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V-Spot: I’m Tiptoeing Around His Erectile Dysfunction

V-Spot: Is Thickness Good?

Writer’s note: This is a two-part question that I got via my Instagram DMs! Editor’s note: As reported by our friends at urbandictionary.com, mtc often translates to “massive throbbing cock.” Part #1 — 1:46 p.m.: So, my case is strange. I’m wondering if sex therapy is...
Cinemadope: Hit Parade

Cinemadope: Hit Parade

The mob movie is the shadowy reflection of the American Dream. Stories of success despite humble beginnings, of hardscrabble times and strong work ethics, of family bonds and the desire for a better life — all the usual tropes apply. What makes it work so well in the...
Cinemadope: Making the Scene

Cinemadope: Making the Scene

People in the Valley are a creative bunch. At my day job, one woman I work with is a talented seamstress who creates wonderful clothes and stuffed toys; another works with local potters to decorate clay vessels and cups. My old Advocate editor — a published poet —...
Cinemadope: Wild Card

Cinemadope: Wild Card

When it comes to superheroes, it’s pretty clear that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has claimed the throne in Hollywood. Picture a big-budget blockbuster from the last decade, and there’s a good chance it starred at least a couple of Avengers. DC Comics — their main...
Cinemadope: Control/Shift

Cinemadope: Control/Shift

My two oldest children started kindergarten a few weeks back. New school, new friends (one hopes), new experiences. It’s been an adjustment — maybe more for me than for them, I sometimes think — and it has had me thinking a lot of how much has changed in the 40 years...