Tuesday, June 29

JH asked about my favorite book or books. Now that's a tough one. I've been a voracious reader ever since I learned how to read when I was 4. I read an average of 2 books a week now, and when I was younger that number was even higher. If I do the math, I'd can come up with a conservative estimate of over 3,000 books so far. It's quite tough to pick out a favorite or even a few favorites from that number. I've read quite a bit of the Classics. I've read a lot of modern fiction. I find history fascinating, as well as psychology, sociology and philosophy. I rarely read anything you'd find in a supermarket (although tell that to my grandmother, who still gives me brown bags of Jackie Collins novels and the like whenever she gets a chance. I donate them to the old folks home around the corner.)

Will a list of the last month or so's worth of books do?

  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

  • The Pornographer's Poem by Michael Turner

  • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

  • Set This House in Order by Matt Ruff

  • Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott

  • Like the Red Panda by Andrea Seigel

  • Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

  • Wonder When You'll Miss Me by Amanda Davis

  • Why I'm Like This by Cynthia Kaplan

  • Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century by Jonathan Glover

And now on to sexier topics.

A comment by RP got me thinking about the whole sexually stoic thing. I guess I just don't understand it much, myself. I wonder if if stems from early sexual experiences taking place somewhere where it was necessary to be as quiet as possible and then that just becomes the norm? For me, when I don't hear a peep from the man I'm with, I start to worry that I'm not doing something right. (Can you say performance anxiety?) On the other hand, too much hootin' and hollerin' just seems theatrical and forced. I've found a correlation in that the less silent a man is during sex, the more likely he is to be able to discuss sex in general with me which ends up translating into better sex between us overall.

I want one of these glass dildos. Too bad they're ridiculously expensive.

The Other Laura mentioned something called Nipple Butter in one of her recent posts and it got me all curious as to what it was. She sweetly emailed me and gave me some more info and then I did a search on it and found mostly stuff that seems to be for nursing women to put on their nips to prevent them from becoming sore and cracked. But she said it was minty stuff, so I found this other stuff called Climax Nipple Gel. Has anyone else had any experience with this stuff? Certainly seems like it'd be fun to me.