Archived Posts from May, 2007

100 Things about Ruby

Since we’re still getting acquainted with each other, I thought I’d share more about myself. I opted for that 100 things meme that was in vogue a while back. I’m one of those people that really enjoys reading these random lists myself, so here’s one for you if you’re interested, after the jump.

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Filed under: Confessions | May 31st, 2007 Comments (3)

Silly masturbation stuff

This is how you do it, girlsSurfing the net for masturbation material can be quite entertaining. Once you get past all the sites trying to convince you that masturbation is evil and deadly, that is. Though I do find it telling that those sites are almost exclusively targeting men. Apparently Jesus wants women to masturbate any ol’ time they please. Hallelujah!

I especially got a kick out of these articles at the Landover Baptist Church site. It’s an entirely satirical site, so feel free to enjoy it. I feel entitled to my appreciation of Christian satire due to my past life as a fundamentalist. Check these out:

Innocent Kids Use Jar Jar Dolls as Masturbation Toys!

Pastor Orders Men to Only Think About Jesus While Masturbating

And then there’s masturbation 2.0: wankr!

While you’re perusing those pages, I suggest you play this song in the background. It’s a lousy recording but it’s the best I could find. And since I was also a sailor once, I couldn’t pass this one up. It’s Friggin’ in the Riggin’ by the Sex Pistols:

Filed under: Fun Links, Masturbation, Music | May 23rd, 2007 Comments (2)

Dating and blogging: a delicate mix

Rebecca Traister recently wrote an article in Nerve about how blogging ruined her dating life. The premise of her essay is that people are revealing too much of themselves in their websites and then sharing them too soon, and as a result the thrill of discovering the mysteries of a new beau has been undermined by information overload.

I sympathize with Traister’s point and think it’s a valid one. I agree that your initial contact with a potential suitor is enhanced by an element of mystery. It’s hard to make small talk on a first date if you’ve already read their unabridged autobiography on livejournal.

Traister’s point is ultimately that if you’re going to bare your soul online, you should at the very least wait until the fifth date or so to share your URL with your new love interest. Wise words, indeed. Looking back on the time period during which my dating life overlapped with blogging, I think I practiced this policy with sufficient reserve. My first blog was a photoblog, so there was no TMI factor. It was more like a gallery of my artwork, and if I liked someone well enough I would eventually share it with them.

There was one incident in which I met a fellow through an online personals ad. We met and he was very kind and sweet but he just wasn’t my type. We maintained friendly contact for a while but I never encouraged any further developments in our interaction, and I never told him about my photoblog. Imagine my surprise when he sent me an email saying, “Hey, I found your photoblog and you are SO TALENTED!!!!” He apparently had been researching some obscure subject matter which overlapped with one of my photos, and Google brought him to my site. Never underestimate the power of Google!  I wouldn’t have cared so much except his timing was terrible. I had been planning to post a photo that very day of a sexy yet tasteful nude self-portrait and now I had serious misgivings. I envisioned this guy returning to my site to see my glorious naked ass and getting all excited, maybe even hoping that I deliberately posted that photo to tempt and entice him, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

That was a minor glitch in my blogging experience and it blew over without any messy drama. I never dated anyone else who also had their own blog so I’ve never encountered the situations which Rebecca describes. As a sex blogger, I now guard my anonymity carefully. Since I’m married, I don’t have to worry about prospective suitors and when to reveal my secret double life, but I can see how this would be a delicate matter for my single colleagues. I do, however, exercise caution when outing myself to anyone in my real world existence. In fact, I’ve come to see that this can be a rather complicated business, and so far I’m erring on the side of caution.

I’ve just recently created a MySpace profile for networking purposes (and I need more friends! hint hint;) and after just a little surfing on MySpace I have to question it’s utility for me. There are some really cool folks doing cool stuff who also happen to have a MySpace profile, but that is not the epicenter of their cybersocial life. The majority of MySpace users are simply not my target audience, and if I were dating, let’s just say that I wouldn’t be searching MySpace for a partner. But that’s the upshot to this phenomenon, too. Why waste your precious time scheduling a first date with someone if their MySpace profile has already revealed their passion for Celine Dion?

I know some people actually blog almost exclusively about their dating life, an endeavor which seems rife with hazards. Have you had any weird or interesting experiences while dating as a blogger? Have you ever dated anyone with a blog that compromised your relationship? Do tell!

Filed under: Media, General | May 22nd, 2007 Comments (0)

One for the wankers

Earlier this month while doing some masturbation research, I found this page on Wikipedia: List of songs about Masturbation. I wasted no time in tracking down some of these songs to feature on this site. It was a bit of an education, too. I never knew that She Bop was about masturbation, and I’m pretty sure my parents never realized that either. Same goes for Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger. I think that one might be an example of a song that isn’t so much about masturbation, but makes a vague reference to it in one line somewhere. There are a few of those on the list. Although I noticed that the list had been culled somewhat since my first visit.  Suzy Seacell’s Me and My Vibrator was noticeably absent.

