If you have, you’re both lucky and astute—astute because the world is changing. The old repressive forces are in sharp decline, while a new sexuality has begun to emerge; lucky, because noticing is the first step toward embracing the change with the likelihood of enriching your life.
Hi, I’m Dr. Craig Hallenstein. Call me Craig, or Dr. Craig if you wish. I’d like to take you on a journey of understanding to see where we’ve been and where we’re heading—sexually that is. Sex has interested me for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I couldn’t understand why things that were so exciting—like touching myself and seeing girls naked—could cause near seizures in parents, teachers, ministers, and shrinks. So I vowed to find out. I learned a lot about sex over the ensuing years and would now like to share what I learned with you.
Each week in my blog we’ll have sex together—intellectually speaking of course. We’ll consider the history of sex—how things got so messed up for so many years and how, thankfully, they’re starting to get better again. We’ll talk about your sex life and mine and how we can maximize our joy. We’ll talk about improving relationships with our monogamous as well as our non-monogamous polyamorous partners. We’ll talk about sex-positive parenting—setting our kids on paths to creating their own long-term sexual fulfillment. We’ll talk about the gay culture, and I’ll explain why there isn’t one any longer. And we’ll talk about sex offenders. That’s right—sex offenders—and I’ll show you how you’re kids are far more likely to be victimized by our one-size-fits-all sex offender registration debacle than they are to be abused by some stranger living down the block.
This will be fun. There’s so much to talk about. I can’t wait.
So I won’t!
I went to war in my hometown a couple months back when I learned that owners of an adult lingerie store wanted to relocate to town and that the City Council was trying to block them. “Why should I continue serving on your Economic Development Commission, if your intent is to chase businesses out of town?” I asked the mayor and members of the Council. “You allowed marijuana and gambling to be brought into the community, but no sexy underwear? I don’t do drugs and I have no interest in gambling, but I like sexy underwear. I’d patronize that store!”
Well lo and behold, I was driving through town last week and there is was—our first adult clothing store! I screeched my tires, walked inside, and greeted the new owners, thanking them for contributing both jobs and tax dollars to our fair town. Fifteen minutes later, I walked out wearing briefs that were soft, silky, and Day-Glo green.