January 10, 2007

"Sex" in the news

American students are holding underground "nude parties" but it's not at all what you think, or you expect: instead of having a good time, as you do when you're in the sexual prime of your life, they're "non-sexual", where "Person-to-space ratio is very, very important" (i.e. all look, if you can in the dimly lit venue, but no touch). Apparently
"the dynamic is completely different from a clothed party. People are so conscious of how they’re coming across that conversations end up being more sophisticated. You can’t talk about how hot that chick was the other night."
Well, quite, but relating your latest sexual conquest to your mates could be accompanied by more than just verbal bravado when you're all starkers. In my opinion it would make for a fantastic night to remember. But no, puritanism and even good old-fashioned American style litigation still rule:
"A Yale freshman accused a senior of following her home after a naked party and making unwanted advances. He pleaded no contest to a fourth-degree sexual assault charge and in 2004 was sentenced to two years of probation."
Good sex in America, an oxymoron?

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