America Unzipped: In Search of Sex and Satisfaction by Brian Alexander

By Brian Alexander

Welcome to the the USA we don’t often speak about, a spot the place that great couple down the road can be saddling up for “pony play,” making and promoting their very own porn DVDs, or webhosting different for a bit flogging. As award-winning journalist Brian Alexander uncovers, fringe experimentation has long gone suburban. football mothers, your accountant, even your personal mom and dad should be turning kinky.

Stunned by way of the uninhibited questions from traditional humans on his msnbc.com column, “Sexploration” (“My spouse and i've heard lot of of their thirties are taking part in strip poker . . . in addition to skinny-dipping with different couples/friends. Any notion if it is a stylish development or has it been happening for it slow and we by no means knew it?” or “I am attracted to bondage and listen to that there are mystery bondage golf equipment somewhere. are you able to aid me locate them?”), Brian Alexander was once pushed to appreciate Americans’ wish to get down and dirty—especially in an period the place conservative kin values dominate.

To discover what everyone is quite doing—and why a rustic that suffered a countrywide freak- out over Janet Jackson’s breast used to be enthusiastically getting into contact with its internal perv—Alexander set out on a sexual safari in glossy the USA. no matter if blending it up at a tradition of fetishists, suffering into his personal pair of PVC pants for a wild evening at a intercourse membership, being tutored on dildos by means of a nineteen-year-old manager whereas operating in an grownup shop, or studying the staggering methods of Biblical intercourse from an evangelical preacher, Alexander makes use of humor and perception to bare a sexual global that's quick redefining the word “polite society.”

Gonzo journalism at its funniest and kinkiest, America Unzipped is an interesting cultural examine and an eye-popping peek into the lives of individuals you’d least anticipate finding tied up and donning latex.

One Dozen issues to prevent while Exploring American intercourse

1. Asking an enthusiastic devotee to provide an explanation for cock-and-ball torture whereas status inside of arm’s length.

2. Assuming an evangelical Christian are not acquainted with the time period “69.”

3. enormously tight PVC pants.

4. attempting to turn into the 1st male intercourse toy domestic get together salesman in Missouri.

5. status too just about bondage versions with out donning overalls and protection goggles.

6. Insisting that Dan Quayle might by no means put money into porn.

7. showing a glance of shock whilst a grandmother discusses the danger of removal a dildo from a microwave oven.

8. Admitting your intercourse vocabulary is smaller than an 8th grader’s.

9. Explaining the adaptation among “cream pie” and “gonzo” to a suburban mother buying her son’s birthday intercourse DVDs.

10. attempting to interview a unadorned submissive locked on a cage.

11. anticipating solutions approximately intercourse from a six-foot-tall purple rabbit.

12. pondering that porn kings couldn't potentially have Ivy League levels and run charitable foundations.

From the Hardcover edition.

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