Let me paint you a pictureâ€¦
Date: 08-08-2010. Setting: Emmaus, PA. Scene: Monday morning at the Rodale offices’, clear skies, cool breeze, and the air smells of fresh cut grass. Little Hoosier-intern enters the office a little before 9a.m., says hi to her supervisor, heads off to her cubicle. Typical morning routine plays out: sets down purse, turns on computer, and takes a drink of coffee, checks e-mail. To her surprise she finds an e-mail from Dr. Herbenick with fabulous newsâ€”an offer to join her blogging team!
Let me take you to present dayâ€¦
I have been waiting for this moment for quite sometime now, (49 days to be precise), so without further ado, here I go: Hi there, my name is Madeline Haller, and I am one of the new bloggers for MSP!!!
(For starters) Why am I here? I would like to think I am here for the same reason everyone else is here visiting the site, sex is interesting. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, â€˜more experienced’ or a virgin; sex is a topic that is always fascinating. Whether you’re reading about sex, writing about sex, watching it or part-taking in itâ€”it is something that stimulates the senses (literally as well as figuratively speaking!) and can engage people from all walks of life.
I learned about MSP this past summer while working for Men’s Health magazine. Working in those offices provided me with an amazing experience that opened my eyes to an entire new side of journalism. Every week I was promoting fitness tips and sex advice over everything from clitoral stimulation to the hottest positions to try in bed. I realized that writing for a niche audience was so much more satisfying, and I knew upon seeing the application for MSP that this was something I had to shoot for.
I’m at a point in life where I’m trying to decide whether to go straight into looking for a job post-graduation, or look into furthering my education and apply to graduate school. During my time as an undergrad I’ve always had an interest in human sexuality, but couldn’t work that field of study in with my major, so I’m hoping to get my feet wet with this blogging position and find out where it takes me.
(I’ll make this short and simple) A little about yours-truly! I am a senior at Indiana University majoring in journalism with a second concentration in gender studies. I’m a dancer and a runner. I don’t embarrass easily and rather enjoy bringing up “uncomfortable conversations”, so typically out of my group of friends I’m usually the one to bring up the topic of sex (which in my opinion is a healthy thing to discuss!!). My sign? Taurus. Coffee is my favorite drink in the world. And my favorite book at the moment: My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler (if you’re looking for sick humor, sexual mayhem and nonstop entertainmentâ€”this is definitely for you!).
I’m looking forward to contributing all sorts of interesting content to the site and am extremely enthused to be writing for MSP. I am definitely open to receiving any suggestions or feedback, so please feel free to give it!