Book 2 – sex talk content


Sex-related content in book 1 & 2


sex talk in
book 2:
travelling,
and we (still) need to talk about sex

Prelude, US

  1. Nudity

Happy Flying, US

  1. We need to talk about sex

California, US

  1. Urns
  2. Property
  3. Couple therapy for the body and the mind
  4. Sex jokes
  5. Perspectives
  6. LGBTQ+
  7. Homosexuality, an intrusion?

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  1. Copacabana Beach
    1. What’s wrong with a girls night?
    2. Hoping to be liked
    3. So, what’s wrong with a girls night?
    4. Traumatic run-ins with women
    5. What’s the idea of a girls night?
    6. Women prison and inferiority complex
    7. A world run by women
    8. I never wanted to be a woman
    9. Trouble with the body
    10. Limping
    11. Boys night and penis length
    12. Prejudice, unwelcome news, and news from the girls night
    13. Evasive gender
  2. This is Rio, best place for gays

Buenos Aires, Argentina

  1. You have to fuck
  2. Your dick is not a weapon
  3. Abortion and the Catholic Church
  4. Trustworthy men
  5. Sex and populism
  6. Sex talk, a journey
  7. Exploring why we do stupid things
  8. Why does fear smell?

South Africa

  1. Friends
  2. Colours of the skin, HIV and a priest
  3. De-scandalising sex

Sydney, Australia

  1. Outfits, and urns rebooted
  2. Sexiness as a weapon among women?

Time off, Australia

  1. Beauty

Flying to Beijing, China

  1. Domestic violence
  2. The penis trauma

China

  1. Sex talk in practical terms

Otaon

  1. Palace Garden
    1. Sex is a private matter
    2. Only to have more sex?
    3. What are women for?
    4. Do we make each other?
    5. Beautiful women
    6. Headscarves
    7. Dressing sexy, or know what you are doing
  2. They should have protected you
  3. Get married!
  4. What is worse: breasts or bleeding?

Romania

  1. Is this how rape happens?
  2. Relationships
  3. The perfect balance between female and male

Russia

  1. The Ball in Russia
    1. Do you really think I’m pretty?
    2. The Prince and the Queen
    3. The sea of boobs
    4. The body must be a key
    5. Bulges and urges
    6. Tits and brains
    7. More awkward stuff
    8. Prostitution
  2. Partners don’t just happen

Berlin

  1. Lesbians
  2. All cards on the table

Afterthoughts

  1. The narrative

sex related content in
book 1:
beginning,
or drafting a town experiment

  1. The vilification of the body
  2. Porn
  3. Happy parents
  4. Why don’t you have children?
  5. Pregnancy nightmare
  6. Gendered outfits
  7. Singledom
  8. Losing it
  9. Sexual orientation
  10. One night stands, affairs, relationships and marriage
  11. Who rescues who?
  12. Jerks of my mother’s making
  13. Role models
  14. Abortion

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We need to talk about sex, limping and other speculations by Charlie Alice Raya

We need to talk about sex

Limping and other speculations about us and our sexuality

extracts from book 1, beginning and book 2/1, travelling

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This is a collection of sex-related discussions and incidents from book 1, beginning and book 2/1, travelling.

‘You know,’ Alice said, suddenly somber. ‘I wish we could just face all the sex issues and then move on. So many things are more important than our sexuality. But our sexuality fucking fucks with us.’

book 2/2, travelling, Russia

Extracts from book 2, travelling, and we need to talk about sex


Prelude, US

  • Nudity

Happy Flying, US

  • We need to talk about sex

San Francisco, US

  • Urns
  • Property
  • Couple therapy for the body and the mind
  • Sex jokes
  • Perspectives
  • LGBTQ+
  • Homosexuality, an intrusion?

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Copacabana Beach
    • What’s wrong with a girls night?
    • Hoping to be liked
    • So, what’s wrong with a girls night?
    • Traumatic run-ins with women
    • What’s the idea of a girls night?
    • Women prison and inferiority complex
    • A world run by women
    • I never wanted to be a woman
    • Trouble with the body
    • Limping
    • Boys night and penis length
    • Prejudice, unwelcome news, and news from the girls night
    • Evasive gender
  • This is Rio , best place for gays

Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • You have to fuck
  • Your dick is not a weapon
  • Abortion and the Catholic Church
  • Trustworthy men
  • Sex and populism
  • Sex talk, a journey
  • Exploring why we do stupid things
  • Why does fear smell?

