Monday, May 27, 2013

Vagina Speak: Lion's Pose

Winter/Dark Issue 2012

If you are contemplating something, remember this

The universe will provide.

Here's a little story. A few years ago Chad wanted to find a huge painting of mountains with a lake and a tree. We had this sad blank wall space in our old apartment in Northeast Minneapolis, and he really thought it would tie the room together, so to speak...So months later, after hanging everything but this desired painting - including a stick found in the woods held up by two nails one night when we were hanging out with Dogboy, we gave up. Then one afternoon I came home to Chad and he was just hanging out in the living room, probably reading Two Towers or playing the banjo, and next to him was this four foot long landscape painting of mountains with a lake and a tree. He hadn't hung it yet.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Vagina Speak's Heart Center

Fall 2012: Peace, love, happiness

Vagina Speak sure has some talk for you this season. Actually, I'm pretty sure this "column" of sorts will from now on be from a new angle (angel?). Connecting our bodies with our spirits - a little contribution to making the world a happier place. Leave the mind out of the game, which is basically just an illusion that your ego wants you to play out anyway, am I right? Yes, turn your mind of and turn inward. Throw a blanket over the mirror, open the windows and burn some sage already!

So, now vagina speaks(s) to you not from our lulu's so much as she's reaching from the heart. The heart center. the place that one will close off in times of vulnerability, pain, fear, sadness, loneliness - you get the idea. When the heart center retreats, certain parts of you can start to feel that sting of btterness, resentful, regretful shit rising up. We've all been there to some extent. So, it might help to recognize that it's the ego battling your heart, wanting you to live in either the past or the future, but certainly not the present. The other day I read on facebook one of those people's shares for the day who love to share Buddhist quotes and photos of kittens sleeping with puppies:

If you are living in the past you are depressed, if you anxious you are worried about the future, if you happy you are present.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dear Sheila: Erectile Dysfunction

Summer 2012

What to do when a relationship encounters Erectile Dysfunction? How can we be supportive of them while feeling like we are supported in our sexual needs in return? How can we (gals) feel optimistic that we'll have penetration-sex with them (ED boys) some day, or continue to have penetration-sex? Ir us this about giving up attachment to that?
--Edie Limpdick

First off, thank you for writing in and sharing your experiences with me, and the C.L.A.P. readership. As we say in school, if one person has a question we can be sure that other people do, too. There seems to be a few components to this dilemma-his experiences of ED, your experience of ED, and your shared sex life. Vis-a-vis his experience--has he been to the doctore?