Coconu Blog

  • Deprived and Depraved: When Being an Attentive Parent is Making You Sexless and Crazy

    Note: The following stories are true; the characters’ names have been changed to protect any lingering scraps of their personal dignity. Elizabeth Shapiro is a caring mother.  She doesn’t want her children unnecessarily exposed to germs and disease, so she expends excessive time every day mummy wrapping and unwrapping  the little darlings just to go in and out of the house.  They’re still too young to leave at home, so she has to take them grocery shopping and elsewhere with her, which involves pitching a literal tent of germ protection over both child and shopping cart.  …A tent.  Every time....

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  • Synthetically Based Personal Lubricant: Dangerous, or Demonized?

    Sex has been a bestselling product since the beginning of time; nearly everyone wants it, and it seems nearly everyone is trying to sell it to you bigger, better, stronger, longer, faster, or glow-in-the-dark. Having options in your sex life is fantastic, but at what point do the products you’re being sold just become unnatural?  And at what point does unnatural become unhealthy?  …And doesit become unhealthy, or is that just a hyperbolic, loudly speaking page out of bestselling narrative, The Soapbox Diaries, by Granol A. Cruncher? To figure this all out, let’s start by examining some not-so-nice additives and...

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  • Are There Significant Benefits To Buying Organic Foods For Kids?

    There are so many great reasons to pay attention to organic products. For parents out there it's refreshing and important to hear this from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Philip Landrigan, pediatrician, epidemiologist and professor of preventive medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, said he “strongly” agreed with the report’s finding regarding the potential benefits of feeding children organic foods. “Children who eat a largely organic diet have 90 percent lower levels of pesticides in their bodies than children who eat conventionally grown, or pesticide-treated, food”Landrigan wrote in an  email. ------------------------------------------------------------ This is a copy from the...

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