20 Of The Best Things Ever Said About Sex

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Or, 20 of my favorite things said about sex, anyway :)

1. “I personally only like high-class escorts. I don’t like sleeping with people I really love. I don’t want to sleep with them because sex cannot last, but affection can last forever. I think this is healthy. ” – Karl Lagerfeld

2. “I’m devoted to promiscuity, and always have been. I believe the more you do, the better it is for you. I’m a great health nut, and sex is, I think, absolutely marvelous for the whole system; tones you up.” – Gore Vidal

3. “Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.”Woody Allen

4. “Sadomasochism has always been the furthest reach of the sexual experience: when sex becomes most purely sexual, that is, severed from personhood, from relationships, from love. It should not be surprising that it has become attached to Nazi symbolism in recent years. Never before was the relation of masters and slaves so consciously aestheticized. Sade had to make up his theater of punishment and delight from scratch, improvising the decor and costumes and blasphemous rites. Now there is a master scenario available to everyone. The color is black, the material is leather, the seduction is beauty, the justification is honesty, the aim is ecstasy, the fantasy is death.” – Susan Sontag

5. “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” ― Oscar Wilde (update–I just realized this quote might be widely misattributed to Wilde… take note :)

6. “Eroticism is mystique; that is, the aura of emotion and imagination around sex. It cannot be ‘fixed’ by codes of social or moral convenience, whether from the political left or right. For nature’s fascism is greater than that of any society. There is a daemonic instability in sexual relations that we may have to accept.” – Camille Paglia

7. “Sex is what we use to provoke. If you pontificate about sex in a fanatical way, you’re a joke. But if you’re analytical about sex, it makes people very uncomfortable.” – Andrew Richardson (from my interview!)

8. “A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.” – Gloria Steinem

9. “In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.” Nora Ephron

10. “After being alive, the next hardest work is having sex. Of course, for some people it isn’t work because they need the exercise and they’ve got the energy for the sex and the sex gives them even more energy. Some people get energy from sex and some people lose energy from sex. I have found that it’s too much work. But if you have the time for it, and if you need that exercise—then you should do it.” – Andy Warhol

11. “The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform.” – Alfred Kinsey

12. “It’s been so long since I’ve had sex I’ve forgotten who ties up whom.” – Joan Rivers

13. “If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.” ― Marquis de Sade

14.“Don’t try to have sex like a porn star. When you’re having sex on film, you need to angle yourself a certain way. Doing that at home… it’s just going to be awkward.” – James Deen

15. “Catholics have more extreme sex lives because they’re taught that pleasure is bad for you. Who thinks it’s normal to kneel down to a naked man who’s nailed to a cross? It’s like a bad leather bar.” – John Waters

16. “Sick and perverted always appeals to me.”Madonna

17. “I am determined and ready to be a commodity that fulfills everyone’s fantasies.” – Sasha Grey

18.  “The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.” ― Woody Allen

19. “I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I’ve always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I’d fall in love with a woman. Damn.” – Germaine Greer

20. “I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.” – Gore Vidal



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