Rarer than the unicorn

fear-of-flyingI was driving home this evening listening to the radio as the miles crawled by. I’d just left the services on the final leg and a radio adaptation of a book called “Fear of flying” started.

I have since found out a bit more about it and discovered that it was responsible for coining term phrase “Zipless fuck”,  which is defined in the following way.

The zipless fuck is absolutely pure. It is free of ulterior motives. There is no power game. The man is not “taking” and the woman is not “giving”. No one is attempting to cuckold a husband or humiliate a wife. No one is trying to prove anything or get anything out of anyone. The zipless fuck is the purest thing there is. And it is rarer than the unicorn. And I have never had one.”

— Erica Jong, Fear of Flying(1973)

Fear of Flying is a 1973 novel, which became famously controversial for its portrayal of female sexuality, it figured greatly in the  proliferation and overall development of the early second-wave feminism movement.

It really got me thinking as it describes the journey of self discovery by the main character who acts as the narrator.

Take some time and seek it out, it’s really worth the time and effort. 

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