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  • Here's a thought. You're tired, stressed, over-worked, overwhelmed, under-appreciated and coming undone. You go to your doctor. Instead of pulling out that prescription pad from the quick draw holster on his - yes, I'm being sexist - belt, he leans forward, elbows on knees, finger loosely interlaced and says "When was the last time you had a really great orgasm? When was that last time you had any sort of orgasm? Let me show you some marvelous products that you can use to take care of yourself. That you can use to give love and pleasure to yourself. It won't lower your mortgage, make your teenagers behave any better or clean the kitchen, but it will make you feel better."

    In Provincetown there's a small, but well stocked sex shop, and on the wall as you enter (yeah, pun intended) is the history of sex toys, with drawings and an assortment of 'devices'. There is an explanation and illustration of using a spray of water on an 'hysterical' woman and how effective it is at 'reducing symptoms'. How did we get away from this thinking?

    To be clear, I'm not saying regular and excellent orgasms with or without a quality vibrator will mend your life, that all you need is love, or as Cyndi Lauper says 'pick up a good vibration' and 'bop', but it couldn't hurt to try. And if you still need that Clonazepam then go for it.
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