September 17th, 2008


We're a kinkier generation

I know y'all love it when I post articles my mother has sent me about Oral Sex. Today she sent me this one from the SMH.

Oral sex is the "new black" in the bedrooms of many Australians, according to leading sexual health experts who believe improved hygiene standards and feminism are turning more couples onto the practice.

The Australasian sexual health congress in Perth has been told oral sex, once the exclusive domain of sex workers, has now become a leading part in the sexual repertoire for straight and gay Australians.

"For young people it's an almost universal practice now, with 90 per cent trying it before the age of 30," said Basil Donovan, a professor of sexual health at the University of NSW.

-- snip--

He also theorised that improvements in cleanliness was the biggest driving factor in the popularity of oral sex.

"I can't prove it but my theory is that when people only had a bath on Saturday night oral sex was a less attractive prospect," Prof Donovan said. "The aesthetics changed when people started washing more often."


I'd commentate here but ... you know, my mother sent me this article and she sometimes reads my blog and does she *really* want to know my thoughts? Do *you*?



Last night I dreamt I got married but for some reason, I wore the (red) bridesmaid dress I wore for my sister's wedding. And then right at the last minute I vaguely wondered why I had not gone with the traditional white. And then I had this whole problem that delayed me getting to the altar to do with eyeliner. Very odd. And then when I was packing my suitcase afterwards when it was time to go home, I had for some reason brought a lot of my closet for like one night, including coats and all sorts of things, and it didn't all fir back in the case and I was in a hurry.

Weird headspace?

Angel Rising

is the name of the first novella to be published by Twelfth Planet Press. Written by Dirk Flinthart and set within the New Ceres shared world, the blurb on the back of the book says this:

The New Ceres planetary charter forbids the use of all modern technology. Law confines the people to the ways of 18th Century Earth. But beneath the surface, rebellion and revolution simmer constantly.

Proctor George Gordon, a hidden protector of New Ceres, knows all too well how easily these can bubble over, but nothing can prepare him for intergalactic warfare in his own technologically challenged backyard.

What odd coincidence brings him to the Sunrise Isles to be confronted by ninja and warrior nuns? Who is the strange but compelling amnesiac girl he finds in the convent, and what do the offworld nations want with her? And how can he really be sure who to trust?

And I'm excited because this is the awesomely stunning cover, designed by the divine Cat Sparks, and it has an ISBN and a copyright. I think then that it is very almost a book.

You can grab a copy of your own for $10 at its east coast launch at Conflux or its west coast launch at Wastelands II. Or online very very soon.