These people are obviously not sloggers. We live for smart-ass comments. A day without Poe is like a day without sunshine.
I have issue with half the post being Bold.
Oops, nevermind. Just my computer
Half the post is Bold because the man is being emphatic, rather than SHOUTING.
I couldn't agree more with this post. Bravo.
I love cuddling (even with strangers, assuming they're not TOO strange), and I deeply regret that Dan Savage does not like cuddle parties.
Of course, I don't entirely see cuddling as non-sexual, either.
i was hoping that Matisse was an anomalous boring poly. i see she's par for the course.
I hate when I step on my own dick.
all the poly people i know are boring. and dan, is all that bolding necessary?
i am pro-cuddle parties, but only when i am the only woman and all the men are french rugby players, preferably nekkid.
dan, i think you should look on the bright side......YOU CAN STEP ON YOUR OWN DICK!!!! i wish my non-poly man lover could do that!
oh yeah, fuck hugs.
I just hate the IDEA of a "cuddle party". Ewg.
Re the bolding, I think SOMEBODY forgot the ...
What I MEANT was "somebody forgot to close the bold tag".
Dan Savage is gay?
Slow new day.
Hugs, serious business.
oh, and remember dan, in order to avoid being called a "misogynist" enemy of womankind you have to just love everything about pussies, too! yum, yum, gots to loves you some pussy. don't forget, now.
I vote The Stranger give consideration to passing your Slogging privileges off to Jameth.
This is the same type of 'tude I see from radical People's Socialist Workers Party members, or whatever they call themselves, at local labor council meetings: mainstream Democrats who agree with 90% of their agenda isn't good ENOUGH. If you aren't 100% in lock-step with them, then they consider you only slightly less onerous than a right-wing, Limbaugh-quoting ditto-head.
Seriously, ideological "purity" sucks ass...
For an unapologetic asshole, you seem overly bothered by these bloggers. I mean, it's not like you're making CNN headlines here, right?
BTW, I don't think you're an asshole, just opinionated. The difference is that you realize when you're wrong and admit to it.
After getting your dick stepped on, you'd probably WANT a cuddle...
I seriously doubt that 99% of the guys involved in cuddle parties actually think its a non-sexual event. In your undies, cuddling with women (or other men for teh gays) in their lingerie, and its not sexual???
That dried up white stuff on your panties isn't sexual either, nope nope
You can step on your own Dick? That's impressive.
Non-sexual cuddle parties don't exist. People who think they do have a lot to admit to themselves about sex.
Sounds like someone needs a hug!
Cuddle parties sound horrible, but that pile of worms is making me horny.
I remember hearing about these cuddle parties a few years ago. You're asked to leave if you get a boner, didja know that?
I weep for the future.
A day without Poe is a day with sunshine
How can close intimate contact with someone you find sexually attractive not create at least some sexual feelings? The self control these folks must have is impressive.
There were many overtly negative remarks about polys (pollies? polyps?)in the comments to that post. Obviously they had to pick on you because the rest of us aren't famous enough to bitch about. You have given them a a reason to circle the wagons and have a nice rub, er um, cuddle over it, they should be grateful.
Polyamorists: only slightly less defensive than the fatosphere.
Don't forget: you also took a poop on ex-youth pastors.
I agree with 5, 19, 21, 24, and 26. Further, that the organizers of such an event could (a) claim that a cuddle party is entirely non-sexual, and (b) consider a dis on the cuddle party to be an attack on the entire Poly Pride Day, raises serious questions about their judgement about and understanding of human relations.
I feel like these folks are deluded themselves if they think there's nothing sexual about this. For the record, I am pro-hugging and "non-sexual touch", but, find it truly hard to believe that an event like that is non-sexual.
Maybe it's the fact that it's a bunch of strangers in a room -- how can you express true affection for someone you don’t even know? I don’t know, maybe if it were designed to “reframe assumptions about men and women” in the sense that “men and women can be friends and can touch each other without it being sexual”, that would make sense to me. But, with strangers?
Worms are like, totally just like, grody! Please post more recipes with santorum in them.
Hi - you linked to my excerpt of the post from Anita Wagner's Practical Polyamory blog.
The original post is here:
I will always love you, Dan. Even if you are a little cranky sometimes. And I'm totally with you on hugging groups of strangers in parks. If you don't pick up a cold you're bound to lose your wallet.
@ 28 -- i think there's significant overlap in that venn diagram...
i am quite a huggy person, myself. and *i* find the idea of a huge cuddle party, with strangers, no - with strangers who *want* to participate in a big cuddle party with other strangers - flatly repulsive.
if you want to hug people you don't know, there's a better way to do it. just hand 'em out. don't make some weird planned orgy out of it, that's just inviting trouble.
During the Clinton-Lewinsky brouhaha ('member that?, seems eons ago), Sen. Patrick Leahy pithily paraphrased H.L. Mencken to the effect that when somebody tells you "this really isn't about sex"...it's about sex.
Why would you cuddle with strangers? You know someone in that crowd isn't going to adhere to the non-sexual rule. Also, cooties.
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