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How Dora’s Affair Started

How Dora’s Affair Started

I am going to see Every Other Couple at the Hot Docs Festival today. This documentary from Finland profiles couples who vowed to be together forever but are now picking up the pieces after their divorce. A number of years ago, I interviewed Dora (not her…

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Women Come First at Upscale Sex Club (A Business Story)

Women Come First at Upscale Sex Club (A Business Story)

Liisbeth (a zine for feminist entrepreneurs) asked me to write a story about Oasis Aqualounge, an upscale sex club for women and their partners, that is striving for respect in the mainstream business community. Never one to shy away from a good story, I took…

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Love Hurts?

Love Hurts?

Warning! I am about to disclose my sex life. If this makes you feel uncomfortable in any way you should stop reading now. If you are one of my kids (you know who you are) you should also stop reading immediately. Ready? A few weeks…

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The Three Things New Dads Can Do To Get More Sex

The Three Things New Dads Can Do To Get More Sex

When my oldest son Jake was 13 months old, I found out I was expecting another child. I remember sitting in my doctor’s office stunned as she showed me the positive pregnancy strip. As an exhausted mother, I don’t remember trying very hard to conceive….

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When Perception is Reality

When Perception is Reality

I was cleaning my attic last Sunday and came across my textbook from first year Psychology. I flipped it open to the chapter on perception, which included the famous old woman/young woman figure-ground illusion. When my psych prof first projected this picture in the lecture…

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Simple creatures (Part 1)

Simple creatures (Part 1)

My husband buys an average of nine magazines per month, subscribes to three daily newspapers, and owns about five million books. He has a strong emotional attachment to everything he has read or plans to read. This means that recycling is only an option when…

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Burning in the hell of monogamy

Burning in the hell of monogamy

Back in the day, you were doing pretty darn well to make it to the age of 25 what with the risk of being mauled by a saber-tooth tiger, bludgeoned to death in a gladiator fight or  having a close encounter with the Black Death….

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Tongue tied about oral sex

Tongue tied about oral sex

When parenting duties were being divvied up, I somehow drew the short straw. My husband John comes from strict Baptist stock, the kind of people who don’t talk about sex because it may lead to dancing, or worse, cards. By process of elimination, I was…

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Fifty shades of failure

Fifty shades of failure

I have never been a very deep thinker. Given the choice between reading People magazine and The Economist, I will opt to dive into the life of Kim Kardashian any day of the week. Thus, I was curious about the runaway bestseller 50 Shades of…

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Wake me up before you go-go?

Wake me up before you go-go?

A relatively recent Supreme Court of Canada decision has ruled it is a sexual assault to initiate sex while your partner is sleeping. Needless to say this has sent shock waves through my household. While I understand the decision in theory, I have a number…

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