Halloween: Sexy Costumes & Who’s Behind The Mask

By Erica Loberg

Halloween is just around the corner and women can get a lot of grief for selecting costumes that are considered sexy, however, a costume can tell you a lot about a person. Those of us that are attending Halloween parties this year have the opportunity to mingle and meet new people. If you are a guy you might look across the room and see someone you might want to meet, and their costume can be a great conversation starter. Here are some things women might be thinking when they put on their mask:

  1. Devil: I’m actually a good girl but I’m in heat
  2. Cat: I’m not a slut but have the chance to be sexy for once
  3. Bunny: Check out my ass
  4. Nurse: I can take good care of you
  5. Farmer’s daughter: I am ready for a role in the hay
  6. Angel: I’m disguising myself into something that I’m not
  7. Mysterious or Confusing Costumes: Come talk to me and ask me what I am wearing
  8. French Maid: I can be sexy when I’m domesticated
  9. Bumble Bee: I’m sweet as honey
  10. Psychedelic Fairy: I like getting high
  11. Hooker: I’m a lush
  12. Celebrity: A have a sense of humor about celebrities currently in the news that could be a hot mess like Amanda Bynes
  13. Good witch: I’m not a bitch even though people have called me that before
  14. Mean witch: I’m nice but get a thrill out of the thought of being one of the bad girls
  15. Eboli: I’m not dumb and am up to date on current events
  16. Politician: Come ask me what party I subscribe to so we can talk about politics

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The Beast Is Back: Depression Part III

By Erica Loberg

shutterstock_220397773Well, I guess the antidepressant is starting to work cause I made it out for the first time in a long time. Manic, no, but I ended up at a club by myself at a hip hop party. Awesome. I sat at the bar and took in the scene and the next thing I know I was dancing. Was anyone else dancing? No. But I got the party started. I didn’t even change from my work clothes before I decided to go out. I had on an orange top, black pants, and Michael Jackson shiny moonwalk shoes with white socks. I closed down the club. I went home and saw the clock and it was 2:30 in the morning. I don’t recall the last time A: I went out dancing and B: Went to bed past midnight. So I woke up at a reasonable hour and went to take my meds and the antidepressant stared me down.

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The Beast Is Back: Depression Part II

By Erica Loberg

shutterstock_200321435It has almost been over a week on my new antidepressant and it’s getting easier to open the pill box and take it. Not perfect, but I’m trying. I skipped a couple days which I know is bad but I waffled on taking the whole thing to begin with so I needed to take baby steps. However, this week I was more diligent about keeping a daily routine of taking them and did my best to fight the feel I get when I have to open the box. The stupidest thing I did was look up all the side effects. I prefer not to know.

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Lunch With No Hot Sauce

By Erica Loberg

shutterstock_78443332Well, I started taking a new medication for depression. So far, so good, until bam, lunch with no hot sauce. I was at lunch with a new coworker and was trying to put hot sauce on my sandwich and my hands started shaking. Everyone at work knows I’m bipolar which causes me to be paranoid to begin with. Now I have new medication with new side effects. I quickly put my sandwich down and hoped that my coworker hadn’t noticed but, quite frankly, what would anyone say to me in that situation. I stared at the hot sauce and frowned.

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The Beast Is Back: Depression

By Erica Loberg

shutterstock_159385295The beast is back. I had a good run though, and I’m not sure how it happened. Well, that’s a lie. My environment hasn’t been the healthiest one. I keep running into my ex, which is terrible cause things did not end on the most amicable terms. I am really burned out at my job and have had other external factors to play into the beast. The beast: Depression.

I’ve spent the last couple weekends finding it hard to leave my bed. Not my place, my bed, which is way worse. I finally broke down and made the call to see my psychiatrist before our scheduled appointment.

