FRANCE: Never on Monday

It has long been believed—especially in France—that the French more or less invented sex and even enjoy a monopoly on it, or at least on some of its more exquisite nuances. But now, 24 years after Alfred C. Kinsey published the first of his pioneering reports on the sexual habits of Americans, a team of French scholars has actually got around to studying sex in the land of I'amour. The result, published this week, is a massive 922-page Report on the Sexual Behavior of the French, whose findings are as surprising as were...

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