Sexless on holiday
Sometimes reading romance novels doesn’t quite prepare you for a love life...
For this 30-year-old urbanite, love is always a misadventure: The Harvard Lickwit, Hippie the Groper, the 5% Man, and the Ad Weasel. These and many other men wander in and out of her life — but never her bed.
It was an Austin Powers Goldmember party. “Choose a name,” said the host. “How’s that?” I asked. “Middle name + street you live on.” So I told, and he wrote, and I got my name tag: “Hello baby, my name is Anna Broadway, International Woman of—” ... Well, you’ll just have to guess the rest.
Clothes make the man; naked people have little or no influence in society. — Mark Twain
The central issue, then ... is not to determine whether one says yes or no to sex ... but to account for the fact that it is spoken about, to discover who does the speaking, the positions and viewpoints from which they speak, the institutions which prompt people to speak about it and which store and distribute the things that are said. What is at issue, briefly, is ... the way in which sex is "put into discourse." — Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, An Introduction