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The things I randomly find on the net:

Some of the articles they list - we have them on AVEN too (as in, members made a note of them in the past), but some of them weren't noticed by AVENites, so kudos to Gaia for copying and pasting most of the articles they linked to between 2005 and 2007 :cake:

I'm going to copy paste the ones that I haven't found so far:

SFBG (San Francisco Bay Guardian) - date unknown (Gaia online's date is 22 June 2005)

Asexy new friends
Let's not talk about sex, a new group decides.
By Deborah Giattina
I WONDER IF Jesus Christ was asexual. Sure, there are those who put forth that the son of God was shagging Mary Magdalene all along. That's certainly within the realm of possibility. Or maybe the Nazarene made a conscious choice to be celibate? Like Morrissey did until he met that boxer. (If that's really true, what could be more ironic!) And how many movie reviewers wanted to queer the tender Hobbit love between Frodo and Sam?
Is it so hard to imagine that Jesus just wasn't interested in sex at all? In a city where being sex-positive is the norm, it's hard to accept that some people don't have a party going on in their pants 24-7. The queer community spends so much time advocating for our right to get it on, maybe it unintentionally dismisses those who just want to play Scrabble and call it a night. Before you suggest throwing your empty bottle of Viagra at such a person, be aware that a growing community of people who identify as asexual is looking for our local sexual deviants to welcome it in with open arms.
David Jay, the 23-year-old Webmaster and founder of the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network ( wants asexuality to be viewed as a sexual orientation in and of itself. When it comes to orientation, Jay is a self-described queer asexual slut. If that seems like too much to take in at once, then perhaps we should break it down. Queer because he's attracted to both men and women. Asexual because that attraction is not of a sexual nature. And slut because he engages in more mind melds with the people he's drawn to than Spock made during the entire series of Star Trek. With supple lips, devilish green eyes, and a really big brain, Jay is, ladies and gentlemen, definitely the kind of guy you would want to get on his back. And you can – human touch and connection are very important to him. But, I repeat, there will be no hanky panky. Doesn't that just kill you?
The site, which he works on during his off hours from his gig at an education nonprofit, has been online since 2002 and claims more than 4,000 members, most young and trying to figure out what's up with them, some older – married, even – and long aware that they're just not into it. Jay started the organization off-line four years ago while at Wesleyan University, where he made "gay pancakes" every week for two years at a campus LGBT social event.
"I would go to LGBT conferences and do presentations there," he tells me over bagels and OJ on a recent sunny afternoon. "And the reason is because the queer community is the place where discussions about sexuality are happening – about sexuality and identity and how they all work. For us, as an asexual community, if there's a place that we're going to have a discussion like this, the queer community is a good one."
Log on to the community forum and you'll encounter a wide range of POVs on the subject. Only a few members voted in a poll asking whether "A" for asexuals should be added to the LGBTI acronym. Of those who did, half wanted to hop on, citing solidarity with other sexual minorities and opportunity for visibility as reasons. Most of the rest didn't have strong feelings about it.
When it comes to whether asexuals perceive themselves as inherently queer, the answer depends on the individual. Many threads on the site go back and forth on the issue, some saying that once you step outside the norm, you're in the club. Jay cautions that it's not cool to place identities on people. Others make the rather valid point that, unfettered by the pitfalls of sex and all its complications, they're free to experience other joys in life, such as walking on air, composing sublime symphonies, and downloading episodes of Xena off the Internet.
Says Jay of the response he's gotten from queer quarters, "As anyone does in any community, I have to earn people's respect. I think it's tricky because asexuality runs up against sex positivism.... I've gotten some backlash from people who are saying, 'No, we need to be talking about sex and sexual pleasure more. And if you're going to discourage people from exploring sexual pleasure, then that's bad.' " But Jay likes to think he's opened up the discussion of all that. Let's talk about pleasure, not just sexual pleasure.
As we express our pride this weekend, maybe just this once, let's not hop into bed with the first out-of-towner wearing one of those Single Dyke/Fag/Tranny stickers we can find. Maybe we should think about making new friends and marvel, rather than sneer and make churlish jokes, at how long our tail has grown: LGBTQQIAA. That's Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Questioning Queer Intersex Ally Asexual, in case you haven't been keeping track. Hey, the more the merrier.

ynet-Singles (Israel) - 9 January 2005

Trend: Saying no to sex

Young, attractive, gainfully employed, socially active - and uninterested in sex: Surveys indicate incidence of asexuality in population is 1 percent. Sexologist Dr. Michal Zaides believes it’s closer to 10 percent of adult population. Is asexuality new social trend, or was it always there and just now coming out of closet?
Ilana Messer

Published: 09.01.05

A popular Israeli entertainer, recently interviewed by a women’s magazine admitted she has not had sex for more than a year because she doesn’t date and doesn’t have a steady boyfriend.

