Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Surprise us, surprise us

Pioneer sexual researcher Alfred Kinsey (Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, known together as The Kinsey Reports) was born on this day in 1894.

"There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror." -- W. Somerset Maugham.

When the issue of sex had come up, for instance, and it was obvious the time was ripe, Sully had been sweating bullets but she’d told him to relax and not think too much, and she’d taken the matter in hand, so to speak, and refreshed his memory about how to go about it, even though she’d said that she was probably more out of practice than he was. See, it’s just like riding a bicycle, she’d told him afterwards, and he’d had to laugh. -- Chapter 16, The Misforgotten.

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