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Music Monday

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by Madison Lake No Comments

Back by popular demand – Music Monday! We’ll see how long this lasts but when the spirit moves, well then…brighten my northern skies.

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Today at work we were asked to try on some new and different lingerie, so that we’d be able to tell customers more about each product they might be interested in, or had questions about. It was a good exercise in product knowledge. Great, I thought.

I grabbed about eight items of varying degrees of sexiness. For fun. Why not? My colleague did the same.

I have to say, most of the pieces of absolutely gorgeous lingerie was meant for a much younger version of me. A much taller, lankier, bustier version of me. But I complied and ventured forth into the…unknown.

First there was a brick red one piece item of thick lace weave, as well as an accompanying bra-let of the same version. They were not quite for me. Scratchy and awkward, meant for a meatier bust than mine. Oh well.

Next was a delicate onesie, soft pink ruffles with a chiffon rose at the hip. It was cute. It fit nicely. It was completely see-through. I guess if I had a significant other, ‘see through’ wouldn’t matter so much, but I just couldn’t visualize myself romping around my apartment in such a ‘sweet’ piece.

I tried on some very (very) expensive bras that didn’t fit well and that I wouldn’t pay even a quarter of the asking price for. I tried on boy shorts (I like), and silk (can do), and bras that can be worn everyday but have a bit of sass (yesss). All in all, it was a worthwhile assignment in retail comparisons. You don’t always get what you pay for, but a lot of the time you do. 

The ridiculously expensive brand was simply uncomfortable but perhaps it was meant to be worn only for, you know, show? Dunno. The regular expensive brand was all quality and comfort. And sometimes the super cheap was really, good enough. At least for me. I mean, my dog is very forgiving, and I feel comfortable romping around my apartment in cotton briefs and a baggy tee. Or nothing at all. Depending on what music is playing.

To be continued…

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images Is there a history of the thong? I don’t mean those flip-flops we wear on our feet. I’m talking about the string between the butt cheeks thong. The skimpy undies thong. The sexy, sometimes lacy thong.

Originally designed for men, the thong has been around for centuries. Think loincloth. The name ‘gee-string’ actually came from the string that held up a loincloth the American Indian wore in the 19th century. Egyptian, African and Japanese men wore a form of loincloth throughout history as fashionable ‘cover-ups’ or part of a costume, as with Sumo wrestlers. Some men in India still wear them as underwear, known as kowpeenam.   imgres

The thong has evolved from drapes of fabric to a minuscule string, although centuries ago, some cultures did fashion the g-string look for men that barely covered the essentials. Egyptian_Doctor_healing_laborers_on_papyrus

Since the 1970’s, the thong has been worn by exotic dancers as a titillating finale to their striptease, and has been particularly popular in Latin countries as swimwear as well as undies. It is hardly blinked at to see women and men wearing thongs on beaches in many countries around the world, however, they are also banned in some areas, even some popular beaches in the United States.

Some of the classic types of thongs are:    

V-string – where the string is connected to a waistband by a triangle that is just above the butt.

C-string – is narrow like a G-string, without the supporting string around the waist, leaving a C shaped piece between the thighs.

Cheeky – is a more conservative style because it covers more area, but exposes the bottom part of the cheeks.

There is also the jockstrap and Dance belt worn by male athletes and dancers.

What’s your flavour? Are you a G-string or thong wearer or do you prefer panties? Send in your reply by commenting on this blog. imgres-2


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The Compass

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by Madison Lake No Comments

I was out with a friend last night, and after talking relationships (or non), and other such matters, the issue of morals came up.

mor·al  ˈmôrəl/

noun  plural noun: morals


a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience.

“the moral of this story was that one must see the beauty in what one has”

synonyms: lesson, message, meaning, significance, signification, import, point, teaching

“the moral of the story”


a person’s standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.

“the corruption of public morals”

synonyms: moral code, code of ethics, (moral) values, principles, standards, (sense of) morality, scruples

“he has no morals”

Of course that raised the question of upbringing, religious and/or ethnic background, education, even age and generation. My friend suggested I write a blog about moral values but I reminded her it is such a ‘yuge’ topic that one cannot simply blog about it. However, we had been talking about relationships, so that narrowed it down slightly.

How does one define moral values when it comes to relationships? Does it mean both parties should be of the same mind when it comes to commitment, loyalty, monogamy? Can one person, let’s say, slip up – have a ‘one off’ sexual encounter? Does that mean his or her moral values are wrong? Is there a difference between a ‘little lie’ and a ‘big lie’? How important is communication when considering moral values in a relationship?

The question remains deeply personal. It is ingrained in each of us. Our code of ethics may change over time, for the better or the worse. Your partner or potential partner, even your friend, could be well mannered, open doors, pull out chairs, say please and thank you, smile, but engage in illicit behaviour behind the scenes.

What is your moral standard? Consider how you live by it. Do you strive to be true to your belief system even when you feel hurt or angry or betrayed?

What is your moral barometer and how often do you check it?

Heavy stuff…but important.imgres-1

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The Artful Blog

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by Madison Lake No Comments

Blogging is hard work! It takes thought, creativity, research, editing. It takes time. Don’t get me wrong. I love writing my blogs. I really do. But three a week is overkill, wouldn’t you agree? IMG_0204

I realize some of you loved Music Monday, and when I can find a tune to post I’ll do so, but it won’t be a regular thing. Maybe Wilbur Gilroy will help me out on occasion?

I’ll stick with Titillating Tuesday and switch it up between my personal blog posts and some writing excerpts. I think I’ll be able to move things along with that mix and still be entertaining and titillating.

And of course a week would not be complete without History of Sex. I miss my sex historian, Jade, but I’ll manage to get the job done. So far it’s been quite interesting delving into research on various topics. There’s so much I don’t know!

So what’s new this week? Tune in tomorrow to find out.

Meanwhile, here’s an appropriate song for this week – soon to be the 1st of February! Where does the time go?

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