Saturday, June 23, 2007

Do My Research For Me?

I'm wanting to create some poll/surveys for various questions about sexuality. What I'd like is for people to answer a series of questions, and for them to have a space to add additional comments/clarification after each individual question.
My second choice would be for there to be a single place at the end of the list of question to add comments.
Any have any suggestions about a free/low-cost place to host such things? Or for a super-easy bit of software to create and host it myself? Webspace is not the problem, I just don't want to have to learn complex new software for this.

I've googled this and I see that there are some options, although many of them seem to be vote-only, without the comments part. But I'm interested in personal opinions.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I am really not that into astrology.

However, sometimes Rob Brezsny is sort of spooky. He's lucky we don't burn witches anymore.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Snippet from a conversation I had recently: “If you already hate yourself when you get into sex work, you’ll have bad experiences, because you won’t be able to tell when someone is treating you inappropriately until it’s too late.”

I mused yesterday, as I often do, how happy I am with the clients I have. Not just because some of them are sweet enough to give me beautiful gifts, although those are nice. But there’s something eternally charming about having a man just light up when you come into the room, stare at you with ardent appreciation and tell you, every time he sees you, and with obvious sincerity, how beautiful and wonderful and amazing he thinks you are. Even when one is a trifle cranky – as I have been the last day or so – how could my ruffled fur not be smoothed by such silky strokes? Purrrrr.....

I suppose it is a measure of my ego that I think this is precisely how I should be treated. So call me spoiled, but I believe that expecting to be valued and treated well – and accepting nothing less – is the reason why my experience as a sex worker has been positive rather than negative.

The praise and fervor of my boys is not the basis of my self-esteem – that comes from a deeper place in me. But it’s a very sweet frosting on my cake.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday, edited: Ok, I was a bit cranky last night when I put up that entry. After a night's sleep I'm in a better frame of mind.
Perhaps because I watched this recent video clip of me spanking a charming man and it made me smile... (About ten seconds, opens in a new window.)
Note to clients and friends: If I owe you a phone call or an email, I am not mad at you, and I am not blowing you off. Monday went rather pear-shaped on me, and Tuesday isn't going to be a lot better. (Nothing tragic, just tragically overbooked, is all.)

But I will survive, hey hey. And I will contact you. (Unless you're that very odd man who keeps calling me looking for Jae. You, I will not be calling back. Actually, a number of people seem to think I'm Jae's answering service, which should be sourly amusing to the nice people who can't even get me to call them back in a speedy fashion. So Jae-seekers, you should know that I just delete those messages.)