Saturday, November 04, 2006

Update Like Woah

Wow, it's been ages. I can't remember the last time I went this long between posts.

I spent the last 5 days in Northampton. I was visiting a friend for his birthday, and since I was in town I arranged to have coffee/lunch/dinner/drinks with Smithies galore. I also managed to spend a lot of time sitting in my favorite coffee shop reading. I feel totally refreshed and ready to take on the world (or at least the job applications I've been putting off).

I love the fact that a certain amount of sex-positivity is taken for granted in Northampton. At Monday night's birthday celebration, between conversations about the social politics of stripping and the book The Ethical Slut, a friend asked a question about HPV. I turned to two other friends to see if they knew the answer more specifically. The topic quickly turned to the HPV vaccine, and something beautiful happened. What had been a 4-person conversation suddenly encompassed the entire party, and there we were: 12 of us, different ages, vastly different interests, all discussing Gardasil over drinks. Is it any wonder that I miss the Pioneer Valley?

There's so much I want to write about! SAME SEX [not just gay] marriage in New Jersey, Andrea Dworkin and anti-porn feminism, dressing in girl-drag, people who should be in porn, women (especially lesbians) as vampires, and sex... lord, for the first time in a long time, I really just want to write about sex. Not sure how much of that I'll post here, though.

Unfortunately, all of that will have to wait, because tonight I have to write about anal toys for the store's website. Rough, huh?


Kate said...

That birthday party was a good night, and I too thought it was awesome that so many people were talking about Gardasil. Of course, you get more than two PSE-ers together and the conversation will inevitably be dominated by some aspect of sex.

I miss you at Smith. It was so good to see you.

Anonymous said...

I like that it was a co-ed group talking about Gardasil, and not just ladies. That makes a huge difference.

Also- SAME SEX MARRIAGE. It's not just for the "gay," and you, my dear dear queer, should remember that.

Done harassing you. It was nice to see you. Come back soon.


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