ORGASMS ARE SHORT, unfortunately. Clearly the allure of sex does not reside in its climax alone; sex is a manifold experience constantly nourished by socialized eroticism. As natural and instinctive as sex is, it’s also a highly developed form of human interaction and intimacy, forever in need of reinvention. Much of the sexual experience takes place in our imagination.
From Giocondo Belli in the Los Angeles Review of Books and isn’t this a great opening paragraph for a book review? I’ll give you one guess which incredibly popular book Belli is reviewing there. I haven’t read the book so I can’t lead any kind of discussion on it. And here at Bitch Magazine is a thought-provoking discussion about the feminist integrity of sexually objectifying Joe Manganiello. I had a big long discussion on twitter about this one with a bunch of other feminists, but in a nutshell, that shit is complicated.
(Thanks to Emily Manuel for the link to the book review).