Today's entry is for adults only. No kidding. But then I figure that I know all 8 of you who read this and (don't prove me wrong!) I think you're all mature enough to handle it. But be careful what you click on - you just might get it!
There are three reasons for today's post. First, I want to impress upon you how extensive and truly amazing Wikipedia is. Second, I hope to encourage a little sexual - yes, sexual - education and exploration. And third, well, I'm just curious what effect this will have on traffic volume to this website (if this is your first time here - welcome!). Let's begin.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, is self-touted as the "largest reference website on the Internet," and at 1,612,758 entries and counting it's hard to argue. It is the 11th most popular site on the Web, more popular than eBay, Amazon.com, Facebook and the BBC.
I don't remember exactly how it happened, and I certainly don't want to incriminate myself unnecessarily, but a few years ago I stumbled across an entry for some bizarre sexual act that I'd never heard of, and as is characteristic of the Internet, I quickly found links to other entries on strange and wonderful sexual minutia. Some were educational, others inspirational, and many were downright funny.
In the years since I've spent many, many hours sifting through Wikipedia's non-sexual content and have learned, as you probably have too, a little bit about a helluva lot of things. Recently, though, I was reminded of this early encounter with Wikipedia, I decided to return for another look at the bluer side of things and (against the better wishes of my girlfriend) to share.
One thing I discovered is that I'm not alone. The 11th most popular entry this month at Wikipedia is sex (other notable entries: sexual intercourse is 22nd, female pornstars 24th, pornography 28th, masterbation 36th, oral sex 40th, and George W. Bush is 45th). Just ahead of World War II at number 17 you'll find the fascinating list of sex positions. Now that one's worth a look. This isn't just a handy bedside reference, but also a great place to penetrate this large and unwieldy world of Sexipedia (another good spot to begin is the Sexuality Portal). Here you will find not only diagrams but descriptions of ways to do it standing up, sitting down, kneeling, with your genitals, with your mouth, with somebody else's mouth, two penises, three anuses - it's truly astounding.
Here at Sexipedia you can learn more about sexually transmitted diseases, discover the science of sexology, or even read about sex in space! The options are overwhelming. You already know what pediphilia is, but how about emetophilia, apotemnophila, or scores of other mind-blowing paraphilias?
You don't want to be caught with your pants down when that beauty you met at the bar suggests felching and you don't know what it is. Wikipedia!
Don't embarass yourself by trumpeting your musicianship when he asks for a rusty trombone. Wikipedia!
Before you agree to snowballing with a new partner, find out what the health risks might be. Wikipedia!
Now I'll sit back and watch the traffic roll in!