Tag Archives: Alan Daniels

Why kinky sex is good for your health

New medical research appears to indicate that people who enjoy so-called ‘kinky sex’ may be psychologically healthier than those who don’t.   According to the Huffington Post, a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 902 people who practice BDSM and 434 people who do not.  All were volunteers so the results may […]

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How your wine sends a message to your lover

Ever since Homer wrote about a “wine-dark sea” literature and wine have flowed in tandem down the centuries. In my novel, Spank, my hero George Aloysius Brown and his Balinese wife Pem use their choice of wine as a code, a silent message to each other to convey their sexual desires. It  always added an […]

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The tweet that grew up to be a blog

There will never be peace on earth until people everywhere buy into the concept. Imagine the billboards: “Billions and Billions Sold.” I tweeted this on Christmas Eve. Nobody cared.  Everybody else in the Twittersphere seemed more interested in promoting themselves or their product. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But what if the product is […]

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The joy of spanking; the terror of writer’s block

After a long career as a journalist  – more than 3 million published words – I can honestly say I have never suffered from writer’s block. As a daily newspaper reporter you simply cannot afford the luxury  – not with a deadline 30 minutes away and an editor yelling in your ear. Missing a deadline […]

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When tweeting is definitely not cricket

A maharaja in Imperial India was once asked if he enjoyed cricket. I love cricket, he said. But when he was asked if he played cricket, his answer was,  “Of course not. I employ other people to play it for me.” While this story is almost certainly apocryphal, it brought to mind my relationship with […]

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Be very careful what you say

  As a Vancouver Sun reporter for more than 30 years you might think I would have no fear of being interviewed. Why then am I a gibbering wreck curled up in the fetal position at the very thought of being in the public spotlight. It’s because I know I will have little or no […]

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Sixty years later, it’s still a question of need

“I’ve got a lot of faith in the hairbrush” –  Brooklyn barber Frank Desidero, 60 years ago.   An article last week in the UK’s biggest selling newspaper the Daily Mail asks ‘Should Women Be Spanked?’ It features a reprint of a 1950s newspaper clipping purporting to demonstrate how far women’s rights have come. Predictably, […]

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Bending over backwards

In the latest case of life imitating art, Britain’s civil servants have been told to stop using meaningless jargon that only confuses people about what the Government is doing. While it may serve the public interest, no doubt the writers of such classics as Yes, Minister, and In the Thick of It will feel all […]

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Erotic Review, Reviews!

Honoured to be gracing the virtual pages of Erotic Review. Please stop by and read the review here.

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…and risqué letters

I left you a few weeks ago, dear readers, on Pimlico Road as I had just set out on my UK odyssey to bring the world of Spank to my fellow Brits. I realize, however, that if I really want to sell my novel here, I’d be better off to leave Pimlico and head north […]

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