Medieval Legends

Not many people know this, but I have a fondness for “Strange yet true!” tales, of the type that are clearly false (stories about aliens, Bigfoot, etc). Nothing like reading some Carl Sagan followed by Chariots of the Gods. Modern legends are easy to find, but older ones can be hidden, forgotten or wrapped into other tales. Still, if we look hard enough, we can still find “Strange yet true” (and by true we mean false) tales.

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From the Archives: Bum’s the Word

Q: I’ve been toying with the idea of anal sex for MONTHS, literally months, and I can’t get up the courage to try it. Baby steps, yes, but taking that final leap still freaks me out for some reason. I think it’s a combo of the poo issue and the horror stories you hear about rips/tears, etc. I know that’s not how it’d go, but even the remote possibility of that makes it really hard for me to get relaxed enough to be comfortable with the idea. Read More From the Archives: Bum’s the Word

“Will Sex Toys Ruin Sex With People For Me?”

Q: Okay, so I was watching that Sex & The City episode where Miranda introduces them all to the Rabbit vibrator, and Charlotte mentions that she is worried that it might ruin her for actual sex with a man… Read More “Will Sex Toys Ruin Sex With People For Me?”

Persephone on Persephone

Last night, Luci Furious and I had the pleasure of seeing the awesomely-named Six Seeds: The Persephone Project. The play, produced by Warner | Shaw and the Theater at the Tank in New York, is an exploration of the myth of Persephone. You may remember Mara’s piece on her participation in the project last week.
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Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

My kids and I have been trekking through the end-caps filled with chocolate, plastic grass and trinkets since before Valentine’s day. Each week, we review that we are not buying any candy or anything else since it’s not Easter yet.
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Greatest Hits

It seems like there are new Persephoneers joining us every day (yay!), so this week, we’ll be taking a look back at some of our posts you may have missed. Also, it’s exam week for paperispatient, plus today is our anniversary (we are accepting e-cards and cash donations as gifts), so frankly, we feel justified in phoning this one in. Read More Greatest Hits

Bum’s the Word

Q: I’ve been toying with the idea of anal sex for MONTHS, literally months, and I can’t get up the courage to try it. Baby steps, yes, but taking that final leap still freaks me out for some reason. I think it’s a combo of the poo issue and the horror stories you hear about rips/tears, etc. Read More Bum’s the Word

Sexual Mythbusters, Vol. 2: All Hymens Are Created Equal

If bad romance novels are to be believed, the hymen is a few inches inside the vagina and must be abruptly broken with a dramatic, grunting thrust. As you may suspect, however, this is not quite accurate, and by “not quite” I mean “not at all.” (NSFW – drawings of vulvas at the bottom of the post.) Read More Sexual Mythbusters, Vol. 2: All Hymens Are Created Equal