Kudos to the NY Times for tackling a serious topic and asking a bunch of 23-year-olds to think deeply about their genitals. There are some vastly enjoyable lines besides the one in the title bar.
Most fresh and surprising observation: He fell asleep immediately, leaving her staring at the ceiling. “I was really frustrated,” she said.
Most original use of a sports cliché to describe gender inequality: “The notion of sexual liberation, where men and women both had equal access to casual sex, assumed a comparable likelihood of that sex being pleasurable,” said Kim Wallen, a professor of neuroendocrinology at Emory University who studies female desire. “But that part of the playing field isn’t level.”
Startlingly intuitive interpersonal observation: Vanessa Martini, 23, from Marin County, Calif., learned early on that most men she slept with casually would not intuit her needs.
Most graphic description of the sex act: I think most of them were somewhat baffled that it would require more than just them thrusting.
Trenchant criticism of the education system in America: Ms. Martini said she was never taught how to have good sex, let alone how to ask for what she needs. The education she received in school was aimed at stopping teenagers from having sex at all; there wasn’t much discussion of arousal.
Most realistic description of sex: ‘Oh, my foot’s falling asleep, we need to move,’ ” she said.