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Savage Love is a syndicated sex-advice column by Dan Savage, appearing weekly in several dozen newspapers, mainly free city papers in the U.S. and Canada, but also newspapers in Europe and Asia. It started in 1991 with the first issue of the Seattle weekly newspaper The Stranger. It can also be found in the Stranger's sister publication,Portland Mercury. Other venues include: The Onion AV Club, the Eugene Weekly, the LA Weekly, The Chicago Reader and its affiliated paper Reader's Guide to Arts & Entertainment, the Twin Cities' City Pages, the Cleveland Scene, The Pittsburgh City Paper, Halifax's The Coast, The Orlando Weekly, Boston's Weekly Dig, St. Louis's Riverfront Times , Baltimore's CityPaper Hamilton Ontario's View Magazine, Vancouver's Georgia Straight, and Kansas City's The Pitch. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dan Savage at the 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards, 2006 Daniel Keenan Savage (born October 7, 1964[1] near Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an openly gay American sex advice columnist, author, media pundit, journalist, and newspaper editor. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... The Stranger is a weekly newspaper in Seattle, Washington, noted for its social commentary, political opinion, arts, comics and music coverage, and local news items. ... The Portland Mercury is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Portland, Oregon. ... The A.V. Club is an entertainment newspaper and website published by The Onion. ... The Eugene Weekly is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Eugene, Oregon. ... L.A. Weekly is a free weekly tabloid-sized newspaper (a so-called alternative weekly) in Los Angeles, California. ... The Chicago Reader is an alternative newsweekly in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Chicago Reader is an alternative newsweekly in Chicago, Illinois. ... City Pages is an alternative weekly newspaper serving the Minneapolis-St. ... The Cleveland Scene is an alternative weekly newspaper from Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Pittsburgh City Paper is a free arts, entertainment and news weekly published and distributed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Coast is a free weekly newspaper in Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada. ... Bostons Weekly Dig (along with its competitor, The Boston Phoenix) is one of the two popular free weekly rags or alternative weeklies found in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Riverfront Times (also known as the RFT; also known as the Hippie Times) is a popular alternative newsweekly in St. ... View Magazine is a alternative weekly newspaper serving the Hamilton, Ontario area in Canada. ... The Georgia Straight is a free Canadian weekly news and entertainment newspaper published in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Title: The Pitch Number: 43 Date: 9-16-93 Plot Spoiler warning: NBC executives ask Jerry to come up with an idea for a TV series. ...


The openly gay author uses the column as a forum for his strong opinions that disregard conservative models of love, sex, and family. He generally encourages advice-seekers to pursue their fetishes, so long as activities are legal, consensual, safe, and respectful. The tone of the column is humorous, and Savage does not shy away from using profanity. The cornerstone of his sexual ethics is consent; he is thus strongly opposed to bestiality, pedophilia, and rape. He speaks out against incest and social inequality, too. Though Savage encourages sexual experimentation, he does not encourage carelessness. He frequently makes use of his position — that of a columnist with a large and loyal audience — to spread AIDS awareness and to promote safe sex. In political matters, Savage occasionally shows a libertarian bent. He does however vote Democratic because he believes that voting for minority parties gives votes to the Republicans. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... A fetish (from French fétiche; from Portuguese feitiço; from Latin facticius, artificial and facere, to make) is an object believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular a man-made object that has power over others. ... Look up Bestiality in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pedophilia or pædophilia (see spelling differences) is the mental state of being sexually attracted preferentially or exclusively to prepubescent and in some definitions, preadolescent children. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Social inequality refers to disparities in the distribution of material wealth in a society. ... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


For the first six years of the column, Savage had his readers address him with "Hey faggot", as a comment on previous efforts to recapture offensive words. He was criticized for this by some gay activists. Look up faggot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Neologisms

During the run of Savage Love, Savage has popularized several neologisms. A neologism (Greek νεολογισμός [neologismos], from νέος [neos] new + λόγος [logos] word, speech, discourse + suffix -ισμός [-ismos] -ism) is a word, term, or phrase which has been recently created (coined) — often to apply to new concepts, to synthesize pre-existing concepts, or to make older terminology sound more contemporary. ...


Pegging

In 2001 Savage challenged readers of his column to coin a name for the sex act in which a woman uses a strap-on dildo to perform anal sex on her male partner. After multiple nominations and a reader vote, the verb "peg" was chosen (despite Savage's aunt bearing the name Peg) with a 43% plurality over runners up "bob" and "punt". Some say that the introduction of this neologism was successful in the community of non-vanilla sex, perhaps due to the fact that the practice of pegging existed before the neologism but was unnamed. A 7-inch silicone dildo A dildo (or dildoe, a rare alternate spelling) is a sex toy, often explicitly phallic in appearance, intended for bodily interaction during masturbation or sexual intercourse. ... Roman men having anal sex. ... For other uses, see Pegging (disambiguation). ... A plurality, relative majority or simple majority is the largest share of something, which may or may not be considered a majority, i. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


GGG

Dan Savage and his readers often use the abbreviation GGG. This stands for "good, giving and game", and generally refers to Mr. Savage's ideal for healthy human sexuality: that a partner should be "good, giving and game" when presented with a person's fantasy, however kinky or unusual. In his March 1, 2007 column, Savage summarized "GGG stands for 'good, giving, and game,' which is what we should all strive to be for our sex partners. Think 'good in bed,' 'giving equal time and equal pleasure,' and 'game for anything—within reason.'" is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


GLH

GLH, meaning Girl Love Handles, was first mentioned in an April 2004 column. The term came from a reader, not Dan Savage himself.


