"Americans, we find, are not having much partnered sex at all--at least not much compared to what we are told is a normal or optional amount. And those people who are supposed to have the most sexual intercourse are having it less often than those who are supposed to be having intercourse the least."
"Coitus can scarcely be said to take place in a vacuum; although of itself it appears a biological and physical activity, it is set so deeply within the larger context of human affairs that it serves as a charged microcosm of the variety of attitudes and values to which culture subscribes. Among other things, it may serve as a model of sexual politics on an individual or personal plane."
"I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me--and that I've made of myself--as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it."
"After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and imitable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit."
"Money is like sex. Some people believe that the more sexual experiences they have, with as many different people as possible, the more fulfilled they will be. But even great quantities of money and sex may not satisfy the craving. The problem lies not in having too much or too little, but in taking money literally, as a fetish rather than as a medium. If wealth is found by rejecting the experience of poverty, then it will never be complete. The soul is nurtured by want as much as by plenty."
"He made for the door, automatically resuming his glasses and leaving in front of her, on the floor, his right slipper in token of his speedy return. Then, his desire exposed and his eyes wicked behind their strong lenses, he attempted to push her toward the bed."
"The ubiquitous and acutely conscious presence of our adolescents is a major problem, especially since much of their consciousness seems to be focused on sexuality--ours and theirs. They expect us to ignore them if they are kissing their dates in the family room; but let us so much as wink at one another, and they whistle loudly."
"[If a woman athlete who had contracted the AIDS virus admitted that she] had been with one hundred or two hundred men, they'd call her a slut, and the corporations would drop her like a lead balloon."