Teeth and sex, World of Warcraft and sex, math and sex, and other canoodling

I used to believe that nothing could quash my sex drive. Being too tired? Hell, Shelly takes advantage of me in my sleep. Being sick in bed with mono? Slows me down a bit, that’s about it.

But it appears there’s one thing, at least, that’s all but guaranteed to quash my sex drive: the pain of a broken tooth.

Last week, before it started hurting too badly, S and I had a date, and I discovered to my surprise and delight that she still has her genuine Catholic schoolgirl uniform from the days when she was a genuine Catholic schoolgirl, and so we played a variant of Naughty Schoolgirl and Stern Headmaster that might be called “The Naughty Schoolgirl Confesses Her Sins,” and much fun was had by all…

…but since then, nothing. Ow ow ow.

I got a referral to The Best Oral Surgeon in the World (seriously, this guy is really, really cool), and the tooth is now fixed and has almost completely stopped hurting. It was a messy procedure; I won’t disturb you with the details because they would…err, disturb you, but I now have stitches in my mouth and a new appreciation for the capabilities of a handheld drill and a good old-fashioned lever. At any rate, I’m almost back to normal, for some value of “normal.” Which means that Shelly and I may be able to try out the carrot-shaped vibrator feorlen gave me last week; it has digital controls and lights up at the end. πŸ™‚


Being in pain, or jittery and hazy from pain meds, or both, doesn’t appear to affect my ability to play World of Warcraft, however–something I’ve been doing a great deal of over the past few days. I’ve virtually stopped playing my warrior since he’s reached Level 60 (the highest level the game currently permits), and have been playing my warlock instead; he just reached Level 59, and I may get him to 60 tonight if I play.

The warlock is the only high-level spellcaster I have. Spellcasters in World of Warcraft use mana as energy to fuel their spells; a character has a certain amount of mana, which goes down as he casts spells and then goes back up again over time. As a character rises in level, he gets greater amounts of mana, but he also begins using a wider variety of more powerful spells, which consume mana more quickly, so the amount of mana scales pretty closely with the mana requirements of his new spells.

However, I’ve noticed that at very high levels, the rate at which mana regenerates does not scale with the amount of mana a character has; above level 45 or so, it starts taking a very long time for mana to come back after a fight. (There are potions and drinks things you can buy that speed the rate of mana recovery, but they’re expensive and take up space in your inventory.) What that means is that by the time a spellcaster reaches level 55 or so, he’s spending a considerable amount of time–sometimes several minutes–after combats, waiting for his mana to regenerate.

I’ve also hit something of a brick wall in the book on polyamory I’m writing, and progress has slowed dramatically; I’ll add a few pages over the course of a week, then not work on it at all for three weeks or so. (Yes, this does relate to World of Warcraft; bear with me.)

Since I want to stay in the habit of writing, even if I’m not working directly on the book, I’ve started writing fiction–specifically, erotica. I haven’t ever tried writing fiction before, so it’s been an interesting experience. What I’ve started doing is writing while my character is regenerating mana; I keep the laptop next to the game computer, and switch back and forth, typing on the laptop while my character is regenerating mana, then switching back to the game when he’s ready. It seems to work pretty well; I’ve already got some stuff posted on Literotica.com and have so far accumulated an average reader rating of 4.93 out of 5.00 for quality, not bad for my first piece of fiction evar.

A strange side effect, though, is that I’m beginning to eroticise World of Warcraft, and playing is becoming an arousing experience. The human mind is a weird, weird thing.


And speaking of eroticising unusual activities, I just want to reiterate that having a girlfriend who is aroused by math is the hottest thing evar!


A while ago, I found an online sexual glossary that had a lot of definitions I found problems with (for example, it defined “polyamory” as something like “group sex between multiple people”). I dropped an email to the site owner, taking issue with the definitions in the glossary. He emailed me back immediately, and not only responded very positively, but also sent me a T-shirt.

We’ve emailed a few times since then, and he’s asked me if I’d be willing to write reviews of the various sex toys and stuff his company sells. That should be fun, I think. I’m considering adding a reviews section to the Symtoys site, y’know, because I don’t ever have enough to do.

