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Senior Sex Is Not A Joke

  • Chad Cipiti

A Florida woman has just been sentenced to six months in jail for disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after being caught having sex in a public place. The sex itself took place in June. In a retirement community. The woman…

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Never an adult moment?

  • Chad Cipiti

When Will and I are on road trips, we will every now and then see interesting juxtapositions on billboards and road signs. One that I notice every year on our annual trip to Georgia is a billboard for “Adult Entertainment”…

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The Beauty of Older Women’s Bodies

  • Chad Cipiti

The "ideal" woman's body is lithe, slim, strong without being bulky. It is covered in skin that is smooth, moist, unwrinkled, taut without being tight. That is the woman we are shown when we look for "beautiful women." And those…

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Who are our mothers’ lovers?

  • Chad Cipiti

I just finished reading Pat MacEnulty and Tamara TItus's This is the Way We Say Goodbye (2011, Feminist Press). It is a beautiful collection of deeply personal essays by women, each addressing their role as caregiver at the end of…

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Ambivalence, Realism, and Holiday Cheer

  • Chad Cipiti

Three interesting things happened this week. At first they seemed unrelated, but this morning they all bubbled up together and suddenly the fact that they are all happening basically at the same time seemed meaningful. First, my sister got interested…

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Everything is Sticky

  • Chad Cipiti

Last week I proposed to write weekly previews of chapters that will make up this new project, My Mother's Cross. So far, I've shared previews of the introductory chapter called "Maternity Leave," and a chapter called "Hospital Domme". Today I'm…

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Treating the whole person

  • Chad Cipiti

The encouragement I've received as a result of these blog posts and the material I've shared over the past two weeks has been truly inspiring. I wish I could work on this full time! I'm applying for a sabbatical so…

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Boundaries

  • Chad Cipiti

Last week I introduced a new project I'm working on, and shared a small excerpt. Today I have a question. I've been thinking about this question a lot as I think about my relationship with my mother, and as I…

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Rebirth

  • Chad Cipiti

Many of you know that almost a year ago my mother died, and I spent most of the eight months before that with her in the various hospital and rehab settings in which she spent her last months. For the…

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