wondered what all the fuss is about here tis.
“What Actually is Pegging?” by Matilda Swinney https://link.medium.com/MF1BJZinw6
Still absolutely loving Medium. There are so many wonderfully written articles on there, I feel bombarded with choice.
As for my love of the complex construct that is human sexuality, there’s a few writers on Medium whose writing I absolutely love and which gravitates with me usually after just a couple of sentences.
This article is another one. Yael writes about female sexual energy and how it is similar but also very different to male sexual energy.
I have experienced this many times over the years and frankly still can’t manage to find consensus with it.
“What It Means When a Woman Says She Has a High Sex Drive” by Yael Wolfe https://link.medium.com/kQA3NQ2qZ5
But “It is, what it is” and so whilst this gender difference confounds and frustrates me I am slowly getting to a point where I no longer care and as such prefer to gravitate as a mandate to some quiet time with the Fleshlight and good lube.
Anyway, please consider clicking the link and maybe subscribing to this excellent site chock full of anything and everything you have ever wanted to know more about.
I will be a Medium subscriber for sometime to come I feel.
Another great Medium post for y’all.
Christine pretty much nails the confusion I feel in wanting but never finding or accessing regular healthy sex.
I read something like this many years ago. A woman was prescribed Testosterone to help her with a medical condition and not long after taking it started to feel what I and most if not all other men feel on a daily basis.
I really wish I had kept that article and additionally would love if kids were taught this fact in school.
It might also actually help us reverse the selection she mentions that has women still striving for equality as I write this and whom are likely to be on that road for sometime to come yet.
Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if they do this already in Iceland. See my post “Iceland, I Love You (even more now)!” for further reading.
Anyway, I hope you have a read of Christine’s post and it helps you understand the dance we all cut a merry little jig too a little more.
“Why Do Men Want to Have Sex With Women?” by Christine Stevens https://link.medium.com/rXEwgGNnP5
I have found some really great articles on Medium, one or two which I have already shared and now this one which I really enjoyed also.
It’s a subscription site so I apologise in advance for slinging you something that you may not be able to read without a subscription, but I wouldn’t do it unless they weren’t great and well written articles.
“Why Sex With a 50 Year Old Was The Best Sex I’ve Ever Had” by Matilda Swinney https://link.medium.com/LrBZwwXuF5
This one is different to the last but with a similar theme of the older male using his experience in sexual situations to the benefit of both parties.
Anyway, I hope you get a kick out of this one and maybe learn something from what I consider another great Medium article.
Rest assured I will share more over the coming months.
I really enjoyed this article.
It connected with me like nothing ever has in this space.
BDSM is something that doesn’t fit with my personality but maybe I need to find some consensus with it going forward?
“The Ultimate Threesome is All in the Mind” by Steve Halsall https://link.medium.com/kqsscuFwv5
Please have a read and I hope it takes you on a similar journey too.
Be thoughtful peeps and the good lovin will flow.
Polyamory ain’t dead yet. Yeehaw!
My great hope is that over time it will find it’s place within society as a viable relationship option for those that value honesty and integrity in their partners.
And I think it will as women slowly become true equals within society and the patriarchy is pushed back into a place that sees it enhancing our species rather than seeking to control it.
Anyhoo, have a read of the article below and hit me up with a comment if you have thoughts you want to share.
Till then though.
Keep living & loving (yourself only at this time please).
About the closest I have been to polygamy is that TV show “Big Love” from the US that SBS Australia showed many years ago.
I can’t remember watching more than one series but I think I watched enough at the time to get a feel for how their particular household worked.
The adult male had three wives under one roof if I remember correctly and via a roster system, spent time with each of them equally.
I remember thinking that there was some good attributes to this sort of arrangement but I also saw enough drawbacks to make me, in an overall sense think this type of relationship wasn’t ideal.
BTW, my opinion is still completely subjective as I haven’t lived like this nor know anyone who has.
Anyway, getting back to the title of this post (via Guardian Australia) after having read the article, with a few more years under the belt and very much taking into account my poor understanding of this relationship style I think it is good thing that polygamy is finally being decriminalised.
Please read of the article (it’s a really good read) at the link as it has three different perspectives that are all interesting in their own way.
My take from reading the above is that I think decriminalisation has to be tried on for size and given time to breathe and settle so it can be fully assessed as to it’s suitability within society.
Secretly I hope it thrives as I am strongly of the opinion that one size doesn’t fit all and that’s why I look forward to watching this space with interest to see what happens next.
This is a really good read and it has frankly made my night.
I have seen polyamory rise up from nothing in Australia and then seemingly slowly die off as various organisations folded.
This article proves the fear mongers wrong and I hope we see a resurgence one day.
What I love most about this article is that which attracted me to polyamory all those years ago when I first turned the pages of The Ethical Slut.
But that is me and both you and I dear reader are very different people. We all have different views and different life experiences that make us the people we are.
‘There’s zero evidence that it’s worse for children’: parenting in a polyamorous relationship
Anyway, have a read and if a comment crosses your mind, you know the drill.