Jesus I’m bad at blogging

So the school year has started and we’ve got all these “welcome back” activities.

I will not make it to these activities. And it’s really fun to tell people why.

I will be going to the most fabulous If anyone wants to hang out there, I want to meet you. If anyone wants to contribute a few lines of chat for my article, please do!

My classmates have challenged me to bring back the most/best/worst/weirdest swag I can possibly get. I can say only this:

Pardon the radio silence, but THINGS HAPPENING

I’ve moved! Like, physically. To a new city. And getting my internet legs back hasn’t been easy. But I’m here, and I have things to tell you.

Here’s a thing: I won a grant! My little geography department has given me a little grant to attend CatalystCon West!

There, I will be stalking every single person with my tape recorder and pen and paper because I want to know how YOU interact with the internet! And dildos! And each other!

My project is still being formed, but essentially, I’m interested in whether members of the greater sex-positive community want to see state oversight of sex toy materials and manufacture. As a geographer, this question is relevant to me in two distinct ways:

1. How would the US government oversee materials manufactured overseas, given the liquid nature of sex toy supply chains?

2. How do sex-positive educators, bloggers, consumers, and business people determine the standards through collective interaction?

3. What are the risks of governance?

Guys, I’m super excited! In addition to the occasional sex toy review, I’ll be discussing the things I have to read for my literature review. I have a terrifying reading list that I’ve scarcely begun to broach, and I love every single thing on it. We’re going from Judith Butler and Foucault to Guatemala looking at body politics to the reaches of Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto where we’ll meet Cyberfeminism.

After a heinously long list of articles spanning such subjects as “Human-Computer Interaction as sexuality,” “The geography of Youtube and Viagra” and “Dildos as neoliberalism,” I will begin “primary research,” which will incorporate Ducky Doolittle’s Sex With the Lights On and Tristan Taormino’s The Feminist Porn Book.

If there’s anything you think I should read, let me know! This act of masochism is already underway, but I’m never afraid of a challenge! Also, I may morph into Zizek by the time I’m done here.



I’m migrating!

I got me a WordPress! One reason for that is that because this tumblr isn’t my primary tumblr, I can’t follow people back, which is sad. Also, the interface makes me go “meh.” The new blog is under construction. I’ll continue using this tumblr, but not for my larger posts or reviews.

I wrote 25,000 words over 3 weeks and am still too exhausted to jerk off

So I haven’t reviewed anything or posted anything in a minute. Turns out finals time during grad school is like, hard and stuff. Didn’t see that coming.  So eventually I’ll sit my ass up and start shoving things in it for your education and entertainment again. Probably this week. But after writing 70 pages worth of words about Arctic diseases, gentrification and dildos (not in that order), my two week period rolled in and was like HAY DID YOU MISS ME.


And then I slept for several days. I’m still sleeping actually. Writing this as I sleep. And thanking the canadian gods every day for this lil gift: this Diva Cup, for it is good and great.

Also I bought a Wahl. It’s kinda meh. My adrenal glands are in shards right now. I’ll get back when they work again.