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Sex and Baseball: Running Bases Then and Now

By Erica Loberg

shutterstock_188934989When I was growing up, when it came to sex, running the bases were as follows:

  1. First Base: Kissing
  2. Second Base: Being felt up if you’re a girl; getting a hand job of you’re a boy
  3. Third Base: Oral sex
  4. Home: Sex

Today, things have changed, and most of these changes are due to advancements in technology. Kids now a days are not only having sex at a younger age, but their journey toward crossing home base has changed. As technology continues to flourish the playing field has become drastically advanced, and the privatizations of sexual acts are open to people’s vulnerability, and more public exchanges of sexual behaviors. Mild foreplay to get to home base is out. Here is an example of a modern day look at running bases through the power of technology:

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ABC’S “Scandal” and Mental Illness in the White House

By Erica Loberg

A recent episode of ABC’S Scandal featuring the First Lady of the United States Millie Grant (played by Bellamy Young) showed the First Lady suffering severe depression. One scene entails her sitting at the White House in a robe, no makeup, no pearls, and eating fried chicken. She had previously exhibited odd behavior in earlier episodes, however, in this particular scene sheer depression took center stage in the plot line and the audience got a chance to see how even the wife of the President suffers from depression. It was refreshing. Most current political dramas lack a look into the sadness and struggles one undergoes when depression takes hold, however, here we have a woman enduring pain for multiple reasons.

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12 Signs of Sexual Depression

By Erica Loberg

signs-sexual-depressionDepression manifests itself in a variety of ways. Recently I have found myself sexually depressed and, although it has been a challenge for me, it has taught me that sexual depression is a real thing. 

Here are 12 signs that you might be suffering from sexual depression:

  1. You don’t feel like masturbating
  2. The thought of foreplay with your mate sounds laborious to you
  3. You choose to wear worn out underwear when you have a drawer of fresh ones that are fun and sexy
  4. You think drinking red wine and smoking a joint is gonna fix things
  5. You wear the same bras on a regular basis; no variety whatsoever
  6. You don’t enjoy a nice bath and relax with your sexy body, you just take a quick shower and get it over with
  7. You don’t fully dry your sheets or make your bed on a regular basis cause who cares? You’re sleeping alone anyway so
  8. You buy new high heels and leave them in a box and shove them in the corner of your closet
  9. You think nostalgically reading your first erotic book (for me “Forever” by Judy Bloom) is going to help return your sex drive
  10. Walking by or seeing a hot guy or girl bores you
  11. You wonder if you forgot how to kiss
  12. You consider watching porn for the first time in your life in a desperate attempt to try something new, foreign, and different.


“An App To Diagnose Bipolar Mood Swings By How People Talk On The Phone”

By Erica Loberg

shutterstock_194353091Recently an article published at Co.Exist.com, a site that focuses on groundbreaking innovation, published an article entitled “An App To Diagnose Bipolar Mood Swings By How People Talk On The Phone.” It discusses a system that detects early signs of a bipolar patient slipping into a manic episode. After reading the article, I thought about how my voice on the phone during a manic episode, or during a depressive episode, would decipher whether or not I would reach out to my loved ones, or not. For me, when I was in a manic state I was more inclined to pick up the phone and ramble on and on about the on goings of my life.

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When where and why we get peeved

By Erica Loberg

shutterstock_210042937We’re human, and we can’t blame a mental illness on outbursts of rage, irritability, or anything else for that matter.

Here is a list of things that peeve me, and any other “normal” person with a mental illness:

When

  1. When people steal my toothpaste
  2. When I check my bag for my keys over and over
  3. When I have a fine point pen instead of a medium point pen.

Where

  1. In a public bathroom
  2. In line waiting to board a plane
  3. In the company conference room.

Why

  1. Why do some people not signal when changing lanes
  2. Why do I think about taking a trip to NYC and not book a ticket
  3. Why do I pluck my moustache instead of waxing it
  4. Why do I eat cheese every day…

When, where, and why are you peeved?

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