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The Tommy G Show
11 - 29 - 2022 - Lisa Jones - Engel Senior Science Advisor On Primate Experimentation For PETA

The Tommy G Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 9:09


11 - 29 - 2022 - Lisa Jones - Engel Senior Science Advisor On Primate Experimentation For PETA by Tommy G

friends on FIRE
#177 | Designing a life you don't want to retire from with the Fioneers

friends on FIRE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 52:10


Episode Summary:In this week's episode, we interview Jessica from The Fioneers and talk about designing a life you don't want to retire from. Jess spends a lot of time talking, thinking, and writing about how people can use the financial freedom they are building along the way to Financial Independence (FI) to design a life they don't want to retire from. We also talk with Jess about changes she's seen in the FIRE movement over the years, the power of community, how to leverage experimentation to build confidence, and her exciting custom campervan buildout.  Episode Notes:Jess from the Fioneers is a full-time human being and a part-time writer and lifestyle design coach. She is a Co-Founder of The Fioneers, an AWARD-WINNING financial independence blog focused on the intersection between financial independence and lifestyle design. She also provides coaching, courses, and retreats on career discovery and lifestyle design for people who want to take unconventional paths and design lives they love. In her free time, you can find her spending as much time as possible outside, perfecting her sourdough pizza recipe, and road-tripping in her campervan. In this discussion with Jess from the Fioneers, we cover many topics, including:What the Fioneers have been up to since we last had them on in Episode 42Jess quit her job 2+ years ago and is enjoying entrepreneurshipCorey just quit his job and is spending six months on a sabbatical focused on burnout recoveryTheir camper van experiment and the resulting decision to spend $150K+ on a custom built-out camper vanTheir goal to be location independent Definition of SlowFI and CoastFIThe difference between financial independence and financial freedomThe shifts Jen has seen in the FIRE movement in the last few yearsThe lifestyle design framework that Jess uses with her clients and that her and Corey have used themselves. What, why, and how.How they are approaching medical insurance as entrepreneurs The power of community when trying to build an extraordinary and unconventional lifeHow to leverage experimentation to build your confidence and take bigger stepsShow References:Friends on FIRE podcast #042 - The Fioneers InterviewThe Fioneer's websiteThe Fioneer's on Twitter and InstagramThe Fioneer's SlowFI Facebook GroupOutdoorsy app---Follow friends on FIRETwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedInLeave us a voicemail or text us: 404-981-3370eMail us at:  friendsonfiremm@gmail.comVisit our website: www.friendsonfire.org---Other LinksMaggie's Blog: Mostly Minimal LifeMike's Book: Your New Relationship with Money

The Tech Jawn
No Experimentation On Thanksgiving Dinner : The Tech Jawn 61

The Tech Jawn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 62:19


Is Taylor Swift really that big, or, is TicketMaster's and Live Nation's monopoly on ticket sales and venues the cause for Swifties not being able to purchase tickets?Microsoft is eager to acquire gaming company, Activision Blizzard, for $68.7 billion, but, a new EU investigation has Microsoft Gaming's CEO promising Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation.Bob Iger is returning, temporarily, as CEO of Disney replacing Bob Chapeck with a mandate to return to growth and handpick another CEO to take the helm within two years.And with the holiday season in full swing, we pick a few gift ideas that gadget geeks like us would probably enjoy.Link to Show NotesHoliday Gadget Gift Ideas mentioned in the show(We are Amazon affiliates and may make a commission on products purchased through our affiliate links)Anker Nano 3 30-Watt, USB-C, Fast Charger -- https://amzn.to/3OnrZYmSanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD -- https://amzn.to/3VfPGE4VGAzer Magnetic Levitating Light Bulb Desk Lamp -- https://amzn.to/3hXoTOyApple AirTags 4-Pack -- https://amzn.to/3ADYgEGRazor Kishi V2 Mobile Gaming Controller -- Android https://amzn.to/3EQbaSw, iOS https://amzn.to/3XjlKZFApple Watch SE -- https://tinyurl.com/2gaype4x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor
The Cultured Drink ft. Vikram Mittal (Co-Founder, MAVI's Pantry)

The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 38:27


We've heard of Kombucha, some of us have even tried it maybe. But do we really know what it is?This week, Ashdin is joined by Vikram Mittal of MAVI's pantry to tell us more about the drink. He begins with his story of discovering Kombucha, his experimentation with flavor and taste, some Chemistry lessons about fermentation, Sugar, & Alcohol, making a business out of it, and lastly a few FAQs about it. Find Vikram Mittal on LinkedIn & Instagram(https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikram-mittal-30765224/?originalSubdomain=in)(https://www.instagram.com/vikram_brewer_mittal/?hl=en) Mavi's Pantry website & Kombucha on Instagram.(Home – MAVI's Pantry)(https://www.instagram.com/kombucha.in/?hl=en) You can watch the full video episodes of The Habit Coach Podcast with Ashdin Doctor here: The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor You can also check out Ashdin's Linktree Page here: Ashdin Doctor | Linktree Check out the Awesome180 website: (Homepage ) You can follow Ashdin Doctor on social media:Twitter: ( Ashdindoc )Linkedin: ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashdin-doctor/ )Instagram: ( https://www.instagram.com/ashdindoc/)Facebook: ( Ashdin Doc ) Send questions to Ashdin Doctor for The Habit Coach Hot Seat on this link: (Habit Coach Hot Seat ) You can listen to this and other incredible shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Just Another Smoke Break!
Freedom of FREAKINESS: The Experimentation Phase

Just Another Smoke Break!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 49:58


Experimentation is a part of sexuality and you should feel comfortable doing so. Herculez and Eyez enjoy a freaky smoke season while they talk about sex in the most comedic way!

The Tech Trek
The relationship between data and engineering teams

The Tech Trek

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 25:40


In this episode, Che Sharma, Founder & CEO of Eppo, talks about the relationship between data and engineering teams and how both teams can originate impactful experiments. Key takeaways: Data teams are trying to improve decision quality across the org How do data quality metrics affect the engineering team? Importance of experiments and feedback loops Experimentation maturity curve Engineering can be a source of experimentation Leadership needs to provide clear metrics to help prioritize Moving requirements from sales-driven to product-driven About today's guest: Che Sharma is the Founder & CEO of Eppo, a next-gen AB experimentation platform designed to spur entrepreneurial culture. As the 4th data scientist at Airbnb and early data scientist at companies like Webflow, Che has been focused on the maturity curve of growth-stage companies and how data can drive ROI. Che previously led the team that developed Airbnb's knowledge repo and has led data teams focused on production machine learning and instrumentation integrity. Twitter: @chesharma87 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chetanvsharma/ ___ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Tech Trek, and we would appreciate it if you would take a minute to rate and review us on your favorite podcast player. Want to learn more about us? Head over at https://www.elevano.com Have questions or want to cover specific topics with our future guests? Please message me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirbormand (Amir Bormand)

Business of Apps
#129: Creating a profitable growth strategy for Subscription Apps with Alexander Guerra, Head of Monetization from baz SuperApp

Business of Apps

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 36:29


Back in the day, when app developers made money selling copies of their apps, a growth strategy was important, then in-purchases came along and the necessity to retain app users, by having a solid strategy, became even more important. Today, when app subscriptions are the name of the game, it is absolutely crucial to have a robust app growth strategy to build a profitable app business. Chances are you listening to this episode as you're on your Uber ride and so who else not a former member of Uber's marketing team should be on this episode to talk about a profitable growth strategy for subscription apps, so we've got Alex. Today's Topics Include: The landscape of challenges app marketers face today 7-step strategy to build a profitable growth subscription strategy for apps #1 - External Validation #2 - Internal Validation #3 - Conceptual Packaging #4 - Monetization Goals #5 - Pricing Structure & Simulation #6 - Experimentation & Roll out #7 - Feedback Loops What bugs Alex about the app industry Android or iOS? iOS Alex's  first mobile phone was an iPhone What features would Alex miss most? Communication apps Links and Resources: Alex Guerra on LinkedIn baz Superapp Business Of Apps - connecting the app industry Quotes from Alex Guerra: “The first step is about external validation, external assessment. These basically imply making sure that your customers are perceiving your value proposition in a way that makes you identify these key success factors and which are relevant for them.” “The second step is Internal Analysis and this normally works the best for companies that already have a subscription plan or any sort of pricing model that they want to revisit." “I think there is a need to be more focused on monetization.” Follow the Business Of Apps podcast Linkedin | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Common Censored
Episode 208 - Apologies for Chemical Experimentation, Protections for Homicidal Extremists, Confused Missiles & MORE!

Common Censored

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 72:17


Imperialism isn't just something the US does 'over there.' It's very much a home game. Like when predominantly black inmates in Philadelphia were used as guinea pigs for chemical experimentation for decades, then told they couldn't file a lawsuit because it was too long ago, then the city 'apologized' for using their bodies as toxic waste sites. Meanwhile, homicidal extremists clearly linked to torturous murder get protection from the US government - because oil. We don't often ask folks to call politicians - but this is a time we do. And Lee will tell you why and how calling for clemency for death row prisoners works. Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed on November 29th. Call the governor's office at (573) 751-3222 to demand clemency! Apparently some confused missiles from Ukraine ended up in Poland - and in classic corporate media fashion, they blamed Russia without any evidence, a move that thanks to the NATO alliance could have set off World War 3. PLUS a BIG win for ecosystems and indigenous tribes, Lee takes on a lopsided UN vote, and MORE!   leecamp.net    

New Books in History
Anita Guerrini, "Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Aristotle to CRISPR" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 63:08


Experimentation on animals—particularly humans—is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon. But the ideas and attitudes that encourage biological and medical scientists to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expressions of Western thought. In Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Aristotle to CRISPR (Johns Hopkins UP, 2022) (Johns Hopkins UP), Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices and examines the philosophical and ethical arguments that justified them. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes in the use of living beings in science and medicine, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent research in genetics, ecology, and animal behavior. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy and genetically engineered animals. We learn how perceptions and understandings of human and animal pain have changed; how ideas of class, race, and gender have defined the human research subject; and that the ethical values of science seldom stray far from the society in which scientists live and work. Thoroughly rewritten and updated, with new material in every chapter, the book emphasizes a broader understanding of experimentation and adds material on gene therapy, self-experimentation, and prisoners and slaves as experimental subjects. A new chapter brings the story up to the present while reflecting on the current regulatory scene, new developments in science, and emerging genomics. Experimenting with Humans and Animals offers readers a context within which to understand more fully the responsibility we all bear for the suffering inflicted on other living beings in the name of scientific knowledge. Anita Guerrini is a historian of science and medicine, recently retired as Horning Professor in the Humanities at Oregon State University, where she's been since 2008. Before that she was a professor of History and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was educated at Connecticut College and Oxford University and received a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University. Callie Smith is a poet and a PhD candidate in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Medicine
Anita Guerrini, "Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Aristotle to CRISPR" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2022)

New Books in Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 63:08


Experimentation on animals—particularly humans—is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon. But the ideas and attitudes that encourage biological and medical scientists to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expressions of Western thought. In Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Aristotle to CRISPR (Johns Hopkins UP, 2022) (Johns Hopkins UP), Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices and examines the philosophical and ethical arguments that justified them. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes in the use of living beings in science and medicine, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent research in genetics, ecology, and animal behavior. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy and genetically engineered animals. We learn how perceptions and understandings of human and animal pain have changed; how ideas of class, race, and gender have defined the human research subject; and that the ethical values of science seldom stray far from the society in which scientists live and work. Thoroughly rewritten and updated, with new material in every chapter, the book emphasizes a broader understanding of experimentation and adds material on gene therapy, self-experimentation, and prisoners and slaves as experimental subjects. A new chapter brings the story up to the present while reflecting on the current regulatory scene, new developments in science, and emerging genomics. Experimenting with Humans and Animals offers readers a context within which to understand more fully the responsibility we all bear for the suffering inflicted on other living beings in the name of scientific knowledge. Anita Guerrini is a historian of science and medicine, recently retired as Horning Professor in the Humanities at Oregon State University, where she's been since 2008. Before that she was a professor of History and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was educated at Connecticut College and Oxford University and received a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University. Callie Smith is a poet and a PhD candidate in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/medicine

New Books Network
Anita Guerrini, "Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Aristotle to CRISPR" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 63:08


Experimentation on animals—particularly humans—is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon. But the ideas and attitudes that encourage biological and medical scientists to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expressions of Western thought. In Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Aristotle to CRISPR (Johns Hopkins UP, 2022) (Johns Hopkins UP), Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices and examines the philosophical and ethical arguments that justified them. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes in the use of living beings in science and medicine, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent research in genetics, ecology, and animal behavior. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy and genetically engineered animals. We learn how perceptions and understandings of human and animal pain have changed; how ideas of class, race, and gender have defined the human research subject; and that the ethical values of science seldom stray far from the society in which scientists live and work. Thoroughly rewritten and updated, with new material in every chapter, the book emphasizes a broader understanding of experimentation and adds material on gene therapy, self-experimentation, and prisoners and slaves as experimental subjects. A new chapter brings the story up to the present while reflecting on the current regulatory scene, new developments in science, and emerging genomics. Experimenting with Humans and Animals offers readers a context within which to understand more fully the responsibility we all bear for the suffering inflicted on other living beings in the name of scientific knowledge. Anita Guerrini is a historian of science and medicine, recently retired as Horning Professor in the Humanities at Oregon State University, where she's been since 2008. Before that she was a professor of History and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was educated at Connecticut College and Oxford University and received a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University. Callie Smith is a poet and a PhD candidate in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Film Literate
'The Ice Storm' ft. Charlotte Diazoni

Film Literate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 137:53


This episode is, as they say, NSFW.Somehow, Mychael Danna's beautiful and haunting score failed to get a single shoutout in over 137 minutes of podcasting. Terribly unfortunate oversight. Incredible work by him on this film.Next stop: New Canaan, CT!

Mondo Neon
On a Search for Science & Experimentation with Tate McAluney

Mondo Neon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 15:16


Find the Tate on Instagram @tatemcaluney.Tweet us @mondoneon with your favorite moment. Know someone who would be a phenomenal guest? Get in touch with us!Music by M.K. Khan. Checkout “High Voltage” our monthly Playlist on Spotify. Consider supporting the show at Patreon. Join the Discord, click here.

The Music Box
Experimentation Station!

The Music Box

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 16:41


For season six's FINALE, we'll board the finest time traveling locomotive this side of the train soundboard once again to explore experimental music throughout history! We'll be going all the way from Pauline Oliveros to Bjӧrk, remembering all the things we've talked about this season, like improvisation, drum machines, and more! Learn about musical experiments, meet up with an old friend, and get your ticket to hop aboard at musicboxpod.org. Recommended for grades 3-8, but all students can join in on the time traveling fun!]]>

Room For Growth
Always in Experimentation Mode feat. Ashley Elleby of Amazon Music

Room For Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 49:13


Ashley Elleby wants Amazon Music to differentiate rather than duplicate. As Global Head of Lifecycle Marketing at Amazon Music, she drives customer awareness of and engagement with the retailer's ad-free and unlimited music streaming platform for Prime members. It's a tall order, but as Ashley discusses, her bias toward action comes with a big reward: it's the same “no fear” mindset she had as a college athlete, engineering student, MBA grad, fashion founder, former Google marketer, and mentor for underrepresented communities in tech. We'll explore how Ashley helps Amazon Music surprise and delight its customers amid the cacophonous, competitive landscape of music streaming services. We discuss metrics to determine customer LTV, the benefits of speaking the language of engineers, marketers, and executive leadership, and how to hit the mute button on all of our annoying internal “What ifs?” Hot topics discussed:Balancing customer personalization with corporate monetization in the music industryEmpowering Black and brown people and women in the tech sectorHow foresight, creativity, and collaboration help product teams progress Why past marketing performance isn't always an indicator of future success The extreme care and audience specificity growth marketers must bring to channels like email, push notifications, and splash screensKeep the growth going:Read the episode transcriptionConnect with Ashley Elleby, Amazon Music Global Head of Lifecycle Marketing on LinkedInFollow Billie Loewen, WillowTree Partner & VP of Growth Marketing on LinkedInFollow Billy Fischer, WillowTree Partner & VP of Business Development on LinkedInFollow WillowTree on LinkedIn

Rethoughts Out Loud
James Smith - Optimizing Life Through Experimentation

Rethoughts Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 75:34


James Smith runs a Facebook ad agency and loves traveling, learning about the world, creating life frameworks, learning new languages and building businesses. In this episode we discuss his thoughts on how to optimize our lives through rapid learning and experimenting. Follow James on instagram @Jamesp_smith Follow Rethoughts on Instagram @re_thoughts Shop Rethoughts at https://www.rethoughts.com/products Support and subscribe at https://www.patreon.com/rethoughts

The Tech Trek
Driving success through experimentation

The Tech Trek

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 21:31


On this episode, Luis Bruder, the Director of Data Science, Machine Learning, and Advanced Analytics at Foot Locker, talks about managing experiments and how these experiments drive decisions. Key Takeaways: Definition and Classification of experiments Moving from experiments to project evaluation Who owns the experiment Metric evaluation Experimentation to Production Life Cycle Aligning your team with new experiment opportunities. Balancing project and maintenance work About today's guest: Luis Bruder brings over 11 years of experience in Data Science and Analytics, with his most recent work in the marketing and retail industries. His background is in computer engineering, and he holds a master's in business administration. He is passionate about leveraging data science, AI, and Machine Learning to create impactful products and results. He lives in Washington, DC. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lbruder/ Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Tech Trek, and if you enjoyed this episode, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review on the Apple podcast app! Want to learn more about us? Head over at https://www.elevano.com Have questions or want to cover specific topics with our future guests? Please message me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirbormand (Amir Bormand)

Smashing the Plateau
Why Continuous Experimentation Leads to Marketing Success Featuring Caelan Huntress

Smashing the Plateau

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 26:56


Caelan Huntress started his career as an acrobat in the circus, earning and maintaining the attention of an audience as a street performer. He applies those lessons to marketing, where he earns and maintains the attention of a demographic. In today's episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn why continuous experimentation leads to marketing success. Caelan and I discuss: What he tried that didn't work [03:33] How consultants can position themselves as quickly as possible after a job exit [04:23] Why you need to separate your market research from your sales [13:10] Finding your niche [16:04] What is working online and what is hype [19:33] Caelan is an American digital nomad living in New Zealand and has spent ten years running an online business while traveling the world with his young family. Caelan is a dynamic speaker, trainer, and business coach, who combines his skills as a theatrical performer and technical geek to make compelling virtual experiences. Learn more about Caelan at https://caelanhuntress.com/coaching (https://caelanhuntress.com/coaching) and https://marketingyourselfbook.com/freechapter (https://marketingyourselfbook.com/freechapter) and https://stellarplatforms.com/case-studies (https://stellarplatforms.com/case-studies) Brief Description of Gift Free chapter of the Marketing Yourself for subscribing to the Stellar Platforms Newsletter URL for Free Gift https://marketingyourselfbook.com/freechapter/ (https://marketingyourselfbook.com/freechapter/) Thank you to Our Sponsors: The Smashing the Plateau Community https://community.smashingtheplateau.com (https://community.smashingtheplateau.com) Circle https://smashingtheplateau.com/circle (https://smashingtheplateau.com/circle)

Inside Outside
Building your Innovation Muscle through Exploration & Experimentation with Lorraine Marchand, Author of The Innovation Mindset

