While Rosa’s dodging missiles (not the good kind), Ed’s learning a lesson in the international language of lust. Only here’s the rub (or more aptly, the spank): his fantasy didn’t pan out quite as he’d imagined. Rosa shares a humorous post from Texts from Last Night. Perhaps there’s an upside to Rabies? The Wonks discuss a curious symptom of the advanced stages of Lyssavirus.
Back into their discussion of the basic sexual rights as drafted by the International Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, Ed and Rosa discuss right number seven—The right to be free of persecution, condemnation, discrimination, or societal intervention in private sexual behavior. Ed shares how a current circumstance with a neighbor is affecting his sexual comfort and performance. Homophobia takes on new heights in certain African countries – it looks like Uganda has a rather unusual Christmas gift in store for its gay citizens! Yet culturally, there’s an interesting paradox in this persecution when it comes to some rights of passage into manhood.
The Wonks wrap things up with a discussion of the Jewish Marital Contract.