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Sugar in My Bowl by Erica Jong
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Nov 16, 2011

bookshelves: returning-unfinished

This book caught my eye because of the candy in the picture. It was like: "Jellybeans!... No wait, sex!" Then I started wondering if jellybeans have some kind of sexual symbolism I never knew about before. But it turns out they're gumballs in the picture anyway, so apparently not.

I thought this would be a fun book, but of essays selected at random, two were funny, one was hot, and five-ish were depressing. There sure is a lot of bad sex in the world. If this doesn't cheer up soon, back it goes.

Are there any books where the guys talk about their unfortunate sexual experiences? That would be interesting to me (but probably still depressing). It seems like it's always women talking about crappy sex.

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Blah. Not getting any better. I guess it's instructional that even women writing in a book about sex are squeamish, prudish, bad at maintaining boundaries, and generally uncomfortable with the whole topic of sex. I guess I'm not so weird after all. But this is still depressing. Back it goes.
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