Inside Outside

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 17:59


On this week's episode of Inside Outside Innovation, we sit down with Lorraine Marchand. Lorraine is the author of the new book, The Innovation Mindset. She and I discuss how innovation starts, how you can build your muscle of innovation through exploration and experimentation, and much more. Let's get started.Inside Outside Innovation is the podcast to help new innovators navigate what's next. Each week we'll give you a front row seat into what it takes to learn, grow, and thrive in today's world of accelerating change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore, engage, and experiment with the best in the brightest, innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering businesses. It's time to get started.Interview Transcript with Lorraine Marchand, Author of The Innovation MindsetBrian Ardinger: Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host, Brian Ardinger, and as always, we have another amazing guest. Today we have Lorraine Marchand. She is executive managing director of Merative, which is formerly IBM Watson Health. And she's author of the new book, The Innovation Mindset: Eight Essential Steps to Transform Any Industry. Welcome to the show, Lorraine. Lorraine Marchand: Thank you, Brian. Really happy to be here. Brian Ardinger: I'm excited to have you. You have been in this space for a while. For the past three decades, you have been in product development, working with companies like Bristol Myers Squibb and Covance, and Cognizant. How did you get involved in the realm of innovation?Lorraine Marchand: Well, it started when I was actually pretty young. I was reared by my dad, who was an inventor. And when I was growing up around the house, he would always challenge my brother and me, to find three solutions to every problem, usually problems that he would identify. And one summer morning, he really brought that point close to home. And he took us to a local diner called the Hot Shops Cafeteria in Wheaton, Maryland.And our job was to determine what was slowing down table turnover. So we sat in the big red vinyl booths eating our breakfast of scrambled eggs and orange juice. And after three days of using our stopwatches and writing down notes, and even interviewing waitresses and bus boys, we determined that the culprit was sugar packets. People were spewing them all over the place. True to his tenant that we had to find three solutions we did. And we ended up taking one to an MVP, minimal viable prototype. And that was the sugar cube. And we ended up selling it to the Hot Shops cafeteria that summer, and pretty soon it was distributed throughout the Baltimore Washington area.So early on, I learned that problem solving was fun and lucrative. And fast forward throughout my career, whether it was at the National Institutes of Health or Bristol Myers Squibb, or founding my own startups and the diagnostics and ophthalmology area, I found that I really did love this idea of being able to clearly define a problem, and then as my dad had taught me kind of systematically evaluate and choose solutions. And to me, the heart of the innovation mindset that I write about is an insatiable curiosity, a passion for problem solving, and embracing change. And so I have found myself, whether in large corporations or in startups, desiring to be that agent of change and bringing that problem solving methodology that I learned so early at the age of 13 with me in all of my career endeavors. Brian Ardinger: I love that story and I love, you have this in the book that one of the key mindset essential steps is this innovation starts with at least three ideas. Can you talk a little bit more about why it takes more than one idea to get something going and that process? Lorraine Marchand: You know, I like to say that first of all, your first two ideas, one of them is probably a solution that you've already been mulling over before you even confirmed that you had a problem. Because I find that we, as human beings, love to go into solutioning mode before we've really carefully defined the problem. So, if you are making your way around a problem, you probably have a bias in terms of what one of the solutions is. The second solution is always to do nothing, right? The competition is always the default, the status quo, I'm not going to change.So right there, you already have number one and two. So you have to be true to the problem solving discipline and this idea of brainstorming and coming up with the three solutions, because it could be that third one that is the winner. If you go a little bit beyond the three, I'm okay with that, but I don't allow my students or any of the individuals I coach to cheat and come up with fewer than three. That you can't do Brian Ardinger: That makes perfect sense. Like you said, you've been in this space for a long time and you've, you've helped create products, you've helped create companies and that. What are some of the biggest maybe obstacles or misconceptions that people have about innovation and starting this particular process.Lorraine Marchand: I think a lot of people are intimidated that they think that innovation has to be at the hands of some of the quintessential greats like Edison and Jobs and Musk and Gates, etc. And so, the first thing I like to do is educate and inform individuals that not all forms of innovation are disruptive. They're not all big hunt. And it is absolutely honorable, and it could be your style of innovation to create incremental improvements. To do more renovation, retooling something for another type of use case. To be optimizing, which actually my story about the Hot Shops Cafeteria, truly if I'm honest about it, it's more about optimizing than truly innovating.But I'm okay with that because like you, I'm very passionate about just encouraging more people to access the freedom, the excitement, the job satisfaction that comes from innovating. And I'm okay to use a broader set of terminology in order to attract more people to just find ways to get started. So that's the first thing. I think people are really put off by that. And then I think that a lot of innovators find that it's very difficult to do customer research. Where do I find the customer? How do I talk to them? Do they want to talk to me? How do I really write a question guide that doesn't bias them toward my solution? So that's one that is very difficult to do, and I find that a lot of individuals will gloss over it. You know, I, I say you have to talk to a hundred customers. And my students look at me with their eyes crossed going, I can't possibly do that. I can't even find five. And I say, well, how are you going to sell your product if you can only find five people to talk to about it? Okay. Right there. And then I would say the other area is pivot. I'm a real fan of pivoting you never fail. Some people will argue with me, but I like to say, you don't fail if you're constantly adjusting your strategy based on the data, based on the market dynamics, and you're moving in the direction where you keep learning and improving what you're doing and moving it closer to the customer. We don't fail, we pivot. But a lot of founders, fail to see the warning signs. That maybe things aren't taking off the way they thought. And so pivoting too late can be pretty dangerous. Brian Ardinger: You spent some time both in bigger corporations as well as a startup entrepreneur. Do you see any differences about how those types, either early-stage startups innovate versus bigger companies, and what are the differences and similarities?Lorraine Marchand: I think that one of the big challenges in a corporation is, number one, the corporation exists in order to systematize, routinize, and scale. So, by its very nature, it's not really incented to be an innovative type of organism because innovation is the opposite. Innovation is about experimentation. It's got to create a safe environment for you to try something and fail. The only time I'll use the word fail. You have to be able to experiment and know that it's not gonna move forward. And as we both know, so often corporations living quarter by quarter, they just don't have a lot of patience for investing time, money, and important talent and resources in creating new ideas that might not make it to market.So that's one of the biggest challenges, and I tell my corporate colleagues who wanna innovate or even head up innovation, how important it is to embed it in the culture. And one of the first tips that I give them is you have to create an environment where experimentation is encouraged, and failure feels safe.And failure is also even encouraged and incentivized. And I do like the way Jeff Bezos positioned that within Amazon. So, he had try, fail, learn. And if I had to reiterate a mantra to my friends in the corporate world, it would be you have to create that kind of environment. And if he did it, with a logistics company, surely you can do it too. Brian Ardinger: Absolutely. It's interesting to talk a little bit about that. You know, you mentioned earlier about how you define innovation. And I think that's so important in that early-stage process to get people comfortable with the fact that I can be an innovator even though I'm not a Steve Jobs.The idea that just taking an idea and creating value around that idea, that's how I define innovation. You know, being able to take your idea and move it forward to create value from it. That alone gives the individual person on the line permission to see a problem and say, I can fix that. And that is innovation and appreciate that particular type of approach.It also then allows you to start building that muscle. To take on maybe bigger things down the road, bigger, more adjacent or transformational types of innovation. As you kind of learn about the process and learn that anybody can go through the part of taking an idea and creating value from it.Lorraine Marchand: I really love that, Brian. In fact, I love that metaphor of the muscle. I was talking with one of the innovators that I profiled in the book, Sarah Apgar, who invented a piece of fitness equipment called the Fit Fighter. She's just phenomenal. It's a nationally recognized business and brand now, and so we use that metaphor when we were talking about Fit Fighter and innovation that it's like a muscle.I might have a goal of doing a half marathon. And I go out in day one, I've never run before. But I'm going to run half a mile and then the next week I'm going to run another half a mile and I'm going to build up to it. Because building a muscle, practicing is what makes you the half marathon runner. And building the muscle and practicing is what makes you good at innovating.Brian Ardinger: So, you mentioned one of the stories that is in your book, but the book is packed full with a variety of different case studies and and things that you've seen along the lines. Can you tell us some of the success stories that you highlight in the book? Lorraine Marchand: You know, one that I don't often get an opportunity to talk about. So, thank you for letting me choose one of my favorites. I had a fantastic opportunity when I was a professor of entrepreneurship at Princeton, to judge a business pitch contest at a prison in a local New Jersey County. And so that day I drove out to the prison not really knowing what to expect. And it was just the most enlightening and humbling experiences that I had.The inmates had really worked hard over the 12 weeks in the entrepreneurship program. And they had studiously written their business plans down on loose leaf paper with pencils. And so, when I came in, I read the plans and then they had an opportunity to present their ideas and to pitch their ideas to me. And they were so engaged in the feedback. So responsive and receptive to it, and they really just wanted to learn and get better. And you could just feel the energy in the room. But the best part of the story was three of those gentlemen went on to found the businesses that we had discussed in the session that day. And even though I couldn't stay in touch with them because of rules around these sorts of engagements, I was able to get information from the warden later that they had been successful. And really not too many stories have warmed my heart like that one. Brian Ardinger: It's excellent to see that again pretty much anybody from anywhere can find problems to solve, and if you go through a process to make that happen, you can actually create value and change lives, so that's amazing. The other thing I like about your book, you have a section in there talking about women innovators and some of the unique challenges that they face. Can you talk a little bit more about that? Lorraine Marchand: My focus on women is around increasing awareness and raising women up and encouraging them to step up and stand out and give innovation a try. And I just think that for a lot of women, it's not something that they naturally think about being entrepreneurs or innovators.And we do find that the data indicates that even among venture capital firms, there's still only about 2 to 3% of them that have women partners. And when we look at investments in women founded companies, it's also still hovering at around 2 to 3%. And I'm just such a fan of innovation for all the reasons that we've talked about because I think it can be so satisfying to take an idea, to take a problem that you've personally observed and bring it to life, bring it to market as we've been discussing. I think that's tremendously satisfying. And I also think that it can be economically satisfying and help women find economic freedom. And a sustainability of their economic freedom and status. So I want to get the word out. I really encourage women in STEM. I encourage women to figure out ways to access capital. And I have a resource guide to help women with that. And then very importantly, I like to help women think a little differently about their own networking. And the truth of the matter is you have to be comfortable networking with accountants and attorneys and investors, and maybe not those folks that are in your social circles on a day-to-day basis, but you have to get out there and be able to have those conversations and pull those people into your network. So those are some of the tips that I give to women. Brian Ardinger: They're great tips and they apply to everyone as far as that ability to build a network. I think a lot of people think of innovation as this sport that you do in your garage and the tinkerer who figures things out on their own. But like you said, there are so many different components that have to come together to create that value, whether it's the accountants or the lawyers or the other people that can help build the product, whatever the case may be. Collaborative nature of innovation is so important. How do you stay fresh and current and connected with the new things that are going on in your world, and how do you stay on the top of, of your game? Lorraine Marchand: Well, I am always reaching out to new innovators. I get so much inspiration from the students that I teach at a graduate level. Or I'll be going to the Philadelphia Venture Fair later this week. And so, I'll get to talk to the early-stage entrepreneurs there. And share ideas and explore and create with them. So, I need to put myself in an environment where I'm around innovators too and entrepreneurs and I feed off of their energy. So that really is what does it for me, is just staying out there with other people, with ideas that want to create and grow. And by linking arms, we move this whole movement forward and it keeps me fresh too. Brian Ardinger: It's always important to keep in touch with where those new ideas are coming from and that. Do you see any new trends or things that you're excited about? Lorraine Marchand: I think the area of AI is absolutely fascinating. You know, I was recently reading a report that AI innovation about a 1.1 billion cagr, but the fastest growing area, even though it's very much focused on manufacturing, automation, automobiles, for example, the fastest growing sector is in healthcare. And I just think that's incredibly exciting if you think about the ability to use artificial intelligence on information about a patient's cancer tumor, have it diagnosed earlier, precision medicine in terms of knowing how to treat it.Or even being able to develop the sensors that can go into devices and help to measure and monitor pain or someone's activity around the house. So, I definitely love the healthcare applications of AI, one of those areas that I'm particularly passionate about. For More InformationBrian Ardinger: I want to thank you for coming on Inside Outside Innovation, to kind of share your insights and that. Look forward to having the conversation again in the future as we talk more about some of the crazy things that are happening in the world. If people want to find out more about yourself or more about your book, what's the best way to do that?Lorraine Marchand: I'm on LinkedIn, so I'd love for you to connect with me, Lorraine Marchand on LinkedIn. And if you would like a copy of the book, it's on Amazon, The Innovation Mindset with my name. You can buy a copy there and you can also go to the Columbia University Press website, and you can also purchase the book through Columbia. Brian Ardinger: Well, Lorraine, thanks again for being on the show. Appreciate the time and looking forward to continuing the conversation in the future. Lorraine Marchand: Thank you, Brian, and continued good luck with all of your fabulous endeavors as well.Brian Ardinger: Thank you. That's it for another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. If you want to learn more about our team, our content, our services, check out InsideOutside.io or follow us on Twitter @theIOpodcast or @Ardinger. Until next time, go out and innovate.FREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTER & TOOLSGet the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HEREYou can also search every Inside Outside Innovation Podcast by Topic and Company.  For more innovations resources, check out IO's Innovation Article Database, Innovation Tools Database, Innovation Book Database, and Innovation Video Database.  

Thinking Basketball
#153: It's Rudy's Fault, the winless 76ers, and early season experimentation

Thinking Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 47:03


Rudy Gobert has changed teams, but he's still being blamed for Minnesota's losses 5 days into the new season. Should we be worried about the 0-3 76ers? Plus, we discuss the value of early season experimentation for teams and players. With Cody Houdek @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinking-basketball/support

Global Tech Leaders' Podcast
Woman in Tech Series: Jen Spencer CEO at SmartBug Media shares the power of making room for experimentation.

Global Tech Leaders' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 42:30


Welcome to the Woman in Tech Series from the Global Tech Leaders Podcast. Today we are speaking to Jen Spencer CEO at SmartBug Media, HubSpot Partner of The Year. SmartBug Media is a globally award-winning intelligent inbound marketing agency that helps businesses grow revenue by generating leads, engaging accounts and building brand loyalty through inbound marketing, sales enablement, revenue operations, web development, digital strategy, marketing automation, and public relations. We kick off by asking Jen to share her career journey and what has led her to where she is today. “I wanted to be in charge.” Volunteering time. Teacher. Public Relations and Digital Marketing. Tech start-up. Joined as VP of Sales. We then ask Jen what drew her to sales and what makes a rockstar salesperson. Marketing ROI. Buying persona. Extension of marketing. Next, we ask Jen what is she seeing out there with marketing budgets. Pressure. Not a lot of room for experimentation. Technology stacks. The promise that some technology makes. Doing more for less. Audiences are changing. Mapping the journey. Then we ask Jen how they gain new clients at SmartBug Media. “We drink our own champagne.” Intelligent inbound marketing. “We wanna be our own best case study.” 5M to 500M Klaviyo Partner. HubSpot. Salesforce. We ask Jen about being a leading woman in tech and what is her perspective on diversity. Girls in Tech. Volunteers. Woman led. Infinity Groups. Lady Bugs. Woman in Leadership. Then we ask Jen how intentional they are in their process of hiring. How and where. Who you have now is who you are attracting. Removing barriers. Global team. Lastly, we ask Jen what tools or productivity hacks can't she live without. Executive Assistant. Organised email system. Calendar with colour coding. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gloabl-tech-leaders/message

The Life Stylist
The Truth About CBD, Cannabis + Overcoming Addiction & Limitation w/ Adam Wenguer of Element Health #437

The Life Stylist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 156:45 Very Popular


Today's guest is Adam Wenguer, founder of Element Health – one of the leading suppliers of the highest quality full-spectrum CBD products in the world.  After suffering serious spine and leg injuries in college, Adam was treated with pharmaceutical opioids, which led to an intense addiction. On his path to recovery, he became immersed in Zen Buddhism, health, and wellness and began a lifelong path into spirituality – one which has led to his sitting across from me on this fateful day in Austin. In this episode, we dive deep into his personal journey to healing and awakening, touch on the ethics of hunting, discuss how he escaped a life of addiction, cover best practices for making the purest CBD, learn the language used to market it, and so much more. Adam also gets honest (and inspirational) about his infertility journey, how a smokable ayahuasca experience led Adam to reverse his zero-sperm count and conceive a child. It's truly magical stuff, ya'll. You won't want to miss this heartfelt episode about turning your life around after addiction and discovering a meaningful and purposeful life.  Once you've heard Adam's take on CBD and cannabis, head over to Element Health and take advantage of our code ‘LUKE' for 15% off: lukestorey.com/elementhealth. 00:04:24 — Living on a Farm & Hunting Ethics Why Adam moved from Miami to rural Florida Luke reflecting on his hunting experience with a bore Most hunters are avid environmentalists Connecting with nature and hunting by hand 00:27:52 — School Violence & Opioid Addiction Dealing with violence in grade school  Experimentation with psychedelics  Addiction to opioids from sports injuries  Symptoms no one tells you about after getting clean 00:39:28 — Discovering the Divine Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn Finding the divine through meditation  Unlocking serenity with Zen Buddhism  Meditation doesn't have boundaries or labels  Make your day a meditation – not specific times  00:50:46 — Journey of Formulating CBD Adam's experience trying CBD for the first time Mass production and CBD Discovery of an old industrial strain of hemp Legalization of cannabis became the gateway to CBD A vessel to turn down the noise and achieve balance New studies show CBD inhibits viral replication 01:08:51 — Deciphering CBD Language How CBD is marketed What is full-spectrum CBD and why it's superior Cannabis strains used to make CBD Smokable CBD and its effects   Extraction methods from least to most toxic Use code LUKE for 15% off at lukestorey.com/elementhealth 01:24:09 —Different Forms & Uses of CBD Growing practices, organic vs. non-organic  Can you use CBD for pets? Indoor vs. outdoor hemp What are CBG and CBN? CBD gummies laced with Delta Eight THC Legalization of cannabis  Truth about CBD topicals  01:54:38 —Meditation Voyages & Fertility Struggles with infertility and using modern medicine Ceremony of gratitude and confronting the past From a zero sperm count to conceiving  Ayahuasca Wisdom by Jules Henry Rivers  Smoking ayahuasca to boost fertility Addressing the shadows that hang over you Near death experiences during a meditation voyage Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene by Ingrid Bauer  The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff Using the practice of elimination communication  More about this episode. Watch on YouTube. THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: MAGNESIUM BREAKTHROUGH. According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death. When most people think of stress, they think of their job, traffic, tense relationships, current events, things like that. 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You can get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store for a limited time by going to: insidetracker.com/luke. AND… TIMELINE NUTRITION. Mitopure is a breakthrough postbiotic that activates your body's natural defense against aging. Clinically proven to unlock the potent bioactive, Urolithin A. It is the purest form of Urolithin A, a molecule, which is only produced as a by-product when gut bacteria digest specific ingredients found in pomegranates. Go to “LUKE10” for 10% of any 2, 4 or 12-month Mitopure plans at timelinenutrition.com. AND… SLEEPME. Science tells us that the best way to achieve and maintain consistent, deep sleep is by lowering core body temperature. Life Stylist listeners can save on the purchase of any new Cube, OOLER, or Dock Pro Sleep System, and start aiding their sleep routines today. Head to Sleep.me/LukeStorey for 25% off. Resources: Element Health: lukestorey.com/elementhealth 15% off with code LUKE CBD FAQs: bengreenfieldfitness.com/cbdfaq Instagram: @elementhealth Are you ready to block harmful blue light, and look great at the same time? Check out Gilded By Luke Storey. Where fashion meets function: gildedbylukestorey.com Join me on Telegram for the uncensored content big tech won't allow me to post. It's free speech and free content: www.lukestorey.com/telegram Related: Rite of Passage: My Sacred Hunting Experience with Mansal Denton #348 Breaking the Epidemic Cycle of Trauma & Addiction to Find True Healing and Liberation #432

Outliers with Daniel Scrivner
#141 Joey Cofone, Founder & CEO of Baronfig | Favorite Baronfig Products, Skill vs Renown, Daily Disciplines, Favorite Books, and More

Outliers with Daniel Scrivner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 29:50


Joey Cofone shares the lessons he's learned as an award-winning designer, the Founder & CEO of Baronfig, and the author of The Laws of Creativity, including why he's fascinated with the juxtaposition between skill and renown, how he worked with James Clear to design the Clear Habit Journal, why experimentation is Baronfig's most important value, how rock bottom taught him how to take risks, and so much more. “There's a stereotype of creatives, which is that they're just flying by the seat of their pants. I'm here to tell you that it's absolutely not true. We need to separate that from what creativity is. We need to decouple this ridiculous stereotype so that more people can blossom creatively.” — Joey Cofone EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/joey-cofone-playbook    FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/joey-cofone-playbook-transcript     CHAPTERS (00:00:00) - Introduction (00:01:08) - Wrestling with Skill vs Renown (00:02:57) - Why People Would Be Surprised at Joey Cofone's Daily Discipline (00:04:04) - Why Joey Cofone Has Been Tracking His Habits for 13 Years (00:05:21) - Joey Cofone's Favorite Baronfig Products (00:07:23) - How Joey Cofone and James Clear Designed the Clear Habit Journal (00:10:46) - The Laws of Creativity by Joey Cofone in 90 Seconds (00:12:51) - How Rock Bottom Taught Joey Cofone How to Take Risks (00:16:07) - Why the Most Important Value at Baronfig is Experimentation (00:22:08) - Joey Shares His Favorite Books Including Radical Candor and The Phantom Tollbooth (00:23:47) - Joey Cofone's Favorite Advice From His Barber and Malcom Gladwell (00:26:11) - How Joey Cofone Learns From Failure at Baronfig ABOUT THE GUEST Joey Cofone is the Founder & CEO of Baronfig and an award-winning designer and entrepreneur. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Bloomberg, New York Magazine, Bon Appétit, Quartz, Mashable, Gizmodo, and Print, among others. Joey was named a New Visual Artist and, separately, Wunderkind designer by Print magazine. He strives to make work that appeals to curious minds—work that's beautiful, smart, and communicative. He believes that design is the least of a designer's worries, that story is at the heart of all tasks, and jumping off cliffs is the only way to grow.

