"This is for the best, my reputation has never been worse..." Taylor Swift croons on her hit single "Delicate." This is not a true statement, much like Mickey Mouse, Swift seems immune to any kind of scandal or bad press. In fact, the entire Reputation album seems to be a way for her to convince people that she isn't the master manipulator behind these scandals, as she has been accused of, rather once again she is the victim. Even as she embraced the bad girl persona. And while the CD is not best selling in Swift's arsenal and had fewer hit singles than say her 1989 album, it did decent enough and the accompanying tour proved she is a superstar to be reckoned with. So then why are so many outlets calling her new single "ME!" a comeback? Mostly because that word is overused at this point and no one seems to know what it actually means anymore.
Have you heard? Tori Spelling got an acting job! The Powers That Be are once again rebooting beloved 90s teen soap, Beverly Hills, 90210 as a mockumentary (think Curb Your Enthusiasm). The cast of the original series is reuniting (sans Luke Perry, RIP) after someone gets the bright idea to reboot OG 90210. Shannen Doherty was the last original cast member to sign on and is probably the most important one. Here's what should happen if the series is to be a success.
There are many things I am good at; writing, social media, and things that are best not discussed in this essay. However, there are some things that I lack enough knowledge about to call myself good or even adequate at. Playing games (DnD and apparently shooter video games are among my weakest) and photography. After taking a picture of the New York City skyline from a friend's apartment, many people encouraged me to try professional photography as a side hustle.
Pete Buttigieg is surging in the polls, recently beating such heavyweight names as Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Cory Booker, he also came within spitting distance of Senator Bernie Sanders. In fact, the only other candidate that Mayor Pete, as he is commonly called among his supporters, is former Vice President Joe Biden, but that might not be an issue should Biden bow out of the race before entering it. Such is Buttigieg's popularity that Republicans have already started the war machine against him in the hopes of giving Trump a boost before potentially facing him in the general election. And how are they attacking the potential 2020 candidate by using the very things they would support, and even rally around, one of their own candidates for.
"Dude, it's not gay if it's on camera. Then it's only porn," A man was overheard saying on the streets of Manhattan. For most cities, this would be one of the weirdest and most controversial statements said in public, but it's New York City, and all it did was give an opening for an essay on how some straight men will do mental gymnastics to get their dick sucked, even if it is by another male. Porn is just the latest in a long string of excuses that have been used to justify a straight guy enjoying relations with another man.
When people want to "spice up" their relationship, one of the things they always seem to do is look for another person. Whether they want a threesome, or decide that having sex with partners other than the one they are committed to, another person seems to be the way they want to go. There is nothing wrong with that of course, but there are alternatives for those who want to get creative with their partner and maintain monogamy. They could role play, and see if that helps to reignite the home fires. Here are some examples of what roles could be played.