Welcome to my sex life

Why hello there, my name is Jessica and welcome to my sex life. Normally there’s a three drink minimum for me to utter that phrase but for you, I’m willing to make an exception. This is my first foray into a weekly column and I’m practically quivering with anticipation, as nothing feels quite like the first time…

My mom and her friends often like to compare my cosmopolitan hijinks to those of the most famous fictional sex columnist of all, the lovely and talented Ms. Carrie Bradshaw. While there are many aspects of her character and lifestyle I wouldn’t want to emulate even for all the Manolos in the world, I do hope to achieve a familiarity similar to those columns I’ve grown to love and appreciate over the years. I want you to feel like you know me by reading me. I’ll be that little voice that whispers in your ear when you don’t know what to say on a first date, the one who’ll help you decode your partner’s moans, the one who you live vivaciously and vicariously though.

So first, I suppose you might want to know a little more about me. I’m a western Canadian ex-pat who’s been enjoying a liberated lifestyle here in Montreal for just over eight years. I work as a copywriter in the fashion industry and perform as a dancer with Montreal’s original grotesque burlesque troop Glam Gam. I’m sure this probably goes without saying, that I’ve enjoyed the company of many lovers over the years. While this doesn’t necessarily make me an expert in the field, I have never been one to shy away from sharing my sexual exploits. I believe this openness to discuss not only facilitates a better sex life in general, it also helps boots my confidence as a lover and as a woman.

However, I don’t just want this to be an airing of my dirty laundry. Anyone can get up and tell a few funny sex stories, but, pardon the pun, I’d like to go a bit deeper. My main purpose for this column is to examine sex in its varying forms and the effects it has on us and our society.

Actually, I’m just in it for the free sex toys.

Really, I plan to track stories in the media about sex and other issues pertaining to both hetero and homosexual relationships. This contradictory hypersexualized yet puritanical landscape in which we dwell can be difficult to navigate and I hope to learn as much from this experience as you.

And finally, once a month, I will open up the floor and answer questions about sex and relationships in general. Don’t be shy I don’t bite (unless that’s what you’re into).

If any readers have suggestions, comments, suggestions or date solicitations, they can be shared at jessica@forgetthebox.net.

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