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Do Foods Really Turn Us On?

On Mondays one of our local restaurants serves raw oysters for a dollar each. Last Monday the bar was packed with men who appeared to be in their 50s and older. I wondered if they were there for the camaraderie and world cup soccer or the rejuvenating power of oysters? Several articles floated through my …

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Kinky Sex = Better Mental Health?

A new study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 902 people who practice “kinky sex”, i.e.,  BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) and 432 people who practice “vanilla sex” (no kink involved) and discovered that the BDSM group scored higher on indicators of mental health! Which made me wonder if my husband Henry and I …

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Lube the One You’re With

I remember the moment like it was yesterday. I’d gone into my college boyfriend’s parents’ bedroom in search of Kleenex when I noticed something on their night table that shocked and embarrassed me so much it sent me pelting for the exit. Was it a dismembered arm? A dime-bag of Bolivian White? A shrunken skull on …

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