She is pretty, has a nice figure, interviewed well and does not see her current solitary status as a big deal or something requiring therapy. She is also not embarrassed that she is sexually abstinent at this time.

Teri Hatcher, one of the stars of the successful American television series, "Desperate Housewives," admitted in an interview: “I have had no time in the last half year for a sex life. I am busy with filming and don’t date. It’s OK with me. I am not upset about it.”

And Mrs. Bush? What did Laura really mean when she recently said in front of scores of television cameras that her husband goes to bed early, like 9 p.m., and leaves her alone opposite the television?

"Cosmopolitan" views asexuality as a new social trend that has come out of the closet. In its last issue it quoted a number of film stars, models and businesswomen who said that they have not had a sexual partner for months. They did not speak about a lack of passion or emotional suffering but simply that, "this is the situation at this time."

Angelina Jolie told the reporter that “I have had many periods without sex. Even now, I am in a kind of interlude. I have no energy to be with any other man but my son.” Even Madonna admitted that she goes to bed now with a good book.

Do all these interviews indicate that these woman are going through a dry spell or more reflecting the fact that sex is no longer a priority for a growing group of people?

Its confusing

Asexuality is not just a woman’s issue. David Jay, an American from Missouri, set up an Internet forum for people who believe they are asexual. He explained that this was a new concept. He said everyone is healthy of mind and body.

They work and have social lives but have no desire to have sex with others. He denied that they were monks or are celibate for religious or other reasons.

“We just don’t feel that a sex life is that important or at least not a priority,” Jay said.

The Internet site started with 50 people and now has some 2,500. A month ago it launched a dating site with one condition: Applicants can hug, even kiss and fondle, but no sex please.

Fear of failing

Cosmopolitan quotes two surveys done last year in England indicating that 1 percent of those asked said they are not sexually attracted to anyone.

“Only 1 percent?” says Dr. Michal Zaidas, psychologist and sexologist. “I believe the incidence of asexuality in the West and including Israel is as much as 10 percent.”

Zaidas differentiates between two types of asexuality: The first is among people from 18 to 50, who have never had sex or masturbated. This may constitute 1 percent of the population. Then there are those people of the age when they are supposed to be sexually active, who don’t have sex for long periods of time - 10 years and more - often because of a personal crisis. Among this group are many married couples.

“From my experience,” said Zaidas, “there are many people over 30 who abstain from sex. I am not including people with problems or people who suffer from depression. I am talking about active people, who work, study and are successful. They function very well, belong to different social groups and have no sex in their lives.”

The main reason for avoiding sexual relations is the fear of failing.

It happens to 20-25 year olds as well. If on the basis of a failed attempt, a man has fears that he isn’t good at sex - he will prefer

to pass on the entire business. Zaidas says that, “in a way, it reminds one of the person with two left feet who won’t dance because he is afraid of everyone laughing, or those who would not dare to try painting because they haven’t got a stick of talent. The abstinence from sex is a kind of emotional impotence. They are people with deep performance anxiety and prefer not trying at all. Slowly, the body gets used to this and adapts itself.”

Sexual frigidity

Zaides dispels the myth of sexual frigidity. She says its possible to check testosterone levels and determine if sexual abstinence is based on low levels of hormones. In her opinion one’s sexual temperament develops when we believe there is a chance for sex.

“We all have the potential to experience sex - but if you are convinced you are going to be a total failure, then you don’t even try,” she says.

Women who avoid

“Many women are afraid of rejection,” says Zaidas. “Even young women - maybe because of an early negative experience or pain. They avoid sexual relations in order not to humiliate themselves. Regarding famous women mentioned in the article - they know the expectations of them, to be sex kittens. They cannot allow themselves to fail.”

