I apologize for three things about this particular show.
First is that I am one day away from the one year anniversary of when I taped this show with Lori Barghini, one half of the fabulous Lori & Julia radio show on 107.1 radio.
Second is that I waited so long to post-edit that I missed all appropriate ways to tie the show into breast cancer awareness which is why we recorded in the first place.
Third is a personal apology to Lori | Better late than never and you have been delightfully understanding about the delays! You are just a gem Lori XXXOOO!
The reason I wanted to get Lori and Julia together for a show is to share with people the clever story of how these two entrepreneurial party girls created a product that created quite a stir. The product they invented is Body Perks! Listen to the show to hear the terrific tale of how they took the fine art of studying behavior in Vegas to the set of Sex and the City! The best part of the product is that it is so much more than sexy.
It is also receiving testimonials from post mastectomy patients and their loved ones. This is one show that has really helped me do what I originally set out to do - create a bridge between public health awareness and keeping it sexy! Taken from their website is this one testimonial that particularly touched me...
"My wife had breast cancer and a double mastectomy plus all the chemo and radiation Docs like to "recommend" as "additional precautionary treatment"! she has been through so much STUFF, but she loves me to no end and "understands" how much her breasts were such a vital part of her meeting my emotional needs for physical attractiveness and sexual fulfillment and that my commitment is and always will be to ONLY look to my wife to satisfy those needs. I find my wife to be a very attractive woman even without her breasts and have repeatedly told her there are still 998 other things about her that I love and choose to focus on what I have not what has been lost. She is perfectly content to be without breasts,BUT "we"wanted to at least pursue reconstructive surgery. Our appointment with a Dr at the Mayo clinic described in detail the three options with before and after pictures. A lot of pain and risks were what got my attention and visuals of muscle mass being laid on a table "so- to-speak" to be transferred to make breasts was not exactly a turn on, that I wanted my wife to have to go through, which she was perfectly willing to do for her husband's needs. I'm thinking "how much luckier can a man be to have a wife like I have, to willingly and cheerfully put her body at my decision?" She has modeled a sense of humor throughout all her endurings and sought her husbands' joint mutual aggreement every step of the way. The nurse was also in the room and I looked at her and blurted out "can I suggest a different option? (jokingly) Why not just make a three inch nipple that we could velcro to my wife's chest cuz it's her beautiful nipples that miss so much, forget the breast part?" The nurse didn't hesitate, and responded "sure we can do that!" She left and a moment later came back with some info and a caution: "be warned that if your wife were to wear these nipples, that I am going to tell you how to get, when she goes out in public, that she will have a LOT of men making eyes at her and seeing her as very attractive! So, if you don't mind... and she told us about bodyperks.com and further said with a sheepish grin " they would make a great stocking stuffer being this close to Christmas! I loved it! a viable solution to my dilemma, plus an idea for a stocking stuffer (I always want ideas) Just then, I remembered seeing a news piece done on KMSP- Minneapolis a few years ago demonstrating with hidden cameras the before and after the difference enhanced nipples did to a group of unsuspecting men's attention factor. Thank you bodyperks and Mayo clinic for helping out a desperate husband! Flat chested is A-OK! Just give me nipples to look at and I am good to go! (I have often heard it said that it does not take much for a wife to please her husband: just bring him something to eat and drink, show up with it naked and he will be VERY HAPPY! Boy! is that me! I am back to having 1000 things to love about my wife! May wonders never cease!"
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Thanks again Lori! Say hello to Julia for me. You both are the best!
Love & Peace,