Overheard in Somerville, 06 October 2007

Walking home from the Honk! festivities in Davis Square today, Terri and I were chatting, and then we both suddenly fell quiet because we both started overhearing the conversation behind us. There were three guys, presumably on their way back to Tufts for a wacky Saturday night, and strategizing on the best combination of alcohol, interpersonal dynamics, and opening lines that they could use to start an orgy. I wish I had exact quotes here for you, but I don’t. The prevailing strategy, though, was that you needed a room with a large enough number of people, everybody had to be sufficiently drunk, it had to be sufficiently late at night, and then one couple might be able to start making out, and trigger a massive and simultaneous increase in hormones and decrease in social inhibitions among everyone else in the room.

Tufts freshmen are so cute.

Guys, I hate to disappoint you, but this is not a recipe for an orgy, it’s a recipe for vomit and people trying to figure out how to spend the next three years avoiding each other. Start small, like having sex with one person, and work up, OK?

One thought on “Overheard in Somerville, 06 October 2007”

  1. Although I’ve never attended an orgy I know a few people who probably have. Trust me, the people who are into that sort of thing…well, let’s just say they’re usually the last people you want to see naked.

    On a related note, I’m working on a film right now that involves a sexually confused young man. I think the script is pretty solid except for the penultimate scene, which involves a MMF three-way. The scene is one of post-coital peacefulness. No sex is ever depicted – it’s not that kind of movie. I can’t speak from personal experience but everything I know of human nature tells me that consummating a love triangle is not the way to bring about resolution and closure. Far, far from it.

    PS – How much do you want to bet that not one of these young men (I assume they were all men) was going to be the one to initiate the catalyzing make-out session?

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