Dinner Table Don’ts is an intermittent curation of News, Commentary and Analysis from Peter Thurley. Named after his first blog started while in university, Dinner Table Don’ts is a conversation about all the topics you were told to keep away from the dinner table.

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Dinner Table Don'ts
Dinner Table Digest: Sex Edition № 1
Sex is fascinating. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it, maybe you’re somewhere in between - whatever the case, sex is a primal human desire that affects all of us in one way or another. It permeates culture from top to bottom, creates and destroys taboos, and gets into all the places that you don’t want it to be. Sex is always there, it’s always visib…
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Peter Thurley grew up on the west coast of Canada in the town of Abbotsford, B.C. Leaving the natural beauty of British Columbia for southwestern Ontario charm, Peter obtained his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo in 2008. That same year Peter married his wife Shandi, and they now live together in Kitchener, ON with their lovable cats Miss Greyjoy Kush and Mr. Stark Haze and a Bearded Dragon named Poochie.


Peter Thurley
Dinner Table Don’ts is a conversation about all the topics you were told to keep away from the dinner table.