Steamy Stories Podcast
Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 6Ladies Night brings out...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022


Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 6Ladies Night brings out the inner desires of the women.By BradentonLarry for Literotica -  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Ladies NightToshia drifted in and out of sleep for a while. The sun was warm and the breeze on her naked skin was light. She had a fleeting dream of enjoying the sex resort along with her partner Sarah. Toshia enjoyed watching Sarah playing with all of the cheerful naked people. Of course, in the dream the resort was confused with other elements of Toshia's time in Eros. Some of the place was actually taken from the Manor, for one thing, and, for another, the Bull was there, sipping a cocktail by the pool. This made Toshia chuckle a little, which woke her up again. She heard the sound of a woman sighing and moaning nearby. Toshia slowly turned toward the sound and opened her sleepy eyes.On the lounge chair next to Toshia, pretty little Liu was laying on her back with her legs spread so Don could lay over her and slowly fuck her. The two of them seemed very intent upon each other and Toshia smiled drowsily as she watched.When the gang had finally made their way out of the Clockwork Club, Toshia had needed help walking. She had been so well and truly fucked by the sexbot, and then, without much of a break at all, had been treated to the orgasmatron, that her body was wrung out through sheer excess of pleasure. Ultimately, Don had lifted her in his arms and carried her over to a lounge chair by the immense pool. Toshia had murmured her thanks and promptly fallen asleep. She was a bit surprised now that the sun was still shining; she felt as though she had slept for many hours.Toshia watched as Liu's hands moved over Don's body, reaching down to squeeze his ass and pull him into her. She admired the flexing muscles of both bodies. Toshia smiled as she looked at the way Don focused so intently on the woman he was with. Toshia was happy to love this man and was so glad that she had been brought to Eros where she had become his lover, even if it meant that they had to work so hard to get her back to Sarah. Toshia felt the heat between her legs rising as she watched Don fucking their new friend, but she was feeling too lazy to do anything about it. Instead, she just lay there, enjoying the show, as Liu gasped and Don groaned and then they were cumming together. As they slowly came down, Don leaned down to kiss Liu, and Toshia managed to say, “Bravo!”Don looked over at her with a broad smile and said, “Well, hello there, Sleeping Beauty.”“Hello, stud,” Toshia smiled. “I take it you didn't need a nap.”“Oh, I took one, but it was very short.”Liu patted Don's butt and said, “Let me up, Don. I want to go for a swim.” Then, when she and Don had disentangled themselves, she turned to Toshia and said, “Want to join me, Toshia?”“It would probably help me wake up, wouldn't it?” Toshia mused. She let Liu pull her up off her lounger and then followed the slender Asian woman into the pool, leaving Don on his lounger watching them with a happy smile.The water was definitely refreshing, particularly since it was actually XYZ. Soon Toshia was both awake but decidedly frisky. She and Liu played a bit in the water; just groping and teasing each other; but it got Toshia thinking of a plan for the evening. When they climbed back out of the pool, where Don had been rejoined by Shelonda, Nicole, Amy and Victor, Toshia was ready to make her proposal.“I think I need to take a cock-break,” Toshia said. “How about us girls go check out that ‘Ladies Night' club tonight, and you guys find your own play?”“Ladies Night is very nice,” Liu nodded. “No men allowed in there.”Although Amy seemed a bit less than enthusiastic, all the women agreed with Toshia that it would be fun to have a girls' night.“You don't mind, do you?” Toshia asked Don. She assumed the extremely cooperative Victor wouldn't object.“No,” Don laughed. “Go, have fun! I think I'd like to check out the Jungle Room. Keep an eye on each other, though. Why don't we all meet back here in the morning?”Soon the five women made their way through the resort to the large building identified as “Ladies Night”. Although the name's spelling perhaps suggested a tackier establishment, it was actually a very large mansion with a lovely park surrounding it. Liu led them directly to the front door where the five naked women entered without any sign of a bouncer. Toshia found herself wondering why the men didn't try to slip in here.They found themselves in a very large hall lit by candles; hundreds of candles. The carpet and dark, wood paneling reminded Toshia of the Manor bedroom where she and Don had first awakened together. There were many soft chairs and couches arranged about the room, and women lounged on the furniture or moved among it. There was soft, lush music playing in the background. As the group made their way into the club, they saw women in various degrees of undress (tending toward nudity) talking, kissing, caressing… but there was very little full-blown sex going on. Toshia found herself once again wishing that Sarah was here, not only to be sharing all of these wild adventures, but just to be holding her hand right now. Liu led them through this hall until she came to a winding stairwell opposite the entrance. As they climbed upward, they became aware of dance music being played above them. They came to a small foyer at the landing for the second floor, and Liu paused before a large pair of double doors. She smiled at the others and said, “This is the dance floor.”The petite woman pushed the doors open and they saw a wide dance floor lit with various colored lights and somewhat crowded with feminine bodies moving in time to the music. This disco was better lit than the Manor's, and there was no pit of XYZ-smoke. Also, the music was a sexy jazz-fusion variety. Toshia found herself immediately responding to the rhythm and atmosphere. Moving with the rest of the girls, she headed out onto the dance floor.Liu and Amy paired off and then Shelonda and Nicole drew Toshia with them into a bumping, grinding and groping dance. Toshia's hands moved over their smooth, soft, dark skin, caressing their curves and stroking their fit muscles, all while their hands did the same. Letting the rhythm move her body, Toshia enjoyed the playful petting and the occasional kisses from her two playmates. She laughed as the two girls ganged up on her, each kissing a side of her neck as their hands moved over her body, squeezing her butt and pinching her nipples. Meanwhile her own hands were busy, gripping their firm asses tightly and pulling them closely to her.A different song brought a faster rhythm and their little knot of foreplay loosened and began to include other dancers. For a while Toshia just let herself go, enjoying the intoxicating rush of dancing in a mob of sexy, almost entirely naked, women. Her body was rubbing against others indiscriminately. At one moment her butt was being caressed and rubbed, though she had no idea who was doing it, and at another her nipples were rubbing against the back of a woman pressed against her. The next song shifted the tempo down a bit, and Toshia found herself face to face with a striking woman with brown skin and thick black hair brushing her shoulders. This woman, who Toshia thought must be Latina, smiled at her warmly and put her hands on Toshia's waist, drawing her close. Toshia slipped her hands around the woman's neck and felt her full, warm breasts pressed against Toshia's. They moved there, swaying together, smiling and looking into each other's eyes. When the tempo shifted up again and the rest of the crowd responded enthusiastically, the pretty woman paused long enough to lean in and give Toshia an all too fleeting kiss. Then Toshia was again bouncing and writhing in the small sea of naked women.The next time she found herself dancing with just one person, it was a lively young woman with wildly messy short dark blonde hair, a taut athletic body, medium-sized tits, long muscular legs and a spectacular ass. This enthusiastic creature started off by grabbing Toshia and kissing her hard. Then the two women proceeded to dance energetically together, frequently humping each other's thighs as they made out. When the girl made to move away it was Toshia's turn to grab her and pull her back, kissing her hard then biting her lip. The girl laughed and proceeded to squeeze and knead Toshia's ass in her hands. Toshia on the other hand slipped her hand down between the two of them and pushed her fingers up between the girl's legs. As Toshia's fingers slipped up into the girl's tight, very wet pussy, Toshia pulled the girl's head to her own and kissed her passionately. Following Toshia's lead, the girl moved her own hand down to Toshia's crotch. The two women made out there in the middle of the dance floor, hardly dancing at all, while their fingers moved in and out of their wet pussies, palms pressed against the other's clit. It didn't take long before Toshia was gasping and shuddering as her first orgasm of the evening tore through her there on the dance floor. She bit the girl's poor tongue some as her body clenched, but the girl didn't seem to notice or care as her own orgasm was crashing in on her too. As they slowly came to their senses, leaning there against each other on the dance floor, they laughed, kissed and gradually got back into the dance. When the tempo shifted up yet again, they parted and didn't see each other again.After about an hour more of this, Toshia decided to take a break from the heady spirit of the dance. She made her way to the edge of the dance floor and, for the first time, took a look around at the rest of the room. She saw that there was a balcony running around the whole of the dance floor where there seemed to be seating. Toshia found a coiling stairwell and climbed up to this new balcony area. She was surprised to find that it was quite a bit bigger than she had expected. While there were comfortable couches arranged around the balcony so that people could look down on the dance floor, there were also intimate booths all around the outer edge of the balcony. There were many women, in pairs and more, enjoying these booths. Still, there was more; every few booths there were stairs leading up to another level, above and behind the booths. This upper level seemed to consist of what would be tents if they weren't made of sheer, see-through fabric. Inside the tents were sumptuous pillows, apparently of silk. Even from where she was Toshia could see quite a few women enjoying these comfortable little tents.Then, Toshia noticed that there were scantily clad women moving about with trays of fruit and water. Moving quickly, Toshia snagged a glass of water and downed it at once, managing to replace the glass on the same tray. She also scored a small bunch of grapes, which she began to eat as she started to look around a bit more.She paused in front of a booth that was occupied by four women engaged in a nicely complicated bit of play. The vision of feminine flesh, flexing muscles, long legs and arms, and heaving breasts was quite inviting. Toshia considered making it a fivesome, but decided to move along for now. After all, she still had grapes to finish.Out of the corner of her eye, Toshia saw a glimpse of black. Turning her head she saw what was now the not-entirely-unexpected shape of a black robed figure watching the goings on in the club. Though she had no idea what she would do if she managed to actually confront the watcher, Toshia began to move around toward the mysterious figure. She wasn't surprised, though, when, after rounding a corner, there was no sign of the watcher. She persisted, though, and came to the place where the robed figure had been standing. Looking around, she couldn't find any evidence that there had ever been any such person there. There were a couple of women making out on a couch right next to her, but Toshia doubted that they would have noticed a rhinoceros standing there. To the left there was a quartet of women, in two couples, who were similarly engaged.Toshia sighed to herself and turned back to the balcony and looked down over the dance floor, which now seemed more crowded than when she and her friends had come into the club. She again found herself thinking about Sarah, wishing she had come with her to Eros. Toshia remembered the last time they had gone out dancing; it seemed like so very long ago. Even before Eros, it had been a long while since the two of them had gone out and thrown themselves into anything as exuberant as a night of dancing. She realized now that she had been missing this very much. Over time, everyday life and the realities of cohabitating with another person had a way of crowding out the spontaneous, sexy playful of a happy, loving couple. Mundane reality distracted you and lulled you into a routine. This wasn't news to Toshia, but she had now discovered a new determination to fight back against the boring and mundane. When she got back to Sarah, she would make sure they got out of their rut and stayed out of it. Toshia looked down at the mob of sexy women dancing there and thought, God, I miss her so much!Then Toshia spotted Shelonda at the edge of the crowd. She was dancing with a sexy little redhead. Toshia watched as the redhead pulled Shelonda away from the dancing and toward a pair of double doors Toshia hadn't noticed before. When the two girls went through, Toshia's curiosity impelled her back to the coiling stairs and down. She skirted the dance floor and came to the doors Shelonda had gone through. The doors opened easily, and Toshia found herself moving down a deeply carpeted hallway, very much reminiscent of the Manor. At the end of the hallway was a broad stair case leading back down to the main floor. There Toshia found another set of double doors. Before opening the doors, though, she noticed a large mirror mounted on the wall.Toshia paused to look at herself in the mirror. Her hair was a bit of a mess from dancing, and generally not caring much about it lately. She moved closer to get a better look, and noticed that she looked healthy and flush, again, no doubt, from the dancing. Her eyes moved lower and noticed that she was looking very good. Her normally trim body was now firm and taut with well-defined musculature, without being what she would think of as muscular. Her hands moved over her flat belly and then she turned to look at her butt. She had always thought she had a nice rear end, but it was now very nice indeed; tight and shapely. Similarly her legs looked great! Even her breasts seemed a bit firmer, and fuller. It was as if her only body fat was now in her tits. There still wasn't an awful lot of it there, either, but she thought it looked very good.With a smile at her reflection, and pausing just for a moment to check out her own ass one more time, Toshia turned back to the doors and went through.By now, Toshia thought she really should be used to seeing such things, but the sight of a very large room filled with naked people having sex actually surprised her. The room was actually about the size of a small ballroom, the floor was covered with a thick, soft mattress or deep padding, and all of the people were women. The floor covering was deep red, and the walls were hung with thick drapes of dark purple and mauve. Here and there was a piece of furniture, and in the center of the room was a large, multi-tiered platform, all of which seemed to be in use by lovely writhing bodies. Don should definitely see this! she thought with a smile.Toshia looked around for Shelonda, but gave that up quickly; there were just too many distracting things to see. She noted that over to her left were neat little piles of clothing, apparently discarded by the few women who made it here while still wearing some. Over to her right was a long table displaying an array of dildos of all sorts. With an amused smile and a raised eyebrow, Toshia moved over to have a better look at this display.Toshia looked carefully at the set of strap-ons. She had never worn one before, but she figured they couldn't be that hard to use. This collection was surprisingly diverse, though. There were some with little (or large!) insertions to go up the wearer's pussy, and some with additional dildos to go up into the wearer's behind. Some of them had various things on the front of them to stimulate the fuckee. There were a surprising number of ways in which the “cocks” were modified; ridges, bumps, twists and bends; not to mention the assortment of colors. Toshia felt her curiosity tugging at her, not to mention her arousal. She sincerely wanted to take a break from having anything fucking her, but she wasn't averse to fucking someone else. She picked up a strap-on that was quite realistic; thick, long, but not too long, and hard but giving in a natural way; and wondered what it was like to penetrate a woman with something like that. It had a pair of soft, full balls dangling from its base. With the heavy cock in her right hand, she ran the fingers of her left over the inside of the strap that would run up between her legs. She noticed a few well-placed bumps, no doubt to stimulate the wearer.“Would you like some help with that?” Toshia looked up to see a beautiful middle aged woman smiling at her. She was fairly short and had very long, thick and wavy, black hair, deep brown eyes and a distinctly Mediterranean coloring. She was thin, but had nice full breasts.Toshia found herself blushing a little, feeling a bit absurd standing there holding a fake dong in her hands. She smiled back at the helpful stranger, swallowed and said, “Yes, that would be very nice of you.”The woman slipped up to Toshia and took the strap on from her, still smiling warmly. She said, “First you need to fasten it around your waist, like this.” Toshia thought she detected a slight Greek accent, but then was distracted as she felt the woman's breath on her back and quick, nimble fingers at the base of her spine, threading the belt into the buckle and cinching it snugly into place.“Then, you have to get this strap into place,” the woman said as she reached up between Toshia's thighs.Toshia giggled a little out of nervous ticklishness as she felt the woman's hand, and quickly parted her legs for her. She felt the strap being pulled up between her thighs and then tightened. It was broad enough that it wasn't pulled between her labia, but the woman behind her pulled it tight enough that it was definitely pressing very firmly against Toshia's clitoris. Again the deft fingers brushed the small of Toshia's back as the strap was fastened in place. She felt the woman's breath on her shoulder.“How does that feel?”“Good,” Toshia said without really giving it much thought. She looked down at herself and grinned at the ridiculous and strangely erotic sight of a big male sex organ standing out in front of her. Then she noticed that there was an odd shifting and tingling sensation between her legs and wherever the strap on touched her. The sex toy seemed to be adjusting itself to her somehow… and to be doing more.The pretty dark woman reached around and gave Toshia's new cock a tentative tug. Toshia felt her clit being pulled by the strap and the little nubs on it, and gave a little murmur of delight. The woman then stroked the phallus, and Toshia felt an unusual but very pleasant sensation in her pussy and wasn't surprised that her juices were beginning to flow. When the woman reached the dildo's head and gently stroked it, Toshia felt as if the woman was stroking her clit. Toshia felt herself, more than heard herself, breathing, “Oh my!”Without taking her hand off Toshia's “equipment”, the woman came around. Still smiling, she said, “I take it this is your first time.”Feeling both the strange but very pleasant sensations in her crotch and the burning in her cheeks as she blushed, Toshia nodded and smiled back at the woman.Toshia's new friend grinned mischievously and asked, “Want to try it out?”Laughing a little, Toshia said, “If you don't mind my not knowing what I'm doing.”“Oh, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it quickly,” the woman said as she gave Toshia's prosthetic prick a tug and lead her over to the edge of the sprawling girl-on-girl orgy. Finding an open area, the woman knelt down on the soft “mattress” and drew Toshia down next to her.The woman's arms slipped around Toshia, and Toshia bent her head down to kiss the woman's soft lips. Toshia was acutely aware of the woman's breasts pressed against her own, as well as the feeling of the woman's hand pulling and stroking on Toshia's new-found cock. Their tongues were slipping against each other as the woman drew Toshia with her as she laid back. Toshia lowered her mouth to the woman's neck, kissing and biting lightly, and began to work her way down toward those beautiful tits. Toshia took both breasts in her hands and kissed her way down to the woman's brown nipples, which responded quickly as Toshia began to suck and pull at each of them in turn. When she had each of them rigid and the woman was moaning beneath her, Toshia began to move lower, planning to get her mouth on this woman's pussy.“No, no,” the woman stopped her. “You need to fuck me.”Chuckling a little to herself, Toshia said, “Yes, of course,” and crawled back up until she was looking down into the woman's dark eyes. Toshia felt the woman's hand on her again, grasping her cock and pulling it into position. Then there was a warm sensation spreading up through her as she watched the woman's expression change. Realizing she was penetrating the woman's pussy with her cock, Toshia pushed her hips forward slowly. The feelings in her pussy and clit intensified slowly.“Oh yes,” the woman sighed, “that feels so good.”Toshia kept watching the woman's pretty face as she drew back, careful not to go too far, and then pushed back in. Toshia wondered if she made faces like that when she was being fucked. She hoped so. She pulled back again; this time a bit faster; and then pushed in again, watching the woman and feeling the supple strap moving against her own clit and the heat growing in her pussy.“Yes, fuck me!” the woman said, her voice dropping at least an octave and her eyes only half open.Toshia began to move herself more vigorously, rocking her hips and using her legs to push her cock into the woman's pussy. She held on to the woman's shoulders to pull her body down, onto the fleshy shaft Toshia was using to fuck her. The woman's soft tits and hard nipples were pressed against Toshia's chest. The woman reached down and grabbed both of Toshia's cheeks and pulled, urging Toshia to fuck her harder and deeper. Toshia found herself remembering how Liu had been doing the same thing to Don's ass earlier.With each thrust and each withdrawal, the strap between Toshia's legs pressed and rubbed against her clit and her labia, and the (surely magical) waves of pleasure inside her pussy intensified. Toshia thought that if this was anything at all like what it felt for a man to fuck then it was a wonder men ever did anything else. Then she deliberately shoved all such thoughts out of her mind and concentrated on doing a good job of fucking this very friendly and helpful woman underneath her. She thought of how she liked to be fucked and did her best to emulate that, and before long she was rewarded. The woman arched her back and gave a long, low groan as her entire body clenched and shook. Toshia kept moving against her, watching intently, as she came long and hard.As she came down, the woman opened her eyes and grinned up at Toshia, “That was wonderful!” Then she grabbed Toshia's head and pulled her down to kiss her passionately. Toshia was still fucking her cock in and out of the woman when she was asked, “What else do you want to do with that big dick of yours?”In another moment, the woman was on her hands and knees in front of Toshia, who was watching in horny amusement as the cock in front of her was fucking in and out of the woman's pussy from behind. The woman was shoving back against her, urging her to fuck her harder and faster. Toshia's hands were holding the woman's narrow waist, helping to set the pace. The strap was working its magic on her clit and pussy, and Toshia felt her excitement building rapidly. She knew her dildo's balls were hitting the woman's clit, and could tell that the woman was going to climax again soon. Toshia found herself wishing she could see herself there, fucking this beautiful woman with the long black hair, and then she was clenching her eyes closed as her orgasm swept through her. She shoved up into the woman's pussy as her nervous system set off fireworks all through her body. She kept fucking her cock in and out of the woman, barely conscious that the woman was also cumming, and that there seemed to be pearly white fluid leaking out of the woman's pussy. She was still trembling when Toshia thought to pull her cock out of the woman and saw that there was a cum-like substance dribbling out of the end of it. A quick taste test told her that it wasn't really cum, of course, but a sticky, sweet substitute that must come with this model of strap on, so to speak.She was also delighted to realize that her synthetic cock would not soften at all and was quite ready for more fucking. The woman she'd been fucking crawled around, and promptly began to suck any stray cum-stuff out of Toshia's “organ”. Then she rose up and kissed Toshia enthusiastically and more than a little sloppily.“That was wonderful,” the woman beamed. “Thank you!”Toshia laughed and said, “No, thank you!”“My pleasure!”The two of them knelt there making out together for several long minutes before the orgy finally managed to engulf them. Naked sweaty women were all around them by then, and as they were kissing and fondling each other, strange hands began to move over their bodies. Mouths and tongues followed hands. Toshia felt someone, well, at least one someone, tugging at her strap on and was aware that someone had reached around to play with her playmate's pussy and clit. Toshia also had someone caressing her ass, and someone was kissing her shoulder, all while she was continuing to kiss her partner. A hand slipped between the two of them and found one of Toshia's nipples. When those fingers pinched and pulled at Toshia, she broke the kiss to let out a rather loud gasp, followed by a happy moan.Whoever was kissing her shoulder chose that moment to move up to her shoulder, biting her playfully. Toshia turned her head to that side and promptly found herself being kissed passionately by a woman with long, curly black hair. Letting herself go with the flow, and the heat of the moment, Toshia turned, and let herself be turned, away from the woman she'd been playing with. Soon she found herself on her back as this new beauty; a statuesque Hispanic woman with surprisingly green eyes and long legs; straddled her and rode up and down on Toshia's faux cock. She reached up to pinch and twist at the woman's dark nipples, and watched as the woman threw her head back and shuddered. Then Toshia's view was obscured as another woman; really little more than a teenage girl; leaned over to kiss her.“Mind if I sit on your face?” this kissing girl asked Toshia in a thick southern accent.“Not at all!” Toshia laughed, and in seconds was licking and sucking at this girl's sweet pussy and clit.Over the next hours, Toshia put her toy to good, and thorough, use. She lost count of the number of women she fucked, enjoying the way it felt and looked to work her cock in and out of pussies. She fucked several tight asses too, and enjoyed the sight of her artificial penis spraying its cum stuff a few times that night; once over the faces of several young women who were kneeling in front of her. By the time she actually caught up with Shelonda, she was happy to cast off the strap on and enjoy some leisurely oral sex in a happy, nicely isolated 69.Toshia eventually fell asleep there in Shelonda's arms, silently pleased with herself to have made good on her “not getting fucked” plan, and smiling to herself at how much actual fucking she had managed to accomplish.To be continued..By BradentonLarry for Literotica

