Nina Hartley Changed My Life #AVN Expo


Wow. We did it – hubs and I, who co-write Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More, sprang for the cost of the tickets and went to yesterday’s Adult Entertainment Expo, part of the AVN Awards celebration this week in Las Vegas.

If there was one person I wanted to meet (and never dreamed I could), it was Nina Hartley. We started watching her videos more years ago than probably she or we would like to confess, though it’s clear we do share baby boomer status with her.

As fans of our Swinging Games series can probably guess, we accessed adult videos (and yes, they were video cassettes) to spice up our own sex life, a daunting challenge with young kids still in the house and the inevitable effects of aging starting to settle in.

We were in the right place at the right time. Nina’s part of a new lifestyle website (more on that in an upcoming blog) – we had no clue, but were just browsing booths and saw her pic. I asked the staff person if she would be there – YES! In ten minutes! You can believe we waited for her – and I was first in line.

What I said:

“Nina, you changed my life.”

What we talked about:

I was astounded. After I told her how much we’ve loved her films, she started talking about how our bodies change as we age, and how important it is to believe in ourselves inside, remember what it felt like to be twenty nine, and enjoy our bodies as much now as we did then. More, in fact – she shared that, and I totally agree. I am having more fun in my body than when I was twenty nine, for certain!

What I wish I’d said:

That she was at the center of a profound series of changes in my life, and I am grateful beyond words. Of the videos we started watching, hers were the most engaging – it’s no surprise I like a storyline, which so many of hers deliver, and I loved watching her body and her sensuality. Naked Hollywood was my favorite series, and we bought them all.

We definitely benefitted from a jump-start to our libidos. That led us, somewhat later, to try our hand at writing the kinds of stories we liked to watch – so Nina, if you’re reading this, I don’t think we’d be a published erotic romance author, if it wasn’t for your adult films.

Good luck at tonight’s Awards Ceremony!!


4 Responses to “Nina Hartley Changed My Life #AVN Expo”

  1. Ann & Jeff Vintage Engagement Photography, Santa Barbara California met them outside Hartley Botanica a llitte past Santa Barbara California Find original version

  2. I’m so sorry you are dealing with a bitetr divorce. It seems like every divorce has one person involved who wants to make it ugly. It takes maturity to handle life changes like this gracefully. I went through it myself 8 years ago, and then worse with custody battle 5 years ago. I’m so glad I’m on good terms with my ex now.The good energy of your friends in Vegas will revitalize you, so glad you are getting away.

  3. Thanks for that! It’s just the answer I needed.

  4. 1911 from the 1917 s/n block, with a Remington Rand slide (thanks to a friend) after the original cracked. Added a few modern conveniences like Pachmayr Signatures, ambi safety and visible sights. IWB most of the time, sometimes I think about adding the M1927 for balance.


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