Unlike some, I fiercely refute the idea that there is some sort
of ongoing battle between "the straights" and "the gays". I would,
however, postulate occasional bewilderment and/or
Never has this become more apparent than in these last few
months of abominable pain and suffering after my excruciating
break-up. My two best friends are as hetero as they come and have
supported my L Word-meets-Well of Loneliness-meets-end of the world
2012-style histrionics with all the unbending intransigence of the
"straights" that they are (and I mean that in a good way).
Drama, upset and tears… There are things that transcend
differences in sexual preference.
And then again, there are some things where the gulf between us
is brought, with shocking black and white clarity, to the fore.
Sex, for example, a subject matter where my best friends and I
will never really "get" one another. A topic of conversation
fraught with confused looks, the odd raised eyebrow of amazement
and frequent awkward silences… Add in the accompanying issue
of foreign partners and embarrassing lingual problems, well, let's
just say gay and straight people talking about sex is just about
the conversational equivalent of what would happen if we were
actually to try and bonk in real life: messy, hilarious (and not in
a good way) and marred by moments where you just can't help
thinking about what's for tea…
But the conclusion I have reached is that lesbians have bloody
amazing sex. I mean, I didn't think it was that hard to have
amazing sex but apparently… it can be!
Now, I know I have sex on the brain. I live in Paris, surrounded
by the French who live and breathe the stuff, and was recently
asked to write elegant pornographic short fiction for the most chic
sex boutique in the capital… (Is it ironic to teach the French
about sex? Wasn't it the British who mastered the art of lying back
and contemplating patriotic matters?) But I realize I have
knowledge to impart.
So now that I have finished being heartbroken, I'm ready to
share my wisdom…
Stand by! Next week, Gemma's back with the
first in her new series of sex blogs for divamag.co.uk