Friday, April 21, 2006

Upcoming Non-Fiction

Sex & Love for Grownups : A No-Nonsense Guide to a Life of Passion
by Sallie Foley

Paperback: 160 pages, List Price:$7.95
Publisher: (AARP) Sterling;
Release date: (August 28, 2006)
ISBN: 1402740751

Written by Sallie Foley, the “Modern Love” columnist for AARP’s 22-million-subscriber lifestyle magazine, Sex & Love for Grownups offers candid insights on the romance and relationship issues uppermost in the minds of mature adults.

Now the most poignant and provocative questions sent to AARP The Magazine’s “Modern Love” column have been collected—and answered—in a new book, Sex & Love for Grownups, that reveals everything you always wanted to know about sex, love, and relationships at age 40 and beyond.

With recent behavioral surveys showing that healthy Americans stay sexually active into their 70s and up, this is the perfect forum to find out what others are thinking and doing about finding a new partner, making love, and making love last.

Some of the questioned answered in the book are:

Q: My husband wants me to talk dirty to him. Is there a book I can learn from?

Q: Our kids just left for college, and it’s created a stillness between my husband and me. How can we reconnect?

Q: My wife and I are in our 50s, and we have sex once a week, but it’s not enough for me. Is this normal?

Hmm, they never seem to ask the real burning questions, like:

Q: My husband keeps falling asleep during sex. Is now a good time to use a cattle prod? LOL

Q: I’ve been waiting for hubby to fix the toilet in the kids’ bathroom, but he never has time. But somehow, he did have time last week to fix our new sexy 20-something neighbor’s sink. Does this situation call for a cattle prod? :p

And finally,
Q: My husband suggested we try mock dating to spice up our sex life. He doesn’t call the next day or leave a message and he didn’t come home last weekend. He’s dating all right–just not me? NOW can I use the cattle prod?

Monday, April 10, 2006

Sex With Salsa

My college pal and long time friend Jan, emailed me last night with a question. Would salsa burn the skin? Huh? Was she going to pop it in the microwave first or something?

No, she said she just wondered because her current studly liked to do body shots with the hot blend of salsa.

Well, I know that some chile peppers contain more “heat” and the juice and seeds can irritate and even blister the skin if kept in direct contact—but would the salsa? I just didn’t know. I suggested she coax him to try a milder version.

Then I told her if she gave it a try, I wanted all the details! LOL

I just know that somehow this will end up in one of my stories.
Don’t you just love adventurous friends? ;-)

*Update* Jan spilled some of the details later that week, which I won't repost on this blog, but the advice she gave was to do a skin test first and make sure you're not going to get a reaction you don't want.  Eeps! Also, about four months after dating her sexy salsa king, they broke up. In the intervening years I've tried to play matchmaker, with no luck. Finally, in 2010, she met the man of her dreams and they've been dating ever since. Congrats, Jan. Wishing you the best as always.