The Sexes: The Agony and Ecstasy

"We found all different ways of caressing and different positions. He'd laugh and we'd really go at it, relaxed and having fun."

"I'm obliged to have sex with my wife. It's like food. If it's not very good, I eat it anyhow, even though I don't like it."

If the old national stereotypes about sexual behavior were true, the first speaker would be a Frenchwoman, the second a bored American husband performing his marital duties by rote. Actually it is the other way round; moreover, their sentiments typify those of their compatriots, according to...