What the Pageist Did in June 2017

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The Monthly Greeting was about the Roman Goddess Juno–where we get the name for the month of June. The Roman’s were kinky… If you want to know why I say that you’ll have to support the Patreon.

The Poetry for Patrons in June was from one of my favourite Victorian writings–The Pearl. It was the first poem in the piece and regarded what men could get up to once they grew bored with vulvas and their accompanying bits.

This month’s Mix Tape was an interview with Graydancer on how to receive blow jobs gracefully. Wooboy. I learned some things.

Podcasts

Episode 53: Podcaster, sex educator and rigger, Graydancer joined the show and we talked about consent. It turned into my longest episode yet, but the topic is an important one.

Episode 54: This episode includes a review of Cooper S. Beckett’s second novel, Approaching the Swingularity, and I was finally well enough to read the sexy section from The Reunion, so there were two sexy sections, since there was one from Swingularity, as well. I reviewed The Reunion by Laura Antoniou in episode 47. The text of the book review for Approaching the Swingularity is here.

Episode 55: A review of my favourite lesbian porno comic, Small Favors by Colleen Coover, and I express beaucoup gratitude for friends, the sex educator community and my listeners. The text of the book review, with several images, is here.

Episode 56: A very brief episode about my husband’s recent diagnosis of a brain tumour and how that will affect the show. Also, two short book reviews and some resources for people interested in improving their dominance or submission.

Episode 57: Cooper S. Beckett returns to the show to discuss his book Approaching the Swingularity, and we also talk about pegging, male bisexuality and more.

Writing

Some cliches are such for a reason. That one about being careful what you wish for… Well, yeah. I got my decades-long dream of living in Oxford and it hasn’t all been roses.

All the Smaller for it is an essay about two of my very favourite topics–kink as orientation and non-sexual kink. With a bonus fav sub-topic of the devaluing of sex education.

Meditations for Submissives 009: Maximus. June’s Meditation was a good mix of advice for people on both sides of the slash.

My birthday was in June so I made a post about it. It has my face in it if you’d like to know what I look like.

The essay Sexual Health and Kink is about dealing with STDs/STIs when kinky, myths surrounding the chronic ones and ways to handle a diagnosis of the same.

Submissive Journal Prompt 011 is a response to the Max De Pre quote: ‘We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.’

Personal News

As mentioned in episode 56, Walter was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Luckily, it appears to be the easiest type to deal with. He began treatment and that’s going well, thus far. Whether or not I have to take a break from doing the show and site will depend on how long he has to be out of work and if I have to get a vanilla job. Or if I can miraculously start making enough money from the show and writing to pay our food bill.

I attended my first Pride in many, many years and that was nice, if remarkably vanilla–next year I’m wearing a Leather pride flag as a cape. It was still lovely to live somewhere that had a parade and festivities in the first place.

And, as mentioned above, it was my birthday. That keeps happening, but every year has been better than the last (this month’s health scare and general political climate notwithstanding) so roll on, forties.

Also

I also added an ‘In the Works’ section to the sidebar of the site so you can see many (but not all–gotta keep the mystery alive) of the things I’m working on.

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