Sexless in the City

Sometimes reading romance novels doesn’t quite prepare you for a love life...

For this 30-year-old urbanite, love is always a misadventure: The Harvard Lickwit, Hippie the Groper, the 5% Man, and the Ad Weasel. These and many other men wander in and out of her life — but never her bed.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tune In: Abstinence and the Single Life

What: City Visions Radio presents “Abstinence and the Single Life: An Interview with Anna Broadway, author of Sexless in the City

When: Monday, June 9, 2008; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. PCT; during the show, call in with your questions and comments to (415) 841-4134 or email them at

Where: City Visions Radio, 91.7 FM, KALW or online at


Catch the show as City Visions talks with me about what’s it like being chaste but still part of the dating scene in San Francisco, why (aside from religious belief) people choose to remain abstinent, and the chastity and abstinence movement in general.

Join the conversation with your stories, views and questions.

“Abstinence and the Single Life” will air Monday, June 9, 2008, at 7 p.m. PCT on City Visions Radio, KALW 91.7 FM. To learn more about City Visions Radio, subscribe to their podcast or listen live online, visit During the show, call in your questions and comments to (415) 841-4134 or email

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Crossed-eyes bad for your love life?

It must be something in the atmosphere. Just hours after an eHarmony Advice email all about “body”-related dating dilemmas (topics ranged from morning breath to unibrow to piercings), I came across this fascinating article in a company email newsletter.

Looksism wins the day?
Apparently people with strabismus (a condition where eyes are either crossed or one strays out) face an acute romantic disadvantage. How bad? The study reports only “strong acne” or a “visible missing tooth” have a worse effect on your love life. More specifically, potential partners also “perceive persons with strabismus as significantly less attractive (p<0.001), erotic (p<0.001), likeable (p<0.001), interesting (p<0.001), successful (p<0.001), intelligent (p = 0.001) and sporty (p = 0.01).” Yikes! Might be worth that not-so-cosmetic surgery to fix.

To kiss and peak or not to
And in other eye-related love-life quandaries, the ever-informative eHa-Advice email also reports that kissing with eyes closed or not has been a mighty hot topic on the site of late. And here I was thinking it was doing well just to kiss or get kissed!


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mid-week reading trifecta

For those either curious or desperately bored on this Wednesday, there were a few new articles on the book this weekend, with especially nice turns by The Oklahoman and the
Tampa Tribune.

And for something a bit more original, check out my new post on the Radiant blog “The Pulse”: a look at Baby Mama, Iron Man, movie sex scenes and what I call “the lost art of implication.”

Happy Wednesday!

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