Tonight we’ll take a look at one of the biggies, a veritable matriarch of the sex blogosphere, Always Aroused Girl. This blog is interesting for several reasons. First, its longevity allows a reader to observe its evolution. Second, it manages to combine sex, life and, yes, business, in a way that seems, well, not as jarring as it should. Third, it does these things in a pretty unassuming and down-to-earth way.
Although the genesis of this blog is apparently lost to a hardware/software catastrophe some years ago, you can still go back and find where the famous AAG started, tentatively posting pictures of flowers, working through separation and divorce and a somewhat, at least it seems, halting reintroduction to sex in all its forms. The thing is, AAG doesn’t seem to make a big deal of it. It’s just the way it is. Kind of like my observation of the other evening, though, AAG seems to be tiring of the sex part a bit. Lately, a large percentage of her posts have been categorized under “Family” and just the other night she waxed eloquent about just wanting to have some plain home-cooked human contact.
Along the way she has picked up a lot of pointers and is more than happy to share her knowledge and experience. Thinking of trying anal sex? Look here. Want to change the taste of your semen? She has the answer. Need to torture a rapist? Got you covered. Sex toys? She’s tried them all (no need to link, they are all over the side bar). Just don’t ask her to wear sexy shoes.
Back to evolution for a second. Things here start kind of slow, pick up some pretty good sexual steam as AAG leaves her marriage (you can learn a lot about the good and bad of online dating here), then more personal non-sexual stuff comes in, and eventually we have…blogging as a business. By now you probably have figured out that I would ordinarily jump all over (and not in a good way) any blogger with a virtual tip jar. I surprised myself here though, after thinking about it a bit. AAG has a lot of wisdom and plain old advice, from which we can all learn something. I charge for my advice, why shouldn’t she? And with her, payment is still optional.
Blog type: Sport Utility Blog
Erotic Quality: Anymore, this blog is not really about sexual adventure or experiences, except to the extent they serve to illustrate a point. Lately, it hasn’t been about sex very much at all except to the extent you want to try to win a prize by writing a story about one (or more) of her sponsor’s sex toys. Still, there is a lot for those who will take the time to go back into the archives. The sex is not always perfect either, just like it isn’t for the rest of us.
Honesty: I think this factor is one reason for the appeal and longevity of the site. AAG manages to make some more “out there” aspects of her sexual evolution and make them seem natural. If you want her own take on the issue, look here, a post from 2006. I do think AAG is getting a little tired of things, though. It sure seems like she is ready to move on, but is staying around because her audience wants her to stay around. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think this blog is entering its autumn, even if the some of us still don’t want to acknowledge the dropping temperature.
Presentation: Go back awhile if you want the flower photos. The commercial aspect is a little annoying, but the site is very easy to navigate, an especially useful factor given how much material there is here.
Comments: Lots and lots….just what you would expect. The more interesting are those that pop up every now and then to question things like whether family belongs on a sex blog. AAG’s many fans usually drown those folks out.
Fetish Factor: I already mentioned AAG’s aversion to sexy shoes, but pretty much everything else is apparently fair game. She does have a real affinity for mutual anal sex. If you really want to test your mettle, read this: Snap. And then…read the comments…yikes!
Overall: There is a lot of material here. We get to know AAG as much as we can through an electronic medium, and clearly there are many who feel they know her well. She is a supporter of many bloggers in this genre and has lots to offer anyone who will take some time on her site. Maybe the thing I like the most is her accessibility. Success may have tired her out a bit, but it hasn’t changed her much.