(This was submitted by one of our instructors, Naomi)
Scientists are always doing studies on sex and sexuality (Mainly, I think, because it's more titillating than studying cancer or brains or other non-sex related topics. A husband and wife team, Masters and Johnson, who were one of the pioneering teams in the science of sexuality actually watched 14,000 live orgasms over their career. Imagine!), but I stumbled upon a particularly interesting scientist/journalist called Gay Talese.
This man, in research for his book, actually joined Sandstone, which was basically an extreme swinger's commune in the late 70s and joined in the "activities." His defense was "I couldn't stay in the press box. It wasn't a Rose Bowl game...I wanted to go there and I wasn't going to be watching from afar." Right. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it?
Labels: erotica, Gay Talese, swingers, thy neighbor's wife