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Friday, September 29, 2006

Condom Kudos

I love it when club promoters think to provide condoms, dental dams, lube and other safer sex agents at their establishments. Let's be honest, when people are out drinking and dancing until all hours, hookups are bound to happen. If protection is readily available, it makes sense that people would be more likely to use it.

I attended a great party last night at a downtown Burlington bar with a bountiful supply of condoms and lube (I filled my purse — lube is expensive). While getting a martini at the bar, I overheard two young women dissing non-lubricated condoms. They couldn't fathom why anyone would want to use a dry condom. With all the fancy condoms on the market today, perhaps we forget why the classic non-lubricated condom is still so popular. A non-lubricated condom is great for oral sex safety. Use it on the penis during fellatio, or cut it up the side to make a dental dam for oral sex on her.

Non-lubricated condoms are also a lifesaver for women who have nasty reactions to lubricated condoms containing spermicide. By keeping a stash of dry condoms and your lube of choice, you can ensure a side-effect-free sexual experience.
Speaking of condoms, a friend of mine clued me in about a new product by Trojan.
This condom comes with a "soft ring powered by an ultra-light battery" that vibrates on the base of the penis. Even though the product is part of Trojan's Elexa line, designed with a woman in mind, my gay guy friend assured me that he and his partner enjoyed the product. I'm looking forward to trying it out. You can get yours here.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Get on the Shortbus

Oh my!

I just came across the uncensored trailer for Jon Cameron Mitchell's new film Shortbus. One might say Mitchell has "come" a long way from writing and starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The film is not yet rated in the U.S. and features some very hot, explicit scenes. Shortbus hits theaters in New York on Wednesday, October 4 and Los Angeles on Friday, October 6. No word yet on Shortbus in Vermont. Road trip, anyone?

Here's the tasteful trailer:

You can find the steamy x-rated version of the trailer here. You'll have to register to see it, but it's worth it. I highly suggest that you DO NOT watch the uncensored trailer at work. . .unless your coworkers are into that kind of thing.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

In the Mood with Food

30326298Hello, my sweets. Welcome to my new blog! For your first little morsel, here are the top ten edible aphrodisiacs and their yummy descriptions as listed on Take off your clothes, put on an apron and get cookin'.

1. CHILE PEPPERS: While lips swell and tongues tingle, the chili heat sets to work releasing endorphins, the primary pleasure enzyme.

2. OYSTERS: The oyster's salty and sweet aromas are not dissimilar to TMA, the most potent female pheromone. In addition, oysters are high in zinc, a vital nutrient for optimizing blood flow to a certain nether region.

3. JASMINE: Deliciously fragrant, jasmine is a decidedly delicate aphrodisiac. Although its seeds can be poisonous, the flowers produce a sweet fragrance, arousing to both sexes.

4. GINGER: Although it is commonly used to aid digestion, served pickled, candied or in the raw, ginger increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones.

5. HONEY: The nectar of Aphrodite, this all-natural sweetener is at the root of the term “honeymoon.”

6. CHOCOLATE: Of course! Sip creamy hot chocolate for its modest caffeine charge or nibble on a dark morsel for its serotonin boost.

7. CHAMPAGNE: While all wine is considered an arousing social lubricant, the giddy stream of effervescence surging from the bottom of the champagne glass puts bubbly on the top of the liquid aphrodisiac list.

8. TRUFFLE MUSHROOMS: A delicacy rich in history and lore, the truffle is the prime example of the power of persuasion. While little scientific evidence explains their appeal, truffles are embraced as a catalyst for sexual desire.

9. CHEESE: Though dairy does not typically evoke an air of sensuality, when transformed into cheese by artisan hands, this dairy treat becomes a potent emblem of lush. Its high content of PEA, phenyl ethylamine, is believed to release the same rush of hormones as does the act of intercourse.

10. EGGS: The ultimate symbol of fertility, eggs (from caviar and quails eggs to the common chicken egg) offer a slippery, sticky kind of libido enhancement. Try them soft scrambled or lapped, raw, from your lover's belly button.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Hello There!

After eight years of helping us navigate the tides of our love lives, Lola the Love Counselor has retired to her bedroom to sail the seas of her own libido. Full steam ahead, Lola! 

As for you, my tasty little tartlets, have no fear: You are in good hands with Mistress Maeve. I’m named after the Irish warrior queen whose moniker means “she who intoxicates.” You can count on me to intoxicate you with my knowledge of all things sexy and amorous — whether tame or taboo. From questions on crushes to dilemmas about enemas, I’m here to help you live your love and sex lives to the fullest. Because a good partner always participates, I invite you to leave comments. In my world, voyeurism counts as participation, so even if you don’t have anything to add at the moment, check back often to see what the buzz is all about.

I’m looking forward to a long, hot, passionate affair with you all.

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