South Africa

  • Friends
  • Colours of the skin, HIV and a priest
  • De-scandalising sex

Sydney, Australia

  • Outfits, and urns rebooted
  • Sexiness as weapon among women?

Time off, Australia

  • Beauty

Extracts from book 1, beginning, or drafting a town experiment

  • The vilification of the body
  • Porn
  • Happy parents
  • Why don’t you have children?
  • Pregnancy nightmare
  • Gendered outfits
  • Singledom
  • Losing it
  • Sexual orientation
  • One night stands, affairs, relationships and marriage
  • Who rescues who?
  • Jerks of my mother’s making
  • Role models
  • Abortion

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Originally, I only wanted a fun opening line for book 2 and eventually settled on: ‘We need to talk about sex.’ But I couldn’t make the opening work, and so book 2 got its subtitle, and a lot more on sex than expected. In fact, the sex-talk, as the team in the story calls it, has its own journey within the journey.

I would say that the most varied discussion takes place on Copacabana Beach, the most heartbreaking incidents are in Argentina and South Africa, the most intriguing speculation is probably about the penis trauma, and the greatest fun is most likely the ball in Russia.

I usually treat the subject with curiosity and bluntness, or to quote Alice:

‘No, Leo. This whole fuss about our sexuality is one of the major things that screws with us. We have to dig in bluntly to unearth everything we humans have made weird.’

book 2/1, travelling, San Francisco, US

And it probably helps that I am not exclusively interested in the subject, or to quote Alice:

‘You know,’ Alice said, suddenly sombre. ‘I wish we could just face all the sex issues and then move on. So many things are more important than our sexuality. But our sexuality fucking fucks with us.’

book 2/2, travelling, Russia

On the other hand:

‘I have been thinking about sex on and off for some years. And I can’t help feeling that somewhere in all of this mess, beauty and horror, there is an important key. Sex makes up so much of our lives and cultures.’

book 2/1, travelling, Happy Flying, US

For the impatient reader, I compiled a collection of sex-related extracts from book 1 and 2/1. I also put together a compilation of extracts relating to the speculations about a penis trauma.

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What’s this all about sex?

Book 2 is about a team, travelling around the world to further an international network for a town experiment. The sex talk is just one in many issues which keeps coming up. You can find a list of the main sex topics included in book 1 and 2 here >>>

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We still need to talk about sex, extracts

We still need to talk about sex

The penis trauma

and other speculations about us and our sexuality

extracts from book book 2/1 and book 2/2, travelling

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About an hour later, Alice felt a rush of excitement.
Could this be an explanation? Of sorts?
She had to talk to someone. But who? Who would be open enough to even think about this?
Alice stared at the screen in front of her, then back at the notepad she had been scribbling on.
Leo. Of course. Leo.

book 2/2, travelling, Flight to Beijing

This collection includes extracts from both parts of book 2, travelling.

While the issues are very serious, there is also humour and some intriguing speculations.


book 2/2, travelling

  1. Domestic violence, Flight to Beijing
  2. The penis trauma, Flight to Beijing
  3. Bulges and urges, Russia
  4. Making each other, Otaon
  5. Is this how rape happens? Romania

book 2/1, travelling

  1. Your dick is not a weapon, your breasts are not a means to an end, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. Nku killed her, Cape Town, South Africa

Leo was silent. Alice heard that he opened a tap and let water run into a glass. Then she could hear his gulps. And then he gasped. ‘Alice,’ he said with panic in his voice. ‘You have to stay out of this.’
‘But Leo, this could be important.’
‘No! Yes, it could be. And that’s why you — a woman — have to stay out of it. If you want this theory to get the attention it might deserve and if you don’t want to repel men from actually giving it a thought, then this is a matter men should deal with on their own.’

book 2/2, travelling, Flight to Beijing

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