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Got a BETTER metaphor for SEX?

In case you didn't see the talk, the predominate metaphor for sex (baseball) needs to go (for several good reasons which you can watch the talk to hear about).

The metaphor suggested was pizza, which was alright, but I bet one or more of you can come up with one or more better metaphors for sex and I'd like to hear them.

The criteria for a good metaphor is that it is comprehensive enough to supply a sufficient amount of applicable phrases.

One metaphor off the top of my head (and I'm sure you can do better) is that sex is like a good book. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but once you pick it up you can't put it down, the plot thickens if you know what I mean, the narrative pace is enjoyable, you can read it in a lot of positions, but when you finish with one chapter you can move on to the next, there is bound to be at least one climax if not more and hopefully there's a safe and satisfying resolution. Maybe you can't wait to read the sequel. Maybe you'll try a different author.

Now, I don't think that's any better than the pizza metaphor. So help me out.

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  • Aug 19 2013: This is the most chauvinist thing you'll ever here me say, but men are big stupid animals so we all get this analogy:

    Women are like cars.

    Every see a rich guy driving a Buick? Probably not. He can afford the Lambo, but that type of car is not very reliable or affordable in terms of maintenance. The average guy will probably be driving some kind of random sedan- but we all trade up several times until we get something we can drive until the plant us in the ground. Or we go out via heart attack cause we are 85 years old and trying to do 140 in a Maserati.

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