I’ve been out of town for a few days, but couldn’t resist sharing this link. See, I read “Sex at Dawn” by Christopher Ryan (a non-fiction look at the history of human sexuality, that brings forth evidence rebuking a lot of common anthropological theory on the topic) within a month of first reading “The Game” by Neil Strauss. “The Game” came out a good five or more years before “Sex at Dawn,” and Strauss was considered crazypants for one of the assumptions of the PUA community: that women want sex just as much as men do. Ryan then makes the exact. same. point. in “Sex at Dawn” which made me incredibly excited for what this says about hookup culture and concepts of slut-shaming, sleeping with someone on a first date, friends with benefits and everything we as a culture think about women and sexuality.
This link right here is to Christopher Ryan’s podcast, where we and Neil Strauss sit down and have a manly, sometimes giggle infused but eventual more serious conversation about their work, and I was so excited when a reader forwarded it on to me.