For those who question the maxim, 'love conquers all,' the Los Angeles Times feature, "A Quarter-Century Marriage To A Man Behind Bars," by Joe Mozingo, is a must-read. Meet Pamela Dowden and her husband, Robert Griffin. Dowden. The couple married in Folsom State Prison, beneath a guard holding a .30-caliber rifle, and the bride later drove off the prison grounds to spend her wedding night alone. The best man had recently been caught in metal detectors hiding knives in his rectum; the groom, an inductee into the prison's racist Aryan Brotherhood gang, wed wearing jeans and a prison-issued shirt. Most surprising in this 'love conquer's all' story is the couple's divergent life choices. Griffin's adolescence was marred with heroin addiction, robbery and violence; Dowden married him her first year out of law school. Their pairing is unlikely, too: the couple used to be in-laws. Dowden had previously been married to Griffin's brother, and met her now-beau on his high school graduation day in jail. She grew to know Griffin intimately (that is, emotional intimacy) while writing him letters on behalf of the family. She debated his racist beliefs and mailed him feminist books, like The Second Sex and The Women's Room.
Anyone born in the last fifty years has been met with increasingly sexy advertising and entertainment. At the same time, premarital, extramarital and so-called "casual" sex are also on the rise. But, as recent film Zack & Miri Make A Porno questions, is sex ever just "f*cking" or does it always have meaning, despite what our sexually liberal culture might lead us to believe?
Tila Tequila was careful never to peddle herself as a brainy, self-marketing genius—but she's easily the most clever bimbo this side of Paris Hilton. Learn more about her inner world with a few choice excerpts from her book, Hooking Up With Tila Tequila, due out on December 2. The book explores her rise to fame, her lowest points as well as her dating and sex advice.
Love Buzz loves a good open marriage story. This one comes from Page Six Magazine, which features the story of Neal and Claire Boulton. According to the mag, "Over the past year and a half, Neal has been portrayed in NYC gossip columns as: 1) The happily married editor in chief of Men's Fitness magazine. 2) A secretly gay guy who had an affair with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner and was hospitalized after mysteriously leaving his job. 3) A bisexual, unemployed adulterer. 4) Most recently, the secretly straight but still slutty editor in chief of the gay publication Genre whose poor wife took his cheating ass back." So what's the real story? Read on to find out...
When all is said and done, there’s not much to like. I mean, really: What is the big deal? So writes essayist Lauren Slater in this week's Modern Love section of The New York Times. If you suspected Mr. Lauren Slater may not be too pleased that "sex interests me these days about as much as playing checkers," you'd be correct. The authoress writes that her husband's sex drive far surpasses her own. The tricky thing about differing sex drives is that assumption, which hangs over the relationship like a storm cloud, that "something's wrong" with the less interested partner. Fear? Guilt? Anxiety? Depression? Medication? Anti-depressants? Painful intercourse, called dyspareunia? Some might even try a visit with a sex therapist to explore possible reasons. But what if you find deep down, conclusively, that you just don't like sex?
Colorado-based psychic Myrna Lou Goldbaum has begun a Friday night series of psychic speed dating. Customers get a palm and pendant chart reading and mingle, while Goldbaum tries to use her psychic powers to predict a love connection. The psychic speed dating has resulted in a few love connections, but the series is too new to make any real predictions. Who said pendant and palm reading doesn't help romance?
As we know, traditional weddings are out and unique weddings—be them green, red or otherwise—are in. Weddings today are about adding a personal touch, and one of the clearest ways couples are choosing to convey their distinctive personality is through music and, specifically, the ceremonial first dance at the reception.
Today is Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the season. Looking for something sexy this holiday season? Buying online is the easiest, most discrete way to peruse sex toy-ville, and most shops send your packages in unmarked boxes, so your honey, and your postman, won't be any wiser. Below, five sexy holiday gifts.
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You know the economy is in big time trouble when truckers are spending less in Nevada brothels. The legal prostitution industry has reported a slump since the economy has faltered. This is causing Nevada brothels to offer freebies and bonuses, which equates to some very poor sex workers in the process. Many are reporting six-figure losses in 2008.