Abstinence as ideology

“It becomes an ideology,” Zaidas says. “It’s the reason people go into deep denial regarding their sexuality. They are not opposed to sex, quite the contrary. They see sex as important but they are not willing to settle for something less than fantastic. There is a reverse ideology at work here: At first, they attach great importance to sex, exaggerated even. It has to be superlative. When it isn’t and it's just bodily functions between two people more or less successful, they have to emotionally equip themselves to handle it and conclude that sex is not their thing. They just rationalize it away.”

SCI GOGO - 17 February 2006

Sex - Evolution's Janitor

by Kate Melville

Asexual reproduction leads to a faster accumulation of bad mutations, says a report in this week's issue of Science. Indiana University evolutionary biologists used the water flea (Daphnia pulex) to establish their findings, which support the hypothesis that sex is an evolutionary housekeeper that efficiently reorders genes and removes deleterious gene mutations. Interestingly, the study also suggests that sexual reproduction maintains its own existence by "punishing" individuals of a species that meander into asexuality. The researchers say that the ability to reproduce asexually may be useful to organisms that can't get mates, but its long-term benefits are questionable. [/size]

"It is known that sex is common in plants and animals, and that asexual species are typically short-lived, but why this should hold throughout evolutionary time is a great mystery," said study leader Susanne Paland. "Our results show that asexual deviants are burdened by an ever-increasing number of genetic changes that negatively affect the function of their proteins. It appears sex is important because it rids genomes of harmful mutations." [/size]

Sexual reproduction is a complicated, biologically costly business. In mammals, sex is usually preceded by intricate mating behaviors. It requires the compatibility of sexual structures, an insertion event, fertile eggs and sperm, and the successful unification of egg and sperm into a viable zygote. All of this adds up to a big energy investment - energy an organism might have used for other purposes. It's no surprise then, that scientists have long pondered what it is about sex that justifies such a big energy investment. [/size]

One of the most widely accepted explanations has been that sexual reproduction confers the benefit of unlinking genes, so that bad versions of genes won't always get to hitch a ride with the good versions. This theory contends that natural selection operates optimally when parts of the genome are free to shuffle about. And the new report provides evidence that this is indeed the case. [/size]

The researchers say that in the water flea, sex appears to have enabled the separation of beneficial and deleterious versions of genes, so natural selection could act more efficiently in favoring the good and weeding out the bad. To establish this, they used mitochondrial genome data to compose a phylogenetic tree depicting relationships among sexual and asexual strains of water flea sampled from ponds over a diverse area. This family tree reveals that sexual populations have recently and repeatedly spun off asexual strains. By comparing rates of protein evolution, the researchers found that the asexual lines accumulated bad mutations four times faster than sexual lines. [/size]

"Although there has been solid theory on the matter for quite some time, these results provide the first definitive proof at the molecular level that sexual reproduction magnifies the efficiency of natural selection in eliminating deleterious mutations from populations," said co-researcher Michael Lynch. [/size]

Paland and Lynch reason that if a switch to asexuality causes a big increase in the number of protein defects, a mechanism for removing those defects must somehow be missing when sex, too, is missing. The present report supports the notion that it is sex - or the genetic recombination that is a component of sexual reproduction - which is the purifying force that helps get rid of genetic mishaps that harm the overall evolutionary health of a population. [/size]

Source: Indiana University[/size]

ProgressiveU - 29 April 2006

Asexuality - what?

By Cerhiunnhn - Posted on April 29th, 2006
Tagged: SocietyPersonal freedom

Hello, I'm asexual.

What's asexuality?
While there are many different people who choose to call themselves asexual, the two most common definitions are
1: An asexual person does not feel physical/sexual attraction at all
2: An asexual person has no desire to have sex
Anyone who chooses to call himself asexual generally uses the term because it fits him best.

Are you sure you're not just gay?
Now, see, I struggled with this thought for awhile. When I was in 5th and 6th grade, I thought, "Well, I don't like boys. I must be gay." Then I discovered, "Ack, I don't like girls, either. What am I?" (And for all you homophobes out there, no, I didn't DO anything to find out I don't like girls. I just knew.)

Why make an entry about this?
I struggled for years to find my sexual identity (which turned out to be "No, thank you."). I want to raise awareness. Many people who I've found on the asexual forum ( have said they thought something was wrong with them and they went through long periods of depression before they found out that asexuality exists. They thought they were weird or stupid because they didn't feel the same interest in relationships as their peers did. I want to help someone.

