Santa Fe Reporter - Love & Sex <![CDATA[And Now, Your Cinematic Cigarette - Here are some movies to get you in the mood (or kill it with an icepick) ]]>
By: David Riedel
Like everything else in our super advertised, heavily marketed consumer culture, the day has been taken over by large corporations that want you to spend money unnecessarily on bogus products to prove, loudly, the love that you spend the other 364 days of the year proving quietly.]]>
<![CDATA[Good Vibrations - The science of sex toys is alive! (And thriving) ]]>
By: Hunter Riley
Technology is already an integral part of the booming multibillion-dollar sex toy industry—and that’s just the beginning. No longer are the days of walking into a sex shop only to find phallic, jelly toys that leave you shocked and maybe a little embarrassed.]]>
<![CDATA[Gender Blind - Local transgender community navigates medical crossroads ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Jess Clark, an education and prevention supervisor at Solace Crisis Treatment Center in Santa Fe, agrees and says oftentimes transgender people get “misgendered” at the doctor’s office, “from someone calling you your birth-given name to a doctor not asking you the right questions about pregnancy.]]>
<![CDATA[G Wiz - G spot pioneer Alice Ladas looks ahead ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
“I went to a conference with a research paper done with all of the women bioenergetic therapists,” Ladas reminisces on the book’s origins. “I went with a paper called ‘From Freud Though Hite: All Partly Right (And Partly Wrong)’ and there’s where I met my co-authors.]]>
<![CDATA[Pretty Slick - Make orifices thank you now. Ask me how! ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Hunter Riley, manager of ABQ’s Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center and SFR sex columnist says there are basically three types of lube: silicone, water-based and oil-based.]]>
<![CDATA[Porn Supremacy - Make way for porn’s fastest growing demo: women ]]>
By: Sophie Engel
happened to be in a strip club. I had this money...and couldn’t for the life of me get a lap dance. I was the only woman in this topless bar.]]>
<![CDATA[Tough Love - What to expect when you weren’t expecting this ]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
This is the thing with marriage, and with relationships in general: it’s not like you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s that you’re stubborn, or blinded by emotion, or you’re trying to even out the constantly shifting power dynamic. You know exactly what you’re doing, and you do it anyway.]]>
<![CDATA[Bachelor, Confirmed - Former SFR dating columnist offers one last piece of advice ]]>
By: Marius Gustaitis
Well, you don’t have to be Einstein to figure out these two are going to hook up. In the meantime, they’ve created enough sexual tension to hang a physical universe on. An expanding universe. A clenching and releasing one, pulsating with multiple eruptions.]]>
<![CDATA[Love & Sex 2013 - The comprehensive guide to getting romantic and tantric in Santa Fe]]>
Someone should write a Nancy Drew book about our office. Actually, given the theme of this week’s issue, let’s go with the Hardy Boys. The point is, there’s a thief on the loose.]]>
<![CDATA[The Communion of the Human Lasagna - Love & Sex 2013]]>
By: Robert Sobel
A sexual encounter that doesn’t involve penetration is often overlooked and underappreciated. But then again, most people haven’t heard of The Communion of the Human Lasagna.]]>
<![CDATA[The Sending in of the Probe - Love & Sex 2013]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
Shall I compare thee to a lover who has been with his or her beloved for nearly seven years, when the supposed “itch” strikes?]]>
<![CDATA[The Crooning of the Cuckoo - Love & Sex 2013]]>
By: Loren Bienvenu
During passionate lovemaking, according to the Kama Sutra, “Animal sounds may also be used like those of the cuckoo, the parrot, the dove, the green pigeon, the flamingo, the sparrow, the goose or even the bee.”]]>
<![CDATA[The Spanking of the Monkey - Love & Sex 2013]]>
By: Joey Peters
Masturbation is an underwhelming part of a man’s daily routine, similar to ordering fast food or playing solitaire. But some are capable of making it an art form.]]>
<![CDATA[Congress of the Glory Hole - Love & Sex 2013]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Living up to its nickname, finding hot man-on-man action in Santa Fe is, well…dipherent.]]>
<![CDATA[Congress of a Herd of Cows - Love & Sex 2013]]>
“When a man enjoys many women together, it is called ‘congress of a herd of cows.’”]]>
<![CDATA[Twining of a Creeper - Love & Sex 2013]]>
By: Mia Rose Carbone
On a recent jaunt through the Kama Sutra, I stumbled on a passage titled “Twining of a Creeper.” I fell in love with the name immediately. It brought my sister to mind.]]>
<![CDATA[Outtakes - Love & Sex 2013]]> Alexa Schirtzinger
For this year’s Love & Sex issue, SFR considered hiring actual people to have sex with each other, but then realized that—bendy-arms or not—you can do so much more with dolls, for much less money and a lot less awkwardness.]]>
<![CDATA[Love & Sex 2012 - Experiences with love and sex in the City Different]]>
This is surprising, in a way, because Santa Fe is the type of place where people can smoke pot under the bridge, and everyone who smells it just smiles and keeps walking. Maybe you can’t put a satellite dish on your house in a historic district, but otherwise, people are pretty accepting. So why don’t we talk more about sex?]]>
<![CDATA[Family Issues - A determined bachelor welcomes fatherhood]]>
By: Matthew Irwin
A year ago next month, my girlfriend of six years issued me the ultimatum—marriage and kids or a breakup. I chose the latter, telling her that, as much as I loved her, I couldn’t envision a life with children. She called me selfish, and she was right, but I couldn’t any longer uphold the illusion that I would change my mind/feelings.]]>
<![CDATA[Flowers & Chocolates - Get your sweetheart something sweet]]>
By: Ramon A Lovato
In the Victorian era, flowers, and indeed much of life, symbolized something. With the right dictionary, one could read the flowers and colors of a bouquet like a book. OK, it’s a nice thought, but since everyone interpreted the symbols differently, it didn’t really work out.]]>