In other news, research into sheep sexuality has revealed that 8% of rams are homosexual, and another 8% of ewes appear to be asexual (although since ewes demonstrate sexual readiness by keeping still, who's to say?). The homo-rams have been found to have smaller hypothalamus glands, even while still in utero. Researchers found that by increasing the amount of hormones the rams were recieving, they could be induced to mate with ewes. While this makes good business sense to the farmers who otherwise lose out on 8% of their sires, some gay-rights activists (including, apparently, Martina Navratilova) worry that the studying of "fixing" gay sheep may lead down a slippery slope. On the other hand, the research has proven that homosexuality, at least in sheep, is natural. I like what the author of this article had to say on the subject:
Yes, like Navratilova, I fear the consequences of moves to abort or "cure" gay people - but I cannot fear greater knowledge of the biology of human sexuality. We cannot ringfence whole areas from biological investigation because we might not like what we hear, or because lunatics might misuse it. These experiments - and our scientific understanding - must roll on. It's up to us to create the political circumstances in which they will not be abused.
To the person who Jolted my blog, thanks! And welcome, Jolters. Also, because these seem to come up a lot in searches: As far as I know there are no health risks associated with warming lube, other than the possibility of allergy. And I've never heard of any problems associated with using it during pregnancy, although it wouldn't hurt to ask a doctor. And for pornotube alternatives, although I'm not endorsing these sites, try slutaddicts.com or xtube.com.
And now, a personal update: I've been living in Northampton for a few weeks, with a brief sojurn back to the Berkshires for the holidays. I'm ready for my next advenure, but to where? I've narrowed it down: at the end of this month, I am moving to Washington DC, or to San Francisco. I've got a set of pros & cons lists a mile long and I'm no nearer a decision. San Francisco is the bigger risk, but the size of the sex-positive population there (as well as the presence of two of my close friends) makes it an exciting possibility. Meanwhile, DC feels like conquored territory in some ways (mostly in that I know I can get around and find a job there). But my interests, skills and background are a little less dime-a-dozen there, and I have a support network and some very interesting friends in DC already. I've given myself until friday night to make the decision. I'd LOVE to hear from people who live or have lived in either city, and anyone who has strong feelings about the subject. Or any feelings at all, really. I'm a remarkably indecisive person, so I need all the help I can get!