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January 29, 2007

Eat Your Way To A Good Night's Sleep

In my opinion, getting a good night's sleep can only improve your sex life. Here is a list of the top ten foods for a good night's sleep: bananas, chamomile tea, warm milk, turkey, honey, potatoes, oatmeal, almonds, flaxseeds, and whole-wheat bread. Turkey has the infamous tryptophan in it. I believe that milk also has it. I like to have a cup of chamomile tea or Sleepytime tea before I go to bed at night.

Posted on January 29, 2007 at 01:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

I Am James Tiptree

I am:
James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon)
In the 1970s she was perhaps the most memorable, and one of the most popular, short story writers.  Her real life was as fantastic as her fiction.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Posted on January 29, 2007 at 09:18 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Celery Is An Aphrodisiac?

Celery as an aphrodisiac is new to me. I can't stand celery. I do like it in soups, but only if it's wrapped in cheesecloth and removed once cooked. I like the flavor, but not the vegetable.

Apparently, celery is an aphrodisiac, according to this article. The article stated that "a cluster of celery stems was traditionally hung above the bed of newlyweds on the first marital night. The plant was believed to act as a powerful erotic stimulant."

Learn something new every day.

It named different foods, many of which I expected to see, such as chocolate and ginseng. Some essential oils that enhance an erotic mood were also mentioned. Those oils include bergamot, rose, and sandlewood. Sandlewood has long been known as an oil of love and lust. Bergamot is in one of my favorite teas, Earl Grey. Does that make Earl Grey tea an aphrodisiac?

Posted on January 29, 2007 at 09:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

New York To Launch Official City Condom

I'm glad to see New York city is getting innovative about reducing STDs and AIDS. This is a very novel approach.

New York already promotes condoms:

New York is already a big player in the condom market. The city hands out 1.5 million free condoms each month, or about 18 million a year. Hundreds of organizations get free condoms from the city and distribute them at various locations, including health clinics and advocacy groups, bars, restaurants, nail salons, nightclubs and even prisons.

By comparison, the Los Angeles County health department gives out just over a million condoms per year, according to Peter Kerndt, director of the department's STD program. In Los Angeles, health and advocacy organizations request and then restribute condoms, and individuals can order up to 10 at a time by calling a hot line.

New York negotiated a deal with the maker of the Lifestyles brand for 4 cents per condom, putting the expense to the city at just $720,000 annually, according to health officials.

I wonder what the final design will be? A design based on the New York subway system has been proposed.

Posted on January 29, 2007 at 08:46 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sex Quotes

I'm heading for the health club in a couple of hours. I like working out for an hour every Monday through Thursday. I end up with lots of energy - and one hell of an appetite. When I did crew work for movies, stage, and concerts, the hard work made me very hungry. I guess that's normal.

A publisher wants to see my entire novel. I'm so excited! I'll know by the end of February if they want to publish my book. I won't get rich, but I'll have a book out there. I handed in two stories and an article late last week, so I have to follow them up to make sure they get published.

I thought for fun that I would post some amusing sex quotes.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. - Abraham Lincoln

Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast. - Woody Allen

Sex on television can't hurt you unless you fall off. - Author Unknown

Be naughty - save Santa a trip. - Author Unknown

Sex.  In America an obsession.  In other parts of the world a fact. - Marlene Dietrich

Tell him I've been too fucking busy - or vice versa. - Dorothy Parker

Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands. - Jayne Mansfield

Sex is God's joke on human beings. - Bette Davis

Flies spread disease - keep yours zipped. - Author Unknown

It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses. - Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Mae West deserves her own category:

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of. - Mae West

A hard man is good to find. - Mae West

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. - Mae West

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises. - Mae West

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. - Mae West

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. - Mae West

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better. - Mae West

I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it. - Mae West

Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you. - Mae West

When women go wrong, men go right after them. - Mae West

I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. - Mae West

Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand. - Mae West

Sex is emotion in motion. - Mae West

He who hesitates is a damned fool. - Mae West

Posted on January 29, 2007 at 08:38 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

January 25, 2007

We Don't Need No Steenking Sponges!

Note to anyone who decides to microwave your kitchen sponges to kill germs on them: make sure they are wet first. Scientist experimented found that you can disinfect kitchen sponges if you place them in the microwave for two minutes at high power. More than a few people tried this experiment, only to see their sponges catch on fire.

