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Friday, July 18, 2008

Summer of Love

“In summer, the song sings itself.”
William Carlos Williams

What comes to your mind when you think of summer? Swimming pools, barbeques, white dresses and sandals, lemonade, camping out… And how about one more: outdoor sex! I’m reminded of an old poem: “Hooray, hooray, it’s the first of May. Outdoor fucking starts today!”

Where was I? I sort of drifted off there for a minute. Oh yes. I wasn’t anywhere. That's what happens to me in the summer: I get distracted. Some people get spring fever; I get summer fever. I become more romantic and dreamy, and I really don’t want to work at all—just throw off my clothes, hang out in the garden, drink good wine and soak up the sun.

Which gets me to our next post. For the next few weeks, we’re going to examine how we function in what I call the “Socio-Sexual Response Cycle.” Previously, we discussed the Sexual Response Cycle (SRC) as documented by Masters and Johnson—that is, the physiological responses of the body to sexual stimuli. Now we’re going to take it one step further and look at how we respond socially. For example: how do we make our sexual choices, how do we negotiate them (if we negotiate them), and how do we manage the “after-orgasm” aftermath?

In preparation for our journey, I suggest you bone up (as it were) on the SRC by re-reading this post from September 15, 2006:


See you here at Summer Central next week for the beginning of our next journey.

With Pleasure,

Dr. J


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