Thought Catalog

This New Fellatio Café Will Offer You Some Lusty Oral Sex While You Enjoy Your Morning Coffee

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 06:15 PM PDT

Sophia Sinclair
Sophia Sinclair

Opening December 5th, 2016 the London-based Fellatio Café is sure to raise some eyebrows (and probably raise some other things too…)

The cafe will serve coffee, pastries, and an iPad upon which patrons can pick their escort from a list of thumbnails.

Calling it the “most expensive cup of coffee in the UK,” founder Bradley Charvet describes the coffee house:

Source: via The Guardian

“It will be a café like others, plus two booths for shy people. In Switzerland, booths are not allowed anymore. We are talking with the UK police to fix that for the shy guys.

Décor will be white, black and pink with some baroque-style chairs. […] A waitress is going to serve the coffee. Sex workers are only going to touch the clients’ genitalia.”

When a naked restaurant first opened in London, it had a waiting list of 50,000 people. So needless to say, this cafe will probably be hoppin’ pretty quick. TC mark

I Want To Spend My Life Trying To Deserve You

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 05:15 PM PDT


I love the thought that just brushing your lips over mine
could wash out every name that ever lived in my tongue.
I love the thought that mine could do
the same for you but the truth is,
I am not whole enough to be able to fill your vacancy.
The truth is, you deserve greater and
so much more— and that, I am not.

You deserve a girl who won't cry the
first time you make love to her.
You deserve someone who isn't broken,
who isn't tainted by past;
someone who isn't scraped from
rough hands and calloused fingers,
someone who isn't built of memories and nightmares,
someone who isn't collaborated
by 11:11 wishes and crossed fingers,
someone who isn't stitched by shipwrecks,
disasters and lightnings,
someone who isn't made of fear,
dilemmas and insecurities,
someone who will do anything and
give everything and unfortunately,
I am not that someone.

I will tremble in your arms and no matter
how honest they are at night I will be restless and inconsolable.
When the weight of the world is too heavy,
I will collapse underneath it.
I'm not as strong as you think I am.
I sometimes struggle in keeping myself
intact and I am filled to the rim with emptiness.
You deserve so much more than what I could offer.
But I am capable of loving harder than most.
I will pour out every last fragment of myself
just to give you something to hold onto.
I may not be that 'someone' you deserve but
at least give me a chance to exert my best. TC mark

24 Maya Angelou Quotes That Will Both Inspire And Comfort You

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 04:15 PM PDT

York College ISLGP
York College ISLGP

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

“We have lived a painful history,
we know the shameful past,
but I keep on marching forward,
and you keep on coming last.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.”

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.”

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”

“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”

“I’m considered wise, and sometimes I see myself as knowing. Most of the time, I see myself as wanting to know. And I see myself as a very interested person. I’ve never been bored in my life.”

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

“I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all.”

“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
Of things unknown but longed for still
And his tune is heard on the distant hill for
The caged bird sings of freedom.”

“A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but a woman called by a devaluing name will only be weakened by the misnomer. She will need to prize her tenderness and be able to display it at appropriate times in order to prevent toughness from gaining total authority and to avoid becoming a mirror image of those men who value power above life, and control over love.”

“A last love,
proper in conclusion,
should snip the wings
forbidding further flight.”

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

“The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees.”

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“One paints the beginning
of a certain end.

The other, the end of a
sure beginning.”

“Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.”

“Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.” TC mark

Here Is A Eulogy For Our Dying Love

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 03:15 PM PDT

Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson

Maybe, I'll start by saying I never regret anything. But I must say, I wish things turned out the way we wanted it to be. Because I won't be writing this if it didn't happen. But looking at the bright side of things, I would never know what love was until you brought me the definition.

To tell you, I am not prepared. I'm not ready yet. I don't want to let go. I don't want to say goodbye, but I have to. Because if I don't, I will never move on and I'll never know if there's someone willing to drown in me the same way I drowned in you. I like to acknowledge all the feeling you made me feel: euphoric or crestfallen because they made me stronger. They gave me a different hue to look at things. They gave me a wide perception in many things. I am glad I opened my doors for you. I am glad that even if we're miles away, I felt home.

