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The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm

(My third child, Winston. He has nothing to do with turning 46, but I love him. My milk came in when I held him.) Today I’m 46.  Shit. Forty. Six. (well, it was yesterday, but I just got around to

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10th Wedding Anniversary

Shhhh.  I’m at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara for my 10th wedding anniversary. Don’t tell anyone who might try to find me. Including my kids and husband. I’m alone. I am still married. I think. Kidding. I’m still

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Arnold Schwarzenegger aka Arnold Schwarzen-ass!

I’ll Be Back Eleven years ago Arnold Schwarzenegger told my husband he would be a “SCHMUCK” if he didn’t get me to sign a pre-nup before we got married. Oops, just a minute. Have to pick up that name I

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Married Sex: Fact or Fiction? I’ll Never Tell

Sarah and Simon had been married ten years. They had two children, Octavia and Penelope, ages two and four. Their angels and their succubae. The couple shared a post-partum stress disorder that manifested in the certainty that their daughters would

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Gestation: 31 weeks As I swallowed a third Tums to quell the pillaging heartburn that comes of eating chicken milanesa when you’re nearly eight months pregnant, I dreamt of not being a mommy for one whole week. I want just

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Alcohol Cravings

Gestation: 21 Weeks, 4 Days We enter a Mexican restaurant for our first dinner out together since the twelfth of never. It smells of tomatillos and pinto beans con queso, deep-fried corn tortilla chips and freshly blended Jose Cuervo 1600

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