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Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 5Experiencing Sexbots as...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022


Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 5Experiencing Sexbots as an amusement park attraction.By BradentonLarry for Literotica -  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.After yet another trip to the showers and over breakfast, they discussed what to do next. They told Liu and Jimmy the abbreviated story of how they were trying to get up the mountain to the tower and how the gate wouldn't let them leave the resort until they really enjoyed themselves. Although they all admitted that they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves there in the Temple of Venus & Aphrodite, they suspected that the gate would not think they'd given the resort enough of a chance to impress them. It was Nicole who set the gears in motion for the day when she asked Liu, “What's that Clockwork Club like?”“Well, there are fun games and sexbots…” Liu began.“Wait,” Toshia said cut in. “Did you just say ‘sexbots'?”So, if only to satisfy Toshia, Nicole and Don's curiosity, they agreed to try the Clockwork Club next. They gathered their belongings from the Temple locker room. Jimmy, who preferred to spend the day by the pool, walked with them most of the way, and the remaining seven headed over to their next stop.The Clockwork Club was less imposing than the Temple, and had a much more complicated motif. Don thought the general structure looked as if someone had begun with a rather large, staid Victorian or Edwardian building, and then tried to make it some sort of steam punk. Strange weather-vane-ish instruments protruded at odd places, and there were quite a few smoke stacks poking up out of the roof all of which seemed to be producing steady quantities of steam and various colored smokes. There were many windows, all of them a deep emerald green.Stepping through the fancy, over-large wooden doors, they found themselves in what was at first glance an ordinary casino. There were flashing lights, row upon row of old-fashioned-looking slot machines with people cranking their levers, occasional ringing bells proclaiming winners, the happy sound of tokens spilling into waiting trays, and gleeful exclamations of delight. Of course, the people were all naked and seemed to be deriving some of their delight from sexual contact with their machines. And, then there was also the bulky gold robot trundling up to them; that was different.“Hello ladies and gentlemen!” said the robot. “Welcome to the Clockwork Club!” The machine had a box-like head with a pair of “eyes” and a mesh-covered speaker mouth. It had two arms with crude hands at the ends, but no legs, only what seemed to be wheels at its base. Don was particularly amused by the top hat that was perched over its green-lensed camera eyes. “I'm George. Is this your first visit to our Club?”“Not mine, George,” Liu said with a smile and a wave for the robot.“The rest of us are new,” Don answered.“I hope you enjoy our fine establishment. As a welcoming gift, please accept these complimentary tokens to get you started in our casino.” There was a whirring sound, then the unmistakable sound of tokens cascading into a metal bucket, and a door opened in George's front. When a silvery bucket slid out, Don had to move quickly to keep it from spilling out on the floor. “If you would like more buckets, you may get those at the guest service desk over there.” One of George's arms pointed in the general direction of a large wooden counter behind which were several other robots. “Most of our guests prefer to enjoy the Club without their clothing. We have convenient lockers available for your use, at a low, low cost of one token each. Would you like me to show you to the locker room?”“I can do that, George,” Liu offered.“Thank you, sir or madam,” George said cheerfully. “Would you like to purchase a tour of the Club for the low, low cost…”“I'll do that too, George,” Liu said.“Thank you, sir or madam. If there is anything else you need please do not hesitate to ask myself or one of our many other servicebots. Have a great time everyone!” And, George promptly backed away from them.Although he was eager to explore this weird casino, Don knew this group, so he suggested, “Maybe we should visit that locker room first.”Once they were all once again happily naked, Liu led the way back out to the main room. She pointed out that “The slot machines are divided into men's and women's.” She led them over to one for a woman and showed them the saddle that sat in front of the machine. There was a thick dildo jutting up from the middle of the saddle. Liu explained, “Some of them don't have dildos, some have ones for asses, and some have both regular and ass dildos. You sit on them like this, put in a token, pull the lever down, and if the right combination of symbols comes up … oh!”The strange symbols that clicked into place in the machine's display must have been a winning combination, because Liu trembled all over as the saddle and/or dildo did something obviously pleasurable to her. After a moment, she said, “Um, most of the time that doesn't happen; sometimes you just get a little tease, and sometimes you get much more. Oh, and sometimes you win a bunch of tokens, and there's the grand prize which is AMAZING and you get a lot of tokens too.”Nicole said, “I think we're going to need our own buckets.”As they went back to the customer service counter to get six more buckets and then divide up the tokens evenly, except for Liu who got one less, Don asked, “What are the tokens good for, besides more turns at the machines?”“Oh, well, you can trade them in for sessions with the sexbots,” she smiled.“And those are good?” Toshia asked.“Not everyone likes them, but I think they're a lot of fun. You know how sometimes they'll say 'he fucks like a machine'? Well, I've never met a man who can fuck like these machines.”“Hmm,” Toshia mused, to Don's great amusement.“If you win really big, there's the orgasmatron, for women, and a special sexbot for the men,” Liu went on. “I've never seen her, but they say she's incredible. There are other things to do here, too. Some people play games to exchange tokens between each other, and there are some rooms where people can use some of the Club's toys to play with each other.”Don was more interested in the odd economics of this casino than actually using the machines to get off, but he cheerfully watched as everyone else moved to give the slot machines a try. At this point Don wasn't surprised to see that Toshia stopped by an automated lube dispenser and then selected a slot machine with a combination vaginal and anal set of dildos. He was too distracted watching Toshia, though, to see what the other girls selected. As it so happened, it was Toshia who had the first payout. On her fifth attempt, she got a small prize of eighteen tokens. Shortly after this, Amy won what seemed to be about ten seconds of stimulation that made her shriek in surprise and then carry on depositing tokens and pulling the handle with more determination. Then from the other side of the aisle, Victor said, “Oh wow! That's nice!”Don looked to see that the big man seemed to have found a machine with a sleeve for his cock, a cup for his balls, and a small dildo for up his butt. Apparently these mechanisms were able to give Victor the equivalent of what Amy's machine had done for her, because he continued to play with similar enthusiasm.Seeing that everyone, including the self-appointed tour guide Liu, was quite content to stay there and enjoy the slot machines for a while, Don decided to do a bit of exploring on his own. Taking his bucket and tokens, he moved off, down long aisles of flashing, vibrating machines and past many eager “gamblers”. He paused to watch a lithe naked girl gasping and grinding as she won a minor jackpot, but then moved on. Toward the back of the main room on the ground floor Don came upon an area dominated by three large roulette tables. He expected to find everyone plugged into devices around the tables, but it seemed that everyone was actually just playing roulette. Well, there was at least one woman playing as she leaned forward over the edge of the table and a strapping young man screwed her from behind. For the most part, though, these tables just seemed to be a way for players to try to increase their number of tokens.At the very rear of the large room, there was a large, upright “wheel of fortune” device. Don stood by for several moments, trying to work out what was going on for himself. After depositing several tokens in a slot near a bright orange gate, which opened when the appropriate amount had been deposited, each player stepped up to the wheel and gave it an energetic spin. Naturally, there was a variety of spin results: several different token prize amounts, delivered with flashing lights and alarms via a chute to the side of the wheel; a couple of spin-agains; a few flat out losers; some wedges that Don couldn't make out, and didn't see demonstrated; and one result he thought was particularly interesting. If a player got that result he or she received only a colored ticket and proceeded off to a little lounge area off to the side. If anyone else was there with a matching-color ticket, the two people commenced playing together. If not, the ticket bearer was apparently obliged to wait there until someone turned up with the right ticket. Don wondered if anyone wound up spending hours just sitting there.Don decided to give the wheel a spin. He found that he had to deposit five tokens, which he did. The orange gate swung up and Don stepped up to the wheel. Setting his little silver bucket on a conveniently placed pedestal, he took a firm hold of two of the little handles and gave the wheel a mighty spin. It seemed to take a very long time to begin to slow down, and Don noticed that he was caught up in the excitement of the game. The wheel came to a stop on a wedge that was simply yellow, and a yellow ticket promptly popped out of the little slot next to the prize-token chute.As he took his ticket, Don thought this was a very clever device. Although he had not won anything; was, in fact, five tokens down; Don still felt like he'd won something and was still actively involved in the game, all for the price of a paper-ticket, if such things had a price here.Picking up his bucket and turning to the lounge/play area, he saw that another person was already there with a yellow ticket; a rather young looking, thin East Asian guy with long hair. Don wasn't particularly interested in playing with this young man, and he sensed a bit of reluctance on the other side of the handshake they shared. “I'm Don,” he smiled calmly.“Steve,” was the apparently nervous reply.“Steve?” Don repeated, a bit surprised at the very non-Asian name, but got nothing but a blank nod from Steve.“Are we allowed to wait until a woman wins a yellow ticket?” Don asked with a smile.“Oh,” Steve grinned, “I suppose we could. Good idea.”Don chuckled to himself, and looked around the lounge. There was an attractive woman holding a red ticket sitting nearby, watching the wheel spinners, and a male-female couple who had matched blue tickets a bit before Don had gotten his ticket. The man was lying back along a couch, while the woman knelt in front of him and gave him what looked like a quite satisfactory blowjob from where Don was sitting.The next person to join them was a woman, but she scored a blue ticket, and promptly took a seat next to the woman who had the red one. Don thought he and Steve ought to suggest ditching this game to the two un-partnered women, but realized this was hardly in the spirit of the Clockwork Club. They didn't have to wait long, though, before someone else won a ticket. This time it was a woman with a red ticket who obviously had no compunction about a bit of same-sex play. Soon the two women were engaged in an enthusiastic 69 within arm's reach of Steve, who was extremely distracted, and visibly excited, by watching them. The first couple; with the blue tickets; had finished and wandered off to the rest of the casino, before another player joined them: a very pretty young woman with another red ticket. Finally, after a string of out-right loser spins on the wheel, a cute little woman with long, straight, brown hair, small breasts and long legs won herself a yellow ticket.She grinned as she saw that there were two men waiting for her in the lounge area. She stuck out her hand and said, “Hi, I'm Emily! Were you boys waiting for little ol' me?”“We certainly were,” Don smiled back, and Steve nodded enthusiastically.“Well, that was sweet of you,” Emily continued to grin. “Let's go back over here and see how I can thank you for waiting so patiently.”Before they could make it to the couch, though, Emily stopped them, dropped to her knees and was soon taking turns sucking on first Steve and then Don. As she went down on them, she looked up at them with her cheerful brown eyes, which Don thought was the sexiest thing he'd seen all day. Soon lovely Emily was on her hands and knees between Don and Steve, sucking the former and fucking the latter. Steve, who had been getting riled up for a while, didn't take too long to come, shoving forward into Emily and groaning loudly. As soon as he was done, he smiled at Don and headed back into the casino.Kids, Don thought to himself as he coaxed Emily up and over to the couch. She pushed him down on his back, and immediately climbed up over him, planting her feet on the firm couch by his hips. He smiled back up at her as she lowered herself down onto his straining cock. As Don felt her tight, wet embrace taking hold of his shaft, Emily leaned forward to rest her hands on his shoulders. Don reached under to support her butt in his hands as she began to ride up and down. Her hair was hanging down around her face and she never stopped looking him in the eye or smiling as she fucked him.“Damn, that feels so good,” Emily said. “You're going so deep!” They continued on in this position for quite a while, but as she began to get tired, Don suggested they change things up a bit. She lay on top of him as he twisted around and then sat up with her still mounted on him. Then, holding her up on him, Don stood up. Emily put her feet down on the couch behind Don and held onto his shoulders. He bent his knees, pistoning his cock up into her as she flexed herself in front of him. This position was easy to maintain, provided lots of clitoral stimulus, and put them face to face. Soon he was watching her cheerful face scrunching up as she gasped and shuddered with an intense orgasm. Before she was done, she leaned in and kissed him; hard and long! This was the final straw for Don and he felt himself boiling over up inside her, filling her with his hot cum.Emily thanked him for their mutual “winnings”, as she laughingly called it, kissed him again, and headed off into the casino. Watching her petite frame walk away, Don decided it was time to head back and check up on the rest of the group. He was unsurprised to see that everyone was still there. Both Toshia and Liu noticed Don's return and gave him brief waves from their adjoining machines.Although he'd been gone for almost an hour, Don was back in time to see the first really big win. Naturally enough, the first one to win more than a brief titillation or a small pot of tokens was Toshia. As soon as the last symbol clicked into place, she said, “Ha! I won!” Then she stopped and her mouth just gaped open for a moment. “Oh my God!” she gasped. “That's … oh fuck! Oh fuck!!”Don watched as she held on to the front of her machine and shook as the saddle and both the dildos did a combination of vibrating, pulsing and thrusting things that transported Toshia into a shaking trembling orgasm like nothing he'd ever seen. She cried out inarticulately as the machine carried her into another orgasm and then another.As she came down, she leaned forward on the machine and breathed, “Oh wow.”Liu came over with a broad grin and said, “That's what the sexbots do for you, only more.”“More would kill me,” Toshia said weakly. Then, after a moment, she looked up at Don and said, “I want to try one!”Don laughed and said, “OK. How many tokens do we need?”“One thousand,” Liu answered quickly.“And how many do we get with a jackpot on one of these machines?” Don asked as he crossed the aisle to an unoccupied unit.“It varies, but you hardly ever win a jackpot.”Don deposited a token, but did not mount the machine's saddle. As he pulled the handle down, Don looked over his shoulder to Liu and Toshia and said, “You mean 'hardly anyone ever wins a jackpot', not that I hardly ever do.”Don held his bucket under the prize bin expectantly, even before the second symbol clicked into place. Sure enough, Don hit the jackpot. Flashing lights, a siren and a truly deafening barrage of ringing bells accompanied a flood of tokens pouring into the bin, Don's bucket and onto the floor. The display on the front of the machine indicated that he had just won 750 tokens.“That's amazing!” Liu gaped from over his shoulder. She had abandoned her own machine. “You just played one token.”“I'm just lucky, I guess,” Don shrugged. He knew however that he had merely applied his technique of focused expectation that he had used so successfully here in Eros, in finding the Manor's exit and in fighting the Sisterhood. He expected to get a jackpot, so he got a jackpot.He passed his now heavy bucket of tokens to Toshia, who had joined him and Liu. Don took Toshia's bucket, dumped her pile into the nearly full bucket of his that she was holding and moved to another machine. In a few moments, there was another blaring claxon, another barrage of bright, flashing lights, and another cascade of tokens.“How do you do that?” Liu asked amazed.“Magic,” Don smiled smugly at her. “You promised to give us a tour of the club, Liu. Can you do that and show us to the sexbots?”“Sure,” the pretty young woman said. “Anyone else want to come along?”“I want to get one of those jackpots!” Amy said.Victor, Shelonda and Nicole all seemed to agree with Amy. So, Liu led just Toshia and Don off toward the back of the main room, where she showed them the roulette tables and the “Wheel of Chance.”“It's fun,” Don assured Toshia, briefly telling her what he'd been doing while she played the slots.“We should come back and give it a spin,” Toshia smiled, “if I survive the sexbot, that is.”Liu led them up a circular staircase to the second floor, where they passed a number of small rooms which she said were, “Remote play rooms.” As they went down the long corridor lined with doors, Liu explained: “You go into a room and get into the chair, and then you wait. On the third floor, someone deposits some tokens and they get to control a dildo, or two, or an artificial pussy that moves into you, or on you, Don. They get to watch you on a screen, but you don't get to see them. You can talk to each other, though. Oh, and the room you get when you go upstairs is random, so you never know who you're going to be playing with.”“That sounds very interesting,” Toshia mused.“Another thing to try out, eh?” Don winked at her.Following Liu's delectable backside up two more flights of stairs, they came to the fourth floor, where they were greeted by a robot that looked just like George downstairs, except that it was silver and had no top hat. This one addressed them with a woman's voice and said, “Welcome, sir or madam. My name is Dolores and I am your hostess here in the sexbot rooms. Please deposit your … one thousand … tokens in the bin to my left.”This project took several minutes, because Toshia didn't want to give up any extra of “her” tokens. Once they had deposited exactly one thousand tokens into the bin, Dolores said, “Thank you. Please follow me, sir or madam.”The hostess robot trundled down the hallway, turned a corner, and led them to a door, which clicked open as she approached. Dolores gestured vaguely at the now open room, and said, “Here you go. Please enjoy yourself thoroughly.”“We'll wait out here,” Don suggested.“Oh no you don't!” Toshia said with feeling. “I'm not letting a robot have its way with me without someone there to pull its plug, or whatever, if necessary.”“Oh, it will respond to your commands,” Liu assured her.“Yeah, sure,” Toshia said.“OK,” Don laughed. “We'll come watch. You don't have to twist my arm.”The softly lit room they entered had warm carpeting and wood-paneled walls. In the center of the room was something that looked like a modified old-fashioned dentist's chair. A number of attachments, including a pair of stirrups that Don presumed looked like those found in a gynecologist's office, piqued Don's curiosity. In the corner of the room, was a barrel-bodied robot straight out of a 1950s B-movie. It seemed to have a soft black rubber or latex coating covering almost all of its body.“You get up on the chair,” Liu was saying, as if Toshia and Don wouldn't be preoccupied with the robot. “It will adjust for you, and you can push it into any position you want.”Toshia looked over the chair and the stirrups skeptically, but then shrugged and hopped up onto the small seat. It was shallow so that she was already scooted forward. As soon as her butt hit the padding, the sexbot in the corner clicked to life. Lights blinked on its dome covered head and it took several steps forward toward the chair. There was a whirring sound followed by a series of clacks.“Good day, ma'am,” the robot said, in a voice that was a cross between a comically kitschy metallic stereotype and a soulful bass. Both Don and Toshia chuckled at the weird combination. “Please relax. Giving you the ultimate sexual experience is my only purpose. Let me know if you want me to do anything differently. Believe me, I am extremely responsive.”“OK,” Toshia said as she put her feet in the stirrups and pushed them apart, spreading her legs wide for the sexbot. With a grin Don could tell was nervous, she said, “Show me what you got, big guy.”The bot lumbered forward a few more steps. Then it reached out with a big, black, three fingered hand and touched Toshia's leg. There was more of that whirring sound and more clacking, and then a panel opened in the front of the machine's torso and a prodigious cock-shaped dildo extended.Don moved to Toshia's left, where she reached out and caught his hand, pulling him close. Liu took up a position her right. The sexbot meanwhile moved in closer, moving his large hand up the inside of her leg with surprising gentleness. When that hand reached her crotch, the sexbot paused, covering her pussy. Don heard a low buzzing sound, and Toshia gave a little shriek and squeezed Don's hand. He watched as she pushed herself further forward against the vibrating hand. She whimpered a little when the bot pulled its hand away and moved in between her legs.The fat head of the dildo aimed itself unerringly between Toshia's lips, and she moaned, “Oh yeah, that feels good,” as it entered her. The machine inched closer to Toshia until its front was pressed against her. Don heard the sound of pistons and hydraulics, and Toshia gasped, “Damn, it's fucking me!”Don was transfixed watching Toshia's slender body arching back on the odd chair while the bulky black robot pumped her steadily with its hard dildo.“Damn!” Toshia said. “It's getting bigger, and faster!” Don could hear the bot's mechanisms cycling faster. “Uh huh; yeah, fuck me faster!”The mechanical man obliged, and Toshia let go of Don's hand so she could grab both of the chair's handles and pull herself forward into the robot. Don found himself grinning as Toshia grunted and began to moan. Don reached out to brush Toshia's hair with his right hand and cupped her left breast with his left hand. Seeing what he was up to, Liu imitated Don on the other side. The two of them proceeded to pinch and twist at Toshia's nipples as the sexbot continued to pump its thick dildo-cock in and out of Toshia's pussy.Don realized then that for some time there had been a slowly rising hum; some part or parts of the sexbot were vibrating against Toshia. Then Toshia was coming; loud and hard. Gasping and shaking, she shoved herself back onto the machine as it fucked her. The bot continued to piston and vibrate in and against Toshia as she writhed. When she came down a little, Don leaned over and lowered his mouth onto the breast he had been tormenting with his fingers. Again, Liu followed his lead, and the two of them got cozy over Toshia's tits, sucking and pulling on her nipples.The pace of the bot's fucking and the pitch of the humming seemed to continue to gradually increase, and soon enough Toshia threw her head back and shrieked as she began to come again, and again. She shook and twisted between the sexbot, Liu and Don. After several minutes of this, Toshia groaned and called out, “No, no! Stop!”Don and Liu lifted their heads and looked at Toshia, who was sagging back against the chair. The robot quickly decreased its various functions until it was still inside and against Toshia's body.“That was a-MA-zing!” Toshia finally managed.“Have you had enough already?” Liu asked.“Enough? Already?” Toshia laughed, a bit deliriously. “There's more?”“He's yours until you leave the room,” Liu nodded.“Oh my!” Toshia giggled.About ten minutes later, after Toshia had rolled over, while the sexbot fucked both her pussy and ass like, well, a machine, Don had the pleasure of having his very hard, flesh and blood cock sucked by Toshia, who seemed to have hit a feverish plateau of orgasmic ecstasy. When Toshia finally collapsed, spent, Liu and Don caressed and kissed her until she was ready to be helped out of the room.Don had no interest in sampling the mechanical pleasures available in the clockwork club. He was very much aware of the fact that for him sex was almost entirely about the woman, or women, he was with. He got off on getting them off; without that element, he felt it would just be a complicated form of masturbating, and that hardly seemed appealing, given the wealth of more, shall we say, collaborative options available to him. This, however, was before he met Galatea, but that is a story for another time.To be continued..By BradentonLarry for Literotica

