Well, let's return to those sexy times today, faithful readers, as we consider the newly revised version of the 1972 classic The Joy of Sex, slated to hit bookshelves early next year. The book has been revised a number of times over the years, but the new version, revised by "British sexologist" Susan Quilliam, is "written, for the first time, for women as much as for men" (New York Times). It features a major section on the "clitoris," a subject that was largely overlooked by author Dr. Alex Comfort in the first volume, Quilliam explains, “Not because he was anti-clitoris...but because he just didn’t know” (NYTimes).
Chip: "This is exactly my position on the clitoris."
The new volume also seeks to examine the role technology is playing in sexual relationships. In the past, Quilliam says, "there were no...JDate, no Skype sex, and no such thing as 'teledildonics,' devices that allow partners thousands of miles apart to combine virtual sex with real sexual pleasure, via computer. There was no such thing as an MP3 player that doubled, in a pinch, as a vibrator." (NYTimes).
Richard: " 'Teledildonics' is my absolute favorite new word and here's an amusing discussion I found on-line: "There are places on line where you can go to learn to make your own teledildonics. These are inexpensive but require time and at least a little technical know how (or the patience to learn). These products work, but usually don’t look sexy and shiny and fresh out of the box."
Chip: "And if you don't have the time or technical know-how to make your own, I find that a hand also works."
Quilliam's revisions, quite naturally, examine the "elusive G-spot" and she also points out the existence of two other "pleasure points," which are "the A spot, deeper inside the vagina that the G spot, and the U spot, between the clitoris and the vagina." The boys, who have had more success locating the G spot since Dr. C's diorama, are both excited and apprehensive about this information but look forward to the search.
The new work eliminates many of Dr. Comfort's outdated notions about sexuality, such as his belief that "most men, given a young and attractive partner, can always get it up...it's only when a woman lets herself go that he has a problem" (NYTimes).
Quilliam claims her primary goal is to "normalize" sex, claiming that "most people don't have screaming orgasms every weekend."
Chip: "It's true. I rarely scream."
Richard: "She is shattering many of my most cherished notions about Quinton's waitresses."
Just when you thought a truce had been reached in the battle between the university and Joe College, KU is once again filing a suit against the store and its unlicensed merchandise, claiming that the owner continued to sell many of the banned shirts after the agreement was reached.
Chip: "I'm stocking up while I can on 'Our coach is phat' shirts. They make great Christmas gifts."
Readers, the LC is closing up shop for the holidays, but we hope you return and join us after New Year's as we continue to explore the stories that matter most to you... such as whether Richard will fulfill his New Year's resolution to bang a sorostitute in the Chi Omega Fountain. Let's hope he does, because that would be pretty hot.