I hope everybody had a very enjoyable, very filling Thanksgiving. I also hope that those who indulged in a little Black Friday shopping enjoyed themselves too. I know there are a lot of mixed feelings when it comes to purely commercial holidays Black Friday, but I think they have their place in our culture.
While it may seem odd for a man to say this, but I love shopping, especially around the holidays. I genuinely enjoy just browsing around at malls or shopping centers, navigating the sea of people, and taking in the spectacle. My mother told me that might be because she took me shopping so much when I was a baby. For us, that was like going to a playground.
Whatever the cause, this time of year is extra special to me. Christmas shopping is among my favorite kind of shopping. I love all things Christmas themed and I really enjoy buying presents for my family. If that makes me seem weird on top being a single man and an aspiring erotica/romance writer, so be it.
Shopping can be innocent fun. It often is, for the most part. It can also have some sexy undertones, as well. After all, isn’t flirting just shopping for love? In the spirit of the holidays, I’d like to celebrate the joys of shopping. Whether it’s for sexy or unsexy reasons, this is the time of year to really appreciate it.
“Falling in love with someone’s soul often involves falling in love with a part of their body first.”
“The difference between a passion and a fetish is how much someone is willing to put their mouth on something.”
“Great sex requires practice, but kinky sex requires imagination.”
“Awkward silence is either the least or most awkward after sex.”
“When you think about it, getting your lover a quality gift is a way to remind them that you still enjoy getting naked with them.”
“In terms of propagating the species, Drunken hook-ups are the evolutionary equivalent of a cheat code.”
“Porn has made too many people inherently suspicious of fresh cucumbers.”
The next few weeks are going to be hectic for shopping lovers, like myself. They’re also going to be colorful, festive, and full of holiday-themed commercials. While I’m sure there are those out there who bemoan consumer culture and how it has affected major holidays, I prefer to embrace all the gimmicks and glamour surrounding it. Whether you think it has sex appeal, it can still be a lot of fun if you let it.