Sometimes when you try to connect the dots in “the big picture,” the universe hands you a shiny piece of cosmic synchronicity that simply makes you smile. For example: This week, on the SexIs home front, we are ecstatic to be celebrating our One Year Anniversary with the incomparable Nina Hartley. Nina’s candor, savvy and thoughtful commentary have made Tuesdays With Nina a SexIs mainstay.
Look for a very special anniversary edition of TWN, in which our Ms. Hartley will recap the year and fill you in on things to come. Nina will also be front and center as the subject of Edenfantasys’ newest community interview this week. If you’ve ever wondered what makes this doyenne of the XXX world tick, now’s your chance to find out. To wrap things up, on Friday, we’ll be running a Best of Tuesdays With Nina retrospective.
While we prepare to blast off for Nina’s second year of bold new adventures in sex advice, Tuesday also happens to be big day | Now, that's phallic!] for the world at large, as President Obama and proponents of space travel around the globe await the much anticipated launch of the first ever privately manufactured spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, which may usher in a whole new era of 21st Century space exploration.
Of course, when I saw the picture of the Dragon rocket, having been in this business for as long as I have, what immediately sprang to mind? Dildos in Space! When I learned the manufacturer is a company called SpaceX, the permutations began to whirl. What if they changed the name to SpaceXXX, or perhaps went the NASCAR route and got a sex toy maker to sponsor the rocket? Or better yet, found a prophylactic firm to pony up for an advertising wrap in the form of a giant condom? “One small step for mankind, one giant leap for safer sex… “
And then, because I could not help myself, I typed “space dildo” into a search engine, just for the hell of it, proving yet again, that if you can think of something, there is porn of it—or in this case, porn parody.
Live long and prosper,
Also on SexIs This Week:
Monday: In Postcards from a Sex Nerd, Midori reports on a very different kind of Japanese cathouse. Monday afternoon, Cherry Trifle explores the “Déjà Vu Dating” phenomenon to try to uncover why relationship history so often repeats itself. Oh, the humanity!
Tuesday: Em & Lo offer insights into the benefits of putting your own sexual house in order before inviting guests or long-term investors to join you.
Wednesday: Sinclair Sexmith takes on the holiday season in the Big Apple. Now, as anyone who has ever braved the throngs in search of the perfect gift can tell you, there’s a reason Christmas shopping is considered a masochistic experience. For those who enjoy their pleasure laced with pain—retail or otherwise—campus correspondent Mona Fox shares a firsthand look at BDSM and bruising.
Thursday: The Bloggess juggles three cats, a live chainsaw and a flaming bust of Ludwig Von Beethoven… or not. In the afternoon, treat yourself to a bite of chocolate, as Kal Cobalt explores the enduring carnal connection between cocoa and amour for The Appetites Project.
Friday: For this installment of So What Did We Learn? with Nikol Hasler, we learn that “Porn is Good.” (Well, actually, we kinda knew that, but it’s always nice to be reminded.)