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A Potpourri of Married Sex and Asshat Advice From ShannonColleary.com

Hello Fair Reader. There are two of me now. My personal blog here and my relationship website where you’ll find the same

She Lost Her SoulMate, You’ll Be Surprised at What Helped her Through her Grief

Excerpt: Yoga was my ticket to wellness after many months of dealing with my husband’s progressive illness and eventual death. It helped me to stop, to breathe, and to be in the moment. During the past two years since leaving my full-time job, I’ve grown to love going to my weekly yoga classes. Instead of resisting, I am more open to change. Yoga has shown me how to slow down and find greater balance. I have developed a sense of gratitude for all that I can do. Read more …

5 Reasons I Sometimes Want to Leave my Husband

Excerpt: My husband, Joe and I, recently celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. We’ve been very lucky to have spent most of these years very happily married. But I’d be lying if I told you that I’ve never wanted to pack up my belongings and head for the hills. Blissfully alone. Read More …

Love & Sex

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A Potpourri of Married Sex and Asshat Advice From ShannonColleary.com

Hello Fair Reader. There are two of me now. My personal blog here and my relationship website where you’ll find the same

5 Reasons I Sometimes Want to Leave my Husband

Excerpt: My husband, Joe and I, recently celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. We’ve been very lucky to have spent most of these years very happily married. But I’d be lying if I told you that I’ve never wanted to pack up my belongings and head for the hills. Blissfully alone. Read More …

What Women Like In Bed, From The Most Interesting Man In The World

Excerpt: “A woman demanding (however subtly) to be dominated and controlled can have all this. She knows full well the power she has, while she’s lying there tied and ‘helpless’— we both know what a joke that is, but mutually ignore that bit. Though it will all be over if I tie her up and forget where I left her. After that it will be into Shady Pines and tying up nurses. Something to look forward to.” Keep reading …

Kids & Parents

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My 7 Best Summer Memories from 1975: Throwback Thursday

Excerpt: “If any of his four granddaughters (not-a-one grandson!) complained about the fish guts, he’d yell, ‘Shad-up and do it! You catch ’em, you clean ’em, you cook ’em, I eat ’em.’ I both hated and loved the smell of gutted fish each time grandpa drove us past the gutting station; we four girls riding with the wind in our hair in the open truck bed.” Keep Reading …

One Father Says Goodbye to His Daughter. Stunning.

Excerpt: “Her room smells of alfalfa even though she has taken the rabbits. The stages of her life have settled into an archaeology of smells. The sweet dander of guinea pigs. Sour turtle bowls. Saddles redolent of horse piss and her own gamy adolescence.” Read more:

My Daughter Has Made an Unsettling Transformation

My daughter has become a cat. She turns 13 years old in six days, but she began the shift to coy feline about two months ago. I’m not sure when she first rebuffed me. I suppose I didn’t notice because I probably thought she’d simply had a bad day and needed to be left alone. So this new Tabby Trend literally snuck up on me and pounced. How it used to be: Keep Reading!

Body Image

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She Lost Her SoulMate, You’ll Be Surprised at What Helped her Through her Grief

Excerpt: Yoga was my ticket to wellness after many months of dealing with my husband’s progressive illness and eventual death. It helped me to stop, to breathe, and to be in the moment. During the past two years since leaving my full-time job, I’ve grown to love going to my weekly yoga classes. Instead of resisting, I am more open to change. Yoga has shown me how to slow down and find greater balance. I have developed a sense of gratitude for all that I can do. Read more …

Finally YSL’s Image of a Possibly Anorexic Model Banned by the ASA. Was I Was Right?

Excerpt: “The ASA considered that the model’s pose and the particular lighting effect in the ad drew particular focus to the model’s chest, where her rib cage was visible and appeared prominent, and to her legs, where her thighs and knees appeared a similar width, and which looked very thin, particularly in light of her positioning and the contrast between the narrowness of her legs and her platform shoes.
‘We therefore considered that the model appeared unhealthily underweight in the image and concluded that the ad was irresponsible.’ Keep Reading:

Lane Bryant’s Response to Victoria Secret’s “Perfect Body” Campaign

I absolutely love the Lane Bryant “I’m No Angel” campaign. There’s been some, what I consider to be, trumped up controversy that by featuring succulent, zaftig models in their campaign with an intra-textual reference to the Victoria’s Secret “Perfect Body” campaign, that Lane Bryant is simply perpetuating hate on hate.