Are you sure asexuality exists?
Lately, there has been research showing that asexuality, or at least the complete lack of sexual interest, is not only exhibited in about 1% of humans, but also in percentages of animals, including, sheep, mice, and certain insects.
Many people believe that people who are asexual MUST have some sort of deficiency that makes them that way. Let me go through the list:
Hormone levels: nope, my hormone levels are where they should be
Past sexual abuse: nope, nothing happened to me
Over-religiousness: well, I am a strong Christian, but I really don't think that has anything to do with it. In fact, if I really wanted to have a child of my own (I don't, I want to adopt), I would probably have sex merely for procreation.

How do you know you don't like sex if you've never had it?
How do you know that you don't like drinking vomit if you've never done it? Hitting your face with a hammer? Falling off a cliff onto jagged rocks? For me, it's something that I just know, exactly like how I just know that I wouldn't like to chew my own hand off.

For the reader:
Do you have any questions? Do you have a belief about what might explain asexuality if you don't agree with "I was born with it"? Do you think you might be asexual?

Feel free to ask me any questions, either as a comment or by a private message. Also, I encourage everyone to check and read the FAQ, maybe even join the forum to ask questions of your own. Anyone, asexual, homosexual, heterosexual, and bisexual people are welcome as long as you're civil.
I really would like comments or questions, even if you want to contradict what I'm saying. Please.

SFGate - 7 May 2006

Sex could be just a sniff away

Jane Ganahl

Published 4:00 am, Sunday, May 7, 2006

Sex drive. These days, it's topic A. It seems that you either got it or you don't. If you got it, be thankful. If you don't, join the club.

According to the market- research group Synovate, a lack of sex is the No. 1 reason that love grows stale in relationships. And, implicitly, contributes to the divorce rate.

Why do so many couples experience a drop-off in sex? According to the Web site, the main reasons are, in ascending order: medical problems, aging, sexual abuse, a new baby, body issues, relationship issues, stress and anxiety -- and life itself. With all those cards stacked against having sex, it's a wonder the culture doesn't die off.

Women are especially susceptible to a loss of sex drive. And not just coupled women -- single women I know also have noticed that they think about sex far less than they used to. Of course, one could argue that once women (and people in general) hit a Certain Age, other things just naturally take precedence over getting one's bell rung. Kids, career, other passionate pursuits all line up for equal time. And it's not a bad thing; when I think of the time spent in my youth pursuing hotties instead of working on myself, it's a wonder I have any skills at all. I mean, besides the ones I can't write about.

Others are asking the more pointed question: Who cares? Does one have to have a sex drive to be acceptable in society? The Asexual Visibility and Education Network says no. On the network's Web site, 6,000-plus members say they're building a community worldwide, and the message seems to be, "We're fine just the way we are."

But with all of the books out there urging us to find our inner sexual animal (like Gail Sheehy's recent "Sex and the Seasoned Woman,") it's hard to let go of the notion that we should still be fornicating like rabbits; over the years it becomes part of our self-image. And for a lot of women, losing one's drive feels equivalent to being dead. Or at least close to it. For that reason, more and more products are appearing on the market that are supposed to help women restore that lovely flush in their cheeks that says I'm horny and I don't care who knows it.
Natural herbs, hormone creams, the so-called Female Viagra, even porn. Just recently, a Web site aimed at giving women "a fresh approach to rediscovering passion" was launched:

The equivalent of an audio book club, Erotic Shiver sells audio downloads of sexy stories geared toward women's fantasies. Founded by personal trainer Amanda Clarkson (author of "Who Stole My Sex Drive?"), Erotic Shiver offers a sample snippet of a female rocker describing some hard-core backstage action. Hmm, this might be interesting to me, but it's hard to imagine most of my friends getting off on the idea of punk-rock liaisons.
Then again, it's always been said that the sexiest organ is between one's ears.

The brain plays an important role in the most unique libido-enhancement product I've seen come across my desk: Scentuelle. It's a patch for women to be worn inside the wrist and sniffed liberally all day long. Unlike pharmaceuticals like Viagra, which work on the physical mechanics of sex, Scentuelle claims to work on other all-important factors like mood and a sense of well being. Scentuelle contains ingredients that, when inhaled, are said to stimulate the production of dopamine, the hormone of bliss manufactured by the brain when someone first falls in love.

