Happy Pride to everyone! I am so grateful to live during this era where we are watching our community make historical progress. I am a lesbian living openly with an amazing partner in a free country where I can bash our unelected leader and write for a paper that will print it. I am also a lesbian in a predominantly heterosexual world where I can get away with many things. So Strap This On:
The Top Ten Things Lesbians Can Get Away with in a Het World
10 ) Sleeping with other women. I hate it when there's nowhere else to sleep but with the woman of the house. It's so easy to get cold and just have to snuggle.
9 ) Holding hands with other women. Perfectly innocent thing to be walking down the street holding hands with other women, or at the movies or as a gesture of support. I just happen to enjoy it more.
8 ) Kissing other women. I love theater for so many reasons, mostly though for the fact that Chicago and NY actors always kiss on the lips. Oh, I missed you, sweetheart.
7 ) Skinny dipping with other women. It's such a hot evening out and there's no one else around. Come on, ladies, let's go swimming. You don't have a suit? Oh, neither do I. ( Make sure to hide the towels. )
6 ) Going to strip clubs with straight guys. I've yet to do this, but my friends say that the lap dances are great and the ladies pay extra attention to female guests because they aren't afraid that they will grope them. I'm afraid I'd never make it back to my job.
5 ) The orgasm talk. This is just simple fun. Women talk about orgasms and what works or doesn't work. I take notes.
4 ) Comforting friends. OK. She's crying and you're comforting her. You're hugging her and holding her tight. Not a bad place to be.
3 ) Bra/lingerie shopping. I had a het friend tell me that she believes women dress for each other, that men don't notice a new pair of shoes ( sorry, Rachel ) or a new haircut. I'm so happy to let you know what I think of that new bra with the nipples cut out or the crotchless underwear. You look fabulous!
2 ) Boob adjusting. I'm in theater. Sometimes we have quick changes with no mirrors nearby and you need to make sure your breasts are straight. I'm more than happy to help. That one is a little lower than the other? I'll get it.
1 ) People watching, I mean, changing in locker rooms/dressing rooms. I think pulling up a chair, a Malibu rum and Coke with a little umbrella in it, and a bowl of popcorn might give me away.
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