How Do We Define Virginity?

Walking to my grandmother’s house from high school one day, my friend asked an odd question. “So, if it goes in but he takes it out before anything comes out, are you still a virgin?”

“No,” I said. “I don’t think that’s how it works.”

“Oh,” my friend said, pausing. “Well, guess what!?”

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Ramblings of a Tortured Soul

Today’s poem is kind of odd in that it’s not a poem. I know many of these seem to be rambles, but this really is one. This is one of those pages I turn and see the real darkness I struggled with as a child. Sometimes, I feel guilty for saying I suffered depression. There are so many in the world who suffer more than I ever have. Yet, I felt this gloomy pressure penetrate my every thought. The following words were written in the middle of that dark place. Continue reading


The Logic of Sex and Trusting Your Partner

Is it just me, or is discussion of sex the most taboo topic in our society. We can freely talk about a man’s beheading or whether women should be allowed to breast feed in publish, but God forbid you mention sex. Don’t say you do it. Definitely don’t say you enjoy it. In fact, you should do nothing else about sex than feel shame that you would ever even consider giving in to such animalistic urges. I’m throwing those notions out the window today because I happen to enjoy discussions about sex. Specifically, let’s talk about premarital  sex! Continue reading


Violence and Stereotypes of Women in Video Games

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During one of our frequent conversations on Facebook, Nerd of the Sands made me aware of the latest video by Anita Sarkeesian on female tropes in video games. As a female gamer, I have always enjoyed her videos. Women make up 48% of habitual gamers and it’s ridiculous to me that there is still so much animosity towards women in the industry. I can’t tell you how many horror stories I’ve heard from female gamers and especially from women aiming for a career in video game development. Even without those stories, you need look no further than the comments Sarkeesian gets on her videos to see what a loud minority of gamers think about women. With all that said, I couldn’t make it through Sarkeesian’s latest video. Continue reading


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I am tickled with my new blog headers! Don’t they look amazing? I went back to my top post from August and gave them one of these headers so I could put their little photo off to the side here. Even thought I did my research in creative commons usage for these photos, using them makes me nervous. Have I mentioned my master plan to use the abysmal amount of funds from this blog to purchase a Shutterstock account? Then I can be 999.9% sure I’m not breaking any laws (I’m 99.2% sure right now).  Continue reading

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