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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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My Doctor Told Me I'll Be Done Having Sex In Thirteen Years. WTF??

My Doctor Told Me I'll Be Done Having Sex In Thirteen Years. WTF?? | Herstory | Scoop.it
A few months ago, during my annual well woman visit, my gynecologist asked me if I was sexually active. I told her I was, and yes, I wanted a routine STD check. And then she informed me that I woul...

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 21, 2014 6:29 AM

If the doctor is correct, why is there so much sex ~ and STDs ~ in senior centers?


With much love & respect for women who do desire less sex in their "senior" years, it's not a rule.

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Who Said There Was Any Sexism Involved In Ageism?

Who Said There Was Any Sexism Involved In Ageism? | Herstory | Scoop.it
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“ Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the...
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Why We Need More Erotic Photos Of Older Women (& Lots Of Other Awesome!)

Why We Need More Erotic Photos Of Older Women (& Lots Of Other Awesome!) | Herstory | Scoop.it
Recently a blogger of note accused me of 'pandering to men'. Keep in mind that 'pander', to be precise, means to 'gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit of a person with such a desire).'...

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, August 14, 2014 7:29 PM

Also worthy of reading because even blogging about sex makes you a sex worker...

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Man Tells Woman He Can't Get Turned On By Her Aging Body -- And She Reacts Perfectly

Man Tells Woman He Can't Get Turned On By Her Aging Body -- And She Reacts Perfectly | Herstory | Scoop.it

I asked this man who had shared my bed for three nights running why we had not made love. "Your body is too wrinkly," he said without a pause. "I have spoiled myself over the years with young woman. I just can't get excited with you. I love your energy and your laughter. I like your head and your heart. But, I just can't deal with your body."

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Breaking Age Barriers: “Sexy Has No Expiration Date” | Kinsey Confidential

Breaking Age Barriers: “Sexy Has No Expiration Date” | Kinsey Confidential | Herstory | Scoop.it
Many companies are currently using models over the age of 50 to sell their products. Is society becoming more accepting of senior sexuality?
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Shockingly, Hollywood Still Refuses to Let Actresses Age At All

Shockingly, Hollywood Still Refuses to Let Actresses Age At All | Herstory | Scoop.it
Writing a long, long time ago in a papercut delivery mechanism called “a magazine,” Susan Sontag pointed out that our culture has a double-standard when it comes to aging.

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Woman in Bikini Kicked Out of Water Park for Full Figure

Woman in Bikini Kicked Out of Water Park for Full Figure | Herstory | Scoop.it

Madelyn is convinced that her age and her fuller figure are why she was asked to cover up. She says, "Just the fact that there were other girls wearing string bikinis – 15, 16, 18 years old – beautiful young bodies, and they are not being told to cover up. I mean, do I have to be 16 and look 100 percent perfect to wear a bikini? Or can I be comfortable in my own skin. Am I allowed to have a matured body?"

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What It's Like To Get A "Happy Ending" Massage As A 66-Year-Old Woman

What It's Like To Get A "Happy Ending" Massage As A 66-Year-Old Woman | Herstory | Scoop.it
After her husband died, then-66-year-old writer Joan Price craved sexual release — but she wasn't ready for another relationship. So she decided to get an erotic massage. I talked to her ...

 

How do you deal with the "ick factor" surrounding senior sex — people's perception that it's somehow gross?


There are really two ick factors. One is the idea from society at large that seniors are asexual, and if they are sexual, they're pathetic. And also many seniors have internalized the idea that we're not desirable anymore. So we're embarrassed about wanting sex, and that's really the hardest challenge.

 

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Turning The Tables On Fairy Tales With Red Hot Riding Hood

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Tex Avery’s Red Hot Riding Hood (MGM, 1943) turns many tables — but not enough — on old stereotypes.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.