I had my initial consultation with Dr. Swartz today. It looks like I’ll be getting snipped in a couple weeks. Yes, I’m getting a vasectomy, and if that seems like too much information, you’re probably reading the wrong blog. Actually I think talking about the procedure is important. It’s one of the most effective means […]Read More → Initial Consult
We think the baby dropped sometime yesterday or the day before. Xy is feeling a lot better and seems to have a lot more energy. Speaking of dropping, perhaps it’s time to drop the pretense that we’re keeping the child’s sex a secret. See, four or five months ago Xy asked me if we should […]Read More → Dropping
I went to the local wine shop Friday evening. The woman behind me in the checkout line offered to sleep with me if I paid for her wine. When I mentioned that I was married, she said she’d include my wife: “You know, like a threesome.” But when she learned Xy’s not blond, she retracted […]Read More → Fun Times at the Cork & Bottle
The travails of Senator Craig reminded me of a fascinating study I read in 1990 called “Tearoom Trade: A Research Update” by Frederick J. Desroches. It was published in Qualitative Sociology. It’s a follow-up to Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places by Laud Humprheys which apparently is a controversial classic from 1970. There are […]Read More → Tearooming
All the fretting we’ve been doing lately — me for the last few years, Xy for the last few months — about whether or not to have a child — has an ironic aspect. We have good reason to suspect that one of us may be shooting blanks. Consider: We’ve been married and enjoying conjugal […]Read More → Shooting Blanks?