moiread: (SEX ED • chlamydia.)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] coffeeem at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood:
Note from me: I was initially suspicious about this, since the notice below doesn't say how much of one's V-gift donation actually goes to Planned Parenthood. But I found the answer in the original post's comments: 100%. All the money you spend to shower your friends with Planned Parenthood v-gifts will go to Planned Parenthood.

For those of you who don't approve of Planned Parenthood, your response is easy: Don't buy one of these. None of your LJ subscription money goes to PP. If you'd rather donate an equivalent amount to an adoption charity, or another organization providing inexpensive or free medical assistance, please do; all charity organizations are hurting for funds in this economy.


Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood:


Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [livejournal.com profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.

                    

Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

-The LiveJournal Team


(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)
moiread: (joy! • stock.)
To lighten the mood:

Outdoor fuckin' starts today! )


Press play and then, when the bottom left menu loads, click the button labeled "CC" for English captions. There will be two lines throughout -- the top one will show the lyrics, while the bottom will show the actual translation of the signs. The fact that CaptainValor does both, side by side, is part of why he is awesome.

Also, songs are an awesome way to learn ASL, provided you can get help with the grammar. (Like helpful people who include the literal sign translations. See above, re: CaptainValor, awesome.)
moiread: (dude • stock.)
(Disclaimer: If you are reading this, you are not the person with whom I am angry, and I do not expect any of you to ever be this much of an asshole, but I am going to say it anyway because I need to get this off my chest.)

Look. I understand that you have opinions about women's sexuality that are coming from your interpretation of your particular religion. I respect your right to your religion. I do. I may have all kinds of other feelings about your particular choice of religion, or about religions in general, but I respect your right to have one and to live your religion as you see fit within the limits of the law and basic human rights.

But when the group is discussing the legitimate treatment of ovarian cysts through the use of the hormones available in oral contraceptive pills, you do not get to tell me that you "have a different opinion" because you're Catholic.

You have a different opinion on what? OVARIAN CYSTS? Did I miss the part where you obtained a medical degree in the last thirty minutes and now you want to contest the diagnosis? Are you advocating for prayer in lieu of treatment? Do you think cysts are some kind of divine punishment and therefore should be left alone? Seriously, what? What part of the treatment of ovarian cysts do you have a different opinion ondue to your religion? Because from here it just looks like you opened your mouth without thinking first and let a little steaming turd drop out.

We were not discussing sex. We were not discussing religion. We were not discussing you. We were discussing medical treatments for medical conditions using available medications. I understand that those other aspects are part of a similar, related discussion happening in many other places at the moment, but that is not what we were talking about. You have missed the point entirely.

And frankly, it offends me on a personal level that you would even have the gall to say it, considering the medical condition in question is something I have been fighting for the last thirteen years, something that has caused me a lot of pain and grief and hospital visits, that has left me with deep emotional scars that I have had to work on healing. Just because I have the good fortune to live in a country that isn't completely fucking batshit about medical care doesn't magically negate my strong connection to this particular topic.

Maybe you didn't know it was personal to me. I can see how that would be the case, as I rarely talk about my medical problems outside of LJ or Twitter. But I expected you to be smart enough to figure out that it's got to be personal to somebody, whether you know them to be within earshot or not, and I hoped you would be classy enough to treat the topic accordingly.

TL;DR version: My ovarian cysts have nothing to do with your fucking religious views. Shut the fuck up.
moiread: (sea creatures • jenny l.)
Right, so. I remember how many of you replied when I offered out that vibrator last time, and I definitely know how many of you I've played Vibrator Fairy to, so I thought y'all might want to know...

EdenFantasys is having yet another vibrator giveaway! Zini has put out four new super adorable high-quality luxury vibrators and if you win, you can have your pick of them. Entering is easy: you just tweet about it, blog about it, like it on Facebook, comment to tell them why you think these vibrators look awesome, etc, and each one counts as another chance to win.

GO FORTH. WIN AWESOME THINGS. HAVE FUN WITH YOUR BODY. :D
moiread: (giggle • kristin k.)
Somebody just sent me a certain fun toy from Venus Envy, my favourite local store for sex-related items. I have no idea who did it, since it came gift-wrapped with a gift receipt and with these sorts of online purchases, the return address is the store it was bought from. VERY CLEVER, YOU.

So whoever you are: Thank you!

I'm always playing Vibrator Fairy for my friends, but apart from Meg ([livejournal.com profile] chaedyn), the friend who bought me my very first sex toy when I was seventeen, nobody's ever played Vibrator Fairy for me before. I am very very amused.
moiread: (bookish • liv t.)
Okay, more crowd-polling:

A friend of mine wants well-written erotic novels. Supernatural elements encouraged but not necessary, kink optional, female POV preferred, no preference on other participants' gender. I think. That's my guess, based on what I know of her taste.

I would love to give suggestions myself, but this is one area I know very little about, since usually I can't take romance/erotica seriously. (I keep thinking things like, "Oh, honey. I've DONE that, and that's not how it goes. Also, if his penis is 'a throbbing sword burning inside her', I think maybe he should get that looked burning looked at, and also shouldn't be shoving it up her tender bits. Seriously. Swords hurt.")

Still, I'm convinced that there has got to be some good shit out there somewhere, and so I turn to you, O Mighty F-List. Help a girl out, would you?
moiread: (nude • chloe s.)
Sometimes I wish I could run an orgasm service. I know so many girls and women who are virgins (or have very limited sexual experience), have never had an orgasm, and are scared as hell of dating, in large part because they feel like they're so horribly behind their peers that if they told their date/potential mate, they'd be laughed at. They are so anxious and so ashamed. And I wish I could help.