Juggling Motherhood and Online Business
Episode 7- Experimentation vs Contemplation with the Gene Keys

Juggling Motherhood and Online Business

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Episode 7- Experimentation vs Contemplation with the Gene KeysJoin me for this episode as I chat aboutWhy Human Design is all about experimentingDoing vs beingHow contemplating the Gene Keys raises our frequency Get your Gene Keys chart for free at https://genekeys.com Check out my deep dive Gene Keys offer referred to in the episode here https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18120034&appointmentType=37376292 Grab your Business Energetics Bundle and dive deeper into your Human Design at https://www.carolinelynda.com/business-resource-bundles Watch on Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8K34Q94Ii1vVWHsBs1vVRQ Listen on Apple Podcasts- https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/life-and-business-by-human-design-with-caroline-lynda/id1479190095 Or Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/1JCVn2E1eZr0RQaooM1bj4?si=sJq22xoySxeQ4yTNbwiUbQ&dl_branch=1 Website- https://www.carolinelynda.com Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/caroline_lynda_coach TikTok- https://www.tiktok.com/caroline_lynda If you enjoyed this episode be sure to hit Subscribe or Follow and join me next week for another episode. I would also love if you could leave a rating, review or comment to help me get this show out to more people.

Steamy Stories Podcast
Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 4Temple Rites. ‘Oneness...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022


Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 4Temple Rites. ‘Oneness with all observers'.By BradentonLarry for Literotica -  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Jimmy gave a cheerful wave, and Liu smiled down at Toshia from where she now knelt by Jimmy's head.“She's cute,” Toshia admitted. “Let's try something different, boys and girls.”Toshia got to her knees, moved over next to Jimmy, on the far side from Don, and beckoned to Liu. The pretty Chinese girl crawled to her and the two women shared a long introductory kiss. Then there was a bit of whispering and Toshia said, “I trust you two boys can figure out what to do with those pretty cocks of yours once Liu and I get into position.”The two women quickly lay down on their sides in a 69 position. Each woman's head was nestled on the inside of the other's lower thigh, and they proceeded to make their mouths acquainted with each other's wet pussies and hard clits. Both Don and Jimmy paused a moment to appreciate how hot the two women looked wrapped around each other. Don half-thought the two of them ought to work out who got which end of things, but he had a strong preference and Toshia's behind was closest to him then; so, he laid down on his side behind Toshia, and Jimmy crawled around to do the same with Liu.Don pushed his hard cock down and between Toshia's legs. He deliberately pushed it between her slippery lips so that it ran over her clit and into Liu's waiting and eager mouth. Don reveled in the feeling of Toshia's wetness wrapped around his shaft and Liu's mouth sucking on his head. He rocked his pelvis a few times, sliding against Toshia and into Liu. He watched the back of Toshia's head as he knew she must be doing to Jimmy what Liu was doing to him. Don slipped his arm around Toshia to cup one of her breasts in his hand. He pulled back and then let the fat head of his cock slip back along Toshia's wet slit until it found the ready opening of her pussy. He slid into her in one long, slow motion, and felt Liu's tongue on the base of his cock and his balls as she licked up the mingled juices that were squeezed out of Toshia's pussy. Don pinched Toshia's nipple and began to fuck himself in and out of her. He took his time, enjoying the feeling of having Toshia wrapped so tightly around him. He kissed her shoulder and looked over her body as it lay in front of Liu's. He watched the two women moving together, against each other and against the men behind them. Then, Don remembered something Toshia had said to him the night when they had first tried the Manor's Disco.“Jimmy,” he called. “Let's switch!”Jimmy, who was apparently a man of few words, agreed by promptly withdrawing from Liu and crawling around to get behind Toshia. Don, who had taken the time to kiss Toshia's shoulder again, was a bit slower in getting behind Liu. This time, he didn't tease either himself or Liu, but went ahead and pushed his fat cock into her. With his mouth on her shoulder and his hand on her belly, Don fucked his cock in and out of her with ardent determination. He knew he would be coming soon. The women seemed to sense this as well, and Don could tell, from the feelings at the base of his cock and the way Liu's head was moving, that they were each focusing on the other's clit.Don wanted to finish inside Toshia, though, so he called, “Switch.”He smiled when he heard Toshia moan in frustration as she heard this and Jimmy pulled out of her. Of course, as before, the two women didn't stop going down on each other while the men exchanged places. Then, as they were lying down behind the women again, Don said, “Take her ass, Jimmy.”This elicited happy sounds from both women. Don didn't hesitate to push his cockhead up against Toshia's puckered asshole, which let him slip into that tight embrace without much resistance. He remembered the first time he had fucked Toshia's ass, there in the big bed room after the Player's game. He had moved slowly, gently, and Toshia had been nervous but willing. Now he pushed into her easily, though if anything her ass gripped him more tightly in an embrace just as hot. Toshia pushed back on him, eager to have him fuck her and fill her bowels with his cum. Don proceeded to fuck in and out of Toshia's backside hard, fast and deep. Jimmy followed Don's lead and he could hear the women grunting and moaning, and then they were both shaking and whimpering between the men as they came long, loud and hard.Don was close but not quite there. He knew what he wanted to do. “Pull out, Jimmy,” Don said. “Girls, get up on your knees.”As before, Jimmy complied quickly. The girls were a bit slower and more disoriented, but Toshia caught on quickly. When Don pushed his slippery cock in her direction, she promptly caught hold of it, pulled it to her mouth, and sank down on it. Toshia took him all the way in on the first attempt. She swallowed once around him and then backed off, only to commence sucking on him enthusiastically. Don glanced over to see pretty Liu doing much the same with Jimmy's long cock, and then back down to see Toshia sucking him off like a truly wanton slut. Finally, Don let himself go. He pushed Toshia back off his cock, took the shaft in his hand, and came! He shuddered all over his body as a huge gout of white cum erupted from him only to splatter all over Toshia's face. Don groaned and another heavy spurt shot out of his cock to hit Toshia on the chin, neck and chest. Toshia was laughing and grinning up at him.“That's showing a girl a good time,” she smiled.Looking over at Jimmy and Liu, they saw that the pretty Chinese woman was in the same state as Toshia. Jimmy had followed Don's lead to the end, coming all over Liu's face rather than in her mouth. Toshia, who had already started scooping Don's cum into her mouth, leaned over to give Liu a long cum-covered kiss.“Now that's fucking hot!” he breathed.Hearing this reaction the two women continued to make out and then proceeded to lick each other clean. Before they could finish, though, Amy, Shelonda and Nicole turned up and began to help. Victor came over while the women were gradually bringing themselves to a fevered pitch as their mouths made their way lower. Don, Jimmy and Victor watched as the five women managed to have what seemed to be one huge nearly simultaneous orgasm.As the men sat by idly stroking their re-hardened cocks and the pile of sexy women recuperated on the edge of the seven-year orgy, Don said, “So, how does some water, a nice shower, and a trip to that dark room sound?”Going to the Temple.Both Jimmy and Liu were familiar with the Temple and offered to accompany the group. They actually went to the showers first and then to the banquet hall for a drink and a small snack, even by Erossian standards. Along the way Toshia and Don compared notes. He acknowledged that his most complicated grouping involved five people, while Toshia had been involved in a grouping that consisted of at least nine, including herself, which featured at least five people doing things to her at a time at one point. (“I had a guy each in my pussy and ass, one of whom had Sanja sitting on his face, a guy in my mouth, and two girls playing with my tits.”) This made Toshia the winner of the retroactive orgy competition. Of course, Amy objected to no one's informing her that there was a competition. Don and Toshia were amused by how forward the Temple guests were in the orgy room. As Amy pointed out, “If you aren't ready to play with just about everyone, you probably shouldn't be in that room.”When they were all feeling rested and rejuvenated, Liu and Jimmy led them up to the fifth floor and the dark room. They were met by a black-tunic wearing hostess; an attractive woman with honey gold hair; who led them into the ante-chamber. “Since this is the first time for most of you,” the hostess said, “I will go over the rules. As you'll notice, the lighting in here is slowly fading. We'll stay here until your eyes have time to adjust to the diminished level of illumination. The dark room is even darker, but it is not pitch black. The whole room is actually white, so once your eyes have adjusted you should be able to see where there is a body and where there isn't. Beyond that, though, you will have a very hard time seeing anything. When you enter the room, we ask that you first move along the outside of the room; which has a tile floor; until your eyes have adjusted. The rest of the room is covered in soft, padded carpeting. Please confine your play to the carpeted area and use the tiled area to move to the exit. After your initial entrance, do not occupy or block the tiled area. Please move cautiously and slowly in the dark room. While you're on the carpeted area, please move around on your hands and knees. There are no steps and no furniture in the room; the only obstacles are other people. Please be careful and forgiving of the occasional accident. Does anyone have any questions?”“Are we supposed to be quiet?” Don asked.“No, sir,” the hostess smiled. “You are encouraged to make all the noise you desire. You will notice, though, that people do tend to be a bit hushed.”“Say something if you leave, then,” Don said to the others.Then when they had become accustomed to the gray light, the hostess took Don by the hand and said, “Everyone please join hands in a chain. Good. Now I will lead you into the room and along the tiled area against the wall. When the last person is in and against the wall, that person; ah, yes, Jimmy, hello; Jimmy will release the hand of that young woman, who will release the hand of the next and so on until I feel this gentleman let go of mine. I will then leave the room and you will be on your own to enjoy yourselves.”A door opened then, and they followed the hostess into the darkness. Don found the lack of light extremely disorienting. He found himself not trusting the idea that there would continue to be floor in front of him, and then realized this was why the hostess led them into the room. If she was ahead of him, then, obviously, the way was clear and safe. On entering, they turned to the left. As they went, he occasionally felt a wall brushing against his left side. He could hear the sounds of murmuring, low moans and the occasional gasp. The air was thick with the smell of sex. When Toshia let go of his right hand he let go of the hostess's, and reached out to the left to touch the wall. He strained his eyes to make out anything in the darkness. Gradually he realized he could actually make out darker areas of darkness. The floor at his feet and the wall behind him were slightly lighter shades of dark gray. He could see Toshia next to him, and Shelonda's silhouette beyond. He inched closer to Toshia and whispered, “Weird, huh?”“Yeah. Kind of scary,” she admitted, but Don could tell there was excitement in her voice.“You ready?”He heard her take a deep breath and then said, “Let's do this!”They took a couple of steps, felt the carpet under their feet and carefully got down on their hands and knees to move forward. Don could make out deeper shadows ahead, and he carefully crawled forward, not trusting his depth perception in these circumstances. He looked to his right and saw Toshia's shape doing the same, and beyond her Shelonda. He wondered how many first timers wound up with serious bruises or even black eyes in here. Don found himself feeling like he was creeping up on someone to surprise them, and had to remind himself that whoever was ahead of him was expecting the occasional intruder.The first person Don came into contact with was obviously a man, as indicated by the thick, hairy thigh Don's hand found. Slowly, leading with his palm rather than his fingertips to avoid catching anyone in the eye, Don also found the woman who was sitting on the man. He touched her calf first, and gradually worked his way up to her thigh and her butt as they flexed while she rode up and down on the man beneath her. Don's first instinct was to move on, but decided the spirit of the room required a more assertively interactive approach. So, he knelt next to the man and woman in the darkness and began moving his hands over the woman's body. She was facing to his left, so it was Don's right hand that explored her remarkable ass, firmly muscled and yet well-padded. His left hand reached around the top of her thighs and moved over the surface of her belly, enjoying the feeling of her silky skin covered in a thin layer of perspiration. His right hand moved up along the line of her back as she leaned forward over her partner. She was supporting herself with her hands on the man's chest or shoulders, so Don's left hand next came to her breasts, which were full but not too big. He paused there, caressing and squeezing the left one, pinching her nipple a little, which drew an appreciative whimper in the dark. Continuing up her back, Don discovered that she had a long neck and short curly hair. He leaned in and kissed her shoulder, planning to move on into or around the room, but a soft hand reached around to find his left cheek. Then the woman was turning. Moving slowly, Don and the woman riding the man in the darkness met with a kiss. He could feel the back of her head in his hand, the wonderful pressure of her lips on his, and then her tongue as she teased his lips and teeth. He could feel her breath and hand on his cheek, and he could see the dark shape of her in front of his face. He could hear her sigh as he twisted her nipple with his fingers a bit. That was it. Don could not see the color of her hair or her eyes. He had no idea what her face looked like or anything at all of the man who she was riding. He had no real idea of what was going on in the rest of the room. He knew his companions, including Toshia, out there somewhere in the dark exploring as he was, but he didn't know where they were or what they might be doing, or having done to them. Don couldn't decide if this was extremely arousing, somewhat terrifying, or merely very disorienting, but he knew he was excited; his heart was pounding and his cock was very hard.The woman's hand moved away; Don presumed to go back to holding herself up on the man; and then she broke their kiss. Don felt her head turning away. He would have moved on then, but he felt the man's hand then on his thigh and then taking firm hold of his cock. Well, I should have been expecting something like this, Don thought. Not wanting to be rude, Don stayed kneeling there as the stranger fucking up into the other stranger pulled and stroked at Don's cock. Don continued to play with the woman's nipple, and ran his hand slowly back down her spine, until he came to her ass, which he caressed and squeezed thoroughly. He heard the woman begin to moan and grunt a little as she worked herself on the man's cock with more enthusiasm. As she neared her orgasm, Don moved his fingers around and worked his way between her cheeks, much as he had done to Toshia earlier. Finding the woman every bit as slippery as Toshia had been, Don pushed his index finger slowly up inside her ass. She gasped in the darkness, and said, in a surprisingly soft voice, “God yes! Finger my ass!”Don considered doing more than that to her ass, but then she was coming. Her moaning seemed very loud in the hushed dark room, though Don had heard other people making similar sounds while he was there. Don held on to her as she shook, his finger up her clenching ass, and his hand squeezing her tit. Before she was done climaxing, Don felt her hand on his leg and then in his lap. Finding his cock, she joined the man beneath her in squeezing and pulling on Don. In another moment, the woman was moving around and Don had to quickly take his finger out of her bum. The man also moved, releasing Don's cock and scooting out from under the woman. Don tried to figure out what was going on but was completely lost. Until, that is, he felt her mouth on the head of his cock.She held his shaft tightly and her mouth began to suck hungrily at his head while she began to move up and down on him. Don ran his hands through her curly hair and then over her bare shoulders and upper back; he could tell that she was kneeling directly in front of him. Don sat up a bit higher on his knees, letting the mysterious woman have easier access to his cock. He held on to her head as he gently rocked himself in and out of her talented mouth. Don thought he could make out the silhouette of the man moving around to kneel behind the woman, but it might have been anyone. He was sure though that she shifted her position, raising her behind higher, and then that whoever was behind her was fucking her slowly and steadily.Don was trying to let himself go and not think about how he was all but blind, when he felt someone's soft hands on his butt, and then moving up his body. A very feminine body slipped up against him in the dark. Don could tell that she was tall, with large breasts that she pressed against his back as she wrapped her arms around him. Don reached up and felt her forearm, finding it taut with muscles. The woman behind him lowered her mouth to the side of his neck as her hands explored down along his abs until they joined his other hand in the hair of the woman sucking on his cock. Pressing herself against his back, the new woman rocked with Don as if she were also having her cock sucked.Don heard the woman behind him say in a low, throaty voice, “How does that feel to have her sucking you like that?”“Amazing!” Don breathed.“You can feel her tongue and her lips on you can't you?”“Yes.”“Are you going to come in her mouth?”“Yes.”“You're going to make her swallow your sweet cum, aren't you?”“Yes!”“Do it!” the woman said from behind Don. “Pump your hot cum down her throat! Fuck her mouth and come for her!”“God yes!” Don sighed. He shoved forward and came hard and long. He shuddered as his cock shot what felt like several large gouts of cum into his mysterious curly-haired friend's mouth. She sucked and pulled on him eagerly as he came. Don sagged back against the woman with the low voice and the big tits as he trembled and reveled in the sensations given him by the mouth sucking every last drop of cum from him.“Mmm,” said the voice in his ear. “That was a good one, wasn't it?”“Yes, it was!” Don grinned in the dark. Then as the woman in front of him released his cock, he felt the woman behind him kiss his ear and her hands reached around to take his wet, slippery cock in her hands, as if it were her own and she was going to jerk it off. “Oh, you're still hard. What are you going to do with this big dick now?”Don twisted around a bit and said, “I was thinking of fucking you with it.”She chuckled, her breath on his face, “Oh you were, were you? I'm flattered, but I don't think so. Why don't we find someone else to fuck with it?”Don frowned and said, “OK.”“Go off to your left,” she said. “I'll follow.”Don got on his hands and knees and started to move slowly to the left, away from the general area where Toshia and the others had been earlier. He felt the woman at his back keeping her hand on his lower back as she followed him. The very next body part that Don came into contact with was an obviously feminine shoulder, soft under Don's hand. Drawing closer, Don could tell by her motions and the sounds she was making, as well as by her position and the vague shadows, that she was lying on her back being fucked. Don guessed that she had her butt up off the ground as the man screwing her supported her on his thighs, or something, because he wasn't leaning over her at all. Don cupped her full, soft breast in his hand and leaned over her face. He kissed this new woman in the dark, as his free hand found her hair laying in a mess around her head. The woman beneath him returned his kiss enthusiastically, and Don felt the motions through their kiss as the man between her legs abruptly began to shove into her more forcefully.In a few moments, the woman broke their kiss to say, “You got here just in time.”Don smiled and said, “Happy to be of service, ma'am.”He heard her laugh and then felt her body shifting, followed closely by her hands on his body, searching for his cock. All the while, Don's shadow hovered nearby, her hand on his back. Her earlier partner apparently gone, the woman on her back and Don quickly got organized into a basic missionary position. He settled between her legs and pushed himself into her wet sex, feeling the thick cum left by the previous guy. Her legs hooked around his, and her arms slipped around his back. Don felt his shadow's hands move down to his ass, feeling him flex as he fucked into the woman beneath him and also pushing him into her a bit.“That feels good,” said the woman beneath him. “Fuck me just like that.”Then Don felt the heavy breasts of the woman behind him on his back, and heard her voice in his ear saying, “Yes, fuck her.”Beneath him, the woman he was screwing stiffened a bit, and he felt her hand reaching out behind him. She said, with what sounded like a smile, “Oh, you brought a friend.”“Yes,” he said, “she's my shadow.”Both women laughed at that, while Don continued to move himself in and out of the pussy beneath him. After a while, they changed position, so that Don sat back on his haunches and the voluptuous woman he was fucking was riding him while leaning back on her arms and supported by Don's shadow. Both Don and the shadow played with the woman's full breasts, and the shadow now whispered in the woman's ear. Don heard her saying, “Is that cock fucking you good?” and “Are you going to come on him?” Soon the woman between them was coming hard and vocally, making the room echo with her enthusiasm.As the threesome broke up, and Don's shadow disappeared into the darkness, Don decided that he'd had enough of the dark room. Although working without sight was certainly erotic, he was too visually oriented to appreciate it fully. He made his way to the tiled edge of the room and then gradually found his way to the door. As he and his companions had agreed earlier, he had to let them know he was leaving, though they would all be under no compulsion to leave until they were ready. He said, loudly enough to be heard all through the room, “Don is leaving.”He stepped out into intermediately lit room, blinking at the comparative brightness, and then, when his eyes had adjusted, out into a nice lounge with soft, but fairly normal lighting. He took a seat on a comfortable bench and relaxed against the wall. Don was a little surprised that he had been the first one to leave the dark room, particularly since he had found it so intriguing. He was more amused when, about five minutes later, Victor joined him in the lounge. The two men briefly compared notes, though, as before Victor was hardly loquacious. The next person of their party to come out was Shelonda. She was happily disoriented, and reported that she'd just done something new. Of course, Don and Victor were curious, but she said she would show them after she had a few moments to catch her breath.By the time Amy and Nicole joined them in the lounge, Shelonda had regained her breath and was ready to demonstrate. Victor was on his knees and was holding Shelonda facing him but upside down. She was hanging against his strong front, sucking on his cock as he slowly raised and lowered her, all while he was going down on her upturned pussy and clit. This display went a long way to starting the little orgy that now broke out. Of course, after Shelonda had an intense inverted orgasm, Amy wanted a turn, and Victor was happy to oblige. Shelonda joined Nicole and Don on the bench to watch, but by the time Liu and then Jimmy came out of the dark room, the whole group was having sex.And it wasn't long after that that Don found himself in the middle of another five way: Don was fucking Shelonda as she lay on her belly with her legs spread and her butt up in the air a bit; Amy lay on her back, her legs spread so Shelonda could lick her pussy; and Nicole was sitting on Amy's face while leaning over and sucking on Jimmy as he sat on the bench. Meanwhile, Victor was plowing pretty Liu from behind.Only after he had moved over and let Liu suck him while Victor continued to fuck her, did Don come again, this time shooting his seed down Liu's throat. And only after that did Don realize that it had been quite a while since the last person had come out of the dark room and there was still no sign of Toshia. He decided he should go check on her, and would have, but as he was going to the door, it opened and Toshia sagged in the doorway. Her hair was matted with cum, and much of her skin was smeared with it. There was also a considerable amount running in a pearly mess down the insides of her legs. She had a very happy smile on her face.As Don helped her to the bench, he said with a smile, “Wow, honey, did you do every man in there?”“Everyone I could get my hands on,” she grinned, “and most of the women, too.”They all decided it was time to return to the showers and then to find a room for the night; for actual sleeping. As Don carried Toshia in his arms to the showers, she said, “I seem to really like the anonymity.”“Oh?”“Yeah, remember the night in the Disco? In the smoke pit I felt like no one could see what I was doing, and I remember thinking no one knows who I am here. For some reason that makes me so hot!”“I know who you are,” he smiled.“You're special,” she said and pulled his face down to hers to give him a cummy kiss.Of course, even though they'd had a busy day of sex, they didn't get right to sleep. When they did, though, Don slept very soundly, nestled between Shelonda and his new lover, Liu.To be continued..By BradentonLarry for Literotica

