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Tonight-Feb 16-Tuesday-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live, FREE Audio-Monica Day-Valentine’s Feb. 2015, Viagra Bill-Permission

Bill – Men forced to get permission for Viagra.Tonight Monica Day will celebrate another Valentine’s Day at the Erotic Literary Salon-Live. In her own words, “Five years ago, when Susana Mayer asked me to be the featured reader for the Valentine’s month at The Erotic Literary Salon, I had to confess to her that I didn‘t like the holiday — but she wasn’t phased. She said to just tell the truth — and I have, every year, sometimes painfully so. This was last year’s Valentine’s performance…I just listened to it, with a new love sitting beside me — and couldn’t help but notice that I suddenly have much of what I wanted in this poem. What a difference a year can make.

I still think it’s a bullshit holiday, don’t get me wrong. But there’s nothing bullshit about love when it runs deeper than flowers and chocolate. Nothing at all.” Audio – I Want To Write You A Love Poem. By Monica Day. Recorded Live at The Erotic Literary Salon, February 2015. https://soundcloud.com/monicaday/i-want-to-write-you-a-love-poem?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

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Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to meet a number of requirements. (Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Legislature)

Tired of what she considers the government inserting itself into women’s private lives, a Kentucky lawmaker has decided to return the favor.

Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of humiliating hoops beforehand, such as visiting a doctor twice and getting notes from their wives.

“I want to protect these men from themselves,” Marzian, who is a nurse, told the Courier-Journal.

“This is about family values,” she added.

Mazian told Fox affiliate WDRB that House Bill 396 would also require that someone seeking Viagra, Cialis, Levitra or Avanafil “make a sworn statement with his hand on a Bible that he will only use a prescription for a drug for erectile dysfunction when having sexual relations with his current spouse.”

“I started thinking, ‘How would this body of men feel if the government was injecting [itself] into their private medical decisions,’ ” she added.

Marzian’s proposal arrives a week after Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed a bill requiring women to consult with a doctor at least 24 hours before an abortion, according to the Courier-Journal. The “informed consent” bill, as it was labeled, passed with 92 “yes” votes on Jan. 28, according to WDRB.  Marzian was one of three members of the Kentucky House to vote against the law, the station noted.

An abortion rights supporter, Marzian has argued that government should not be able to interfere with people’s medical decisions. She told WDRB that her proposal was also inspired by her fellow lawmakers’ values.

“We are very ‘family values’ in the Kentucky General Assembly — they are all awash in Christian family values, so that’s why I put that part in there that [erectile pills] can only be used in a marital relationship,” she said.

Marzian admitted to the station that her bill is more symbolic than serious and she doesn’t expect it to receive much support. And yet, she told the Courier-Journal, she isn’t done introducing provocative proposals.

The lawmaker told the paper that she intends to introduce a bill that would require gun buyers to get counseling from victims of gun violence 24 hours ahead of a firearms purchase.

“I’m just making sure the government is taking care of your safety,” she said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/14/kentucky-lawmakers-bill-forces-men-to-get-note-from-wives-before-purchasing-viagra/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_kentucky-viagra-510pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

UNOFFICIAL COPY (of Bill) AS OF 02/11/16 16 REG. SESS. 
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AN ACT relating to prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction. WHEREAS, erectile dysfunction treatments include Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Avanafil; and WHEREAS, other medications for treatment of erectile dysfunction include self-injections, urethral suppository, and testosterone replacement; and WHEREAS, alternative treatments for erectile dysfunction include penis pumps,  penile implants, blood vessel surgery, and psychological counseling; and WHEREAS, complications resulting from erectile dysfunction can include an unsatisfactory sex life, stress or anxiety, embarrassment or low self-esteem, relationship  problems, and the inability to get your partner pregnant; and WHEREAS, risk factors that contribute to erectile dysfunction include medical conditions such as diabetes or heart conditions, tobacco use, being overweight, certain medical treatments, medications, psychologic conditions, drug and alcohol use, and  prolonged bicycling; and WHEREAS, erectile dysfunction treatments can cause serious side effects such as an erection that will not go away and lasts more than four hours, sudden vision loss in one or both eyes, and sudden hearing decrease or hearing loss; and WHEREAS, the most common side effects of erectile dysfunction treatments are headaches, flushing, upset stomach, abnormal vision, stuffy or runny nose, back pain, muscle pain, nausea, dizziness, and rash; and WHEREAS, erectile dysfunction treatments may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect the way erectile dysfunction treatments work, which could cause side effects;  NOW, THEREFORE, 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: 

