On Shop Talk

@fondue with cheddar Please tell me more about why they are the best! I recently thought about buying a glass butt plug (a more horrifying combo of words!) and didn't, and am not sure if I regret it or not?

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm 1

On When You're at Singles Yoga...

There is such a thing as singles yoga? That sounds agonizing.

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm 5

On When You're at Singles Yoga...

@cherrispryte Seconded. It seems like it is, though?

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm 2

On Memories of Austen and "Pride and Prejudice"

@martinipie I was always finding unexpected bits of literature funny, which was unfortunate, because that meant I had to explain the dirty parts of Shakespeare to the class in AP English. Don't smirk when you get the dirty jokes, kids.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm 5

On Memories of Austen and "Pride and Prejudice"

I couldn't read Pride and Prejudice the first time I tried, but after Sense and Sensibility and was in Austen-love and needed more. My neighbor loaned me a lovely green, cloth-bound copy of P&P which I promptly read, re-read, got slightly damp, kept, took to college, mooned over, felt guilt over, and eventually owned for real when she said I could keep it because I clearly loved it so much.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm 1

On Memories of Austen and "Pride and Prejudice"

@Theda Baranowski Emma is allowed to make people irrationally furious. That is part of her point.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm 8

On Affection, Gift Returns, and Professors on Facebook

So, LW1, I have the same problem! But, I have been living with it, because I love my boyfriend, and want to marry him, and despite the fact that I REALLY miss making out, I have started to work out some of the reasons that kissing is less important for him. He was recently, finally, diagnosed with some high-functioning autism-spectrum disorder, which was not much of a surprise. He struggles with my need to have frequent physical affection, and sometimes he can't handle the "grosser" aspects of intimacy. It's ok! He loves me! He's getting better at meeting my needs, and I am trying to get better at not freaking out. He's getting better at understanding how hard it can be for me to not get the physicality I need sometimes, and I'm getting better at seeing when he just can't do it. Not that this is your case - because generally, yeah, I would say that it IS a bad sign - but I seem to have a case when it isn't.

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm 0

On Long Distances, "Terribleness," and the Skin-Crawly Feeling

@heyhaley Yeah, I might have had to fan myself at my desk in response to that.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm 6

On Long Distances, "Terribleness," and the Skin-Crawly Feeling

@wee_ramekin EXACTLY. A good top should respect and know that she is straight and not ok with threesomes with women, and work within those hard limits, and still be able to top just fine. It is exactly the fact that you can trust your top to do things that are good for you that makes being a submissive worthwhile. This guy is the best example of the worst dom - someone who is doing it out of selfishness and malice, to get what he wants without any concern for his partner. Ick. I think this lovely woman could find a man who is willing to dominate within her limits and actually care about her as well. This guy needs to go.

ALSO Benedict Cumberbatch OMG.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm 10

On Unreleased Celebrity Fragrances

It is indicative of my intense Cumberbatch crushing that I kind of actually really want to smell that. Wear that. Watch whatever happens around that. Sorry, am I on Tumblr? Fangirling.

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm 11