In the Vacuum of Space

Accepted norms about sex and romance often fail to stand up to dispassionate dismemberment. Sometimes I find phrases that don’t quite undo received wisdom, but smell right all on their own.

A leading researcher believes a key component of lust is distance and difficulty, the tension of not quite knowing whether this new person wants to sleep with you; living together for years blunts all of that.

What do you think?

A nugget of platinum lies in there, both a question and an answer.

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