(God knows I'm no help in convincing them that their view of themselves is unrealistic. No matter what I say, I'm still that friend of theirs who lost her virginity at 16 just to get it over with, figured out how to orgasm at 18, went on to do everything sexual under the sun, and now does sex education for a hobby. Even if I'm not lying even the tiniest bit when I say they're not freaks in any way and that MOST of the women I know are in the same demographic as they are, the fact that it's coming out of MY mouth makes it sound like a platitude. Which I hate but also understand. But I digress.)

And I wish that I could just... run a service. Like, call me up, I'll bring the appropriate equipment, and we will "fix" your "problem". I will bring you vibrators and toys and warming lubes and funny squishy nubbly pink things to make you giggle and we will try everything and I'll make repeat housecalls and we'll figure it out. You'll learn what an orgasm feels like and how to make it happen for you and all the things you like. And then you can go stride confidently off into dating without worrying that the person you're meeting will judge you. (Because even if I think being judged like that means you're dating the wrong people, past a certain point, it doesn't actually matter what the partner is like, because the voices in your own head will always say this shit to you and make you believe it.)

Except then I'd be sexing up my friends, most of whom are straight, and it would undoubtedly be awkward and appalling to them. And I can see why. But still. I wish I could help.
moiread: (shrug! :) • zooey d.)
Shani: I totally just woke up from a dream about you half an hour ago. Pretty weird.
Chelle: !
Shani: Indeed
Chelle: Did I do anything awesome?
Shani: I lived in the US and I'd gone over for a visit
Shani: Er... we decided to be FWB, and then I realised oh duh, you don't live anywhere near me, unhelpful
Shani: But also you threw bread to people (not kidding)
Shani: From a balcony
Shani: They were very grateful
Shani: I think you even spread tomato paste and put slices of cheese on some of them first
Shani: So they could turn them into cheese on toast more easily
Shani: So that apparently is you in my head: sensible about sex, and wanting to feed the masses :P
Shani: I think I also told you you had lovely breasts.
Chelle: ....
Chelle: I can totally live with that.
moiread: (zomg! • kate m.)
Oh my god, these people are my heroes. They sing dirty dirty ditties and they make me crack the hell up.

Totally NSFW but also totally AWESOME. )
moiread: (nude • chloe s.)
R: "I had to get out of the office."
I: "Me too."
R: "I feel guilty taking a break. We don't have a solid lead."
I: "We might. I got the lab results back from that hair sample I found on Danielle. It's synthetic. From a toupée."
R: "Danielle was selling herself to a guy with a plastic rug? Auuugh."
I: "Maybe he took it off. You know, during."
R: "God. This child, at the college of her dreams, and she's turning tricks..."
I: "To stay! She lost her scholarship. She was trying to pay for school."
R: "How about a loan? Hell, some people even flip burgers!"
I: "Not possible."
R: "Why?"
I: "Because there are only 8,766 hours in a year and to pay for school, she needed to work 9,500 hours."
R: "So you're defending her? Your fancy French boarding school warped your young mind."
I: "Women make all kinds of arrangements with men, and both parties get what they need. No pimps, no shame, and no victims."

Long pause.

I: "I'm sure it was terrible for Danielle to have to resort to that."
R: "Yeah, well, she had other choices."
I: "Apparently she didn't think so. She couldn't go to her father."

Long pause.

I: "...Jane? What is it?"
R: "You're right."

moiread: (joy! • stock.)
I am so happy right now. After tonight's episode -- and not even the full episode, just a few minutes of it -- I can almost forgive this season for all the stupid. I don't even care. They had a long-take gay kiss! On mainstream TV! We had two men, in a car, talking about being attracted to each other, followed by teasing almost-kisses, and then finally with a long, long take of them actually kissing. I was so, so worried that they'd cut away, because they always cut away. As the seconds ticked by, I thought for sure it was going to happen any moment now. Any moment. Any moment. And then it didn't. And it still didn't. And it continued to not cut away until it was done. The whole scene lasted several minutes. Whatever else Alan Ball has raked through a shitpile this season, I can say with joy and admiration that he did good there. I think that's the first real proper extended gay male kiss I've seen on a popular show, ever. I am so, so happy!
moiread: (wtf • alicia w.)
While discussing a fetish in which a man's penis eats him:

"So the trouble with having done phone sex for a living is that when someone brings something like that up, I keep trying to figure out the logistics so I could DESCRIBE it."
"You could wind up with some sort of fucked up ouroboros thing."
"That's my point! Where would it start? Leg? Face? Would you wind up with a fucked up ouroboros but with kicky legs?"
"I'll go Ask Jeeves!"
"Oh god, you're not not seriously going to--"
"Okay, top three results for this topic were: 'Steve, Don't Eat It', TVTropes, and 'How I Quit Cooking: Women In The Kitchen'."
"TVTropes. Of course."
"ghdfkjghdfskjghkjldshg THOSE RESULTS ARE SO WRONG THEY ARE NOT HELPING IN THE SLIGHTEST"

This is a typical ending to one of our standard mid-game Epic Digressions™. You can see why we're still together after ten years. Or at least why I keep attending -- these people are like me.

In other news, I should probably set my LJ to "Contains Adult Content" one of these days.

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