Remember the first time you told me you love me? It was 11:43 in the evening and I don't know what to say. You made my heart bloom with so much joy that I got lost for words. You thought that I don't love you but when the phone call was about to end, I told you the real deal and you never doubted for a second. Ever since that night, you always remind me how much you love me and you never failed to make me love you even more.

Remember when we had our first fight? It only took three minutes to make everything alright. We know everything about each other that is why we always come back to each other when we sometimes drift apart. I would always remember these times because it really made me feel that whatever thing I or you might do, we will still find a route to each other.

Remember the days when we compared our love to the past loves we've been? I clearly remember that I did not love any man the way I loved you. And I still remember that you told me I was your one great love; the one that made you feel home without even touching the tip of your fingers. And I love that. I love you made me feel that. At least, I can tell myself, once in my life, I had this man that made me believe in forever. You changed my perception in a lot of things. You are positive, I am negative. We compliment each other, but I think we never really meant to last. Because if we do, we won't be hurting ourselves too much. If we love each other, we won't be hanging one just because of fear.

Remember the time when I was on the verge of giving up on life and you saved me? It was like you were wearing your shining armor and you lift me up. It was spectacular. You rescued me and made me realize that life is unfair and full of uncertainties. You told me that I should live because we still have a lot of things to do, that we still have to finish my bucket list together. But now, how am I supposed to do those things? You are not here. You won't be here anymore. I won't be able to do those things with you anymore. And it pains me knowing no matter how much effort we put through, we won't survive. Because you are pulling me down, but not that deep enough because you also guide me to grasp some air to breathe.

I would like to remember you as a dream: the dream that once came true.

The dream that made you realize a lot of stuff. The dream I won't forget. I was really happy when we met because you gave me a lot of reasons to continue living even though I'm hurting. You were my light and now that you're gone, I can't see anything. You are my destination. You are my haven. You were the safest and warmest place for a lost cause like me.

I feel hell right now. Because I wasn't able to explore every chambers in you. But whatever happens, you are forever in my heart. You took a piece of me that I didn't regret. If you were thinking of going back to the old route, don't worry. I didn't change anything. You can go back anytime you want, just make sure you won't take the keys of my heart with you. TC mark

Please Forgive Me When I Break Your Heart

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 02:15 PM PDT

Jesse Herzog
Jesse Herzog

The great and terrible truth of life is that the inevitability of causing pain to someone else during your time here is absolute.
The burden of hurting another person will rest heavy on your shoulders at one point or another. There is no running from it.
You will hurt people.
You will break their hearts.
You could be the reason someone hugs their knees to their chest and sobs into the silence at night.
It's not that the whole human race is comprised of soulless monsters, even the people who care the most will do something that needs to be forgiven.
We hurt people because life is made up of choices, and with every choice is a possibility that someone will be hurt by the outcome.
And it's often the people we loved most that we cause the most pain.
After all, bullets find their targets much more easily when the target is in close range.
As long as you're pulling the trigger, someone will get shot, even if by accident.
All you can do is try and minimize the damage,
Pray that this pain makes them tougher, harder. Hope that it doesn't break them.
You will be the one to slip a knife into someone during this lifetime, just try and do it as gently as possible. TC mark

This Is Why I’m Not Afraid To Leave

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 01:15 PM PDT

Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson

I’ll pack all my things in boxes
Fold up 5 years of my life in cardboard,
every memory, every piece of me in this house, stored away.
Slowly, until the memory of us is washed completely away.
I'll walk my hallway for the last time and I’ll stand in
the doorway for too long.
I’ll scrub away the hashes on the wall that my dad made in pen because he wanted everyone to know I was getting taller.
I’ll turn my home into a skeleton of the place I used to love leaving never gets any easier.
But better things lie ahead, new homes, new memories, new adventures.
Better sunsets. Brighter stars.
If you never leave, you’ll never see what lies just beyond the bend things you can’t see from your bedroom window. TC mark

