Having sex

Joint work with Mark Migotti.

“When I first started having sex with other people,” writes Greta Christina, “I used to like to count them”. But who counts when you are counting? As Christina shows us, it turns out to be remarkably hard to tell once one gives up a heteronormative focus. Marilyn Frye goes as far as to suggest, in her “Lesbian ‘sex'” that the concept of having sex is irrevocably tied to the male orgasm. The view we are developing approaches sex as a species of collective action rather than as a privileged subset of sexual activities.