One day, when Zeus and Hera get into an argument about whether men or women experience more pleasure during sex, they call on Tiresias. As the only entity mortal or divine who has been both a sexually active man and woman, he is, they figure, best situated to settle the dispute. Tiresias answers unequivocally that women experience ten times more pleasure in sex than men. Zeus wins the argument and, presumably, heads off to find another mortal woman to rape. This story has always seemed ludicrous to me, not least because my own sexual histor y and that of many of my female friends is plagued by the orgasm gap. I have always thought that the most interesting thing that this story shows is that people men in the ancient world were just as interested as we are today in understanding the experience of the opposite sex and comparing it to their own experience. But this last year, with an out-and-proud sexual predator in the White House and an unprecedented female backlash against sexual assault and harassment on many fronts, has witnessed a growing public discourse around bad sex. Bad sex is not sexual harassment or sexual assault or rape. It is obnoxious coercionclitoral ignoranceand vulvar pain.
It is not merely a toy album, he explains, but a way of exploring the meaning of life: The Star Wars narrative contains all the major motifs of classic literature, after that the action figures give reality en route for them. How I place figures all together on the shelf will evoke altered thematic tensions based on their individual personas. When I pair Han Alone with Greedo, that displays a absolutely different light-side dark-side dichotomy than after pairing Hans Solo with, say, All-purpose Grievous. Each of these questions focuses on a unique point.