Wednesday, May 30, 2018

OPP: A Very Inspiring Blogger Award

This is not one of my old posts, but one by Pervertically Virtuous (scroll down for more info)
(FYI: some of the links in this post are dead)

Pervertically Virtuous posted: "Last week I got offered The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by not one, but three other bloggers: - G from Filled and Fooled; - Betty from BettyHomeBanger; and - KDaddy23 from Kdaddy23's Blog I like the two other awards I have received so far, bu"

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A Very Inspiring Blogger Award

by Pervertically Virtuous
Last week I got offered The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by not one, but three other bloggers:
Betty from BettyHomeBanger; and
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I like the two other awards I have received so far, but this one I am particularly proud of. Since I started blogging 3 months ago, I have received a number of emails from people telling me that the way I unapologetically own my sexuality despite social disapproval has inspired them to take their sexual (and other) lives into their own hands. Knowing that I have inspired someone to do something to improve their life, to own it more, to live it more authentically, is the greatest reward I could possibly get for writing about my experiences. So I'm very honored and humbled by this award.
Here are the rules:
Thank the people who awarded you
Thank you G, Betty, and KDaddy, I really really appreciate it. Readers, If you haven't already, please do check out their blogs, they are quite insightful and sexy.
post the image of it somewhere on your blog, write a post,
State 7 facts about yourself
I have so many facts stated about myself in 70+ Things About Me that I might be running out of things to say. But here is a random few (non-sex-related) bits about me not (yet) available elsewhere:
1. I have NOT read 50 Shades of Grey, and have no intention of ever reading it. I don't care how popular it is, or even how influential it has turned out to be. I'm happy it's out there for those who need it, as I think it has done wonderful things about bringing alternative sexuality into the mainstream, but I don't read bad literature, and I have no need of having my sexual horizons expanded.
2. I judge bloggers by the cover. I click on many blogs, but over half of those lose me within the first 5 minutes. Designs that are too cluttered, too colorful, too dark (i.e. not enough contrast between text and background); lots of spelling/grammar mistakes; no About page even after several months of blogging are all things that bother me so much that I leave almost immediately never to come back. I also really really dislike home pages that only present the first few sentences of each post. I like to scan through whole posts for interesting content and clicking on each individually is too much commitment when I don't know if it's worth it.
3. I don't believe in horoscopes. As a scientist, I'm painfully aware there is absolutely no scientific basis for any of that (i.e., it's all complete and utter BS). So I get really annoyed when asked about my sign. Even more annoyed when after my very polite 'I don't really believe in horoscope' (and trust me, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to sound polite when asked that question), my interlocutor does not politely shut up or change the topic but instead proceeds to tell me all they know about my sign/their sign/horoscope in general. I fucking want to slap them.
4. I also get really annoyed when people say "Bless You" after sneezing. As Wiki will tell you, sneezing is a forceful, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa that is to a large extent automatic. There is nothing about it worthy of blessing. Not to mention there is no one out there to bless me. I hate to be rude to people but I often don't respond to that silly comment.
5. Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, I also don't believe in any other supernatural, pseudo-scientific BS. This includes ghosts/demons, cryptids (e.g., Big Foot, leprechauns, and other mythical creatures), extra-sensory perception (e.g., telepathy), witches/magic, reincarnation, channeling, homeopathy, etc. (If interested, Wikipedia has a fairly exhaustive list of pseudoscientific concepts)
6. I am, however, convinced that there is a very high likelihood of there being extra-terrestrial life. I don't think there is evidence we have encountered it in the past, and we may never encounter it, but I think it's unlikely that of 70 thousand million, million, million stars in the observable universe there is not a single planet around one of those stars that harbors life.
7. I never, not even for a second, considered changing my last name when I got married. Why women do that is completely, entirely beyond my comprehension. It's such an antiquated, patriarchal custom that places women in a subservient position, that in today's modern world it almost equates to misogyny - and if you're a woman, to self-hatred. My name is my name, your name is your name. Period.
Nominate 15 fellow bloggers deserving of this award
I think 15 is too many. Seriously. So, instead, I'm awarding 7. And trying to venture beyond my usual suspects because all these awards have gotten a bit incestuous, if you know what I mean.
A Day in the Life of Shareen A.  - for her witty, often self-deprecating, humor
A Girl on the Net - for her unapologetic defense of sluthood
The Things I See Up There - for his incredibly perceptive mind and the ability to tell a great story
Suggestive Tongue - for her incredible insight, knowledge, and depth into all things sexual and gender
Hooray for Skanks - for his endlessly funny comments on people's stupidity
Sex and the Shameless - for her candid, and often harrowing, portrayal of her battle with sex addiction (although I'm not quite convinced that sex addiction is a 'thing'; I think clinician and author David Ley is on to something when he claims that what presents as sex addiction is a symptom of some other problem, like depression or low self-esteem (see Myth of Sex Addiction).
On to informing these inspiring 7 bloggers of their latest awards...
Pervertically Virtuous | May 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Categories: Awards | 

In the process of recovering my own old posts via email I discovered some of P.V.'s. Like me, her old accounts have been terminated, and she seems to have disappeared from the internet. This is a damn shame since I consider her one of the best sex bloggers I've ever had the chance to read and follow. I'm reposting her old posts as a historical archive, and if she ever returns to blogging I'm happy to hand them back to her.
To be clear: the copyright on this work is hers, and remains with her - I didn't write it and I make no claim to it.

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