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Down, Down, Down

by Richard

Hey, dudes.

Sorry for the mopes here, but I’m still a bit down in the dumps that my fellow North Carolinians decided it would be a good idea to restrict the civil liberties of a substantial portion of our citizenry with a stupid constitutional amendment.

Let’s face it: the reason people are against letting same-sex marriages go through is they’re squicked out by the thought of two men getting it on (or strangely attracted to the idea), so they want to get rid of it. Now, I’ve seen a lot of the women involved in this sort of thought-experiment-gone-wrong movement and I personally get squicked out by the thought of them getting it on. But you don’t see me spearheading a drive to have it declared illegal to marry them, do you?

No. No, you do not.

Not only that, but this opens up a whole ‘nother can of worms. I mean, how are they going to determine who’s a man and who’s a woman? Yes, I’m serious with that one.

There are genetic men who have had sex-reassignment surgery and are now living as women. There are genetic women who have had  sex-reassignment surgery and are now living as men. There are genetic disorders that give people more sex chromosomes than most people. Heck, Jamie Lee Curtis has an XY sex chromosome and you wouldn’t call her a man, would you?

It’s ridiculous, is what it is.

Two consenting adults should have the ability to marry and be legally supportive of each other if they want to do so.

And we just went ahead and took that right away from people because 60% of North Carolinians don’t like thinking about what those people do in their bedrooms. Grow up, people.

Sorry for the rant. You’re just lucky I accidentally deleted the one that was three times this long and filled with a lot more curse words. We’ll be back to normal tomorrow.

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Preaching To The Choir

This is a special, one might almost say wonderful, day. You see, there’s a preacher down in Grapevine, TX, (near my old stomping grounds) who’s offering advice. He wants married couples to have sex every day, starting today.

Hands up, all the husbands and wives who think this is a great idea. (Sorry, hard to type with one hand in the air) And, by the way, I’m going to skip all the easy jokes about how men never have enough sex.*

Ed Harris, senior pastor of the Fellowship Church in Grapevine, which is a huge mega-church of the sort really only found in Texas and one which has about 20,000 people come to worship each Sunday, is, of course, absolutely wrong. At least in my opinion. I’m of the belief that sex should only take place between mature, consenting adults, with or without a marriage license. (Again, only my opinion. [But I’m right.]) Still, Harris did come up with a good idea anyway. See, Harris said he thinks marriage is the only right place for sex. That is, if you’re not married, you shouldn’t be having sex. So, he said, to celebrate the joys of marriage, he wants married couples to have sex every day for a week.

Now, if we accept his premise that marriage is the only place for sex, this basically amounts to him rubbing it into the faces of those people who are single. “Neener, neener, neener. Look at us! We can have sex and you can’t. Ha, ha, ha.” Or something like that. If we don’t accept his premise, well, it’s still a good idea.

My wife, known to me as She Who Knows What She’s Talking About, is a partner in a Charlotte sexual health and education clinic. When I told her about this story, she said no matter the cause, she thinks the effect is a great idea. Making appointments for sex and then keeping these appointments can work to help a couple increase their intimacy and that’s always a good idea. Now if she’d only take her own advice.**

So, dear reader dudes, let’s (partially) listen to the man of God and start making those appointments. Doctor’s orders.

— Richard

* That part is probably a lie.

** See? I lied. Sorry.

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