Category Archive: Sex

For a Spicy Experience, First Take the Pants Off

Here’s a little guessing game.  This is a salt or pepper shaker: So what do you think its companion shaker might be?  I suspect that most people would guess the other part of… Continue reading

Bath, Beneath, and Beyond

Continuing on with shaker sets that imply an invisible beneath, there is this pair: Once more, the shakers represent something that is standing in water, this time two bathers.  We see only the… Continue reading

Polyamory

Recently, my friend Joseph Thomas made a comment on Facebook that relates to my interest in salt and pepper shakers: What I think is wonderful about salt n pepper shakers: although they come… Continue reading

Ambiguously Gendered: Batting for Which Team?

This shaker set is not necessarily ambiguously gay–more like ambiguously gendered. Its two baseball players (who each look a little like stereotyped angry codgers wearing too much eyeliner), might be either both male… Continue reading

Ménage à trois petits cochons

Since I’m on the subject of pigs on top of other pigs (see my last post), consider these: As you can tell from the expression on his/her face, the pig on the bottom… Continue reading

Bøsse: In Danish, Both ‘Shaker’ and ‘Gay’

Having opened the possible closet of implication hidden in the all-male sets of salt and pepper shakers I’ve been looking at in my last few posts, I’ve found myself wondering if indeed there… Continue reading

Ahoy, Maties

Nor, I now see, are the gay sailors I talked about in my last entry the only completely masculine pair in my collection.  There are also these guys: It’s interesting that these two,… Continue reading

The News Is a Woman

In the miniverse of salt and pepper shakers, almost everything is either humanized or genderized or both. Most of the apples and bunnies and fire hydrants and yachts have been given some sort… Continue reading

Breeding Like Rabbits

Sometimes sand-and-pepper sets make clear distinctions between the masculinity and femininity of the shakers they contain without having to resort to putting the animal figures they represent into human clothing. You might guess… Continue reading

Underlining Gender Differences–Especially When We Kiss

One of the things I find fascinating about shaker sets is how their basic purpose–to contain two different condiments–becomes the basis of an ongoing confirmation, not only of the difference between salt and… Continue reading