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Intimate Experiences - follow up

This is a follow up to my recent note abut intimate experiences. There is no getting around the fact that Lynn and I came to Europe with American sensibilities and I write from the perspective of getting used to things that don't fit those sensibilities. But it goes the other way, too. People who come to the U.S. bring there own perspectives, of course, and I've included here an excerpt sent to me by a woman born outside the U.S. about the same topic.

   I have to tell you that I am used to the facilities you are
   describing and had exactly the opposite experience when I moved to the
   U.S. I always thought (and still think sometimes) I am so glad that
   I am not a man..... with this huge dam of water and so close to the
   "chassis".  :-)  Oh Boy!! (Sorry I hope it does not sound crude). It is
   just that so much water can be very threatening if you are not used
   to it.

 

2008 Rick Wexler   last updated February 21, 2008