It's only a short hop between bliss and sex, at least in a dream universe.
Invented by a Scottish scientist and developed by an award- winning inventor, Liz Paul, Scentuelle has been available in Britain for a year, where an alleged 300,000 women are now living happier sex lives thanks to the patch. A month's worth of patches is available for $34.95.

Paul explains its magic thusly: "It's aromacology. It works entirely on the smell. Nothing goes into the bloodstream, and it works on the limbic area of the brain, which controls our emotions and attitudes."
Although Scentuelle has its doubters, who note that a placebo test has yet to be done, there also are reams of testimonials by women who claim the patch has done lovely things for them.

Even though I don't feel a flagging in my own sex drive, as a public service -- and for a total lark -- I decide to test-drive these things for a few days to see if I notice any changes. (The Scentuelle people say it often takes a few days before changes are noticeable.)

Day 1: It takes a lot of practice to remember to sniff my wrist once an hour. The patch has a lemony scent -- not at all disagreeable, but it would not make a good perfume. More like a room freshener, really. I don't have a lot of faith that this is working -- yet.

Day 2: I get an e-mail from a man I fancy. I idly wonder what it would be like to have sex with him. Sniff sniff sniff.

Day 3: My kitchen sink backs up horribly and I have to call in a plumber. He weighs about 300 pounds and his pants always threaten to dip too low for dignity's sake. For a moment I start to wonder what it's like for him to have sex, but stop myself. I don't sniff the patch until he's gone. Despite the ugliness of muck in my sink and fog outside my windows, life seems sunny indeed!

Day 4: Run into the mayor at a baby shower. Good God, he is gorgeous. He kisses my cheek and I think I might pass out. I want to tell him to not marry his Scientologist girlfriend but I refrain. My ex-boyfriend also looks wonderful. I need to find a man. What a beautiful day!

Day 5: The drive to Mendocino is extraordinary! So is the town! I need to buy a house here! Retire by the seaside! Wow, the art gallery owner is handsome! I wonder ... I wonder. ...

To sum up: I did think about sex a lot (but I always do), and life seemed quite wonderful indeed. Not that it doesn't always, but this was like, butterflies and rainbows. And who couldn't use more of that in one's life? I mean, in addition to more sex?

Harper's Magazine - 20 December 2006


The Joyless Club

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2006. From personal ads posted on Asexual Marriage Net, a marriage broker website in China. More than 7,000 people have joined since the website was launched last year. Translated from the Chinese by Daniel Mattingly. Originally from Harper's Magazine, November 2006.

Sex has never interested me. In fact, I find it a little filthy. The doctor told me this is common, but it is not a short-term feeling I can change. I hope to find a girl in the same plight. One day we can walk down the aisle together, raise children, support our parents, and spend our energy on work and living a good, happy life.
—Little Jiang, male, age twenty-three

I hope you already understand the social and sexual sides of marriage. Let’s concentrate on the social side.
—Shriveled Pebble, male, thirty-two

Due to a physical dysfunction, I cannot have sex. I don’t dare let a woman love me, since I do not want to harm an innocent girl or ruin another person’s life. But whenever I look at the gray hairs of my parents, the pressure to marry has me feeling beat. I must repay them for the decades they spent raising me. Maybe you and I can come together to make a house of misfortune?
—Hand in Hand Forever, male, thirty-five

I’m an elegant, honest, intellectual woman who likes platonic love affairs and wishes for this kind of marriage. We can establish a family that is warm and sexless.
—Feng Yalan, female, twenty-four

Want to find an ordinary girl for a relationship like a part-time job.
—Southern Winter, male, thirty-four

I do not want to ruin an innocent heterosexual, but with the passing of my thirty-fourth birthday, the stress is mounting. I have not had a girlfriend to show my friends and colleagues. Whether we get married is not important—at least I will save some face.
—Zong Lin, male, thirty-four

I suffer from premature ejaculation. I had a love affair, but it ended unhappily. Nowadays, I only think about finding my other half. I could have a little sex, or none, whatever.
—Heartfelt Love, male, thirty-six

I am not beautiful or seductive, but I am honest. Because of a birth defect, I might be unable to have a normal sex life. If two people don’t have sex, can there be love? Can an asexual couple have a happy life together? I believe yes.
—Wishing for Love, female, twenty-eight

God doomed me from birth to live out my life as half a man. I know this means I cannot love whom I want and I cannot accept a woman’s love. I only want to find someone as unfortunate as me, so we can face our destinies together.
—Expecting Loneliness, male, thirty-two

I don’t have any diseases. I’m just cold in bed.
—Cucumber, female, twenty-three

Sidney Morning Herald - Blog - 22 January 2007

The joyless club
January 22, 2007


There was an interesting item in Harper's magazine recently about a marriage broker website in China for asexuals looking for partners.