Here’s an especially fun little number from a bloke across the pond called Ivor Biggun - make sure to pronounce his name with a British accent, it’s much better that way;) And remember, masturbation is God’s great gift to us!

Filed under: Masturbation, Music | May 18th, 2007 Comments (0)

Sexy: Past and present

I found these links via Coudal Partners (yeah, I’m a geek like that) and thought I’d share them.

First, a blast from the past on Flickr: a photoset of stripper audition polaroids from the 1960s. I love all things vintage, and this photoset is pure gold, baby.

Now we must return to 2007, when technology is ubiquitous and cybersex is all the rage, and design students from the University of Dundee bring you sensual phones:

Students from the College of Art, Science and Engineering’s product design course have created six phones to support ‘intimacy and sensuality’, posted on the website of alternative mobile phone vendor phone | not phone.

Welcome to the age of digital flirtation devices! Gee, I wonder how all the poor kids are getting their freak on without technological aids? Of course, back in ‘90 when I was an angsty, horny teen we didn’t need no stinkin’ emotive light display. We had to actually talk to each other. Crazy, huh?

Filed under: Fun Links | May 17th, 2007 Comments (0)

Film Review: Shortbus

You know a movie’s going to rock when the first five minutes include male frontal nudity, penetrative sex, and a guy giving himself a blowjob. Hot damn!

Shortbus treads a fine line between porn and not-porn. Some people would consider it porn based solely on the fact that it features actual penetration. I do not consider it porn because it features an actual plot as well as a brilliant cast of well-developed characters. Whatever you want to call it, this film is about, or more accurately, a celebration of sexuality in all of its myriad manifestations. It’s got real sex, real orgasms, and some real characters. What’s not to love?

We should expect nothing less from John Cameron Mitchell, director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (which I also heartily recommend). The film centers on Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee), a sex therapist/couples counselor who is pre-orgasmic (she’s never had an orgasm). This little bit of irony provides plenty of humor throughout the film. After confessing this condition to two of her clients known as the Two Jamies (Paul Dawson and PJ DeBoy), the Jamies introduce her to the world of Shortbus - an underground lounge of fleshy revelry. At Shortbus, Sofia strikes up an unlikely friendship with a cranky dominatrix named Severin (Lindsay Beamish), who agrees to help Sofia achieve orgasm if Sofia will help her have a real human interaction.

I won’t go into the plot anymore than that, because you can find plenty more info on IMDB or the official Shortbus website. I found out that many of the characters in the film are not actors per se but real people, and that much of the film was based on improvisation. My favorite character in the entire film was Justin Bond, and so I was particularly thrilled to learn that he plays himself. He is incredibly entertaining and I love knowing that he is out there somewhere being his glorious self. He also had some of the best lines in the film, including “[Shortbus] is just like the sixties. Only with less hope.”

There are several cameos from other New York night-life personalities whom I’m not familiar with, although I did recognize Bitch (who plays herself) from Bitch and Animal.

Here’s a YouTube clip from the end of the movie where Justin Bond sings “In the End” and a marching band shows up to accompany him. The audio is a little mismatched, but it’s still fun to watch. Also, when I saw the movie I was sure the marching band must be Mucca Pazza, but it turns out that they’re the Hungry Marching Band. Who knew that there’s more than one punk rock marching band on earth?

Watch the trailer, and if you can still resist seeing this film, then you are dead to me;) I’ve added it to my Amazon wishlist and I hope to own it someday soon.

Filed under: Reviews | May 16th, 2007 Comments (3)

Sleeping with a sex blogger

So far sex blogging has been a lot of fun for me. Of course, I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into before I launched this site. I knew of the pitfalls, risks, and potential hazards and I made the choice to protect my anonymity accordingly.

But I’m beginning to wonder if I prepared my husband sufficiently for this new reality of ours. He’s been an enthusiastic supporter all along and I appreciate his encouragement. He’s also been a good sport about his blogging moniker (Steel!) which I plucked from a porn-star-name generator when I needed a pseudonym for him in a pinch.

And then, last night while we were having sex I caught myself taking mental notes when something was working particularly well and then I realized what I was doing and laughed out loud. I let him in on the joke and he chuckled. That’s when I came up with this idea:

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ThinkGeek has had these T-shirts for a while, but I think it’s time for the sex bloggers to get in on the joke in their own unique way. I’ve made them available on CafePress. There are also boxers available for the gents, although I’m afraid they’re not nearly as sexy. Enjoy!

Filed under: Confessions | May 15th, 2007 Comments (4)

Real Masturbation Stories

This site features true stories of masturbation by real people, and I must say, it’s pretty fascinating. I never knew there were so many creative ways to get yourself off. It’s quite an education, actually.

The site is divided into Male and Female masturbation stories, and each section is further divided by categorized techniques or implements. Just reading the category headings was rather educational. I encourage you to take a peek;)

And since it’s been far too long since I’ve tickled your ears, here’s a song related to this month’s theme. Stay tuned for more!

UPDATE: Music is working again. Weeeee!

Filed under: Masturbation, Music | May 10th, 2007 Comments (0)

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