Beauty, Buy & Bites

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7 Tips to Feel Sexy, Healthy and Fresh Each Day

Excerpt: 1. I wear a dress. I hated dresses as a child because I had older brothers to play War with in the lemon grove next door. That meant building forts and throwing dirt clods as hard as I could at their heads. Difficult to execute in a dress. But now there’s actually a different kind of freedom in wearing a dress. There’s no binding waistline, my legs are nice and should be showcased, there’s a cool breeze blowing in places that have turned into a heated sauna. And wearing a dress just makes me feel pretty. Read More …

What My Hair Was Trying To Tell Me

Excerpt: I was living with a man, at the time, who consistently broke my heart and was pursuing a career that didn’t want me. I didn’t draw a correlation between how I was dying inside with my need to cut off all of my hair. It’s funny to me now that I didn’t see the connection. After all, my hair had defined me at various stages throughout my life. Read More …

Sexiest Father’s Day Gift Ever! (MELT: Massage for Couples)

Sweet Mother of God, not since “The Wedding” episode of Outlander have I been quite so … how shall we say … warmed by a film clip. I have the pleasure of introducing you to MELT: Massage for Couples, video tutorials on how to massage like a vixen. Frankly, I think all you really need to get on board is to watch owner and masterful masseuse, Denis Merkas, massage his lovely wife Emma for two minutes.

True Hollywood Tales

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That Time I Was Offered Work in a Brothel

Excerpt: I’m in the Torture Room at Fran’s Ranch, a whorehouse in Beatty, Nevada. We’re shooting a scene for a low-budget movie called Leta Has Two Lovers, and I’m worried the only reason I have a part in the film is because the director, Benjamin, who resembles a woodchuck with mossy teeth, is trying to get in my pants. Bea is one of the “girls” at the ranch. She sits next to me holding a riding crop across her pale, dimpled thighs. Her corset’s too small and her soft baby-bottom flesh squeezes out through the gaps in the trusses. Keep Reading:

Is it Just Me or is Lady Mary of Downton Abbey an Asshole?

Initially it’s true I thought Lady Edith a bit, how shall we say, church mouse-ish in appearance, but how she grows on you with her vulnerability, her dewy eyes, her gentle, yet steely resolve to raise her own child, while that fucking Lady Mary sees her own baby for five minutes between teas and vagina kegels to create the steel glove that entraps unsuspecting lords and dignitaries! Keep reading!

Am I The Only One Who Loved 50 Shades of Grey? (Videos)

I asked Henry if I could stay and watch “50 Shades of Grey” while he and the girls went home. Did I see, in the gleam of his eye, the memory of how I pounced on him during my reading-the-books phase? His “yes” came at the speed of light and I wondered whether I’d return home to find him rigging an equestrian harness to our head board.

Travel Bug

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What to do in London: Our Tour Through London’s West End Theater Productions

Excerpt: During one particularly gruesome scene, a character, who’d also provided comic relief, kills himself by slitting both wrists and allowing his life’s blood to gush down two metal spears stuck into two copper bowls which fill with the red stuff almost six inches deep. One theater goer had a brief fainting spell during that bit. Keep reading!

I Went in for a Massage and Might Have had a Happy Ending (London)

Thwackah! This was the sound of the 4′ 6′ Shimura whipping both sheets off of me like a magician revealing the fact he’s made his assistant disappear. Except, in my case, revealing my entirely naked, and now clenched, ass. Was this normal? Did everyone here have entirely exposed buttocks for their butt massage? Maybe this was like that Korean spa on Western where thickset Korean women with arms like tree trucks flay your entirely naked body with sea salt before they hose you down like fish on a wharf? I’m sure this is just like that and is totally not a happy ending …

How to Have a Threesome in Vietnam!

The room was dark and quiet and I could hear the familiar sound of sleeping bodies around me. But there was another noise as well. In the bunk above me. Oh God, please no. The wet fluid sound of movement.

Growing Up Slutty

Excerpt: Back in the car heading north on I-35, I sat sucker-punched. I hadn’t been called “slutty” since high school, and just like then, I had no idea how to react. While I tried to keep my twitching leg and foot from connecting violently with my taunter’s crotch, I realized I didn’t know what she meant. I only knew this was coming from a woman who had married her high school sweetheart and only sexual partner. (Unless you count the bedpost that took her virginity during a sneak attack of hide and seek when we were in junior high … but that’s another story). Keep Reading …

What do Returning War Veterans and Stay-At-Home Moms Have in Common? And How Can we Help?

If you haven’t read Sebastion Junger’s latest piece in Vanity Fair, The Never-Ending War: The Bonds of Battle, you must. Especially if you care about the veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. I’ve long had a passion for war literature and the psychology of men and women who put themselves on the front lines both as journalists and soldiers, but I was shocked that Junger’s well-researched theory about why returning war veterans struggle with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) might be the same reason many new moms suffer from post-partum depression.

Mary Jane Minkin M.D. Answers All of My Questions About How Menopause Affects Sex

Vaginas. Half of us have them. If you’re reading this you may have one and if you don’t have one, you would probably like to be acquainted with one, so this applies to you, too. One day around year fifty the wonderful, multi-tasking vagina will begin to change. Mine, it goes without saying, is still a Maserati. Fast, sleek and a bit of a show-off. But as the last year of hot flashes have made very clear, the times they are a changing.

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