Some of the postings on the site, translated from the Chinese, were heartbreaking:
"Sex has never interested me. In fact, I find it a little filthy. The doctor told me this was common, but it is not a short-term feeling," said 'Little Jiang', a 23-year-old male.

"I am not beautiful or seductive, but I am honest. Because of a birth defect, I might be unable to have a normal sex life. If two people don't have sex, can there be love?" said 'Wishing for Love', a 28-year-old woman.
Asexuality, for those of you who've not encountered it, is a catch-all term for people who lack sexual attraction or otherwise find any form of sexual behavior unappealing.

In a world where we're told a strobing, multi-orgasmic sex-life with only the most beautiful and fascinating partner is of value, it makes you wonder where you fit in if you don't even get horny ...
Growing up, one of the ironies for asexuals is that they often get thrown into the 'opposition camp' so to speak: the women, because they don't want to sleep with blokes are deemed lezzos and the guys are consigned to poofterdom.

How frustrating that must be when you actually don't want to shag anyone.

Not a whole lot of research has been done on asexuality, though a few vague facts — including a classification system that breaks the condition into categories — have been established.

An article I found in the American Salt Lake City Weekly describes them thus:

Type A: Do not experience romantic attraction, but can get sexually aroused. They have no drive to engage in sex. In other words, they're stuck in neutral.

Type B: Experience romantic attraction, but have no sex drive. They want to explore, but the gear stick is jammed.

Type C: Capable of both arousal and romantic attraction, but have no drive to put the two together. There just isn't enough petrol.

Type D: Feel neither attraction nor arousal. This is the most common type of asexual. These people prefer to avoid driving altogether.

These classifications, of course, do not include people who suffer from birth defects or genital complications that make sex painful or uncomfortable.

A woman I know who often told me she was asexual, spent most of her teens and 20's being told she was weird or a lesbian so often did she eschew sex because a vaginal complication made it plain agony.

When it was finally diagnosed and corrected, she hit powerband and now shags for Australia.

Other researchers contend that asexuality is the result of the mixing of two distinct psychological disorders.

The first, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), pertains to individuals who, given the chance to get a leg over, will either give it a miss altogether or bear it without pleasure.

In other words those people who don't get horny.

Those afflicted by HSDD apparently don't fantasise about sex, but may be up for bumping uglies for the sake of their romantic partner.

Sexual Aversion Disorder (SAD), on the other hand, describes people who run a mile to avoid intercourse. Sex and pleasure exist as polar opposites and they can't bear the thought of getting frisky, no matter how much they want to please their partner.

Finally, it should be said that many asexuals assert that because their asexuality does not cause them distress, it should not be viewed as a disorder at all; some people dislike bodysurfing and mangos, asexuals just happen to dislike sex.

You've got to wonder the pressure it puts on a man if he's completely sexless, considering the massed messages of male virility we see in the media today.

And when you read the personals on Asexual Marriage Net, it's hard to believe many asexuals don't at least wish they could change the situation.

"Due to a physical dysfunction, I cannot have sex. I don't dare let a woman love me since I do not want to harm an innocent girl or ruin another person's life. But whenever I look at the grey hairs of my parents, the pressure to marry has me feeling beat. I must repay them for the decades they spent raising me. Maybe you and I can come together to make a house of misfortune?"

Are you asexual?

All Men Are Liars is going to Melbourne in the next ten days to film a Valentine's Day special with our little sister Samantha Brett. What I want to know from you all (emails would be preferable) is what's the most thoughtful, romantic, original thing you can do or give to your partner in Melbourne (keep it clean). The three best ideas will end up in the video.

If you'd like to email me with a topic suggestion or just vent, try here. I now have more than 300 unanswered emails and no hope of catching up. So I'm instituting a no-reply policy because I'm sick of feeling guilty about it. In advance, I thank you for your email.

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lol that site has turned to shit since then.

It's items have become very sexual, and various other nonsense.

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Great find! :cake: Most of those articles aren't even listed on the wiki!

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I was super into Gaia, I was a regular in the GD from 2005 to 2009.

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