Marriage Equality! It's real!
Ecstatic is not a large enough, nor emotionally encompassing enough, to describe the rush of thoughts and feelings that have washed over me today. SCOTUS finally announced their decision and upheld that Marriage is a constitutional right afforded to every human being, regardless of who they love. This is a monumental step in the right direction. While there are many more battles on the horizon related to social justice and civil rights - this huge moment is breathtaking in it's enactment.
My words continue to escape me and all I am left with is happy tears... so I will simply republish thoughts of others who speak on a much more sophisticated and eloquent level than I.
"In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
Been a hop and a skip since an update - new developments under way - new, very exciting developments! Stick around to see!!
To keep you satiated --- a brief "Just the Tip!"
"Don't forget to play!" Sex is fun!
When you were first figuring out how to have sex - remember that feeling? - there was probably some nervousness, but also a lot of excitement and desire to try new things. Overtime, we all settle into "routines" or "techniques" that we believe are highly successful... Throw it all out the window! Do something new - download a sexy game from the internet (sexy word-finds anyone?) and play with your partner... get a pair of sex-dice from your local adult store (or visit for the first time - that's always a hoot!)... look up new sex positions or techniques... try having sex in a random place in your home... play strip-poker (or monopoly, or strip-pong [like beer pong], whatever)... greet your partner in the nude when they get home from work... a rousing game of 20-questions, naughty style!... basically, get creative and try something different! You won't be sorry!
Enjoy... and keep sexin'!
This page is a blog and repository of Dr. B - a sex therapist, educator, researcher, activist and speaker. Interested in all things sexual, social justice, LGBTQQIA+, and mental health.