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An iconic masturbation scene from "Girls" Masturbation, from the Latin mas and turbate. Mas meaning hand and turbate meaning to stir-up. So, the word masturbate literally means to stir yourself up with your hand. The word chronic means constant and habitual, continuing for years, having a long habit or disease.I have been stirring my myself up with my hand chronically for the last 45 years. It started off as an itch that could not be scratched into submission. It was never ending; day in and day out. Rub, rub, and more rubbing. I kneaded...
With the premiere of the new song "Eden," singer-songwriter Alexa Wilding is providing us with the melodic track we need to push through the day we thought was Friday but turns out is Thursday. "Eden" is the first single off Wolves, Alexa's third album to be released on Tiny Prism Records, due out in September 2016. Co-produced with Tom Beaujour, the bones of the album were recorded live in just one day, with Tim Foljahn on lead guitar, Jeremy Wilms on bass and Brian Kantor...
If you haven’t heard what’s going on in North Carolina yet, get your torches and pitchforks ready, because it’s a dooooooozy.It all began when the city of Charlotte, NC passed an anti-discrimination ordinance, set to go into effect on April 1st, that would include “sexual orientation and gender identity” under the umbrella of the city’s anti-discrimination law. Specifically, the anti-discrimination bill would allow transgender folks to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. Sounds great! Ya with me so far? Good. In response to this,...
In the '90s, Kathleen Hanna and the riot grrrl community reclaimed the word “slut” and started a movement. And herbalist Liz Migliorelli, who named her apothecary Sister Spinster, is doing the same for that maligned term for single dames. “It’s about honoring spinsterhood, which gets this bad rap because of stereotypes casting unmarried women as grouchy and mean,” she says, “but it’s a much older word.” In fact, Migliorelli says, the term once referred to the women who practiced holistic methods of healing long before...
You may have heard that a truly enlightened person doesn't go around telling people they're truly enlightened. I've found the same to be true with men who describe themselves as old school gentlemen. I'm a modern, single woman who can change a tire, fix a leaky faucet, etc., but I do find it charming when a fella I'm dating opens doors for me, walks on the curbside, sends flowers. I open doors for everyone: men, women, children, pets, robots....you get the idea. I just think it's a nice thing to...