Confessions


Goodbye, Orgasmatronics 1

Orgasmatronics is no more. I received an e-mail last week announcing their closure to affiliates. Soon after, their newsletter followed. They’ve filed for bankruptcy and gone out of business. I was really excited when, the weekend before, they seemed to have a flash 50% off sale all of a sudden. […]


Confession: Untangling My Relationship with Porn

I have a strange history with porn. When I first became a feminist, I avoided porn. Carrie and I both did for a while, since there’s a nuanced question of consent that keeps coming up, and I think that still plays into my viewing of porn today. I’ve also experienced issues […]


Confession: I Was Committed to the Psych Ward 3

This is my third piece on having a mental breakdown at the beginning of the year. These posts discuss mental illness experiences in detail and may be triggering to some readers. You may wish to read the first two pieces, one on the breakdown itself and the other on my […]

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Confession: I Was Taken to the ER for a Mental Health Emergency 3

Last week I wrote about having a psychotic breakdown. Please read that post first if you can, although note it may be triggering for some. This week, I’m going to share what it was like to go to the ER for a mental health emergency. By that, I meant to say “this is […]


#Confession: I Had a Psychotic Mental Breakdown 4

You read that right. I had a psychotic mental breakdown. Trigger warning: I’m going to describe exactly what that’s like. I’ve been pretty open about having bipolar 2. It finally came to a head one night. I’m going to write a series of posts on my experience because I had a […]


Why I’m Funding the Rumble and You Should, Too

This week, Tantus launched the Indiegogo campaign for their first vibrator: The Rumble. I first saw this at Woodhull #SFS15 and was wowed by the prototype. However, as electronics are not their forte, they are having to jump through some extra hoops to bring this product to market. They’ve launched an […]


Confession: Woodhull #SFS15 – I Left My Husband 5

Carrie and I celebrated our 10th anniversary while at the Woodhull #SFS15. I walked into that hotel room with my husband, excited for the transformational seminars and workshops, time with friends, and marital revelry without the burden of parenting. We had no idea it would change our lives.


Confession: I Have a Mental Illness 2

Have you ever had one of those dreams where it feels real? You’re barely able to realize things don’t make sense before you wake up and still feel the hurt, loss, anger, or panic from the dream. Maybe you’re indignant about discovering them cheating on you in a dream. Perhaps […]


Confession: I Can’t Call Magic Mike XXL Feminist

I’m going to play film critic, and not for a porn flick. I had the opportunity to see a recent release in a theater with a group of local feminists. We wanted to see why everyone keeps calling Magic Mike XXL feminist. I’m posting a full deconstruction here.


Confession: I Took My 8-Year-Old Bikini Shopping

“I want a bikini for the beach,” my 8-year-old daughter said. Carrie, the only awake adult in the house at the time, had about a split second to react and respond. “Why do you want a bikini?” Carrie asked. They were not ready for this request. “I just…want to know what […]