Page views (which, like all bloggers, I monitor with the attention of a cobra watching the rat who has wandered into its lair…yesssssss…refressssssssshhhh) climbed over 50,000 today.
Welcome! I love seeing what search terms people use to find the site. Until I get a chance to write about this topic (I Have Thoughts), I’d like to refer those of you who searched for “consent is sexy” and “how to make sex with someone new not awkward” to Manboobz for today’s awesome sex education post. It’s for both assholes and non-assholes, so everyone should be covered.
I feel like I can help the person searching for a “clingy friend who’s always up my ass” and the one who wants to know “is it awkward to tell a guy he’s cute” (Answer: Yes, it’s a little awkward, but the payoff is high – he might like you back, and you’re also doing a solid for feminism by breaking down the stereotype that men ask and women wait). As for the person who searched for “i need a rich sex girl” and “how 2 make a decent girl dirty”…I don’t know what to tell you. If you’re trying to “send boyfriend’s ex a message,” don’t, and if you “want 2 get over someone,” ask yourself what would Dune protagonist Paul Atreides do?
I have a few really interesting questions in the mailbag – How do you interact with parents who were abusive when you were a child now that they are old and mellow? How do you build community for yourself and find people you can really count on? – that I’ll be writing up in the next few days, but I can always use more.
Thanks for reading and for celebrating this arbitrary milestone with me. Stay awkward.