Showing posts from February, 2015

The Power of Sex and Money: Storyville

Storyville was a well-known, semi-legal vice district in New Orleans from 1897 to 1917. Prostitution, gambling, and live jazz fueled the streets, bringing visitors from all over the world to experience what was growing into one of the city’s largest tourist attractions and money maker. Some scholars of jazz believe that swing started in Storyville, and we know for sure that the original jazz greats made names for themselves in the brothels along Basin Street.

Storyville got its name from Sidney Story, who wrote the legislation that “legalized” the district, based off of the vice restrictions used in other port cities infamous for their pleasurable activities. The new legislation bound all prostitution to the area between North Robertson, Iberville, Basin and St. Louis streets just outside the French Quarter. Some locals believed that “lewd women” were getting out of control, and tarnishing the image of the fancy little shops along Royal Street, so the legislation was met with approva…

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s been called since the 20th century, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4713 begins on Feb. 19, 2015. Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, the holiday was a time to honor household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors.
Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. It was also a time to bring family together for feasting. With the popular adoption in China of the Western calendar in 1912, the Chinese joined in celebrating January 1 as New Year’s Day. China, however, continues to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year, although in a shorter version with a new name–the Spring Festival. In China, people…

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone

BDSM vs Abuse

This Friday morning, I heard that Fifty shade of Grey the movie was shows today. Most news shows were hyping it or was curious about BDSM. Some groups are boycotting the movie because that abuse and trying get for cause of domestic abuse. I personally know the different between BDSM and abuse and I see kinkier sex on bound-god than in movie.
BDSM is a variety of erotic practices involving dominance and submission, role-playing, restraint, and other interpersonal dynamics. The term comes from three other acronyms:
B&D: which stands for bondage and discipline
D/s: which stands for dominance and submission
S&M: which stands for sadism and masochism
BDSM isn't a clinical term universally used by medical or health care professionals; it’s more often a term used by people to describe their own sexual practices, and sometimes used by others to denounce the way others choose to have sex. There isn't one accepted definition for BDSM. A very general one might be that BDSM is a for…

Power of Love: Golden One Hathor

One of most powerful and famous goddesses of the ancient world are the goddesses of nature, fertility, and sex. One of my favorite goddess is the Goddess Hathor
You are beautiful no matter what they say Words can't bring you down Hathor
Goddess of Love and Beauty Goddess of Fertility and Children Goddess of Joy, Celebration, Music and Art Hathor (Het-Heru), meaning "House of Horus the Elder", was a goddess of many things, from the celestial to the alcoholic!  Hathor is one of the most beloved of Egypt's goddesses, a benevolent, understanding and stunningly beautiful figure responsible for all artistic endeavor and happiness in the world. Hathor brings happiness, romance and an appreciation for musical arts into our lives. Hathor was worshipped by both men and women in ancient Egypt. She presides over festivals whose sole purpose is to bring joy to the participants. Devotees of the Goddess were mostly dancers, musicians, and artisans. Dance and music were the sacred ar…

Gods of Love and Desire: Eros

Love is in the air and so is broken heart. Eros was the Greek God of Love, or more precisely, passionate and primal sexual desire. Without warning he selects his targets and forcefully strikes at their hearts, bringing confusion and irrepressible feelings or in the words of Hesiod “he loosens the limbs and weakens the mind”. In fact, the word erotic comes from his name. Eros himself is a carefree and beautiful youth. Personally I think he is one of the most powerful gods in existence. He makes most gods (favorite target is Zeus) fall in love/lust with other gods and/or mortals regardless of gender.  It was thought that Eros’ arrows, often randomly aimed, made people fall in love. One of the most famous tells involving this was when Apollo ridiculed the skills of Eros as an archer. Apparently Apollo forget he was talking to the son of Aphrodite and ARES. As payback for the remark Eros fired one of his arrows at Apollo, making him fall in love with the nymph Daphne and cursing many his…

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