Steamy Stories Podcast
Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 3By BradentonLarry for...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022


Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 3By BradentonLarry for Literotica -  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories.Shelonda was next and explained that she had been Toshia's counterpart, picking up discarded towels from a different part of the Temple. “I was bending over all the time, and people kept squeezing my butt and playing with me. I liked it at first, but I got really horny very quickly. Fortunately, a guy stopped and started fucking me. I was really getting into it, and soon a bunch of guys and a woman were all over me.” Shelonda provided all the details requested, but by now it was clear that everyone was getting frisky enough that they would need to go find a room to enjoy or start playing right there in the banquet room.Fortunately, Nicole didn't have anything much different to report than the others. She had been assigned the job of masseuse's assistant: fetching miscellaneous supplies, helping guests off the table after they were thoroughly relaxed, assisting with making sure everyone had a happy ending, etc. Of course, she'd had a wonderful time, and seemed to have actually done less work than anyone else.Then they had to decide where to start their free exploration of the Temple of Venus & Aphrodite. “I have to admit,” Toshia volunteered, “that I'd like to see what an orgy that's been going on for seven years looks like.”“And I'd like to check out that ‘dark room' whatever that is,” Don added.“A bit of an orgy sounds good to me,” Amy said with a grin.Toshia took Don's hand as they headed for the door, and said, “Then we'll check out the dark room.”The main orgy room was easy to find. It took up almost the entire fourth floor. There were copious cushions scattered all over the floor, which had soft, luxurious carpeting anyway. Chairs, couches, loveseats, chaise lounges, day beds, and ottomans were abundantly available. Here and there steps led up or down to slightly different levels. Everywhere, though, there were naked bodies pleasuring each other.“Fun!” Amy declared. Everyone agreed with her and immediately started looking for places to join in. Amy took Victor by the big hand and led him into the orgy. From where she was Toshia saw Amy dropping to her knees in front of Victor, eagerly taking his big cock into her mouth.Toshia grabbed Don by the arm, pulled him in the direction of Amy and Victor, and pulled him with her down to the floor. The knelt facing each other as they kissed. Don's hands moved greedily over her back, finding their way down to her ass and squeezing it tightly. Toshia laughed happily as Don's mouth descended on her neck and her hand wrapped around his already stiff cock. Then Shelonda and Nicole joined them, one on either side, Shelonda on Toshia's right, and Nicole on her left. The two black girls proceeded to kiss and caress Don and Toshia everywhere they could reach. Shelonda's right hand slipped in between Toshia and Don and found its way down to Toshia's crotch. Soon Toshia felt fingers slipping up inside her and brushing over her clit. Don was still kissing, sucking and biting at her neck, Nicole was pinching her nipple, Don was squeezing her ass, and Shelonda was fucking her fingers in and out, pressing her hand against Toshia's clit, and Toshia… Then Toshia was coming hard, gasping, shaking and moaning between her friends.Those friends gently laid her down on the floor, and then Don was between her legs, slipping his hard cock up inside her ready pussy. Toshia smiled up at him and pulled him deeper into her best embrace. “Fuck me, love,” she said. “Fill me up with your cum.”Don leaned down and kissed her. It was just a peck at first, but became a long, passionate, fiery kiss as he moved in and out of her there among the other naked bodies. For a while it was just the two of them, alone on the edge of a sea of writhing, gasping, grunting people. They were part of the orgy that had gone on for seven years, but for now it was just the two of them making quiet intense love. Don gave her another sweet, slow orgasm before she felt him pressing more urgently into her. Then he was thrusting hard as he pumped and pumped his cum into her pussy just as she'd asked. He trembled in her arms and buried his face in her shoulder. Toshia held him close to her and caressed his back and held his head to her. They lay like that for several long, sweet moments sharing their loving intimacy.Then, they became aware of their surroundings. First there were the now familiar sounds of Shelonda and Nicole enjoying themselves fully, and then there were the hands that were moving over their bodies. Toshia felt a hand slipping up along the length of her leg and another that brushed against her hand where it lay on Don's back.Don raised his head to look around, only to have a young woman with straight brown hair and startling white teeth pull his head back so she could lean over his shoulder and give him a long, passionate kiss. When she finally let him go, Don laughed and said, “Well, it's nice to meet you too.”“Hi, I'm Brandi,” the woman grinned back at Don and then down at Toshia. “Mind if I cut in?”Neither Toshia nor Don were sure who she was asking, but when they didn't object, Brandi assumed they didn't mind, and said, “Great!” She then wormed her way in front of Don to lower her mouth to Toshia's. Suddenly Toshia was kissing this beautiful, aggressive new woman, whose hand was already moving across to cup Toshia's tit firmly. Toshia found herself reaching up to hold Brandi's head in place so she would keep kissing her. As Don pulled away, Toshia murmured her disappointment but continued to kiss Brandi. She was happy to feel Brandi's fingers moving down over her belly and then slipping between Toshia's legs where they found Don and Toshia's mingled juices spilling out. Without hesitating, Brandi pushed her fingers and a healthy helping of those juices up into Toshia, who arched her back and moaned into her new lover's mouth.Toshia was still lying on her back, with Brandi kneeling over her almost perpendicularly to Toshia's left, kissing her Toshia and reaching down to finger Toshia's pussy. This left Toshia's right breast exposed, and someone got his or her mouth in there and fastened upon Toshia's erect nipple. As this mysterious new mouth sucked and pulled on Toshia's tit, Toshia felt this person, who she was now sure was a woman, caressing her ass, and then sliding her hand around to join Brandi's in playing with her. Two more fingers pushed up into Toshia's pussy, and Toshia began to moan around Brandi's tongue. When those second two fingers pulled out of her Brandi worked a third of her fingers into Toshia, and then the mystery woman pushed her slippery two fingers slowly up Toshia's ass. This pushed Toshia over the edge, and she began to shake and cry out with an intense, long orgasm.Brandi finally broke their kiss and Toshia realized from the gentle swaying of the girl over her that Brandi had been getting fucked from behind almost all the time she had been fingering Toshia. Toshia smiled back up at the pretty woman's face and noticed that she also had beautiful full breasts, and Toshia couldn't resist reaching out with her left hand to catch one of Brandi's tits in her hand. Then, she looked down to see the lovely, dusky hued woman or Iranian or Indian descent who was still fingering Toshia's ass. Toshia grinned at this woman, who smiled back. Toshia began to work her body around clockwise, taking a moment to carefully throw her right leg over the dark-eyed beauty, and being careful not to dislodge those probing fingers, until she was able to scoot under Brandi's body to play with those beautiful firm tits of hers. The beautiful brown woman fingering her ass moved in between Toshia's legs and began to lick and suck at her pussy and clit, while Brandi lowered herself so Toshia could get her mouth on Brandi's nipples, one at a time. All while someone steadily fucked Brandi.Toshia could tell from the way Brandi was moving over her that the man behind her was fucking her harder and harder, and then knew he was coming inside her. When Brandi began to shift and threatened to pull away, Toshia reached up to grab her waist and pulled her closer. Brandi got the hint, smiled down at Toshia and carefully moved into position with her pussy over Toshia's mouth. With her hands still on Brandi's hips, Toshia pulled the pretty woman down until she could get her tongue up inside Brandi's cum-filled pussy. Toshia drank down the thick, sweet jizz and promptly began to lick at Brandi's clit. Meanwhile, the woman licking Toshia's clit and fingering her ass had pushed her thumb up into Toshia's pussy, and was flexing her wrist so that Toshia's pussy and ass were being steadily fucked by her digits. Soon Toshia's back was arching up off the carpet as she came long and hard between the two women. She didn't stop licking at Brandi, though, and was soon also rewarded with feeling the pretty woman sitting on her face trembling and shaking as Toshia brought her off.This seemed to be the signal for their little threesome to dissolve. As soon as she caught her breath, Brandi carefully got off Toshia's face and without another word moved off to find fun elsewhere. Toshia also felt the woman between her legs pulling away, but Toshia sat up and caught the woman's head in her hands and pulled her up toward her. They met with a long, playful kiss, mingling the tastes of Toshia's and Brandi's pussies as well as traces of Don's cum and that of whoever had fucked Brandi.“I'm Toshia,” she said as she leaned back, pulling the other woman back and over her.“I'm Nadja,” said the other woman with a smile. Her fingers and thumb slipped out of Toshia's ass and pussy, but she immediately pushed her fingers up into Toshia's wet and grasping pussy, pressing the heel of her hand against Toshia's clit, as she lay down on top of Toshia and continued to kiss her.Toshia moved her hands over Nadja's petite frame, over her back and down to her tight little ass. She was unsurprised to feel a man's hands also exploring Nadja's backside. Then, whoever the man was, his hands moved up to Nadja's narrow waist and pulled her up a bit. Nadja stopped kissing long enough to say, “I believe I'm about to be violated.”“Mind if I watch?” Toshia grinned.“As long as you do it while you kiss me,” Nadja said, lowering her mouth to Toshia's again.Sure enough, Nadja's motions on top of Toshia indicated that she was being slowly and steadily fucked. Toshia worked her left hand up between them until she could feel the hard cock sliding in and out of Nadja's pussy, and then began to stroke Nadja's clit with her fingers. Nadja kept working her fingers in and out of Toshia pussy while kissing Toshia and being fucked from behind. Toshia found the whole scene incredibly erotic, particularly as Nadja began to come without taking her mouth off Toshia's. The tiny woman moaned and trembled between Toshia and the man behind her without pausing in her passionate kissing and fingering.Toshia thought she might come again, but the man fucking Nadja beat her to it. Nadja murmured approval into Toshia's mouth, and Toshia felt warm cum on her fingers. As the man pulled out of Nadja, spilling more cum over Toshia's hand, Nadja looked down at Toshia and said, “Now that was delightful.”Toshia grinned and said, “I'm not done with you, yet. Sit on my face.”“If you insist,” Nadja laughed. With almost startling enthusiasm, she pulled her fingers from Toshia and crawled up until she was kneeling over Toshia's face.Holding the tiny girl's ass in her hands, Toshia pulled her down to her mouth, where she began to lick up the man's cum and then to lavish her oral attention on Nadja's hard clit. Nadja pressed down on Toshia's mouth, and leaned back a bit, squeezing her small tits tightly. As Toshia sucked on Nadja's clit and then went back to tonguing it firmly, she thought, This must be what people really mean when they talk about Heaven.As Don pulled away to let the new girl, Brandi, get acquainted with Toshia, he decided to have a look around to see what everyone else was up to. He carefully stood up and took a couple of steps to get out of the actual orgy.He spotted Amy on her back, her head on a good-sized pillow. Straddling her chest with his hands on her head and his cock sliding in and out of her mouth and throat was a trim East Asian guy with his black hair buzzed almost down to his scalp. Amy's legs were parted and ready for someone to get between them. Nearby, Victor was standing over an athletic white guy with short, curly reddish hair, who was sitting facing the same way as Victor and who was sucking on Victor's big cock and fondling his balls, all while Victor flexed his knees, pushing that schlong of his in and out of the other fellow's mouth.Don noticed that an adorable woman was now joining in on Brandi and Toshia's little session, and that a man had begun to fuck Brandi from behind. Near this scene, Shelonda had secured the services of a tall, fit black guy with short hair, who seemed as young as the Nymphets to Don. The young man was sitting on the floor, leaning back on his arms and with his knees slightly bent. Shelonda was sitting on his cock, leaning back, supporting herself with her arms and riding up and down on the cock inside her. Meanwhile, an athletic woman, with large tits, long legs, a tight ass and long straight black hair, had her mouth on one of Shelonda's tits and seemed to have a hand down playing with Shelonda's clit.Before he could locate Nicole, Don felt a warm hand slide up his arm and then squeeze his shoulder. He turned to look into the face of a very pretty woman, who he would guess to be Chinese. She had short black hair, an impishly coy expression and surprisingly blue eyes. Before Don could ask her name or even properly appreciate her slender frame and long legs, this beauty smiled and sank to her knees in front of him. She stroked his cock with her long fingers and kissed the head before sucking it into her mouth. Don gently reached down to caress her hair and watched as she began to bob her head up and down on his quickly hardening shaft.Looking up from this perfect vision for a moment, Don spotted Nicole. The petite young woman was on her back, basically in a missionary position, a muscular white guy with long, curly, brown hair fucking her steadily. However, Nicole's legs were extended out straight, in a V aimed at the ceiling, and there was a tall, caramel skinned woman with a spectacular ass and long, wavy black hair with a bit of gray in it sitting on Nicole's face. In front of this second woman, making out with her, was an athletic Polynesian-looking woman with large breasts and long, wild hair who was in turn sitting on someone's face.By now the mysterious woman in front of him was sucking Don's cock with enthusiasm, and he was again rock hard. He noticed that Toshia was moving around to get under Brandi's body, while the other woman kept her hand between Toshia's legs. Don realized there was too much going on in this huge sex-filled room, and he would simply have to focus his attention. He didn't have to deliberate long to decide where to direct that focus first.Pushing her gently back from his sex, Don bent down, took the Asian woman's face in his hands and kissed her. She responded warmly. After taking the time to really enjoy the sensations of kissing a new and very friendly woman, he said, “I'm Don.”“And I'm Liu,” she smiled.“I'm very pleased to meet you, Liu,” Don smiled. “Now, why don't we lie down so I can give as good as I'm getting?”“That sounds wonderful,” Liu grinned and backed away a bit to let Don lie down on his back. She wasted no time then in getting into position over him. Don felt her mouth on his prick again, as he reached up to pull Liu down so he could get his mouth and tongue on her moist, delicious sex. He ran his tongue from her clit up along between her lips, tasting her sweet pussy. She was short enough that his arms were behind her legs, so Don had to lean up a bit to get his mouth on her, but it also meant that he could easily use his hands to caress her ass and spread her cheeks a bit as he pushed his long, strong tongue up inside her. He was aware of her mouth and hands on his cock and balls, but Don concentrated on what he was doing. When he began to focus on her clit, sucking and licking on it, he pushed two fingers up into her pussy. Apparently Liu loved this because she promptly pushed back on Don. He obliged her by pushing his fingers deeper, and then adding a third finger, fucking them in and out of her as he continued to tongue her clit. Soon Don was working his fingers in and out of Liu vigorously and she was shaking and gasping on top of him as a long orgasm wracked her slender body.As she came down, Don slipped his fingers out of her vagina and gave her clit and pussy lips tender kisses. He felt Liu sighing happily, and then she decided to change positions. She pushed herself up so that she was kneeling over him, and quickly moved down, so that she was straddling his pelvis. Don basically lay back and watched as Liu took his rigid cock, wet with her saliva, in her hand, raised it until it was pointing straight up, and then pushed the fat head into her tiny pussy. He reached up and held on to her hips as she slowly sank down on him. Don found himself admiring the muscles of her back as Liu began to move on him. He caressed her lovely ass as she rode slowly up and down on his cock. Once she was comfortable with him in her, Liu began, very slowly, to lean forward, pushing Don's cock “down” further than it was used to. It was uncomfortable at first, and a bit painful for a moment at times, but Liu eventually worked herself down so that her feet were up by Don's shoulders, she was supporting herself with her hands between his legs, and she was leaning low while she worked her body back and forth getting Don's hard shaft to move inside her pussy in an unusual and delightful way. Don was able to squeeze and caress her ass as she rode him. He slowly pushed his thumb into her exposed asshole which made Liu cry out happily.Don was so intent on fucking Liu that he was actually surprised when Amy's face appeared over his. He barely had time to notice that the pretty blonde's face was, as was so often the case, covered with pearly cum before she was kissing him deeply. Don found himself laughing as he returned Amy's enthusiastic, playful, and rather sloppy kiss. When she finally pulled away, Amy said, “Who's your friend, Professor?”“Liu,” he grinned as he wiped his face with his forearm. “Why don't you introduce yourself?”“Good idea!”Looking down over Liu's backside as she continued to writhe back on his cock and thumb, Don watched Amy kneel down in front of Liu and just lean forward and kiss the pretty Chinese girl.Then, as if he'd followed Amy, or been carried along in her sexual wake, Victor came over and knelt down by Amy, who noticed him right away. Don could tell there were introductions made and a brief discussion, but since it all took place down near his feet he couldn't make out any of the details. He later found out that what happened next was all Amy's idea. With Amy's help, Liu pushed herself up, relieving the interesting downward pressure on Don's cock. With a brief, luminous smile over her slender shoulder at him, Liu slowly pushed herself up off Don's thick shaft. Amy's hand wrapped around Don and kept him pointing straight up for Liu. The two girls quickly positioned woman and cock so that Liu could lower herself slowly so that Don pushed up into her exquisitely tight, hot ass.“Oh, that feels so good!” Don heard Liu say.“It sure does!” he agreed as he slipped his hands around her thin waist.Liu leaned back then, and Amy coaxed Don to bring his legs together. Don helped support Liu as Victor straddled Don's legs and pushed his big cock down so the fat head could press against Liu's waiting pussy. Don felt Liu tense as Victor slowly eased his thick organ into her.Amy leaned over Victor's shoulder with a grin and said, “How's that feel, Liu?”“So good!” was the answer.Don felt Liu shuddering as Victor kept filling her with that large prick of his. Liu wrapped her long legs around Victor's hips and her arms around his neck, while Don supported her from below and Victor began to fuck in and out of her, simultaneously working her up and down on Don's cock.It was now Shelonda's turn to make an appearance. She crawled up next to Don, kissed him on the cheek and said, “That looks like fun.”“It is!” he grinned. “I hope you've been having a good time.”“Of course I have,” she smiled. “I can't help but notice you're not really doing any work here, Don.”He laughed and said, “What did you have in mind?”She gave him another quick kiss, this time on the lips, and then promptly moved around to back in and kneel over his face. With practiced ease, Shelonda lowered her pussy down to Don's face. He happily and greedily began to lap at her sweet pussy and clit, careless of the fact that at least one man had obviously come inside her before now. Don focused on giving Shelonda the tongue lashing she so richly deserved while also enjoying the sensations of having his cock inside the tight embrace of Liu's ass while Victor gave her pussy a vigorous fucking. The first one to come was Liu; Don felt her ass clenching on him as she shook and trembled in his grasp. Victor was next; feeling the big cock inside Liu swelling and pumping cum into her pussy was an interesting feeling for Don. By this time, a man had come up in front of Shelonda as she knelt over Don and she was giving him a nice, deep blowjob, but this didn't keep her from having a long, loud orgasm as Don turned his head a bit from side to side and tongued her clit firmly.Shelonda was still squatting over Don's mouth and well on her way to another orgasm, when Victor slowly pulled out of Liu's pussy. A small flood of warm fluid ran down over Don's balls. Don couldn't see what was going on down there, but in only a moment his legs were nudged apart and he felt an undeniably feminine tongue licking and sucking the cum from him and Liu. After several delicious moments, the mouth shifted from Don to Liu.Don was vaguely aware that Shelonda had managed to coax an orgasm from the man in front of her, and then Don succeeded in making her come again with his tongue. As Shelonda carefully extricated herself from the little foursome that had Don and Liu as the nucleus, Liu began to come again, crying out and shaking. Don let her fall back on him as she whimpered with delight.Don had assumed that the woman who had been licking Liu was Amy, so he was surprised to see a new woman kneeling between their legs. This was a beautiful, middle aged black woman with gray eyes and a lovely bald head. She smiled at both Liu and Don and then started to stand up, but Liu stopped her.“Don't go. I need a little break and I can tell Don here isn't ready to stop playing just yet,” Liu said.“Well, OK then,” said the other woman with a warm smile and the barest hint of a Southern accent.Liu managed to gently pull herself off Don's hard cock and then twisted around to kiss him goodbye before crawling out of the action.Soon Don was looking down into the beautiful bald woman's smiling face as he steadily fucked in and out of her pussy. Her pelvis was rolled back and her legs were up, resting on Don's thighs which were spread out. One of her hands squeezed and pinched at her breast while the other reached down to stroke her clit. Don was leaning forward on his outstretched arms.“I really should get your name,” Don said.“I don't see why,” she laughed. “Now shush; I'm about to come.”Don kept going without coming through three more encounters. Liu caught up with him as a cute little blonde, who had just rode him to three intense orgasms as he knelt holding her in his arms, kissed him goodbye and crawled off to find another lover or two. Liu bent down and kissed him, saying, “You don't ever stop, do you?”“Why stop?” he grinned back. “Are you ready for more?”“Uh-hum,” she said. “Do you want me all to yourself or find some more playmates?”As Don pondered this dilemma, he caught sight of Toshia for the first time in about an hour. Off to the side of the orgy, a tall, fit white guy with short brown hair was laying on his back and his head on a thick pillow. His legs were spread so Toshia could lie on her belly between them and, supporting herself on his thighs, give him what looked like an intense blowjob. Her feet were up in the air, which Don thought was just adorable. Don stood up and said, “I definitely want to get you to myself, but let's go play with those two for now.”Hand-in-hand, they crossed to Toshia and the object of her oral attentions. Don gestured Liu to the man on his back, and he knelt down by Toshia and the man's legs. He ran his hand over Toshia's back, and, as he reached her ass, he leaned down and whispered in her ear, “There you are. I hope you've been a very naughty girl.”She took her mouth off what Don now realized was a surprisingly long cock, swallowed, took a breath and said, “I certainly have. We weren't supposed to be keeping count were we?”Don laughed, squeezed her ass, and said, “No, but I want details later.”“Of course! Jimmy here is about as good at eating me out as you are,” Toshia smiled. “I wanted to return the favor.”“Well, don't let me stop you,” Don said. He noticed that Liu, who had started off with kissing Jimmy deeply, was now moving around so she could sit on his face, facing away from Don and Toshia. Don went back to watching Toshia sucking Jimmy's long prick. He was amazed at how good she had gotten at deep-throating. She was quite intent, and seeing her concentrate like that with a nice hard cock sliding in and out of her mouth was amazingly erotic to Don. He thought about going around to stand in front of Liu, but his cock, which had been straining and hard since he had come inside her earlier, wanted more of Toshia. Don moved his hand so his fingers slipped into the crack of her butt. Sure enough, he found slippery wetness all along between her cheeks. He toyed with her anus, and she parted her legs to let him move lower, until this fingers slipped between her lips and into her pussy. Don continued to watch her going down on Jimmy as he pushed his fingers up inside her messy pussy and then his thumb into her ass. Toshia murmured her approval, but kept bobbing her head up and down on Jimmy's cock.Don expected Jimmy to come, and come hard, in short order, but it was Liu who came first. She gasped and shook for a long, intense orgasm and then sagged to the side.“Wow,” Don said, “he is good.”“Told ya,” Toshia said, looking up from the stiff, wet cock in front of her. “Is she a friend of yours?”“Yes!” Don smiled. “Liu, this is Toshia, and Toshia, this is Liu. And, I take it you're Jimmy; I'm Don.”To be continued..By BradentonLarry for Literotica

