Modern Sex: To Sext or Not To Sext


Miss Primm, being a baby-boomer, and just a year out of a two decades long marriage is sometimes a little thrown by modern sex practices. One usually believes that in this regard there is nothing new under the sun. But then there is, and it’s called sexting. And it’s most perplexing.

Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages, primarily between mobile phones. The term was first popularized in the early 21st century, and is a portmanteau of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the wide sense of sending a text possibly with images.[1] In August 2012, the word sexting was listed for the first time in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.—Wikipedia

But it is a very popular thing. As one writer put it: Continue reading

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Book Review: Mike Well’s Lust, Money and Murder

Mike Well's Lust, Money & MurderMike Wells generously gives the first installment of his series, Lust, Money and Murder as a perk for signing up to his Twitter feed. He calls it a book, but in length and breath it is not a book, it is the first part of a serial.

The premise of the book is interesting and the plot in this first part of the series has many twists and turns. Elaine Brogan is the only daughter of a doting lower-middle class father. At sixteen she convinces her father to pay for a modeling school, which turns out to be a scam. Mustering her bravado, when she realizes how she was taken, she demands her money back. Surprisingly the scam artist gives her the money—in cash. But the cash isn’t what it seems, and when dad deposits the money into an account for his daughter, treasury agents visit and arrest her father. Ellie is left alone in the world and she vows to get even. To this end Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent, to find the man who ruined her father. West takes us through her education, her application process to become an agent, and her training. Finally she gets her first posting, and then her second. This is where the story picks up. Continue reading

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Do We Give Men Short Emotional Shrift In Our Stories?

Men and EmotionsFamiliar?

Genre: Romance Novels

Plucky (or unplucky) heroine is in new situation. Her past love life has been disappointing, or hurtful or just plain dismal. She may have faults, or is just unlucky. Enter Mega Hunk Hero. He is the alpha of his world. Big, powerful, in control, and often rich, he is unusually hunky and gorgeous. However, he may have a hidden physical or emotional flaw that only matters to him. His past love life is equally dismal as plucky heroine. For his physical needs he has consigned himself to one-night stands or a FWB relationship with someone with who he has no emotional attachment. Once POUP heroine arrives he is intrigued, but has low expectations of anything coming out of his interest. However, some incident draws the two into close proximity. Their physical reaction is immediate, overwhelming and confusing. POUPH and Mega Hunk spend several chapters in avoidance/denial until they can’t deny their attraction any longer and they have HOT SEX, the hottest sex either experienced or is ever likely to again. More chapters of avoidance/denial until Mega Hunk realizes that he is in LOVE with the POUPH and can’t live without her. He proposes marriage and HEA ensues. Continue reading

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Your September Sexscope

AriesThe Ram prefers his or her sex fast, hot and uncomplicated, preferably without strings. But even with strings, you demand a certain amount of freedom. That’s not likely this month, when someone binds you with pleasures so sweet and forbidden you beg for more.

TaurusThe planets grace you with the sexual lottery this month, giving you all that you desire and more between the sheets. The catch is that you must let someone else take the lead, and you must fill his or her desires first before you get yours. Are you up for the challenge?

GeminiThose born under the sign of the twins is well known for their propensity for casual friendships and even more casual affairs. This month, however, draws you into shit so hot and deep, you won’t know where ‘up’ is. When you catch a breath, call for help. You’ll need it. Continue reading

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