Or maybe we should say “great music to make love to” (if we actually used that terminology). It¬†definitely¬†works for making out to. Not frantic rip-off-each-others’-clothes sessions, but more deliberate, sensual interludes that last longer than an hour, the kind earnest teenagers in love engage in.¬†Patrick Watson, the Montreal-based band (fronted by singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, natch), create songs that are ethereal, haunting, and heady — with upright pianos, weepy violins and saws, quirky percussion, guitars occasionally strummed with toothbrushes…¬†And the live versions are even more hypnotic and ultimately climactic than the excellent studio versions. They’re currently on tour in the States through July promoting their fourth album,¬†Adventures in Your Own Backyard. I (Lo) saw them this past weekend at MassMoCA’s cabaret (as part of the museum’s “Oh, Canada” exhibition this summer)
Where reason fails, satire sometimes works — hence the sudden trend of tongue-in-cheek proposed sex laws, like the “personhood of semen” bill. And where satire fails — will a sex strike work? That’s the hope of a group called Liberal Ladies Who Lunch (love it!). They are proposing a national sex strike from April 28 until May 5 — tagline, “If our reproductive choices are denied, so are yours.”
Now, clearly this is a symbolic gesture more than anything else — after all, a week without sex sounds more like a long-term relationship than a sex strike to us. As compared to, say, the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, wherein the women of Greece go on an actual sex strike to end the decades-long Peloponnesian War. Meaning, they wouldn’t have sex until the war was over, whether that took a week or another decade. Or take Colombia, where in 2006 the girlfriends of gang members in one of the country’s most violent cities, Pereira (it had a murder rate at the time of 97 per 100,000 people), went on strike until their men gave up their weapons. As a result, in 2010, Pereira’s murder rate dropped by 26.5 percent, the steepest decline in the country.
We’re not sure which is the most pervasive stereotype about librarians — that she wears her hair in a bun, wears glasses, and likes to shush people, or that she is secretly a sex fiend who likes to shake out her bun and whip off her glasses. Either way, male librarians are decidedly absent. And not just male librarians, but young male librarians. Young, male librarians who are not opposed to showing a little skin. This oversight bothered Megan Perez — a young, male former librarian who is not opposed to showing a little skin.¬†Enter “The Men of the Stacks” calendar for 2012!
Guys, really, 5″ isn’t a small penis! It’s average; no woman in her right mind would look at you and feel short changed.¬† I can’t believe more than 1% of all women out there would think 5″ is too small. I had no idea so many of you [guys] feel this much pain about this issue. That was tough to read, especially since I know your dick size doesn’t matter! Don’t believe the hype!
We know that a helpful answer to this question goes deeper than a multiple-choice poll, so we encourage you to cast your vote and then leave your advice/war stories/encouragement for Maybe Baby in the comments section below.
Dear Em & Lo,
I hope you can help me and my wife with our problem.We have been married 9 years, she is 40 and I’m 41.We are an attractive slim couple but for quite some time my wife has complained about our sex life. The main issue is quite simply that I have a very small penis — just 3 inches fully erect. My wife at first accepted this, but she has become increasingly unsatisfied during penetration, especially when she is aroused. She tells me that she is unable to feel me inside her. Now she has started to talk about a man she works with who has a reputation of being quite well endowed. My wife would like to sleep with him on occasion. I have to admit, this would be a bit of a turn-on, especially as she stated that I could be involved. She would never cheat on me behind my back, as we have such a strong loving relationship. She is very unselfish and has embraced and encouraged my fetish for dressing as a baby girl in diapers, plastic pants, frilly pink panties, nighties, etc, etc. I have a submissive side and this is something we could explore more. We have talked about me being dressed as her baby while she is with her “lover.” What are the positives and negatives of this kind of thing? And could this work out for us?