Dear Hot Stuff,
I'm not quite sure what to do. I've been seeing this girl
for little over a month now and things are going well. I'm a
naturally jokey person and I love to make her laugh. But now that
we've begun sleeping together, well, she still won't stop
laughing. She's actually taken to giggling the whole way through
sex. I didn't think I was that funny!
Dear Comedian in Coventry,
The French have a wonderful expression which goes: 'Femme
qui rit, a moitié dans son lit.' A woman seduced by laughter is
already halfway to being in your bed. Nice, right?
I'm not sure that I wholeheartedly agree with this particular
expression though. Il y a une couille dans la soupe, or a testicle
in the soup. Something's not quite right...
In movies, the people who get it onnn are frequently seen
pouting like poisson or moodily undressing one another with hungry,
animalistic and somber regards. (I mean, would it kill that
Twilight bird to crack a smile, for crying out loud?) It's barely
realistic, but who hasn't tried pulling off a solemn Hollywood sex
face at some point or other...? But which tactic is the right
one? Is it better to make a girl laugh or to charm her with false
airs and graces, all the while pouting harder than Posh Spice
sucking on a lollipop.
It's a dilemma, Comedian, it really is.
Proposing a delicate balance act between the two would surely be
the most sensible solution. A fine line between punning and
pouting, between crying with laughter and cringing with
Humour has clearly gotten your girl into bed, almost too well. But
sex IS amusing! All that huffing, sighing and jiggling needs a
little breath of light relief. There is nothing more intimate and
nothing more amusing when you think about it.
I hope your girlfriend doesn't wear glasses, Comedian. The witty
French have another expression I adore.. 'Femme à lunettes, femme à
quequette...' Look it up.