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Talk to Tippy

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by Madison Lake No Comments

Talk to Tippy for outrageously honest advice. Call it the second opinion we all wish we had. Unabashed and candid and insightful – trust Tippy for guidance with dating, relationship or sexual conundrums. Yes, you can Talk to Tippy!  

Dear Tippy,

I have to rant.  Even in this day in age, why is it STILL that if a guy does several girls, he’s a stud…if a girl does several guys, she’s a slut.  As a woman who loves sex, I don’t understand why this view is still fairly common. I am divorced and I am careful about whom and what I take to bed but even my closest friends, many of whom are married, still can’t quite get past the idea that I might be just a “bit loose” – which is what I was accused of last weekend.  What’s your opinion and what the hell is wrong with society that we can’t seem to shake that stereotype?

Signed,

Mel the Manlover.

 

Dear Melicious,

I have been spearheading that quiet revolution for many years.  I’m sorry, I don’t get it either.  I know you came to me with the idea that I could provide solid advice that would help you deal with this conundrum but I too, am positively stumped.  For me, it’s a personal pride thing.  For the most part, I have been careful when enjoying the many (many) sexual encounters I’ve had over the years but it came to my attention early on and consistently ever since, that we women must not brag or gloat about exploits or notches on our bracelets.  Not only is the mention of it still unacceptable in most circles, disputing or discussing it paints us with a brush saturated with a color that just won’t dry.  And that, my sisters, is not the hill I want to die on.

In my opinion – it’s manners that separates the classes. And I’ve chosen to take the high road.  Let some big galoot go on and on about his numbers, just sit quietly, legs crossed under the table, stockinged toe leisurely inquiring up the pantleg of the gentleman opposite as you both listen to the bragging session.  Who’s winning now?

Be a good girl.  Emphasis on “good”.  I think that’s where they get the “good” in goodnight from.

What about “good” bye?  Changes everything, doesn’t it?  Oh and that person who called you a “bit loose”, isn’t getting any sex at all.  Smiling now?

Love,

Tippy

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In modern homes, appliances have always given people some comfort, whether they be sewing machines, fans, tea kettles or toasters.  But to this group of the oldest household appliances in history, we must add one more – vibrators.

The invention of the vibrator and the technology of the orgasm was born as a medical treatment for “hysteria”, a so-called physical illness that disappeared from medical textbooks in 1952.  Lazy husbands had long grown uninterested in relieving what was affectionately called – “congestion of the genitalia” for their own wives, so they paid doctors to do it for them.  It is bizarre to think that it was once a medical issue, but doctors would physically soothe patients of what was then seen as the Hippocratic “womb furie” or “hysteria”.  Sounds scientific, right?  Female patients who were sexually frustrated at home would book an appointment for some clothing-on ‘non-sexual’ pelvic massage.  Eventually, doctors too tired of this practice and went searching for another way.

There were several designs at first, including ‘The Manipulator’ – a steam punk coal fired contraption from the 1870’s built into a table.  As early as the 1880’s, electrical devices designed for use in clinics started appearing.  The first patent was filed by John Mortimer Granville, whose Electric Vibrator is the prototype of today’s.  You can see it in Hysteria, a 2011 film set in Victorian London starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Since “hysteria” was conveniently incurable, the market for vibrators took off.   By the early 1900’s, Sears catalog listed them as did several other major distributors.  The machines were “aids that every woman appreciates…all the pleasures of youth will throb within you”.    In addition to hydrotherapy in baths and spas, they were an essential part of releasing tensions for the upper crust.  These boutique vibrators were a staple at the doctor’s office as well as in a proper wife’s boudoir until around 1920.  Once they started appearing in early sex films, ads began to disappear from magazines and they lost some of their cure-all mystique and status.  Of course ‘massagers’ continued to evolve to reflect the art movements of American industrial design, long after the pseudo-sceince of “hysteria” had faded away.

Check out  www.antiquevibratormuseum.com for some great designs throughout the century.

Talk to Tippy

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by Madison Lake No Comments

 

Talk to Tippy for outrageously honest advice. Call it the second opinion we all wish we had. Unabashed and candid and insightful – trust Tippy for guidance with dating, relationship or sexual conundrums. Yes, you can Talk to Tippy!  

Dear Tippy,

It seems I might be addicted to porn.  I don’t really think so because I still go out and get laid anytime I go to a club,  so I’m still in action, if you know what I mean and I don’t totally rely on it.  I’m handsome, athletic and meticulously clean, just to give you an overview.  Just because I watch porn often does it mean I’m addicted?  I just don’t happen to get off as fully when I’m with someone.

Signed,

Larry’s Looking (at you)

 

Dear Larry,

It’s difficult to say if you’re addicted or not.  And I hope your opinion of yourself is born of a healthy self esteem instead of what might be horrifying neglect of the truth.  That being said, let’s knock off a few questions.

How often do you watch porn?  Every day?  You’re addicted.

When was your last relationship?  Not for a while?  You’re addicted.

Do your friends know how much porn you watch?  You’re addicted.

Do you pass up opportunities to go out or do you get up in the middle of the night or watch porn at work?  You’re addicted.

This is like asking if you like guns just cuz you have one strapped to your belt.  What did you think I was going to say??  “No, hon, you go for it until your pole snaps off”.  Smarten up and get help.

Love,

Tippy

 

 

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Music Monday

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by Madison Lake No Comments

Taking what’s old and making it new again but making it old all over again… well check it out and see what I mean.

It’s Careless Whispers 1930’s style and it’s making me feel like moving my whispers all over the careless place!