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Offbeat Wed isn’t really a site about sex, but sometimes we are. That said, we also support our asexual readers!

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Who else thinks “sexy” wedding shower games are strange?

I’m not expecting a wedding shower this time around, and as a consequence, I am spared the bizarre rounds of public humiliation that pass on Pinterest as “shower games.” Has anyone else noticed these games? And the number of them that circle around “naughty” ideas? I understand that some of these come from our socio-cultural anxiety surrounding the traditional fact that a wedding is when a virginal girl becomes a sexually experienced woman. But the “naughty party games” feel like a different thing… as if they’re designed to be specifically humiliating.

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I’m an asexual bride… Here’s how my asexual marriage works

People who know me know that I’ve never had any interest in sex. So when my fiancee and I declared that we were getting hitched, we got a lot of strange looks and a lot of probing questions. We’ve had to make some compromises when it comes to sex and have finally settled into an arrangement that works for the both of us. But the question is continually posed, “If you don’t like sex, why marry the guy? (And why would he want to marry you?)”

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Squeeze a little afternoon delight into your wedding day

My husband and I deliberately planned about three hours between the wedding and dinner so that we could have our pictures taken without feeling rushed. After the pictures were done, we still had about forty-five minutes before dinner. So we went back to our hotel room to relax and ended up having some pretty great post-wedding sex.

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Morning after photos: the trend that totally isn’t

Oh lord. The internet has its panties in a wad with yet another OMG SHOCKING!! wedding trend. This time it’s “Morning after” photos, where a photographer comes to the wedding suite the morning after the wedding and takes pictures of you and your honey looking all sexy with your fuck-nest hair and tousled sheets. It’s a cute enough concept (especially if you’re poly and need some sexy shots for your couples-seeking personals ad) but bitches, we need to talk: this is not actually a trend.

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Deliver a quick love note at the altar

It’s a cute idea, right? Totally cute. That said, I don’t think my note would have looked like that at all. I think it would have looked like this…

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Will living together really make our wedding night less special?

We’ve been dating for four years, moved across the country together — hell, we’ve even adopted a one-eyed kitten together. Personally, I think this situation is awesome. So it’s been interesting to find out how many people think that living together pre-marriage seems to somehow make it “less special”…