A new study shows that regular masturbation can reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Seriously.
Australian researchers who carried out the tests found men who
ejaculate more then five times a week were better off then men with
more modest numbers. And the younger you start, the better the results.
Also on today’s show, I take a look at one literary author's secret success in writing erotic novels. Writer Rupert Smith takes on the "nom de porn" as James Lear as he writes steamy gay porn fiction.
I think that erotic literature serves the same purpose as other genre fiction, but with a more literal outcome. A good crime novel, be it by Agatha Christie or Alexander McCall Smith, provides a failsafe formula of crime, investigation and solution. The porn parallel is encounter, seduction and sex. While a whodunnit plots this pattern across an entire book, a porn writer must repeat it several times within one novel, allowing the reader time to recover before revving up the engines again. The reason why dirty books remain in the shadows is very simple: the book trade is not comfortable with masturbation. Books in which children are abused, women murdered and men brutalised crowd the shelves of WH Smith. Books in which consenting adults enjoy each other for the healthy entertainment of literate wankers do not.
Finally, in my Try This at Home mailbag, a listener reminisces about her debauched youth in New Orleans, in our continuing conversation about why we love this city so much!
Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions, feedback about the show, and requests for free show coupon cards to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 340, May 16, 2008)
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