The Sexual Bomb Dropping Traditions of the Midwest
I like living in Central Indiana. There's lot's of fun, talented, interesting people around. There's stuff to do and good things to eat. Around my house there's probably too many sweet cats that want to be friends, but that's okay. I'm saying this because Indianapolis, Indiana, and the whole Midwest really get a lot of shit. From people in other places, but also from people who live here. The going wisdom is that the Midwest is boring, but honestly everywhere is boring in its own way, and I've always been of the opinion that if you are bored, it's because you are, in fact, a boring person - but that's not what I wanted to discuss.
I just wanted to point out that the Midwest (and Indiana in particular) is a little more avant garde than it gets credit for. Most of the big sexual thought bombs were dropped in these parts, folks. The Kinsey Reports came out of Indiana University where the world renowned Kinsey Institute still resides. The revolutionary physiology of orgasm research from Masters and Johnson was straight out of St. Louis. The recent groundbreaking book (The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution) about the evolution of female orgasm by Elisabeth Lloyd, is also out of Indiana University.
I'd like to think that making Science, Sex and the Ladies is in this grand tradition, and as such has classically Midwestern content. What can we say? Shakin' up the sexual status quo - that's what we do around here.