Reflections at the Maison bleue

Our generation has spearheaded a massive period of retromania: vinyl, Polaroid cameras, vintage filters, and retro fashion are the centrepieces of our aesthetic sensibility. Why this hiding from the present? Why this nostalgia for a past we ourselves never experienced?

Dear Di: Celibate Sightseer

When you’re exploring mysterious new lands, there’s no reason you have to sacrifice exploring familiar terrain between the sheets.

Pirate volcano, or unspoiled queen?

An island that more closely resembles the peak of a mountain than the standard Caribbean island, it is 13 square kilometers of the most difficult terrain ever settled in the world.

When utopia isn’t so relaxing

It was the stagnancy, the lack of urgent work to do in addition to the lack of people around me to distract me from the lack of work to do. I was like an ant plucked from its well-oiled colony, placed in a virtually utopian habitat. And it completely and utterly stressed me out.

Dear Di: Putting a Ring on It

The best part of clit piercings is that you can introduce a lot more variety into your sex life. While most of us have a preferred position for climax, the increased stimulation of your clit piercing can help you find pleasure every which way, and multiple times.