I know you have heard the catchphrase a million times. It was a phrase coined in the late 1970’s and has lived on and flourished even in today’s society. It’s screamed at parties, blasted on t-shirts and proclaimed on social media sites. So what about it? Sex, Drugs & Rock N Roll, have you ever tried it?
Whenever I think of having sex while high and how great everyone thinks it is all I can think of is that scene from Half Baked…”Did you ever see Scent of a Woman? Did you ever see Scent of a Woman ON WEED?” The first time I ever had sex while high was also the first time I was ever on top. I am the type of person who doesn’t like to do anything unless I know I am great at it so for me being on top was tantamount to being in charge of sex and in being in charge I am left wide open to criticism. This was all of course before I understood exactly how men looked at the entire sexual experience. It is pretty hard to be bad at sex LOL. Anyway I digress. For a lot of people it seems that there are many upsides to being high. There is the time distortion, the heightened senses, more communication, increased libido and increased stamina but the most important one, at least to me, was the not giving a fuck. People reported the tendency to not care more, to be less self-conscious.
My first time having sex while high was in Las Vegas when I was 20. Mind you I was a virgin until I was 18, a bit of a late bloomer. I was out there with this guy, his best friend and his best friend’s girlfriend. The first night we were there we all hung out in the hotel room and smoked. That night I killed two firsts with one bowl. It felt good, I was way more in touch with my senses and body then I had ever been before. For someone like me who is constantly in their head and whose brain never really shuts off enough to connect with much else being high was a welcomed relief. I could actually feel things I had never been calm enough to feel before. Even more than all of that I didn’t think twice to get on top and ride it until I couldn’t feel my legs anymore. I didn’t care what he thought or what I thought, I just felt and went with it, the way sex is supposed to be enjoyed. It was awesome, less because of him and more due to the high. Not to take credit from him but I do need to clarify why it was great. This was just the first date in a long love affair I had with weed and sex.
It’s not like being drunk. For most people myself included drunken sex is not that memorable. Not because of the sex but literally because a lot of the time you are so drunk you don’t remember it! You wake up in a daze, usually still a little drunk, naked and questioning what happened last night. It sucks I know but it’s usually the case. Even if you do remember it, the only that drunken sex and high sex, have in common is the loss of inhibition. Other than that the two could not be more different. When drunk, I find myself with dulled senses and in some cases if I am too intoxicated I get tired and lazy, whereas when I’m high I am enthusiastic because everything feels much more intense.
It seems to be that the consensus is that having sex while high is the way to go. Most of the people I have talked to have thoroughly enjoyed it, even people who don’t smoke regularly or even ever at all, will tell you that having sex while high is extremely satisfying. Of course there is always the chance that you smoke yourself stupid and cant even function let alone get up the energy to take your clothes off but that usually only happens to the novice. For the most part people have responded with a resounding, YES! There are many reasons this could be the case but many of them come down to a simple science.
According to www.cannabisculture.com marijuana and sex are a classic combination. “Marijuana and sex are gifts of nature. We enjoy them because biology and evolution have equipped us to do so. Just as our bodies contain pleasure systems which reward us for sex; our brains contain neurocellular circuitry, which can only be activated by substances with THC’s molecular structure.” I guess that says it all right there. We are wired to enjoy both and we have evolved to be this way. Being high and having sex both produce similar physiological responses so it stands to reason that the two together make a natural couple. What do you think?
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Echo Park resident Daiana Feuer is best known for the trend-setting New L.A. Folk Festival and as a music writer. But she’s also busy at Los Globos in Silver Lake.
The latest version kicks off Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. It features L.A.’s own Dreamers in a record release party.
We asked Feuer to tell us in her own words how the sometimes loud and often electric FEVER fits into her more acoustic pursuits.
Here she is, in her own words:
I started the FEVER party series, not because there’s any shortage of dance parties in town, but because there needs to be a space for something vital and different to flourish in all its wild weirdness. I want to present music that has an experiential quality that you can’t dismiss.
I guess I’m a little bit intellectual about it, considering I’m throwing dance parties. But I think there needs to be a place where these abstract notions can thrive in an entertainment setting, and it doesn’t have to be presented in an art gallery.
For some who know me from The New LA Folk Festival, it may come as a surprise to see me drooling over synths and alien disco, but both these pursuits of mine stem from the same place, the outside, the fringe. I didn’t realize I was coming from left field until someone told me that there wasn’t an audience for what I was talking about. I was like, no way, this is the future! That’s why I love being part of L.A. RECORD, because it nurtures that.
It’s what Bukowski would puke on, showing his appreciation. That’s why the magazine let’s me be late on every deadline, because I’m doing something that I care about, and I have a hard time doing anything else. What I’m interested in is experimental and inclusive, and I think it can be for everyone, if they receive it in the right context. I want a 360 degree experience that activates all the senses. So it’s about the setting, it’s about the music, it’s about art and connecting, it’s about something that makes you walk away feeling like you won’t ever forget you were there.
As a child, that attracted me and excited me about music. How you could close your eyes and get swept away by a record, or you could go to a show and just lose all inhibition by the spectacle that you saw before your eyes. As a music journalist, I became a bit disillusioned by the cattle mentality of the industry and the fact that the audience seems lost in the mission of many concerts. It gave me writer’s block, it gave me life block. I want to apply myself creatively to making experiences. And doing something that matters whether there’s 5 people there or 500 that feel totally engaged by what’s going on.
Tonight, I’m hosting some of my favorite performers, who really inspired me the first time I saw them. I was like, home! I hope that everyone can find something that awakens the child in their hearts. If it isn’t at one of my events, that’s ok, too. But I think there’s something for everyone, somewhere.
In 2009, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced the creation of The Holly Prize, a new award made possible by Songmasters as a tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly, a SHOF inductee. The Holly Prize will annually recognize and support a new “all-in songwriter “— an exceptionally talented and inspired young musician/singer/songwriter whose work exhibits the qualities of Holly’s music: true, great and original. The Holly Prize is administered and juried by the SongHall, and coincided with Songmasters’ launch of Listen to Me, a multi-media platform celebrating the work of true, great and original music recording artists. Songmasters and Listen To Me are committed to providing great music and to helping the next generation of recording artists develop their talents and make outstanding music. For more information on Songmasters or the Listen to Me series, visit www.songmasters.org
After parting ways with her label in 2008, King continues her work independently. Her follow-up EP “Seven” was recorded in her home and released in July, 2011. She is currently touring in support of it. In October she accepted an invitation from Maroon 5 to be the opening act on their European/Scandinavian tour in late 2011.
King’s carefully crafted compositions are the perfect vehicle for her polished, lush vocals that harbor both an innocence and honesty. A gentle mix of soul, folk and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of straight to the point storytelling that’s reminiscent of singer/songwriters of the 1970’s.