Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs
Although giving and receiving pain has been part of the sexual landscape forever. In fact the Romans defined manliness – the quality of Vir – as the doing unto others… and to that extent anything went. Having it done unto you… well frankly that was just womanly! As I was saying despite pain always having ...

De Sade: Justine in Tears

De Sade: Justine in Tears
I have not read any of the Marquis De Sade’s work, so perhaps I am not in the position to judge. But the more I read about him the less I like. Unlike Sacher Masoch who seems almost endearing in his craving to let his Miss Whiplash girlfriend knock seven bells out of him – ...

Just exactly how old are you, Mother Earth?

Just exactly how old are you, Mother Earth?
After spending years studying the lives of the Old Testament Patriarchs, Archbishop Usher of Armagh in the year 1662 confidently announced God created the Earth on 6 pm 22 October 4004 BC. Fossils of fish found high in the Alps and skeletons of extinct animals merely seemed to confirm the Biblical account of Noah’s flood. ...

That takes the Biscuit!

That takes the Biscuit!
Finally an answer to the eternal question, are Jaffa cakes, cakes or biscuits? Like biscuits Jaffa cakes are bought in packets, kept on the biscuit aisle in supermarkets, kept in the biscuit tin at home. In fact, all in all Jaffa cakes, look pretty much like biscuits. Therefore based on an ancient piece of perceived ...

Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak
Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee is the most expensive coffee. A new must have luxury item of the rich and those who want to be seen to be rich. Asian Palm Civets eat coffee berries as part of their diet. The seeds (coffee beans) are excreted after passing through their digestive systems and collected out ...
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