I was having lunch alone in a little sushi bar downtown and overheard a conversation at the next table: Woman 1: don't go see the Russell Crowe move Noah. It is completely unrealistic Woman 2: a movie about a guy who builds a giant ark to save every species of animal in the world from … Continue reading Best overheard quote
The above article is a fantastic read! As a future parent I hope I can be so cool and collected about sex with my kids. How my parents treated my fascination with sex as a kid still affects me, sometimes I still feel like I’m doing something wrong when I have sex and I’m 22! I’ve been with my boyfriend for years and I consider him to be the one that took my virginity so by most standards I’m doing this ‘right’ but I still feel guilty about it. It’s not just weird for me because of my past rape and abuse but because, as a child, I remember getting yelled at for touching myself and exploring my body, probably because it freaked my parents out and they didn’t know what to do. I mean they probably thought their little girl was…
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I read an interesting stat recently that couples with children are twice as likely to commit adultery as couples without children (http://bit.ly/1rV38L0). I found this a little surprising, naively or romantically thinking that the responsibility to the family and the bond created by kids might suppress urges to wander. But then I looked into the … Continue reading Cheating and Kids
Have you ever had that conversation... would you rather be invisible or able to fly? I have had this discussion a few times, with friends at a dinner party or over beers. Typically, people feel that if you choose flight, this means you are free, open adventurous spirit. Wanting to be invisible, on the other … Continue reading If You Were Invisible…
I remember when I was about 25, living with a roommate in Toronto. We were walking down the street and we saw 3 teenage girls in school uniforms. He made a sexual comment and I told him he was a disgusting dirty old man. He said "just wait... it will happen to you". Fast forward … Continue reading A Bad Moment for a Dad
Kinsey had said that all of us have some combination of voyeurism and exhibitionism within us. A (completely true) story I heard recently tested the limits. Friends of ours - a couple - were at a party at a cottage. Everyone was drinking a fair bit and the conversation turned to sex - as it … Continue reading Would You Let Someone Watch?