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In the City of Fury

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One of the great things about living in Buenos Aires is that there’s invariably a Freudian psychologist sitting at your table, waiting to pounce.

Unlike everybody else I know in Buenos Aires, my friend Estela is a faithful vegetarian. She gave up eating meat a few years ago, which is not an easy thing to do in Argentina, a country in which the average person consumes 150 pounds of beef a year—roughly two servings per day. read more

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Unpacking Our Baggage

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Could taking a close look at our old wounds with our partner be the best way to learn how to love each other?

The single most disgraceful moment of my adult life, when hissing snakes erupted from my flipped out prefrontal cortex and my lizard brain took control of my mouth, was the day my lover of eight months returned from his errands without the York peppermint patty I’d requested. read more

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Henry Monnier (1799 – 1877) A Group of Erotic Miniatures

Henry Bonaventure Monnier, artist and playwright, was born 7 June 1799. After studying at the Lycée Bonaparte, he frequented the workshops of the neo-classical artists Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson and Baron AntoineJean Gros. Aged just 23, Monnier  went to live in London, returning to Paris five years later where he started to encounter and befriend a glittering cast of authors and painters of the time: Alexandre Dumas, Théophile Gautier, Stendhal, Eugène Sue, Prosper Mérimée, Eugène Scribe, Eugène Delacroix, Louis Boulanger and Honoré de Balzac. read more

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In the City of Fury

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One of the great things about living in Buenos Aires is that there’s invariably a Freudian psychologist sitting at your table, waiting to pounce.

Unlike everybody else I know in Buenos Aires, my friend Estela is a faithful vegetarian. She gave up eating meat a few years ago, which is not an easy thing to do in Argentina, a country in which the average person consumes 150 pounds of beef a year—roughly two servings per day. read more

History Of Pleasure

Respectable Women Don’t Wear Pants

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Easy access for intimacies or 'une toilette intime'?

Nowadays, not wearing underpants is a statement. It’s an act of seduction or daring or extreme forgetfulness. Going commando is whispered and giggled about. It’s funny and possibly sexy and definitely out of the ordinary. However, in the 18th century, respectable women didn’t wear pants, only whores did. read more

Lavender, liquorice, chocolate,

Lavender, liquorice, chocolate, doughnuts and pumpkin pie are all odours that increase blood flow to the penis.