Next Tuesday-Dec 15-The Erotic Literary Salon-live, Erotic Haiku

Walter, a most gifted and wonderfully quirky writer, will be facilitating the Adult Sex-Ed section and also the featured reader for the evening.

Professor R.K. Singh, has been a follower of the Salon since it first began over 7 years ago. His work is featured in Sensexual: A Unique Anthology.

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FULLNESS
maturing like wine
her feminine figure jumps
my aging fullness
SMILE
she smiles
sex in the eyes:
Eve Enseler
TIDAL SWELL

My veins are no ocean
you can’t suck even if
you bury your teeth in my sand
or probe with your tongue
the midnight shadow in bed
now exhausted from your tidal swell

http://rkeroticpoetry.blogspot.in/

Reminder – next Tuesday, December 15 – The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

More Haiku

By Ormond

14 Sensual/Erotic ~ Haiku

1
Wet welling from earth
Deep valleys, hills, sweating breasts
I plung into her

2
We are lost at sea
In moonless night our soft cries
Curled waves drowning us

3
Above her in bed
Little breaths lifting our bodies
Eyes, fingers, dreaming

4
Her green eyes are set
Jewels from sargasso seas
My ghost ship is wrecked

5
Her long hair tangles
No struggle in rising— then
We are rapt in bed

6
Her eyes blinding me
Milky way of her body
There is a heaven

7
In forest we taste
Each other in evergreens
Hot dews on the moss

8
Blissful time kissing
My bare thighs sink into hers
Running sands so quick

9
As olive or grape
So shed, paired souls are threshed
Out of their bodies

10
Hummingbirds share truths
Nature sounds with all sweetness
Bee in the flower

11
Always in a field
Wild flowers— a bunch to pick
Herself a bouquet

12
In the park we walk
Flocks of white birds taking flight
Two hearts light as air

13
We kissed under moon
Pox of stars grew flowering
Nightshade of her lips

14
She took me to bed
Skinned in bliss— was reborn, lost
In her satin folds

Love Poem By David Whyte, Tonight-The Erotic Literary Salon-Live

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Found this lovely excerpt from a love poem waiting in my in-box. Taken from, “The Sea In You: Twenty poems of requited and unrequited love,” by David Whyte.
ALMOST SILENT (excerpt)
The almost silent rain
will heal me as it falls,
as if the sound itself
were a bed where I could lay
in your arms
letting the stream
of life
go by
unhurried
and easy
as I was with you
when
I wanted the hours
to linger on
and heaven to fall
and all the waters
of this mighty
world
run through me as 
my memory of you
runs on
through my
waking body
 
Requited or unrequited, to love is to move between homecoming and exile, between the presence and absence of our beloved as well as ourselves. In this collection, human desire pulls with the force and rhythm of a sea tide, emerging from and receding into mysteries larger than any individual life. The book begins with the reverential title poem and concludes with four works that reflect the power of place to shape revelation; the way stone and sky and birdsong can point the way home. Whether tracing the sensual devotion of bodily presence or the painful heartbreak of impermanence, the poems keep faith with love’s appearances and disappearances, and the promises we make and break on its behalf.
Tonight – The Erotic Literary Salon-Live. Doors open 6:30, come early for a good seat. Until then…