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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Opposite of Love - Novel Synopsis

                                                                                      

The Opposite of Love
—T.A. Pace


For a woman who is exploring her sexual boundaries for the first time, there is a fine line between adventurous and dangerous, especially in Las Vegas.

Melanie Leon is a 39-year-old woman who has never been married and has no children. A Las Vegas resident since the age of six, her career in real estate has dominated her adult life, and her friends and family—particularly her mother—are adamant that she start getting serious about finding a mate. Facing it as a challenge and approaching the endeavor willing to work, she meets James Perolo, a 42-year-old Metro police officer.

James was born and raised in Las Vegas until the age of twelve when his alcoholic, drug-addicted prostitute mother sent him to California to live with his grandmother. He grew up under her care to become a police officer in Los Angeles, transferring back to Las Vegas when he was twenty-two. During his subsequent twenty-year career, he has gone from idealistic kid who wants to fix the Las Vegas that destroyed his parents, to motivated pragmatist who wants to limit the effects debauchery and poverty have on his community, to defeated realist who simply wants to make sergeant, get a desk job, and avoid the dregs of Vegas society.

James finds in Melanie a proud, classy, independent woman—a different breed from the type of woman he usually dates. However, he finds himself tugging her in directions that she’s never gone before to prove that she is willing to sacrifice her comfort for him in a way his mother was not.

Melanie finds in James a handsome blue-collar man with virtuous beliefs and boundless sexual energy. She has stepped outside her norm to date him, and he pushes her boundaries sexually, challenging her to try things she’s never done before—some with very positive results, some not as much. From spanking, to exhibitionism, to sex clubs and more, Melanie is taken on a journey that both scares her and turns her on immensely, once she can get past not knowing what’s around the corner. This is especially hard for her, as she has been clinging desperately to her sense of control since her father died in a terrible accident when she was nine.

Melanie and James come to a roadblock in their relationship—James because he has not told her the truth about his mother, and Melanie because she is still holding onto the horror of her father’s death, something she has never talked about with anyone.

An homage to Erica Jong’s “Any Woman’s Blues,” “The Opposite of Love” is a psychological/sexual ride through Las Vegas and its local sex scene as experienced by two lovers who will challenge each other’s ability to accept them, as well as their own ability to accept themselves.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sexy Vegas News


Welcome back sexy people! I hope your summer has been full of warm weather and scantily “cladness.” You can expect my blogs more frequently now that I’ve come in from the pool.  =(

This week I’d like to get you caught up on some of the sexiness that has been taking place in the City of Sin lately, as well as some upcoming fun.


The AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada) organization put on its 27th annual Black & White ball on August 24th inside the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Hosted by channel 8 news anchor Chris Saldana, the Black and White ball is AFAN’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The party drew thousands of revelers bedecked in black and white (some less than others). It also featured food and drinks from some of the best restaurants in Vegas, as well as local performers such as Recycled Percussion, Veronic DiCiare, and Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry of Divas Las Vegas.

The Erotic Heratige Museum has announced its Fifth Anniversary Party to be held on Saturday, September 28th from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a cash bar, a raffle and live entertainment from The Queens of Las Vegas, the Fuego Fusion belly dancers, Sin City Roller Derby Girls, body painter Rob Hester AKA Gargoyle, music by DJs Chill Achilles and Sonic Healer Sphinx, and more… all for only a $5 donation! The museum exists to “serve and empower your rights as sexually positive human beings.”
Dress to “express” and support a good cause.

The Erotic Heritage Museum also has some upcoming events that may be of interest to my local freaky friends who want to improve their partnering skills.  Reverse Tensionz is a Vegas-based BDSM group with an emphasis on erotic rope bondage. They will be holding their Rope Social on the second Sunday of every month at the museum for a suggested donation of $10.

On Friday, September 20, Anna Fay of The Studio Fetish Boutique will be hosting a free “Ask Anything” lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. (Don’t be shy, you know you wanna ask her something.)

The Sin City Gallery, home of some of the most gorgeously titillating art in the Valley, is having a call for art for its 3rd annual international “12 Inches of Sin” art contest. The winner will receive a six-week solo exhibition at the Sin City Gallery. You have until September 30 to submit your piece, and guidelines are available at www.sincitygallery.com.

That’s all for now my beautiful people. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a sexy story or a local person or business you’d like to see profiled. ‘Til next time…

Stay Sexy!

