I’m taking a class on mindful parenting, and a recent passage in our assigned reading struck a serious chord. It was about the concept of “the sacred pause,” from a book called Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach. The idea is that by stopping to “become wholeheartedly present” in the current moment, you open your mind to new possibilities, “increased ability to make choices,” and creative ways to respond to the demands of life.Read More
Spoiler alert: This story has a happy ending -- a small run of limited-edition, sterling silver-plated Duets available today only for anyone seeking a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift (or a very special anytime treat)!Read More
I read Casey Johnston’s recent Ars Technica article "Flowchart: How not to design a 'woman's' tech product" with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I agree completely with her core recommendations:
- Don't make it pink.
- Don't *just* make it pretty.
- Don't dumb it down.
“Accidentally ordered sex toys to my parents’ house, need help or some comforting words.”
When I dove into the post that began with those words on the Two X Chromosomes subreddit, I expected hilarity to ensue. What emerged instead was a touching snapshot of the ways in which women, even total strangers, can come together to offer each other genuine care, concern, and support.Read More
“Hi. My name is _______, and I have sex.”
So begins each of the videos in Sex is Back, the fabulous collection of sex positive, first-person testimonials published by The Pleasure Chest, the oldest operating adult store in the U.S. and one of the first to pioneer a “shame-free” environment.