Posted by: Jennifer | July 10, 2009

talking dirty with an octogenarian

I just listened to Gloria Vanderbilt read an excerpt from her new novel and I have to say that I was slightly disturbed by it. Not by the content, because I’m more than happy to read a dirty book and there are no words in that particular clip that I haven’t said to someone in the past. But I can’t get it out of my head that she’s 85 years old and some of the most erotic words in the English language just came out of her mouth. It feels just a little bit…wrong.

I just can’t stop thinking that this woman is old enough to be my grandmother and she said words that I could never imagine my grandmother saying. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not one of those people who believes that my grandparents never had sex. They probably got a little nasty on more than one occasion and to be honest I’m a little comforted to think of them as human beings with needs just like mine. But that doesn’t mean that I would want to hear my nana talking about sucking on Grandpa’s cock while her throbbing pussy waited to be filled. It’s ageist of me, and slightly sexist, and I should probably be ashamed of myself. But it’s one of those boundaries in life that just shouldn’t be crossed.

With all of this said, I’m still totally buying the book. I just don’t think I’ll be able to handle the audio version.


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