We don't get sex right. It drugs you and rewrites things. It's time for us to be honest and say, "Oh."
Hear Chris Colin's essay "Sex and this boy flying," set to a languid and whimsical guitar riff.
Chris is the associate People editor at Salon. An essay of his appears in "Salon.com's Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance," to be released by Villard Books in November.
Music by Chris Colin except for accordion, which is "La derrihre l'omnibus" by Ariston.