Monday, August 25, 2008

The Winner - Giveaway #2

The winner of the 20 commenters, as determined by is lucky #10 - Miss Missie from Death by Chocolate Martini!

Missie - send me your info (reereep -at- gmail -dot- com) so I can get you a copy of this fantastic book!

The Hotfessional

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hump - True Tales of Sex After Kids

I've been woefully lax at updating this site - even though I'm not at all surprised that I've been a slacker. Don't get me wrong, I've been reading lots of books - but I'm a bit behind on the "Best Sellers" I figure that the books I've been reading - you read, oh say, last summer. Or the summer before. Or five years ago! Snort.

But! Today, I get the pleasure of reviewing "Hump - True Tales of Sex After Kids" by Kimberly Ford.

Y'all! This is an amazing read.

Now, it's been a long time since I've had to worry about Shortman coming into our bedroom and saying, "Are you guys wrestling?" (Yes, it happened)

It's been a long time since I had to worry about a busted condom or an expelled IUD. Mr. Hot and I used to joke that if I hadn't been on the pill, we could look at each other and I'd get pregnant (2 miscarriages before Shortman turned three convinced me that getting my tubes tied was a much better option than going through that if I forgot to take my pill at precisely the exact same time every single day!).

Now, we're more likely to be subjected to door slamming and eye rolling if the 6'2" fruit of our loins hears us having sex. (Well, y'know, I can't always be quiet - and what fun is that anyway?)

But! This book (the first line of which is, "I love the word fuck" - you KNOW this is a woman after my own heart) isn't only for the parents of infants and toddlers. It isn't even only for those of you with young-ish children.

It's for every parent that forgets that hot, sweaty fucking or slow, gentle love-making is important for reconnecting with your partner. For decompressing after your hectic days. For remembering that you're not just Susie's mom or Bobby's dad - you're a sexual being whose needs and desires didn't disappear when you added to your family.

And it's funny. A particular "Secret" in "Secrets of the Magic Wand" (I soooo typed "want" there first, ha!) had me laughing so hard I couldn't make eye contact with Mr. Hot for a good 10 minutes afterwards.

He, of course, kept saying, "What?!? What?!?" (I told him I'd show him later. )

"Laser Lover" inspired me in completely different ways.

"Back in the Saddle" reminded me that I never bothered going to my 6-week post-partum checkup. Because I knew everything was fine after only 2 weeks. (Ooops !)

I loved this book. I loved it so much I'm going to buy someone a copy of it. Leave me a comment here and I'll send the winner (chosen by their very own copy. I'd say that I'd send you my copy, but no fuckin' way. I'm keeping this. Even the Hotfessional sometimes forgets what's important in life and needs reminding.

The Hotfessional

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