—T.A.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Accidental Pornographer


Oceana by Jeff Wack

If you have any opinion at all on the subject of sex and/or censorship, you will probably find the following article interesting.  It involves the publishing of a book of erotic art through Amazon's print-on-demand service, CreateSpace. Please feel free to comment.

https://medium.com/on-publishing/d96e08176134

Stay Sexy!

T. A.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Love Optional






Far to the north of the clanging slot machines, the zip-lining mid-westerners, and the nostalgic piss smell of Freemont Street, there lies a boutique with precisely spaced aisles, walls painted in fresh pastels, all of it painstakingly lighted like a Tiffany & Co. But they are not selling high-end jewelry here. They’re selling toys.


The Love Store is an adult toy store located on the north side of Las Vegas (you may have seen the billboards lining the freeways near the Spaghetti Bowl). As opposed to The Adult Superstore Strip-side—where the atmosphere is such that one immediately regrets wearing open-toe shoes—The Love Store is a clean, fresh environment for perusing pleasure purchases.


Involved since it opened in 1999 as Red Chrome, owner Edward Wheeler ensures the shoppers of Las Vegas get what they need in terms of erotic toys, sexy clothing, fetish materials, and videos. More helpful toward retail clients than nosy journalists, Wheeler says that customer service is what sets the store apart. “We are all about customer service and educating people about all the wonderful products that we carry,” he says. “We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience when they visit us.”


In the vein of education, my research assistant and I were aided by Niki Lynn, a shift lead who has worked at the The Love Store since October, 2012. Niki Lynn showed us how to test vibrators on the tips of our noses, as this simulates the sensitivity of the nether regions. Almost all of the vibrators the store carries feature testers displayed as prominently and neatly as cellphones at a Best Buy. 


Niki Lynn says that when it comes to helping customers find products that they’ll love, she listens to what the customer is looking for and offers them a few choices based on that information. “There certainly are a few toys we sell that are my favorite,” she says, “but everyone's body is different.”


The Love Store also features a video arcade with single and “buddy-style” viewing booths. However, you may want to ask the staff for instructions, as my research assistant and I found the controls to be less than user-friendly.


The Love Store is located at 4440 East Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas, NV. 
 
Tell them T.A. sent you! 
 
Please e-mail me with your story ideas at SexyVegasTA@aol.com.
 
Stay Sexy!
—T.A.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Erotic Heritage Museum




This Deep Throat movie poster is just
 one of thousands of the museum’s
original pieces of memorabilia.
If there is an ideal city in which to house a museum created to honor and preserve the history of sex, Las Vegas is it.  The Erotic Heritage Museum is a 17,000-square-foot treasure, housing thousands of pieces of memorabilia, artifacts, video exhibits and erotic art. Created in 2008 by a preacher and a pornographer, it is a sexual feast ranging from the mildly titillating to the downright wicked.

The museum’s new director of operations, Nick Karras, has a doctorate degree in Sexology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, CA.  Karras is also an erotic artist with an

Although more than a decade
 after the fact, a poster from 1975
illustrates how political affairs often
spilled over into the world of porn.
exhibit in the museum calle
d the Petals Project. Petals is a 48-panel collection of sepia-tone photographs of the female vulva, and the museum’s exhibit showcases 24 of the panels in its upstairs gallery.
Celebrating sexual diversity and individuality, there is a thread of pride in and protection of the first amendment that runs through the fabric of the two stories of exhibits.  Reproductions of art destroyed by Nazis is showcased, and there is an extensive exhibit dedicated to the contributions of Larry Flynt. 
In the upstairs gallery, a circular room features TVs along the walls showing such classics as Deep Throat, as well as silent porn from as far back as 1915, prompting the realization that as long as there has been film, there has been porn.

The Erotic Heritage Museum hosts workshops and lectures as well, and upcoming topics include mutual masturbation and an orientation to BDSM. The museum is located on Industrial Road, at home among the strip clubs and adult toy shops, but standing as a beacon of protection and reverence for such things as well.  
                                                    Visit the museum here.   
  
  


Recreated art from the Herschfeld
Institute in Berlin, Germany, which was
burned to the ground by Nazis in 1933.

A plaster cast shows the details of
Chasey Lain’s girl parts. (The hand,
 however, appears not to be hers.)
 



One of the museum’s more whimsical pieces,
this prom dress is made entirely of condoms.

 
 


Images from a Persian book of hand-drawn figures.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Numerous sculptures pay homage to the most interesting male appendage.

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Stay Sexy!


— T. A.