Here at Riverfront Times
we've accumulated many books over the years. It ain't voluntarily. People send us this shit. And most of it is
shit. But every now and then, we find a real gem -- or two! Specifically, we find Virgin Sex for Guys
and Virgin Sex for Girls
, both written by AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Darcy Luadzers, who is (according to the jacket copy) a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
That's right: This sex therapist is a Cock.
At any rate, Dr. Darcy offers so much helpful advice about the birds and the bees and blue balls (for real!) that it would be a shame not to make some use of it. So beginning today, we'll answer questions on any topic with actual verbatim advice from Dr. Darcy. Just email us your query
, and we'll get Dr. Darcy on the case.
Our first question:
Dear Dr. Darcy,
I work as a social-media expert for a major metropolitan daily newspaper. Recently, I deleted an offensive comment from a blog. The comment in question referred to the female genitalia by an inappropriate slang term. Worse, the comment came from a teacher at a local school, who really should know better. (Don't worry: I showed him!)
At any rate, my action prompted a torrent of outrage across the Internet. So my question is: How should we refer to the male and female genitalia in social-media forums?
Editor Asks Teacher Must Use Filthy Filthy Slang?
Dr. Darcy's reply, after the jump...
Dear EAT MUFFS?,
Very few guys refer to their penis as "their penis," unless maybe they are talking to their doctor (or sex therapist), and much more commonly call it "their dick," or maybe, "my cock." If you're a guy and you're talking to guys about your dick and you keep calling it "my penis," you're going to look like a moron and nerd.
Some girls can use and like the word "pussy," but a lot of girls are uncomfortable with that and would rather use the word, "vagina," or "coochie."
- Virgin Sex for Guys
, page 161