Santorum

Savage reacted strongly to former United States Senator Rick Santorum's statements about homosexuality in an interview with the Associated Press published April 20, 2003. (See Santorum controversy for the details.) In the interview, Santorum describes gay sex as part of a class of deviant sexual behavior, including incest, polygamy, and bestiality, which he said threaten society and the family. Furthermore Santorum stated that he believed consenting adults do not have a Constitutional right to privacy with respect to sexual acts. Santorum is a proposed neologism popularized by American humorist and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage in 2003 to memorialize former US Republican Senator Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania due to the controversy over his statements on homosexuality. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... “Santorum” redirects here. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rick Santorum The Santorum controversy arose over U.S. Senator Rick Santorums statements about homosexuality and the right to privacy in April 2003. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The term polygamy (many marriages in late Greek) is used in related ways in social anthropology, sociobiology, and sociology. ... Leda and the Swan, a 16th century copy after a lost painting by Michelangelo. ... A family in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by analogous or comparable relationships — including domestic partnership, cohabitation, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership (as occurred in the... The right to privacy is a purported human right and an element of various legal traditions which may restrain both government and private party action. ...

Savage was outraged by these statements. At the suggestion of a reader, Savage challenged his audience to come up with a sex-related definition for the word santorum as a satirical form of political protest for the express purpose of "memorializ[ing] the Santorum scandal […] by attaching his name to a sex act that would make his big, white teeth fall out of his big, empty head". Image File history File links Santorum_splash. ... Image File history File links Santorum_splash. ... A splash page is a full page drawing in a comic book. ... Santorum is a neologism popularized by American humorist and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage in 2003 to memorialize Former US Republican Senator Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania due to the controversy over his statements on homosexuality. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ...


After Savage published several definitions suggested by readers, a vote was taken among the readers of his column. The winning definition: "the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex" was announced in the June 12, 2003 column. This article needs cleanup. ... Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) In humans, defecation may occur (depending on the individual and the circumstances) from once every two or three days to several times a day. ... Roman men having anal sex. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Savage set up a website, santorum.com. The site, also known as Spreading Santorum, gives the official definition of the term "santorum," under which a brown, splattered stain appears on the otherwise-white page (see right). As of April 2007, the site remains the top Google result for the search term "santorum", above the former Senator's site. // April 2007 is a common month and is the fourth month of that year. ... Google Inc. ...

Dan Savage's latest attempt to spread a meme (and get Bush impeached).
Dan Savage's latest attempt to spread a meme (and get Bush impeached).

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DTMFA/ITMFA

For years, Savage has told his readers in bad relationships to "DTMFA", or "Dump the Motherfucker Already". In March 2006, Savage launched a new website to popularize "ITMFA", or "Impeach the Motherfucker [Bush] Already", which one of Dan's readers suggested he popularize. The ITMFA site is set up as a blog, with Savage as the main writer, showcasing how people have applied the ITMFA term to homemade tee shirts, signs, buttons and even license plates.


External links and references

Links related to "pegging": The Stranger is a weekly newspaper in Seattle, Washington, noted for its social commentary, political opinion, arts, comics and music coverage, and local news items. ... The Onion is a parody newspaper published weekly in print and online. ...

"Links related to "good, giving, and game":"

Links related to "santorum": January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Savage love - News - The Phoenix (792 words)
On Monday, the 31-year-old Savage won in the national-reporting category; he was honored for exposing President George W. Bush’s unprecedentedly frequent and expansive use of presidential signing statements, which effectively assert Bush’s right to ignore new laws — like the 2005 torture ban — that he’d rather not follow.
Last year, for example, Savage’s stories led Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), then the Senate Judiciary Committee chair, to file legislation that would limit the use of signing statements, and to hold hearings on the subject.
And as Savage tells it, Baron’s willingness to give his signing-statement coverage prominent play from the outset, despite other outlets’ reluctance to follow suit, played a vital role in driving the story forward.
Savage Love - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Savage Love is a syndicated sex-advice column by Dan Savage, appearing weekly in several dozen newspapers, mainly free city papers in the U.S. and Canada, but also newspapers in Europe and Asia.
In 2001 Savage challenged readers of his column to name the sex act in which a woman uses a strap-on dildo to perform anal sex on her male partner.
Savage's ideal for healthy human sexuality: that a partner should be "good, giving and game" when presented with a person's fantasy, however kinky or unusual.
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