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  • What do you like to read when you poop?: The Almanac
  • What helps you sleep?: Masturbation
  • What's your biggest grammatical pet peeve?: "Its" = "belonging to it," and "it's" = "it is."
  • What song do you never want to hear again?: "Having My Baby" by Paul Anka
  • What book have you read the most?: "Stranger in a Strange Land," by Robert Heinlein

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Jul 1 Corylea commented on SL Letter of the Day: Queens of the Retail Stage.
I'm a bisexual woman who adores NICE queeny guys, but bitchy hypochondriacs like the one the LW describes ... not so much.

Perhaps it would help the LW if she learned to separate the personal and the professional. You can like or dislike whoever you want when you're on your own time, but when you're at work, ONLY the work-related characteristics of the employee matter, and it doesn't actually matter if you like people or not. She needs to learn to evaluate people quite differently on the job as opposed to in her personal life, and that's not limited to queens.
May 28 Corylea commented on Savage Love.
"Don't fear their rejection—make them fear yours."

Wonderful advice, Dan!

I think we need this on a tee shirt. Maybe you should start the SavageLove Shop? :-)
May 22 Corylea commented on SL Letter of the Day: No Loss.
The letter-writer might want to try going to individual therapy to learn how to stand up for herself and how to set appropriate boundaries with others.
May 21 Corylea commented on The Most Fundamental Truth About Sex.
This reminds me of an experience I had back in 1992. I'm a bisexual woman, and I was having sex with a married, polyamorous bisexual woman, who I'll call Sue. Sue's 8-year-old daughter heard us having sex and wanted to know what we were doing that made such a strange noise.

Sue: We were having sex.
Daughter: Are you going to have a baby with Corylea now?
Sue: Remember that conversation we had about the egg and the sperm? Only women have eggs, and only men have sperm, so I can only get pregnant if I have sex with a man.
Daughter: So why do you do it with Corylea, then?
Sue: Because it's fun!
Daughter: Oh. (thinks hard) So women have sex with men to get pregnant and sex with women to have fun?
Sue: (suppressing laughter really hard) Yes, though sex with men can be fun, too.

The daughter is now old enough to have lovers of her own and was with a man at last report, so I guess this brief misunderstanding didn't turn her off of men for life. :-)
May 5 Corylea commented on SL Letter of the Day: He's Single, Ladies.
This guy's so over-the-top that I wonder if this is a troll, not someone who actually believes what he wrote to Dan. If he IS a troll, he was well fed for his efforts. :-)
Apr 30 Corylea commented on Savage Love.
Thanks for that image, vennominon, though my chances of going to a golf course are vanishingly small. :-)

The man at the Pride parade was an adorable little queen, and we spent half of the march talking about other Prides we'd been to and about gay activism we'd been involved in. He also introduced me to his boyfriend (who was marching with the leather contingent, instead of with the Bisexual Resource Center contingent, like us) before the march was over. Trust me, a straight man could not have pulled it off. :-)

Apr 30 Corylea commented on Savage Love.
We hear a lot about bisexuals who are closer to the straight end of the continuum than to the gay end, so I just wanted to wave and say that here's a bisexual woman who's a lot closer to the lesbian end of the continuum than to the straight end.

I have fallen in love with both men and women in the past, but if my fairy godmother were going to conjure up a lover for me, she'd be female. Unfortunately, in the real world, there are a lot more straight and bisexual men than there are lesbian and bisexual women, so men are just easier for a woman to find ... and they're way more likely to meet a woman halfway.

While searching for the woman of my dreams, I keep stumbling across available men. (I don't quite understand why so many straight women say they can't find a man; it seems to me that nice men are everywhere.) I went to Boston's Gay Pride parade a few years ago and got picked up by a man (a bisexual man, of course) while there. That's the kind of luck I have with women, that I can go to the PRIDE PARADE and come home with a guy. *rolls eyes*

Apr 29 Corylea commented on SL Letter of the Day: Friendly Fire.
@7 -- I hope gay men don't mind being ogled or sighed over by straight women, or Zachary Quinto and Neil Patrick Harris are in for a world of angst. :-)

Apr 4 Corylea commented on SL Letter of the Day: Resources and Support?.
I used to have a cross-dressing boyfriend. This guy was definitely not trying to pass for female, since he had a full, bushy beard and male pattern baldness (which I thought made it all the hotter when he wore women's clothes, since he was so clearly NOT a woman, which made it all the more transgressive.)

One day when it was his birthday, I'd put up balloons as part of his birthday celebration. As a joke, I blew up two and stuffed them down the front of his shirt. Well. He loved them. No, he LOVED them. He wore them for the rest of the day and seemed quite regretful when taking them off that night.

So a little gender play beyond just clothing might not be amiss. ;-)
Feb 14 Corylea commented on SL Letter of the Day: Devoteeeze.
Dan, why would you repost a letter that you KNOW IS A FAKE, given that you said "But it is a problem when a fake question contributes to the negative public perception of a group of people whose sexual desires are already so stigmatized."

Thank heavens ridia posted a link to the follow-up.

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