Condoms and Hot Tubs Don't Mix; An Anthology of Awkward Sexcapades.

Author:Foster, Claire
Position:Brief article - Book review

Jennie Jarvis (editor) and Leslie Salas (editor); CONDOMS AND HOT TUBS DON'T MIX; Beating Windward Press (Nonfiction: Essays) 16.99 ISBN: 9781940761381

Byline: Claire Foster

Romance isn't dead, it's just mortified. The hilarious new anthology Condoms and Hot Tubs Don't Mix is a collection of laugh-out-loud, weird, and scandalous personal stories of sex gone wrong.

Movies, television, and pornography make sex look so straightforward. So synchronized. Consent is often implied: "her lips said no, but her body said yes." And everyone goes home happy. Real sex, as the writers in Condoms explain, rarely goes the way we fantasize it will. Sexual experiences and relationships are fraught with foul-ups, both funny and freaky. To combat the media's portrayal of sex, Condoms focuses on awkward, painful, and unexpected experiences.

The stories, poems, and comics in the anthology have titles like "The Penis Fly Trap" and "Watching Porn with My Mother." This collection is certainly not for the faint of heart. Sexual mishaps are described in detail, along with each encounter's uncomfortable consequences. Condoms is sex...

To continue reading