To The Girls Who Need To Remember To Love Themselves

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 12:15 PM PDT


This is for all of the girls out there who have ever woken up to a new morning's sunrise, and felt like they don't want to get out of bed, because they don't measure up. The girls who have wished that they could wake up as someone else for a day… anyone else. The girls who feel like they're somehow less than what they should be. The girls who don't even know how to begin loving themselves. This is for all of you who have been led to believe that your beautiful souls are not enough.

Not pretty enough. Not smart enough. Not popular enough. Not hard working enough. Not talented enough. Not thin enough. Not curvy enough. Not loud enough. Not mellow enough. Not brave enough. Not funny enough. Not experienced enough. Not innocent enough.

Never enough.

Have you ever woken up in the morning not knowing who you are? Why you're here? What the point of all of this is anyway? Well, I have, more times than I care to remember. We’re all just fragile human beings, carrying breakable hearts and more feelings than we know what to do with. Sometimes, we're all a little unsure. The truth is, we all will have our great days and our not so rosy ones. No woman wakes up every single day feeling incredible about themselves; that’s simply not reality. That being said, the good days should, without question, kick ass with the crappy ones.

I've come to realise that the most genuinely beautiful women who grace this earth are the ones who believe that they are. They don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks, because they realise that the only person they truly need to impress is themselves. And that thinking in itself is where your true beauty can be found. It can't be found in the pages of that self-help book, or in the shower of compliments from the cute guy you met in the club on Saturday night, or in the eyes of your partner whose unwavering adoration for you radiates through.

You were always meant to be your own saviour all along.

Please don’t be the girl who waits for some guy you barely know to come along and tell you you're beautiful, before you start believing it. He might stick around, and he might not; but either way, he does not have the power to change how you truly feel about yourself, deep down. Not really. No one does.

You are what you believe. You are the voices in your head that you choose to listen to or disregard. You are as good as you allow yourself to be. You are anything you dare to dream possible.

You are the only person who has the choice, each day, to wake up and decide that you are beautiful.

The choice, if you're feeling a little bruised, to get up anyway. To blast your happy song as loud as you please, sing along to it with everything you've got while taking a glorious invigorating shower; to pick out your favourite summer dress and apply that bold scarlet red lipstick like you mean it. The choice to make yourself feel better, the choice to get up and keep moving forward, to keep choosing yourself.

If no one told you that you’re beautiful today, I want you to look at the reflection staring back at you in the nearest mirror, and tell that girl she is beautiful. Be sure to say it like you mean it. Your freckle clusters, your corner-of-the-eye creases, those gappy teeth, or your slightly off-centre nose. Your child-bearing hips, your invisible thigh gap, or those slightly-wider-than-you'd-like ankles. All those parts of you that you believe to be flaws, only appear that way because you've been convinced to view them in that light. Think of them as your beauty spots. They make you, you. Why would you want to try and be anybody else? Don’t compare yourself to a hot stranger on Instagram. Don't hate the girl you think is your competition, because she's really just a soul sister in disguise. The world already has a beautiful her, and her, and her… what it doesn't have yet is a beautiful you.

You harbour more potential and possibility and greatness within you than you can even begin to imagine right now. You hold a gift that is unique to you – no one will possess the same one; not now, not ever. And in knowing this, how could you wish to not be you?

How could you not believe in that incredible woman that you see staring back at you?

You may not be able to see it right now, but you have your very own one-off flavour of sparkle. And your sparkle has more than enough light to shine fiercely all on its own. You simply have to find it, continue to fuel it, and never allow it to go out.

Feeling beautiful will always begin, and end, with you. TC mark

12 Of The Simplest Truths That Will Help You To Achieve Happiness Every Day

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 11:15 AM PDT

Liat Aharoni
Liat Aharoni

What I want to tell you is the simple truth of it all (in my humble opinion) and I need you to listen carefully.

