As an old time sexologist who’s traveled the world speaking to groups on controversial subjects, primarily masturbation, I’ve seen it all.
Oslo is the one place I think of as being open-minded and liberal. I ran a workshop here for women back in 1996 and they were all very receptive to my message and techniques.
What a shock it was for me yesterday to present “Putting the Vulva on the Map” to a group of young gay men and women. There was a minimum of energy in the room. They were very quiet and respectful. That’s when I decided to get the energy going with one of my favorite gay pride chants, “we’re here, we’re queer, we’re fabulous, get used to it!” – I repeated this several times calling out for them to join me.
Today my darling long term friend Jesse, a gal I’ve known since the 80’s showed up with a sweet bunch of flowers that looked very much like a bridal bouquet, and said, “Now that gay marriage is legal, will you marry me?” Without hesitation I said “I do.” We hugged and howled with laughter.
Eric Francis - our astrologer and soon-to-be blogger - took this pic at a Gay Pride event.
Solo Sexualists Unite!
I just ran over to Fifth Avenue to see if I could catch my old, old friend Gretchen who helped me type up the first orders that came in from Ms. Magazine requesting my booklet, Liberating Masturbation. She has been the grand martial for Gay Pride many years now. Although I missed her again, I did catch the NYPD queer cops marching behind the NYPD Marching Band. Wow! That took guts, NYC finest and gay?
Keep watching...the reveal is 5 half-naked football players with rainbow colored underwear over their faces. Got me so hot!