And speaking of which, I’ve done yet another significant update to my own BDSM dictionary and polyamory glossary because, y’know, what else is there to do after oral surgery?


Tomorrow, hanging out with Shelly and S, and then camping with Shelly and smoocherie and her partner fritzcat66! Then next week, Front 242, and then the following week, Shelly’s other partner merovingian will be in town! *delighted*


And in the final piece of good news, alias_node isn’t going to die. πŸ™‚ It’s not cancer, but rather an incredibly rare (and treatable) bacterial infection called Lemierre’s syndrome. They figured it out in time, and while he’s up for some misery that’s probably going to make a broken tooth look like a casual midafternoon stroll through the Golden City beyond the Elysium Fields, his prognosis is most excellent. Which is most excellent.

70 thoughts on “Teeth and sex, World of Warcraft and sex, math and sex, and other canoodling

  1. At any rate, I’m almost back to normal, for some value of “normal.”

    I’m very glad to hear that! I prefer my adversaries to be in top form when I crush them!

    Are you guys still planning on being at the LAN party on Saturday?

          • Maybe I could be persueded to wear my old uniform to an event where pictures might be taken πŸ˜‰ But it is an actual uniform, not a psuedo-uniform that many wear as club clothing, so it’s not all that revealing or even flattering (although I did roll it at the waistband to be really short).

            ~S (Joreth)

  2. At any rate, I’m almost back to normal, for some value of “normal.”

    I’m very glad to hear that! I prefer my adversaries to be in top form when I crush them!

    Are you guys still planning on being at the LAN party on Saturday?

  3. Y’know

    I have never met ya, we’ve only interacted at all on lists of thousands of people, and I’m cheered by your good news, and wish to commisserate in your pains.

    I utilize your Poly page so much, and have been re-reading it for my own edification lately, it’s been re-inforcing my efforts at improving communication skills and knowing myself.

    You’re kinda my hero! Not that I’m a stalker or anything. I don’t have the free time…

  4. Y’know

    I have never met ya, we’ve only interacted at all on lists of thousands of people, and I’m cheered by your good news, and wish to commisserate in your pains.

    I utilize your Poly page so much, and have been re-reading it for my own edification lately, it’s been re-inforcing my efforts at improving communication skills and knowing myself.

    You’re kinda my hero! Not that I’m a stalker or anything. I don’t have the free time…

  5. I’m a big fan of Literotica. If you care to share what name you write under (you can do so in private if you’d prefer) I’d love to read something you’ve written. πŸ™‚

  6. I’m a big fan of Literotica. If you care to share what name you write under (you can do so in private if you’d prefer) I’d love to read something you’ve written. πŸ™‚

  7. Ow. My sympathies. I have no dental insurance and I’m pretty positive I’ve been dealing with an abscess for a while now so I feel your pain (sorta). πŸ™

    PS – Grats on 2 60’s (well almost)! As for mana, you’re a lock you don’t need mana regen. You have that life tappy thingie. πŸ™‚

    I’f you’re really concerned about mana regen get a bunch of spirit and/or mana regen items. But as a lock I’d just load the hell up on int and stamina πŸ™‚

    • Excellent advice. Get your armour enchanted with Int and Stam. Expensive but worth it. Life tap rocks, but I try not to get it to lower than half in an instance in case something jumps me from behind.

    • I use Life Tap a lot, but it still sucks after combat to be hanging around waiting for mana–I have >4K mana and only 2K health, and get depressingly little mana for Life Tap. πŸ™

      • Hmmm… what stats do you have? At 60, as a druid I have about 6000 mana and 3-4000 hp. Granted I have epic gear but most of the locks I know have double my hp. Honestly, as a lock I think you only really need Sta and Int, w/maybe some spirit thrown in if you’re looking for regen (+ spell damage is also very shiny). Go for any “of the Eagle” stuff you see. Stamina is the primary stat for my lock since I can translate it directly into mana.

          • I’d suggest dumping the vast majority of the spirit gear for stam/int stuff. I mean, I only play a mage but my guild’s a bunch of MC vets and all the ‘locks swear by having a massive stamina stat.

