I’m fairly certain that this new research has been popping up all over the internet with different headlines. The one I remember (which I was snarky about) was “Social Support key in Preventing Gay Suicide” – which kind of pissed me off, because social support can help prevent any kind of suicide. It’s still interesting, though. It reminds me of one of the particularly heartbreaking episodes of Savage Love where Dan talks to a kid out in the bible belt who is gay in a place where it’s not OK to be gay and there aren’t any resources for those who are gay (or not straight)… Hopefully studies like these will prove as a trigger to getting more help to the parts of the states that are currently at a loss for it.
I take all of these things with a grain of salt, but I still thing they are important studies to keep up on.
Yes! I saw this on the news yesterday and quickly looked it up online. What an incredible project… though, to be fair, I think if this was a real research study it wouldn’t be approved. Well, maybe it would. But my god the stress it would give her and everyone she didn’t tell.
A while back I wrote about my decision to not question the sexuality of others anymore. I don’t really like supporting articles that question others, either. This one struck my interest though. Her daughter says that he wasn’t gay, and then says:
“Can’t blame men for wanting him, and wouldn’t be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back. When the question arises, it generally speaks more about the person asking.”
“Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong.”
I think this is an awesome way to tackle those who question your sexuality. Let them question. They shouldn’t- I don’t think- but they’re going to anyways. Being secure about your sexuality says a lot about you as a person. Whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or anywhere inbetween. Not letting people who do question your sexuality get to you is a pretty good thing to master.
Before going to Paris I had the fantasy of sitting in front of little cafes and sipping hot espresso. That fantasy was quickly drenched in the reality that… well, Paris isn’t the place to go for coffee. But it should be. There has been a lot in the blogosphere lately about the coffee culture of Paris gaining speed. Wish I could be there to participate!
There has been sort of a new trend in perfumes. Even Lady Gaga has mentioned creating a line based off of blood and semen. These set of blood type based scents range from leather to cherry and… well, that sounds a lot less creepy.
I probably won’t be getting my hands on this anytime soon, but a beautiful toy. I’m still aiming for the traditional we-vibe ii. Rechargeable toys are definitely hot right now, though!