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V-V-Voom

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  What a great crowd the Killing Kittens chicks were last night. So refreshing to talk to women who are not afraid of asking questions about sex. One of the questions did throw me a bit- it was about squirting. It’s not something I’ve thought much about, although I have observed from women I’ve slept with who do it that it’s …

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Pleasure Is Political

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I suppose you’ve heard that there’s a women-only tent at the Glastonbury festival this year. I found out when I was researching my article on “The New Orgy” that comes out in the Sunday Times Style section this weekend. I thought the women-only space sounded great, until I read the exact wording of the intent behind it. The press release …

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Fancy A Date?

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Just to say, I’m doing a talk about Sex Drive, on the road to orgasm in Edinburgh on June 17. Here are the details. Apparently, I have a 2-hour slot so I hope there are windows they can open at The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street. Here’s the link. I didn’t write the words, I think the organisers did. I …

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Thank You

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I would not have been able to make this three month trans-American trip or last year’s without the help of a core of what I call my “Masturbation Fund Friends.” These are the people who put me up for free in their often space-sensitive apartments in various parts of the USA meaning that I could write and research Sex Drive …

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“I’d Kill For His Clit.”

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Here’s me on my final day in America with The Wizard: I couldn’t leave New York without paying a visit to Betty Dodson who inspired me to write Sex Drive in the first place. When I arrived, she’d just finished being filmed with Dr Juliana Morris who also did the Betty Dodson Masturbation Workshop as well as the teaching one. She …

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Big Apple Pony Patrol

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My final stop-off in New York started off well when my journo friend, Jo, took me to a night in the penthouse of a hotel by the Empire State Building. That sounds quite risqué but it wasn’t that sort of night in a penthouse. It was an evening organised by the Alaskan tourist board. Here is me and Jo when, miraculously, we …

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Spicy Maddow

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After the Emily Dickinson house in Massachusetts, Meg and Jenn and I headed up into what you call the ‘sticks’ in search of a Rachel Maddow sighting. Rachel Maddow, the newscaster is huge with American lesbians, but there’s always a bit of a Rachel Maddow/Ellen Degeneres divide. Ellen is like the shallow rock star on the west coast: While Maddow is …

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Emily Dickinson’s Meth Lab

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My Northampton, Massachusetts friends, Meg and Jenn, took me on a cultural tour of the area yesterday beginning with cider donuts. To be honest, they weren’t as good as the ones I had in LA at the Mexican shop called “Yum Yum Donuts,” but maybe that’s because I didn’t have a hangover this time. Jenn was very excited to see these: …

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Future Sex

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One of my favourite things on my travels has been to check out the State of the American Sexual Nation at various sex shops around the country. My favourite and the most friendly I have come across has to be this one in Northampton, Massachusetts called, Oh My. Here’s me and the woman who runs it, Carol Gesell. She caught …

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Peter Pan v André Gide

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At the risk of this blog seeming to be all about bus rides and donuts, here is another bus ride story. This time it’s one from Boston (Corona-Hating Town) to Northampton, Massachusetts (“Lesbianville”). I was going to stay with my friend, Meg who I met at Betty Dodson’s masturbation class three years ago. Arrival on the East coast proved a …