1. Honey will always bring more light to you than poison.

2. If something does not fit you in the store, don’t buy it.

3. Men or women who know only of your body, don’t deserve a shelter there.

4. Skin is only skin and when you start to give more meaning to color than soul, you have lost too much of what makes you human.

5. You can't make someone love you. There isn't enough money or pleasure in the world that can force someone to give you their heart. Love, at its core, is free and must be given without strings, conditions, or guidelines. That being said…

6. Love is love is love is love. Whether or not someone agrees with the packaging is irrelevant. Love between two humans, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, background, or status, is beautiful. No amount of hate can change this.

7. If you need help, ask for it. It does not make you weak. It just means you know your limits, and that in itself is a strength.

8. Your passions and dreams are not given to you lightly. Follow them. See where they lead. You have one life in which to do all the things you wish to do. Use it to the best of your ability.

9. Nothing in this world can weigh you down if you simply choose not to grab hold of the anchor.

10. Surround yourself with people who love you and support you always. These are the people you should invest your energy in. These people will be your lifelong family.

11. You matter. This has been said a million times, but what I know to be true is that my heart learns best with repetition. YOU MATTER. And there are too many reasons why for you to ever believe otherwise.

12. Today is a good day to be alive. Always. TC mark

Alison Malee is a poet and the author of the book Shifting Bone.

Shifting Bone is available as a physical and electronic book. You can buy it here

11 Things You Need To Know Before You Date A Libra

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 10:45 AM PDT


1. Libras have the best social skills in the Zodiac. People love them. People love to be around them. They are the wrong person to date if you are easily jealous or a total homebody, but the perfect person to date if you are looking for a partner in crime to take over the world with.

2. Secretly, Libras are total suckers for flattery. You can never compliment a Libra too much — as long as it’s genuine, they can smell a lie a mile away.

3. Libras can also be incredibly hard on themselves. The best advice you can give your Libra is to not judge themselves more harshly than they would judge one of their dear friends.

4. If you’re having a dispute with someone, have a Libra mediate. They are amazing problem solvers and understand how to be fair and keep all parties happy.

5. A Libra will be the star of your relationship, whether you’re in agreement or not.

6. Libras love love and they spend a lot of their young life focused on finding a partner. When they find one, they make them the center of their lives and social circle, in a coveted place above even their most treasured friendships.

7. There aren’t a lot of problems Libras can’t charm their way out of. When dating one, expect to be surprised by all the random favors people seem to love doing for your Libra. This is just their normal life!

8. Libras are more fundamentally moral than other signs. They will have a very hard time lying or cheating someone longterm.

9. An ideal date for a Libra involves the opportunity to charm many of their favorite people at once. An outing with their inner circle, no matter what you do, will always make for a great night.

10. In the history of the world, a Libra has never been attracted to someone who wasn’t a great conversationalist.

11. Libras tend to be old souls and appreciate the finer things in life. They are intelligent and have great taste when it comes to movies, music, books and art. They would love to get you excited about something that has excited them. TC mark

I Think You Will Always Be A Part Of My Story

Posted: 06 Aug 2016 10:15 AM PDT

I have written so much
of you that if you
piece every syllable,
every word, every phrase
on the lines of my palms,
you can see the silhouette of
your eyes,
eyes that show a glimpse
of the depth of your soul,
the deepest part of you
your lips,
lips that could kiss away
the monsters of my daydreams,
kiss away all my secrets and
all my mistakes tucked under
my sheets and under my bed
your hands,
hands that could caress my
scars and bruises and
heal them, heal them with
the gentleness of your
whispered embraces
your heart,
heart that could love
even the roughest edges
of my broken bones, love
even the darkest trenches
inside me
I have written so much
of you,
it is as if you live and
breathe and thrive in
every syllable,
every word and
every phrase
I have written so much
of you
and I still haven’t had enough. TC mark