            Oh, and go get some grapes =P. Anybody with a decent-sized guild can do it now thanks to the simplicity of Zul’Gurub.

          • Well, funny thing about that. My ‘lock had been unguilded until level 59, and only has a guild now bcause some guy begged me to sign his charter. I’m the only 60 in that guild. So I doubt I’ll be doing any raiding any time soon…

          • Ahhhh. That might be a problem. Why have ya been avoiding guilds? I find that they make WoW a much more enjoyable experience on the whole, and unlock doors to all the fun high end content.

            And if ya look hard enough you can usually even find one that isn’t full of 16 year old hotshots who’s only claim to fame is their Uber Phat Lewtz and Mad Dissin’ Skillz.

  8. Ow. My sympathies. I have no dental insurance and I’m pretty positive I’ve been dealing with an abscess for a while now so I feel your pain (sorta). πŸ™

    PS – Grats on 2 60’s (well almost)! As for mana, you’re a lock you don’t need mana regen. You have that life tappy thingie. πŸ™‚

    I’f you’re really concerned about mana regen get a bunch of spirit and/or mana regen items. But as a lock I’d just load the hell up on int and stamina πŸ™‚

  9. Excellent advice. Get your armour enchanted with Int and Stam. Expensive but worth it. Life tap rocks, but I try not to get it to lower than half in an instance in case something jumps me from behind.

  10. I use Life Tap a lot, but it still sucks after combat to be hanging around waiting for mana–I have >4K mana and only 2K health, and get depressingly little mana for Life Tap. πŸ™

  11. Yes.. I read it.

    You’re not as difficult to find as you think you are πŸ˜‰

    Just took knowing your rating (which you posted) and knowing a little about your kinks and likes to narrow it down. And viola.. first one I picked was it πŸ™‚

  12. Hmmm… what stats do you have? At 60, as a druid I have about 6000 mana and 3-4000 hp. Granted I have epic gear but most of the locks I know have double my hp. Honestly, as a lock I think you only really need Sta and Int, w/maybe some spirit thrown in if you’re looking for regen (+ spell damage is also very shiny). Go for any “of the Eagle” stuff you see. Stamina is the primary stat for my lock since I can translate it directly into mana.

  13. if you want to be sneaky, you should be less honest in your bios πŸ˜›

    although I’m not a one to talk, mine’s all truth. Then again I don’t particularly mind being found. It would be hilarious, my friends tend to insist I’m in a TOTALLY PLATONIC RELATIONSHIP LALALALLAAAAA.

  14. I’d suggest dumping the vast majority of the spirit gear for stam/int stuff. I mean, I only play a mage but my guild’s a bunch of MC vets and all the ‘locks swear by having a massive stamina stat.

    Oh, and go get some grapes =P. Anybody with a decent-sized guild can do it now thanks to the simplicity of Zul’Gurub.

  15. Looking for article…

    Franklin,
    I’m looking for the article you wrote about poly…about how itsa not alwaysnecessary to end other relationships to focus on the primary one…Can you help me out?

  16. Looking for article…

    Franklin,
    I’m looking for the article you wrote about poly…about how itsa not alwaysnecessary to end other relationships to focus on the primary one…Can you help me out?

  17. Well, funny thing about that. My ‘lock had been unguilded until level 59, and only has a guild now bcause some guy begged me to sign his charter. I’m the only 60 in that guild. So I doubt I’ll be doing any raiding any time soon…

  18. Ahhhh. That might be a problem. Why have ya been avoiding guilds? I find that they make WoW a much more enjoyable experience on the whole, and unlock doors to all the fun high end content.

    And if ya look hard enough you can usually even find one that isn’t full of 16 year old hotshots who’s only claim to fame is their Uber Phat Lewtz and Mad Dissin’ Skillz.

  19. Maybe I could be persueded to wear my old uniform to an event where pictures might be taken πŸ˜‰ But it is an actual uniform, not a psuedo-uniform that many wear as club clothing, so it’s not all that revealing or even flattering (although I did roll it at the waistband to be really short).

    ~S (Joreth)

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