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94% of UK adults would rather live without sex than their mobile phone

Two thirds of young Britons claim they couldn’t live without their phone 65% of people asked said they couldn’t live without their phone and 53% admitted they’re addicted to their handsets 9% admitted they preferred their mobile phones to their children Daily Mail Οι Βρετανοί ζουν χωρίς σεξ, αλλά όχι χωρίς το

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This vile cunt-starving land

Now wand’ring o’er this vile cunt-starving land I am content with what comes next to hand. Earl of Rochester, Sodom Favorite0

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Words at once true and kind

Nothing shows why at this unique distance from isolation It becomes more difficult to find words At once true and kind Or not untrue and not unkind. Philip Larkin, Talking in Bed Favorite0

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How does an Englishman know his wife has died?

How does an Englishman know his wife has died? Sex is still the same, but the dishes are piling up in the sink. Favorite0

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Sex-free regions

Yorkshire and the North-east are set to be sex-free regions, at least as far as independent television is concerned. David Lister, “Yorkshire becomes sex-free zone”, The Independent, 4 January 97 Favorite0

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Fear of sex

While the world’s extremists are quite open about their fear of sex, the British pretend to be utterly at ease with it. Henry Porter, “Too close for our comfort”, The Observer, 13 October 1996 Favorite0

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We are naturally a covered up nation

We are naturally a covered up nation, both mentally and physically. The ancient Greeks lived in Greece. We live in Scunthorpe, Edinburgh and Manchester. The Independent, 24 August 1996 Favorite0

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We are not a physically confident nation

We are not a physically confident nation. When we think of ourselves making love we do not summon the blissful image of taut bodies coupling, but a vision of up-ended buttocks and too much cellulite. (…) Undressed we think of ourselves more naked than nude, the sort of nakedness you find in

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Catherine Morland began to curl her hair and long for balls

At fifteen, appearances were mending; she [Catherine Morland] began to curl her hair and long for balls. Jane Austen, Northhanger Abbey, Chapter 1 Favorite0

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Knowingness that suggested the whole sex thing mightn’t be totally alien to them

There was a “knowingness” about the way they walked that suggested the whole sex thing mightn’t be totally alien to them. Brendan O’Connor, Slices of Exotica, Irish Sunday Independent, June 22, 1997 Favorite0
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