Behind The Line
Experimentation & Self-Discovering (Reclaiming Self Series)

Behind The Line

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 26:30


Show Notes:The really cool but often uncomfortable thing about life changes is that they open up an opportunity, a potential, for learning and growth. They tend to push us into a place of HAVING to do something differently, and by extension, learning about ourselves, what fits for us and what doesn't, and sorting our way through how we either contort ourselves or how we make things contort to fit us. Like I said, it tends to be uncomfortable – because as people we crave routine, stability, predictability, and so on. We like to know what to expect and have a clear sense of what is coming next. Being pushed out of our comfort zone, out of our routine and predictable, and being forced into new and unknown terrain, is going to feel uncomfortable. And that's ok. …But it is also what makes stage of life changes feel so overwhelming and daunting. If we aren't accustomed to uncomfortable…if we aren't open to discomfort for the sake of growing…then we'll have a tendency to shut down, enter survival mode, hope to God the discomfort ends soon, and likely not take much from the opportunity other than negative self-perceptions and resentment toward the transition. Certainly I can appreciate digging heels in and not wanting to enter a time of transition or change. I have had my fair share of metaphorically curling up into a ball and waiting for it all to be over, refusing to participate in the opportunity for growth. Often when the invitation intime of change felt unwanted and forced upon me with all the doom and gloom feelings of the world ending…Sometimes even in changes that were good and that I had a hand in choosing…because it felt big and hard and called me into discomfort I wasn't fully prepared to face. That said, out of these experiences I have learned a lot and have tried to adapt toward embracing these opportunities rather than trying to run and hide from them. And today I am sharing the number one trick I can offer around how to engage and embrace times of transition – whether happy and hopeful changes, or hard and unwanted ones. Here it is: Be a scientist.Ok, here's what I mean. Scientists, by nature, are curious. They are open to possibilities and interested not in any one specific agenda or outcome (or at least they aren't supposed to be…) but rather interested in learning a little more and allowing that to lead to new questions and directions. Scientists make educated guesses, but go where the data takes them. They set a hypothesis and try to prove it wrong rather than prove it right. They are willing to try things out and when they don't work out the way they expected, they take that as learning. And you guys, THIS is what we have to do in our lives.So, let's talk about experimentation and being a scientist. Now, we're going to start in a place that will likely be familiar if you are a loyal listener of this show. Every good scientist starts by asking a question. That is where the process begins. And to ask the question to begin with, they need to have noticed a pattern or oddity that elicits the curiosity to say, “why?”. And that brings us back once again to the need for AWARENESS. We have talked about this SO many times before on the show – that we can't take intentional steps in any direction if we don't first have awareness of where we're at and how it relates to where we imagine wanting to be or go. Scientists ask questions based on observations – they notice a thing and then get curious about it and ask more questions. The first step in acting like a scientist in our lives is to have some carved out scientist time. To have time set aside where we can slow down and notice. When we are caught up in the survival mode moment-to-moment chaos of our days, or when we numb out or distract ourselves in every down-time moment, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to take stock and notice what is happening in us and around us. Having moments of quiet pause throughout a day and a week is what allows us to take note of patterns, oddities and other bits and pieces that can inform the questions we ask next. Step two in being a scientist is to ask a question. We've taken time to pause, we've looked inward and outward, and there are some things we're noticing. One of the insightful pieces that came up for me about a year ago was awareness that there is a craving for reconnecting with things I used to love and enjoy. I noticed feeling nostalgic in weird moments – a great example was watching Olympic rock climbing with my kids, and while I was never a great climber…or even a very good climber…I used to rock climb and really enjoyed this. It actually was a really meaningful life line for me at a particularly difficult time in my teens and continued to be an important part of my life in early adulthood. I kept saying to my kids, “mommy used to do rock climbing” and each time it felt sad and disconnected from anything they know about me now. So, I got to asking some questions: “why is sadness the feeling that comes up when I think about this?”, “what is it I miss about climbing”, “what would it look like to try to climb again?”, “what would get in my way from climbing again?” and so on. Now let me be clear, I didn't run out and buy a harness and throw myself into climbing. That's not real life. But, it opened up thoughts that I hadn't allowed to live there before and it has yielded some amazing moments for me and with my kids and family that I am so grateful for. It turns out, my son loves climbing too. He and I went for a mommy-son date last winter to a bouldering gym and it was the best bonding. As a family we hit up a kids climbing gym while on holidays and made some fantastic memories together. And while hiking around Squamish, one of our favourite places on earth, we would make climbing challenges and compete with each other and it brought endless laughs and some epic stories the kids will tell on repeat. This brings us to step three of being a scientist…experimenting. When we have awareness and some questions, we can take time to formulate a plan. But the key to this plan is unlike most planning in our lives where we have a sense of certainty and a need to know how it will all turn out, we're going to enter this planning with curiosity and openness to it going in unexpected ways and being ok with that. Rigidity is not our friend here, the goal is to try some things and learn from them. It might look like experimenting with things you have done before, or adapting things you've done before to fit into life now, or it might look like trying out totally new things.I feel like what should be obvious to you is that none of this is rocket science, but when we treat it like science of some kind, we can become intentional about how we choose to engage in our lives and lean in to what we're in rather than fighting against it or succumbing to the weight of it. During this episode I share that 2021 was a crappy year for us. It was incredibly hard and I wouldn't want to do it again. But, I also learned a lot about myself. I learned that I am capable of more than I ever knew. And I learned how to care for myself ridiculously well in the midst of a really trying time – which gives me so much confidence in my ability to care for myself even better as we shift gears into a time where I don't have to be all things to all people all of the time. Because of 2021, I feel equipped and battle-tested for what comes next. I don't feel afraid of the process and experimenting now feels like second nature – an adventure to learn to adapt to the moment I'm in. My hope it that you will come to feel that way about it too, and I would love to hear about your adventures in experimenting and discovering alignment.Episode Challenge:Reflect on where you're at and what you might need by using our free Beating the Breaking Point Indicators Checklist & Triage Guide. This is also how you get on our email list to hear about new podcast episodes and to be the first to find out about our upcoming promotion!Consider whether our Beating the Breaking Point Resilience Series & Survival Guidemight be the right fit to help guide you in aligning with your goals of health, wellness and resilience both at work and in your life outside of the work you do. We are getting ready to offer the 7-part online training program at reduced rate one last time from October 18th-27th, so for now just go check it out and if you have any questions about it reach out and ask!!Additional Resources:Consider whether our Beating the Breaking Point Resilience Series & Survival Guidemight be the right fit to help guide you in aligning with your goals of health, wellness and resilience both at work and in your life outside of the work you do. We are getting ready to offer the 7-part online training program at reduced rate one last time from October 18th-27th, so for now just go check it out and if you have any questions about it reach out and ask!!Connect, Rate, Review, Subscribe & Share!Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at support@thrive-life.ca. I love hearing from you! Subscribe and share this podcast with those you know. I appreciate every like, rating and review – every single one helps this podcast to be seen by other First Responders & Front Line Workers out there. Help me on my mission to help others just like you to not only survive, but to thrive – both on the job and off.

The Healer Revolution
13. Aligning your dream life through curiosity and experimentation with Jenna McInnes

The Healer Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 62:37


Jenna is one of those people I connected with right away, her knowledge, curiosity, and openness makes you feel welcome and understood. Jenna is a student of life, fascinated by the human condition. She's an entrepreneur, Human Potential coach, health consultant, an avid biohacker and gatherer of perspectives. Her story is is inspirational, she's overcome so much by constantly aligning with the life she wants through experimentation, curiosity, and listening to her intuition. She is constantly looking to improve herself, and the care of other humans and animals. Find her @jennamcinnes and @thewoofmerchant Copywrite @amandapanacea and thehealerrevolution.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amanda-panacea/support

Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson
292 David Epstein: Why Experimentation (Not Narrow Focus) Is Key to Long-term Success

Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 64:52


David Epstein is an investigative journalist and author who is fascinated by extraordinary people. Are they born this way? Is it their upbringing? A lot of “hard work?” Modern thinking about this, spearheaded by Malcom Gladwell, points to "10,000 hours" of narrow, focused work. Yo-Yo Ma and Serena Williams have been practicing their craft since the womb. But David discovered a different paradigm: That the most successful professionals and entrepreneurs were not narrowly focused on practice, but had spent long portions of childhood “sampling” and exploring. By combining skills from many arenas, they become far more adaptable in the long run than those who stay narrow – and ultimately burn out. David's latest book is called "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World." His thesis has huge ramifications for education and career training, and as you'll hear, he even went toe-to-toe with Gladwell on the topic.

CAA Conversations
Tamryn McDermott // Peter Hyland // Tyson Lewis // Studious Drift

CAA Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 48:08


In this podcast episode, Tamryn McDermott engages in a conversation with Tyson Lewis and Peter Hyland, the authors of the book, Studious Drift: Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education, which was published earlier this year by the University of Minnesota Press. Lewis and Hyland engage readers in questions such as, “What kind of university is possible when digital tools are hacked for a more experimental future?” From the book jacket: “The global pandemic has underscored contemporary reliance on digital environments. This is particularly true among schools and universities which, in response, shifted much of their instruction online. The virtual classroom opens opportunities to move beyond familiar learning practices toward radical digital possibilities for education. Studious Drift revives the relationship between studying and the generative space of the studio in service of advancing educational experimentation for a world where digital tools have become a permanent part of education. Drawing on Alfred Jarry's pataphysics, the “science of imaginary solutions,” this book reveals how the studio is a space-time machine capable of traveling beyond the limits of conventional online learning to redefine education as interdisciplinary, experimental, public study.” Additionally, here are a few of the links that were mentioned within the episode. We invite you to explore Studio D (https://onstead.cvad.unt.edu/studio-d) and the Education as Experimentation 1 video (https://youtu.be/llUj_Qyd5Zo). Studious Drift can be accessed digitally here: https://manifold.umn.edu/projects/studious-drift Lewis, T. and Hyland, P. (2022). Studio Drift: Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education. University of Minnesota Press. Tyson Lewis is a professor of art education in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas where he teaches courses in aesthetics, critical theory, educational philosophy, philosophy for children, and critical phenomenology. Recently, his articles have appeared in journals such as Angelaki, Symploke, Cultural Critique, and Thesis Eleven, and he is the author of the book Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education: From Riddles to Radio (SUNY Press, 2021). Peter Hyland is director of the Jo Ann (Jody) and Charles O. Oustead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. Peter is the author of the poetry collection "Out Loud "(Sheep Meadow Press, 2013). Peter's poems, book reviews, and articles have also appeared in "American Literary Review," "Conduit," "Green Mountains Review," "New England Review," "Ploughshares," and elsewhere. Peter earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing – Poetry from the University of Houston. Tamryn McDermott is currently a PhD student in the department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at the Ohio State University. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and an MFA in Fibers and Sculpture from the University of Missouri.

Steamy Stories Podcast
Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 1This is the concluding...

