A story about getting lost in the woods while finding ourselves

Photo of the author, his wife Veronica, and Yael Wolfe sitting in hot springs

How do I start to explain the magic that I just helped manifest in my life this past Labor day weekend?

Start at the Beginning-

In the beginning, I came to Medium first as a reader and later, a writer. Somewhere in between, I started reading one particular writer’s work daily. …

No penis necessary

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While I hesitantly consider myself a sex writer, I more readily identify as a sex reader. I read many more words and articles than I produce. With this large swath of writing that I am consuming, I hear more and more about the orgasm gap that exists between men and…

I’ll hide. You seek.

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Sometimes I like to retreat and hide from the world and reality. I will immerse myself in activities and fade away from everything else. Solitary distractions.

Sometimes I like to be chased. I often do so much of the chasing and initiating that I’ll fantasize of someone wanting me so…

Parenting with anxiety and the need for self-care

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“Dad, plaaay with meeeee!”

My three-year-old son Fisher is imploring me to play in a tone that suggests I haven’t been bouncing from activity to activity with him for the last three hours.

But I have.

I have been rolling around on the ground playing with Legos, cars, and trains…

Desire, Obstacle, Solution

In today's Tarot Tuesday, we will be using a three-card spread designed to look at a desire and what obstacles one might need to overcome to reach the goal or solution.

Today, I chose the Yoni tarot deck. Full disclosure, I was a bit disappointed in this deck upon opening…



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All the words I’ve written
You missed some of ‘em
I’m quite sure you’d be smitten
Purr, purr, be my kitten

I’m a bad mother fucker, have I not said it before? …

The way I long for a woman is a mix of physical, mental, and spiritual

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When I desire someone, it tends to be an all-consuming fire that burns to my core. I ache, yearn, and pine for the object of my affection. I am passion incarnate.

This is not to be confused with lust or obsession. While lust is an essential first step and sexy…

Wrestling with my identity as a stay at home dad

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What do you think of when you hear the term “provider?”

Depending on the context, some may think of a doctor or health care provider. Some may think of an internet provider. Others will pick up on an identity tied to someone who earns money for themselves and/or their family.

Edward Riley

Sensualist, polymath, amateur nudist. Lover of human sexuality, beauty, nature, the written word & much more. edwardsaudioadventures@gmail.com

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