the sex talk – introduction

We (still) need to talk about sex


Originally, I only wanted a fun opening for book 2 and eventually settled on: ‘We need to talk about sex.’

I couldn’t make the opening work. But by then, I had a lot more on sex in the story than expected, and so book 2 got its subtitle. In fact, the sex talk, as the team in the story calls it, has its own journey within the journey by now.

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

And it probably helps that I am not solely 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’ve 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, is an important key. Sex makes up so much of our lives and cultures.’

book 2/1, travelling, Happy Flying, US

Saying all this, book 2 is not about sex. Sex is just one of the subjects which keeps coming up.

For those who want to focus on the sex talk and for the impatient reader, I compiled a collection of sex-related extracts from book 1 and 2. I also put together a compilation of extracts relating to the speculations about a penis trauma.

The sex talk extracts usually don’t contain any sex scenes or romantic developments you find in the series.

You can find an overview of all sex-related topics on the sex talk overview page.

‘I walked myself right into your sex talk, didn’t I?’ Tom groaned, nearly bumping into another urn.

book 2/1, travelling, San Francisco

We need to talk about sex


and other speculations about us and our sexuality

Extracts from book 1, beginning and book 2/1, travelling including speculations about why homosexuality might be perceived as an intrusion (Fligth to Brazil), the most diverse sex conversation in book 2 (Rio), Nku killed her (Cape Town), and what to do about beauty (East Coast, Australia)

extracts collection sex talk, special

The penis trauma

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, Flight to Beijing, The penis trauma

extracts collection sex talk, volume 2

We need to talk about sex, sexuality mess

‘Jack cocked his head and countered playfully: ‘I agree. Sex is a private matter. But since this private matter has led to abuse and chronic unhappiness, we need to talk about it. Once sex is a happy undertaking again, devoid of abuse and dissatisfaction, it can all go back to being private.’

book 2/2, travelling, Otaon

Why buy an extracts collection?


Two reasons: one, you are only interested in a specific subject. Two, you read the books, and now you want to focus on a specific subject.

On top of that, it’s interesting to see that the extracts collections develop a dynamic of their own. That’s in particular true for The penis trauma and The beauty of modern slavery.

Extracts usually contain conversations and statements. A subject is never fully explored, but you will find interesting questions, thoughts or speculations.

Extracts mostly don’t contain significant spoilers and focus on discussions or statements which require little or no story background.

Whenever more story background is required, some additional quotes and notes are included.


about the sex talk


Overview of sex-related content in the easy town book series with hints of what to expect in the upcoming book(s).


We need to talk about sex

Dive straight into the sex talk with an extended extract from book 2/1, travelling.


The sex talk extracts collections

We need to talk about sex


sex-related extracts from book 2/1, travelling and from book 1, beginning

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The penis trauma

sex-related extracts with a focus on the why of sexual violence from book 2, travelling

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We still need to talk about sex

Sexuality mess

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sex-related extracts from book 2/2, travelling

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