Steamy Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022


Lost in Eros Book III: The Return, part 1This is the concluding volume of the Lost in Eros trilogy.By BradentonLarry - -  Listen to the Podcast at Steamy Stories. The Resort & the TempleToshia found riding on the Wizard's flying carpet strangely arousing. She had heard or read somewhere that dreams about flying were supposed to be about sex, and pretty much everything in Eros made pretty much everyone, and some things, aroused. Still, there was something particularly wonderful about sailing over the countryside with the wind whipping through her hair and over her bare skin that Toshia was finding extremely stimulating. She looked out and down at the forest beneath her as she reclined on one side, half leaning back against Victor who sat closer to the center of the carpet. Nicole, still very much uncomfortable with flying on this open vehicle, huddled up next to the big, muscular man's other side. Amy and Don were up at the front of carpet piloting and looking for a tower at the head of a river, respectively. On the back part of the carpet, Shelonda seemed to be napping. Toshia was coming to think of this merry little band as something of a family – a happily incestuous family, of course, with Don and her as the patriarch and matriarch, naturally.Watching the landscape floating past below, thinking warmly about her companions, and feeling the delicious tingling in her loins signaling the inevitable return of her lust, Toshia rested her head on one hand, while letting the other hand move slowly down the front of her body. She caressed the curve of her breast through the thin fabric of the short dress she had gotten from the Wizard. Toshia thought back to how she had met the Wizard and his beautiful wife, Madeleine for the first time. True to Don's word, they had left the Sisterhood the morning after the big orgy in their honor. Daphne had agreed to “give them” Victor and Nina, but the little serving girl protested that she wanted to stay with the sisters. Victor, however, was quite happy to join Toshia and Don's little band. Then, the sextet…That's perfect! Toshia thought to herself with a smile as she gave her breast a squeeze. The sextet then climbed aboard the flying carpet and flew back to the Wizard's spacious estate. After they were bathed, in wonderfully warm water, and clothed, the Wizard and Madeleine fed them and made them welcome. At first, as something of an odd formality that made the other's chuckle and grin, the Wizard fucked Toshia with surprising vigor while his wife enjoyed Victor's hard cock. Don and the girls actually managed to wait until Toshia had her first shuddering orgasm and Victor filled Madeleine's pussy with his cum (after she had at least two orgasms of her own) before they joined in the party. That evening was a wonderful blur of sex. Toshia pinched her nipple through her dress as she thought back to the moment when she had mounted the Wizard as he lay on the floor, Victor pushed his wonderful cock into her ass, and she had taken Don into her mouth and throat. With each of her orifices truly and delightfully filled, Toshia had let the boys use her body as she rode a long series of orgasms to near oblivion.Toshia smiled to herself, as her hand slipped lower, pressing against her belly, as she thought of the easy, happy atmosphere of the Wizard's home – so comfortable after her days with the satyrs and the sisters. She thought of the strategy meeting, at which the Wizard offered them the continued use of the magic carpet as well as more clothes. It was at that meeting that Madeleine noticed that they had made an unwarranted assumption about what the Crone had told Don. They had all assumed that when she had said, “Go down into the valley and follow the river there to its source…” she meant the valley they were currently in, or at the top of. In fact, though, she might have meant only the valley of the river she was talking about. Of course, this meant that they probably had much more searching to do than they had expected, and they were now on their third day of flying along rivers looking for towers. Madeleine's observation naturally enough cast a pall on the group's mood. Seeing this reaction, Madeleine had quickly added, “Since this might take some time, and you've already been through so much, why don't you come with my husband and me?” She explained that the couple was planning a little trip to visit the Manor for the first time. Toshia found herself eagerly agreeing to take a couple of days' vacation from the quest to get home.As her hand caressed the skin of her thigh, just below the hem of her short dress, Toshia remembered how happy she had been to return to the Manor again. Making the Wizard and his wife the guests of honor, though Victor had never been to the Manor either, Toshia and the others made a point of showing them a good time. Toshia was surprised at how comfortable she was in the Manor. In spite of everything that had happened, it was actually Toshia who suggested that they split up for the first night, into girls and guys. Toshia pushed the hem of her skirt up and raised her leg as she moved her fingers up along her thigh as she thought of the fun the girls had shown Madeleine that night. It had been party night in the disco again, and Madeleine threw herself into the revelry with abandon. At some point, it became a competition to see how many men each of the women could make cum. Toshia's fingers traced lightly over her moist lips as she remembered the playful frenzy of that night. As before, things started out in the foggy pit, and all five of the women began to fuck and suck in the smoke and pulsing music. Toshia parted her lips and ran a finger up between them, spreading her juices over her eager little clit, as she remembered being on her hands and knees in the “slow dance” room pushing back on her seventeenth cock of the evening. Only a little bit in front of her Madeleine was sprawled on her back getting fucked vigorously by one guy as three others stroked their cocks over her, spraying cum all over her beautiful face and tits.Toshia was now playing with herself in earnest, her fingers stroking against her clit and occasionally pushing into her pussy. All the while, she remembered the wild, playful events in the Manor. She thought of how Don and the other guys had found her and Madeleine cuddled sleepily in the black light room covered in cum. Don had kissed her lovingly, took her in his arms, and proceeded to make love to her passionately, while the Wizard did the same with his slutty wife. Toshia shuddered a little as she thought about how she had later lived up to her promise to herself and managed to take on both the Player and Igor – a double-teaming that had left her spent and adrift in a delirious sea of ecstasy.Toshia's memories were interrupted then as Victor's big hand reached around to cup her breast and squeeze it. She sighed and rolled back a bit more to look up into his smiling face. She felt Shelonda's hand moving up along the inside of her leg and parted her thighs further to let the girl have access. Shelonda rested her head on Toshia's lower inner thigh and promptly sucked Toshia's clit into her mouth. Toshia gasped and began to work her arm around so she could get her hand on Victor's cock. Unlike the rest of the group, Victor remained naked so Toshia was easily able to take hold of his stiffening member. Victor bent down to kiss Toshia's yearning mouth. Toshia was twisted there on the flying carpet, making sure she didn't keep Shelonda from her pussy and clit, but hungrily sucking and biting at Victor's tongue as his strong hand squeezed her tit. Soon she was shaking and moaning as her first airborne orgasm swept through her body.Without letting go of Victor's thick shaft, Toshia caught her breath and managed to gently push Shelonda away from her pussy. She smiled down at the other woman's impish face, and then twisted around to face Victor, who also turned so that he was kneeling on the carpet facing Toshia. Nicole was alarmed by all of this sudden commotion, and grabbed at Victor's bicep as she took in what the others were up to. She opened her mouth to object, but immediately realized any protestation would be futile. Instead, she peered around Victor's shoulder to watch as Toshia pulled herself up into Victor's lap and got her mouth on his cock.Toshia eagerly began sucking on the thick, dark shaft, savoring the feeling of the hard, warm flesh sliding past her lips and over her tongue. She was delighted to feel Shelonda's persistent hands moving up between her legs again. Soon Toshia had two of Shelonda's fingers pushing up into her as she sucked on Victor. After only a minute or two of this, though, Toshia knew that she wanted more. She gently pulled away from Shelonda again, and clambered up so that she was straddling Victor's lap. Shelonda saw what Toshia was doing at once and quickly reached into Victor's lap to take hold of his straining cock. Holding onto his broad shoulders, Toshia lowered herself down onto the organ Shelonda aimed into her pussy. Toshia threw her head back and sighed as she felt herself wonderfully filled. She sat there, impaled, with her head back and eyes closed for a few moments, just enjoying the feeling of that cock inside her. Then she slowly began to grind and ride up and down on Victor. The big man's hands held her waist snugly, and she leaned down to kiss him. She gave herself up to the sensations her body was sending her way: the wind in her hair and on her naked arms and legs, the strong chest pressing the fabric of her dress against her breasts, the strong thighs underneath her, the mouth on her own, the tongue against hers, and most of all the thick penis sliding in and out of her grasping, wet pussy. Then she felt Shelonda's hand on her butt, squeezing and caressing it. Toshia turned to smile at the adorable young woman, who leaned in to give Toshia a quick kiss.Then Toshia watched as Shelonda turned her attention to Nicole, who obviously thought that these in-flight shenanigans were madness. Looking to the front of the carpet, Toshia saw that Don was watching her riding Victor. He smiled encouragingly and she responded by grinning back at him and increasing the tempo of her fucking. She decided that she wanted to make Victor's big cock fill her up with its cum, and then that she would have Don add his. She slid up and down on Victor's shaft, squeezing her pussy around him, and looked out to see the countryside flying by beneath them.Toshia saw that Shelonda had managed to distract Nicole enough that the two women were lying down behind Victor making out. Shelonda had her hand up under Nicole's skirt, and Nicole had one hand on one of Shelonda's perfect tits and the other squeezing Shelonda's no-less-perfect ass. Toshia heard Amy say, “Oh, now this isn't fair at all!” Don said something in response, but Toshia was preoccupied with working herself toward a second orgasm and her determination to make Victor come.She felt the thick phallus inside her swell and then Victor was shaking and shoving up into her as he pumped his thick cum into her pussy. This pushed Toshia over the edge and she threw her head back and cried out as she trembled and came, clenching and milking Victor's cock as they climaxed. When the trembling subsided and she could think again, Toshia sagged forward on Victor.Smiling, Toshia kissed Victor's forehead and turned to Don, saying, “Your turn love.”Don didn't respond but kept looking ahead, in frantic conversation with Amy. Looking beyond the two of them, Toshia saw what seemed to be a walled town or something spread out on a shelf on the side of a mountain. Then, high up the mountainside by a large lake Toshia saw a pinkish tower. While she had been fucking, Don and Amy had found the tower! Then she noticed that although Don and Amy were obvious excited, they seemed more panicked than enthusiastic. Without taking the time to get off Victor's still-hard cock, Toshia called forward, “What's wrong?”“We're losing altitude,” Don said brusquely.“Fly higher?” she offered weakly.“I'm trying!” Amy said with obvious exasperation.“We're going to hit the mountain!” Nicole gasped.“No, we're not going to make it that far,” Shelonda said. “It looks like we're going to hit that wall.”“No we're not!” Amy said with more determination than confidence.Toshia had a moment to look beyond the wall in question, and saw the town she'd noticed a moment earlier consisted of several rather large buildings of multiple stories, and a bunch of smaller structures. In the center of “town” was what looked like a very large pool or fountain, and it now looked like that was where they were headed – rather too quickly, Toshia thought.They were over and past the wall then, and people in the town noticed them and there were outcries from below.“Can't we just stop?” Nicole asked in a panic.“I've been trying to do that!” Amy shouted.Toshia realized they were about to crash and she was still kneeling there with Victor's prick up her. She laughed and said “Damn!” at the same moment, and then they hit the water.Victor held her in his arms as they went tumbling forward and under. Toshia felt her back brushing the hard stone bottom of the pool and then Victor let go of her. She pushed away and opened her eyes, which had been closed tightly since the moment before impact. There were arms and legs everywhere in the water, all flaying about wildly. Trying to keep her wits, she pushed up from the bottom and quickly broke the surface of the water; it was only a little over chin deep. She wiped the water out of her eyes and looked around. She saw the others bob to the surface, and noticed that their few packs were floating around. Don found her and asked, “Are you all right?”She smiled at his concern and said, “Yes, I think so. Are you?”“Yeah,” he nodded. Then he was hugging her tightly. “It's all fun and games until your flying carpet runs out of gas, eh?”Toshia laughed and said, “Let's check on the others.”They quickly found that everyone was fine, if very wet. They were scattered in a swath from the point where they had hit the water, with poor Nicole having travelled the furthest. They saw that they were in a truly humongous swimming pool, which was fortunately not too terribly crowded. No by-swimmers had been hit by the carpet or its riders. The sextet gathered up their belongings, and Victor, who had none of his own, took up the slack by hauling the sodden, heavy carpet out of the water. As they made their way to the closest side of the pool, naked people began to swim out to them with concern and curiosity. The bottom of the pool rose as they went, until they were able to wade on out. A large crowd of onlookers gathered around. Toshia, Don and the others looked back at them, trying to sort out which questions to ask first.Before anyone could make any progress, though, a tall blonde woman with cowboy boots, cowboy hat, a pleated skirt, and a light denim vest complete with a six-pointed star badge. The only thing she was missing was a six-gun at her hip. Instead she carried what seemed to be a heavy baton, which naturally enough looked a bit like sex toy to Toshia. Of course, she was pretty, though she had a stern expression on her freckled face. This fully-clothed woman fixed a coldly serious blue eye on the bedraggled newcomers, and said, “What's the meaning of this?”Don stepped forward and said, “Well, we crashed, ma'am.”“Crashing into the pool is not allowed,” the woman said.“Is it specifically against the rules?” Don asked.“As a matter of fact, it is,” the woman said crossly. “The pool is to be used for swimming and sex only. I'll have to arrest you all for breaking that rule as well as reckless operation of a vehicle and careless endangerment of resort guests.”“Resort?” Toshia asked, as she looked around at the large buildings she could see over the heads of the crowd. They did look a bit like hotels or casinos.“Look, ma'am…” Don began.“Sheriff,” she asserted.“Sheriff,” Don smiled, “I assure you this was a terrible accident. If we come with you peacefully, will you give us a chance to explain the situation?”The Sheriff scowled at Don and the others and then nodded curtly. “Come this way. Mike, make sure they didn't leave anything in the pool. Bring anything you find to me.”Mike was apparently a young woman with short, bright red hair, who nodded and promptly waded into the pool.As the curious crowd parted and then began to disperse, and the party of resort crashers followed the Sheriff, Toshia looked around more carefully. Sure enough, the poolside was lined with chaise lounges and umbrellas. Scattered about were little tent houses. Further from the pool were little bungalows and about half a dozen much larger buildings. The Sheriff led them between two of them, each with a bold sign out front. The one on the left was called “The Jungle Room”, even though there must surely be many more than one room in the building. A grinning ape with a raging hard on swung from sign's “g”. On the right was the “Clockwork Club”, whose sign showed off gears and pistons. Not surprisingly, along the way, they passed a number of people who were busy with a variety of sexual activities. Toshia also noticed, here and there, a man or woman moving about in what seemed to be uniforms, carrying towels or beverages.The Sheriff led them to a smallish building in the shadow of the Clockwork Club. Pushing a wooden door open, she admitted them to an outer office straight out of a typical western. There was a single desk, a perfunctory wall to screen the office from the two cells in the back, a chair for the Sheriff and that was about it. After hanging her hat on a peg by the door, the constable sat on the edge of her desk, crossed her long legs in front of her, and said, “OK, let's hear your explanation.”If Don was distracted by the woman's obvious physical charms, Toshia couldn't tell. He simply smiled and said, “Thank you, Sheriff. You see we were trying to reach the tower in the mountains above your … resort.”“The monastery tower?” the Sheriff asked.“I don't know about the monastery,” Don shrugged. “We're trying to find the Sage, and were told to look for him in a tower at the source of a river.”“I believe there is a sage of some sort up there,” the Sheriff nodded.“Well, we were trying to get there when all of a sudden our … vehicle just stopped working.”“It ‘just stopped working' right over the resort?”“Well, not exactly,” Amy offered. “It started losing power some distance downriver. I didn't notice at first, but then I couldn't get it to cooperate. It just kept going in the same direction, but lower and lower.”The Sheriff looked at Amy carefully, and then said, “Well, you seem to be telling the truth, and nobody was hurt, so I suppose we can let this one incident pass. I'll be keeping an eye on you, though. Don't cause any more trouble or you'll end up in one of my cells.”“Thank you, Sheriff,” Don bowed a little.“Excuse me, Sheriff,” Toshia interrupted. “Can you tell us the best way to get to the tower?”“There's a road up the mountain. You'll want to go out the East gate.” When it became clear that they had no idea where the East gate might be, the Sheriff stepped back outside, pointed them in the right direction and gave a few basic instructions.As they continued on their soggy way, Victor made the slightly surprising announcement that the carpet was already dry, and proceeded to roll it up for easier carrying.“What do you think happened?” Nicole asked.“I have no idea,” Amy shrugged.“I do,” Don said. “Remember that candle the first day we were here, Toshia? The one that went out in the secret passage?”“Yeah,” she nodded.“And the Wizard said his power was centered on his house, or something like that. I think we finally flew the carpet too far from the Wizard, or his house, so it ran out of mojo.”“Why didn't we just crash, then?” Toshia asked.“What?” Nicole gasped.Don shrugged, and said, “I really don't know. Maybe it's just the kind of thing that fades out, like sound or light; it's not like you hear someone in the distance until you go one step too far – they fade out. And maybe the thing that uses up the most power is steering, then altitude and finally forward motion. I don't know; I'm just guessing here, but it does seem to make some kind of sense.”Toshia and the others puzzled this over, but only for a short time, because they now came to the high wall that surrounded the resort and the very large metal gate that was set into the wall. They could look through the heavy bars and see the rocky terrain and a path outside the resort. In the center of the gate was a large impassive metallic face; it was quite out of character with the rest of the resort as they had seen it.Don stepped forward to look for a handle. Finding none, he took hold of one of the vertical bars and tugged, and then pushed. The gate didn't budge.“Excuse me,” said a deep voice. “Do you always walk up to people and grab them without so much as a 'good afternoon'?”They all looked around in confusion, until Shelonda pointed up at the face on the gate. It was now obviously looking at them with a deep frown.“Oh, uh,” Don stammered. Toshia chuckled. Even after everything they'd been through Don kept expecting things to be more mundane than they were here.“We're terribly sorry,” Toshia said to the metal face. “We're not from around here.”“Yes, I know,” said the face with an exasperated expression. “You're the folks who crashed into the pool.”“Ah, you heard about that?” Toshia smiled.“Heard about it? No. I experienced it.”“Hello,” Don blurted. “How's that?”“I experience things like that,” the face explained with apparent strained patience. “Things that happen to the resort happen to me.”“Fascinating,” Don mused.“Well, we're terribly sorry about crashing into the pool… or into you, if that's more accurate,” Toshia pressed. “We were just going to continue on our way up the mountain path through there, er, you.”“But you just got here,” the face frowned.“Well yes, but we weren't trying to get here, but to the tower,” Toshia explained.“But you're here now and you haven't spent any time enjoying yourselves.”“Well, we were just…”“We really have had a great time,” Don insisted.“Don't patronize me, young man,” the face scowled. “You haven't even really swum in the pool yet, or spent the night in jail. You haven't visited any of our fine clubs or enjoyed a casino.”Toshia was a bit distracted by the inclusion of a night in jail on that list, but forged ahead with, “I'm sure they're all very nice…”“Now you're patronizing me. How could you possibly be sure they're very nice when you haven't bothered to really find about any of it? Any self-respecting resort would be wounded by your insensitive rush to pass by all the diversions it offered.”“How about if we promise to come back and have a lot of fun once we've gotten up to the tower?” Don asked.“Look, I'll be honest,” said the gate. “I don't trust you. You crashed in here without an invitation or landing clearance, and then you try to barge right out without so much as an 'excuse me'. I am inclined to think you'll leave here and forget all about coming back to enjoy our luxurious amenities and many recreational opportunities.”“What if some of us stayed here and enjoyed the resort, while a couple of us went on up the mountain?” Nicole asked in what Toshia thought was a stroke of brilliance.“Uh, no,” it said firmly. “How about this instead? You all spend some time here and really have a good time, and then come back here and I'll let you go on up to that silly tower.”“How much time is 'some time'?” Don asked.“That's not the right attitude,” the gate said scornfully. “Go have fun, and when you feel like you've really given the resort a good try, you can come back here and we'll see.”This was the gate's last word on the subject; after a few minutes of trying to communicate with the metal face it became clear that no further concessions would be gained.“We could look for another way out,” Don suggested.“I don't know,” Nicole mused. “This wall looks like it means business.” The wall stood ten meters high and seemed to be newly built of very heavy rocks. It did seem unlikely that anyone would go to all the trouble of building, or creating, such a serious barrier only to leave a way out, or in, unattended.“Well, it looks like we'll have to make the best of the situation,” Toshia said with a shrug. On the one hand she was becoming used to these obstacles in their path, and on the other she looked forward to seeing what sort of mischief she could get into before returning to her normal life.To be continued..By BradentonLarry for Literotica