They are supposed to be wet when you put them in the microwave.

One guy wrote to a news organization to say that not only did his sponge catch on fire, it put out a lot of smoke and made the house smell like a burned tire for several hours, even with the windows open.

I just wanted to make sure that if anyone wants to disinfect their kitchen sponges in the microwave, make sure the sponges are wet. Two minutes at high power in the microwave should do it. Be careful pulling the sponge out of the microwave, because it will be hot.

Posted on January 25, 2007 at 07:24 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

January 24, 2007

The Top Sexiest Legs In Hollywood

Do sexy legs turn you on? Make sure to check out Top Ten Sexiest Legs In Hollywood. Charlise Theron is at the top of the list.

Many people complain about too thin women being promoted as sexy. Eva Longoria, who is number ten on this Sexiest Legs web site, has long been criticized for being too thin. While I agree that I would like to see curvier, more natural looking women get their share of attention for being beautiful, I don't think that the thinner actresses are necessarily anorectic. Some of them are, but others are naturally thin. What I'd like to see is a balance between thin women and curvier, heavier women. For instance, I thought that Elle Macpherson looked sexier in the movie "Sirens", when she put on some weight for the movie. I thought she looked sexier than she did when she was thinner and modeled.

Which actresses on this list do you find sexy? Are there some you think are too thin?

Posted on January 24, 2007 at 02:47 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Is This A Rabbit Or Half A Pair Of Bedroom Slippers?

This rabbit looks like my cat Beowulf. Note the resemblance.

This is Beowulf:


This is an Angora rabbit:


Either there is some rabbit in my cat, or there is some cat in that rabbit. Either way, they are both very fuzzy.

Posted on January 24, 2007 at 10:55 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Being Rich Gets You Better Sex

I'm not surprised that wealth leads to a better sex life. When you're wealthy, you aren't worried about mundane things like making sure the rent or mortgage is paid, having enough food to eat, making sure the electricity doesn't get turned off when it's 20 degrees outside, and other unimportant distractions.

A survey by Prince & Associates found that "70% of today’s multimillionaires said being wealthy gave them “better sex." A majority also said wealth gave them “more adventurous and exotic” sex lives." The findings for women were interesting: "The survey’s most-surprising findings relate to the impact that money has on the sex lives of women. More than 80% of both the men and women surveyed were married, although the women’s wealth was independent of their husbands’. Among the respondents, nearly three-quarters of the women surveyed (about 150) said they’d had affairs, compared to about 50% of the men. While the male numbers are in keeping with findings for the broader American population, the figure for women is almost twice as high as the national average, according to sex researchers. (More than half of all the men and women surveyed had been divorced at least once.)"

"Better sex" meant different things to men and women. For men, "better sex" meant more frequent sex with more partners. For women, "better sex" meant "higher quality" sex.

Women were also more likely than men to be members of the "Mile High Club", referring to having sex on an airplane.

Wealth does away with many of life's stressos, in particular financial stressors, so it's not surprising that wealth may lead to a better sex life. Correlation does not equal causation, though. How you manage your wealth matters a great deal. I suppose it's all relative in the end. However, having the money to live comfortably does go a long way to improving your mood for sex.

Posted on January 24, 2007 at 10:35 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

January 23, 2007

"I Love You - Now Let Me Hit It"

I've seen it in movies, but now it's a Canadian survey. Apparently the idea of telling someone "I love you" really is sometimes used as an excuse to get some nookie. Okay, so it's the Harlequin Romance Report. Not exactly a study by the CDC, but still amusing.

According to Harlequin's survey, "fully 58 per cent of men and 41 per cent of women have dropped an "I love you" solely in the hopes it would lead to sex." The survey also found that "71 per cent of women have bought lingerie or sex toys for the same reason."

The age of the Internet has also contributed to sex and games. Check this out:

"Nearly half of all Canucks have sent at least one sexually explicit e-mail, text message or instant message. And when things went bad, 12 per cent of men and 17 per cent of women say they snuffed the relationship using the same electronic means. About one in three men confessed to having had a "cyber affair," defined by the survey as a sexually explicit conversation or video/photo exchange with someone other than a significant other."

I didn't know that people broke up via texting or e-mail. That's a new one to me.

While the survey isn't scientific, the findings are still interesting. Food for thought.

Posted on January 23, 2007 at 01:32 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)