A short story where sex and conversation switch roles
July 30, 2005 8:42 AM Subscribe
A friend of mine is trying to identify a short story that she read in high school where conversation and sex have the opposite roles than they do in our society today.
posted by Turd Ferguson to writing & language (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
That is, discussion is viewed as intimacy and is done only in private, whereas people will be physical with each other freely in public. She thinks that speaking at all in public may have been taboo, and the consummation of a relationship was an act along the lines of exchanging essays with a partner. She does not remember much of the plot.
I've tried google, but as you might imagine, these terms are a bit difficult to work with.