5×5 With The Hook: August McLaughlin

Forgive the outdated reference, but my guest today is the Dr. Ruth of WordPress. If Dr. Ruth was a hundred years younger, infinitely hipper and hotter than a firecracker dipped in jet fuel, that is.

Who doesn’t love a gal in glasses? Or a loose-fitting dress shirt? I ‘d say more, but my wife slings a mean frying pan…

Cutting to the chase: Today’s victim is intelligent beyond measure, bold, fearless, well-read and endlessly entertaining. She is August McLaughlin, and if you’re unfamiliar with this young lady, her website’s header says it all…

There simply aren’t enough adjectives in the English language to describe this young lady’s many fine qualities or the depth of her talent.

She wrote a book…

One woman locked in a basement, nearing death and longing for escape. Another baffled by the inexplicable symptoms wreaking havoc on her life. Both are lost and alone, yet somehow connected. And time is running out…

Near the tenth anniversary of her parents’ unexpected death, Claire Fiksen, a lovely young Harvard-grad and gifted psychologist in Minnesota, develops bizarre symptoms of an eating disorder that threaten her fledgling career, her relationship with a handsome young medical student, her grasp on reality and, soon, her life.

When her beloved grandfather reveals that there may be more to her parents’ death than she’s realized, Claire’s pursuit of healing becomes a desperate search for answers as she delves into her family’s sordid past. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, plotting to draw her into his own twisted web of misery. Claire has something he needs, and he’ll stop at nothing to obtain it.

Every step Claire takes brings her closer to the truth and danger. And her life, she discovers, isn’t the only one at stake.

… which you can purchase (and help support August’s mild Orange Crush addiction), by clicking HERE.

She loves her mom…

Girl Boner radio August McLaughlin sex ed

… of course, who wouldn’t? She’s cute as the dickens!

Her blog is the place to be if you want to expand your understanding of the age-old activity we all spend so much time attempting (or maybe that’s just me), to engage in, namely, sex. It is also the origin of the term “Girl Boner”. I know what you’re thinking, and here is a handy explanation to make things go easier for all of us. (See what I did there?) From August’s blog:

What IS Girl Boner? Girl Boner is a term I decided to trademark after years of contemplating it and all it stands for: the recognition and embracement of female sexual pleasure. More than a name for female sexual arousal, for which a universal term has not before existed, Girl Boner is the title of this blog series, my activism, my radio show and an overall movement-in-the-making!

August McLaughlin Girl Boner Radio



And to top it all off, you can let her sweet ‘n sultry voice fill your mind with knowledge and entertainment by clicking on her radio podcasts which are available for your listening pleasure on iTunes.


Besides being an upscale, forward-thinker in the field of human sexual activity, August is an animal lover and a sweet gal who recently went through every pet owner’s worst nightmare. Click on the link below, friends, and have a tissue handy…

Celebrating Zoe: Her Favorite Dog Cookies (For Humans, Too!)

And now, kids, it’s August’s time to shine. 

1)  If you could make any improvements to the adult film industry, what would they be?

   It would show a broader range of physicality, ages and sexuality and cater to a far broader audience. Currently, most adult entertainment is geared toward men and perpetuates some risky stereotypes and ideals.


    I have nothing against explicit sex scenes (in fact, YUM!), but I do take issue with the risks particularly mainstream, hardcore porn raises when it’s overused.

   If we were less inhibited and more communicative about sexuality as a culture, many of these issues would diminish.

   If our society’s views of sexuality changed for the better, so would porn.





2)  Hypothetical situation: You’re a wrestler, what’s your stage name and persona, you savage beast?

   Ha! I’m not exactly athletically inclined, though I did box for Perfect 10 for a while. They nicknamed me “Bounce,” and not because of any, er, body parts. I just couldn’t seem to stop bouncing around like Tigger. Hmm… Not fierce enough. How about Vivacious Nova?

(Okay, I cheated and used this generator: http://www.wrestlingname.com/diva/.) If that doesn’t work, I’ll choose a symbol, like Prince.

3)  What makes August happy?  (A specific dish. Puppies? Bom chick wow wow in public? What is it that floats your boat reagrdless of weather conditions, pretty lady?)

   Living an authentic life and pursuing my passions make me happy. When I’m blah, though, I can pretty much always find joy in animals, live music, gabbing, kissing, jumping around in the rain, anything Oprah, Christmas, Indian food, wearing funky costumes and, OMG, microphones. I have a total fetish.

4)  If you could rewrite one of your least favorite films (one of those flicks you love to hate), which celluloid “masterpiece’ would you pick and why?

   I usually can’t stand finishing a flick I don’t dig, but I would love to rewrite “Final Break,” the movie derivative of the TV series, “Prison Break.” I loved the show so much, it ruined me for other shows, but the movie was like “Prison Break” Meets “Gilligan’s Island” with a soap opera-tragic ending. *quivers*

(I loved Prison Break, August! Great, sexy minds really do think alike, don’t they?)  

5)  The story of your life – specifically your love life – would be called…

   That’s easy! Girl Boner!

(I guess I walked right into that one, didn’t I? Wait, that means I walked right into a boner…)


And on that disturbing note, kids, I’m going to wrap this motha up. My thanks to the incomparable August for donating her time and wisdom for the cause.

See you in the lobby, kids…



About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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10 Responses to 5×5 With The Hook: August McLaughlin

  1. HA! When I saw the title I thought “That’s got to be…” and it was. Cool. That first picture somehow manages to capture all her wit, talent, and elegance. Terrific interview, Hook.

  2. This just makes me wish I was younger.

  3. oceanswater says:

    I love the way you think!

  4. I like the ‘girl boner’ thing. There’s gotta be a name for it…only it sort of suggests that there’s an actual sticky out thing behind that heart (which there isn’t, or pubic hair by the looks of it). But what to call it!

    • Ha. I’m glad you think so! I decided to trademark the term because there are almost no terms specific to female sexual arousal. I’d wondered about “girl boners” since grade school (yeah, I’m normal like that! ;)). And Girl Boner refers to all aspects of female arousal, so the heart’s included. 🙂

  5. I’ve got something to feed your microphone fetish. Click on this and scroll down. This is a piece that was up in the Museum of Modern Art last fall. Contemporary artist Camille Norment stuck a light bulb inside a microphone. The shadows it casts make it look like a rib cage, which is intentional. It’s a great effect.


  6. MissFourEyes says:

    I need to start using the words girl boner more often!

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