Yes Means Yes: Getting Explicit about Heterosex

Yes Means Yes: Getting Explicit about Heterosex

Yes Means Yes: Getting Explicit about Heterosex

Yes Means Yes: Getting Explicit about Heterosex

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When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to write a book on heterosexuality, he replied, ‘That's like writing a book on breathing.’ Now, if you don't breathe, you die. If you're not heterosexual, then … you're not heterosexual. But I suppose the similarity is that, like breathing, if you're not doing heterosexuality, it's assumed there's something wrong with you. There's also an assumption that, like breathing, heterosexuality is something you ‘just do’, without having to think about it.

Heterosexuality is about ‘normal’ men and women doing what comes naturally. Heterosexual men will fuck anything that moves (just not very well, according to cliché), and heterosexual women will put up with bad sex because they want to be held. But . . .

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