Friday, December 25, 2009

Sexual rivalry / battles


... to really study the mechanics of the duck penis, you can't just fluff the animal. You need to give it something to have sex with. That's where the glass tubes come in. Brennan used four different shapes: a straight tube; a counterclockwise helix that matches the spiral of the male's penis; a clockwise spiral going in the opposite direction; and a tube with a sharp 135 degree kink, that mimics the position of the first cul-de-sac pouch in the female's vagina.


Pity the man whose wife writes a memoir. [...]

Consider Elizabeth Weil's husband, Dan. On Sunday, in the New York Times Magazine, Ms. Weil previewed a memoir she is writing about their effort to improve their marriage. She doesn't stint on the frisky bits—or rather, what she proclaims to be the insufficiently frisky bits. The conjugal part of their equation is apparently "not terribly inventive." Ms. Weil derides their "safe, narrow little bowling alley of a sex life" and tells us that she and her husband "hadn't been talking to each other while having sex. And not making eye contact either." One thing's for sure: If that hesitation to make eye contact suggested a certain reticence, Ms. Weil has overcome it.


  1. Anonymous said...

    I saw that duck story somewhere else, and it used the wonderful term "labrynthine vagina". It is pure Borges, though I can see it being used by Enstler too.

    The human female has equivalent labyrinths, but it is all outside, en route to the bowling alley.

  2. Anonymous said...

    Jeez: looks like some misogynists are now reading and writing on this blog?!

  3. Anonymous said...

    Misogynist? I thought the labyrinth was empowering?