Friday, November 04, 2005

The Lance Armstrong of Blow-Jobs

By the age of twenty-five, Samuel R. Delany had written nine novels. A fair effort, especially considering that at the time he was having sex each day with up to twenty different people. By contrast, at age twenty-five I had written zero novels and would have been lucky to find twenty people willing to give me the time of day, let alone an orgasm. I feel like such an underachiever!

Delany went on to become a legend in the gay, sci-fi, and gay sci-fi communities. His sex life has kept pace with his writing career, with Delany estimating that he has had between 5800 and 7000 "encounters of unprotected receptive oral sex with different men, many of whom were complete strangers". Even if you don't approve of Delany's promiscuity, you've got to admire his wank ethic. I mean work ethic.

Delany revealed these fascinating autobiographical statistics in a speech at Dartmouth College. (Let's just let the college's name pass without comment, ok?) Of course, his purpose extended beyond simply bragging about how much action he gets. (Which, by the way, is still an awful lot, even though he's getting on a bit and looks a lot like Santa Claus.) Matthew, of The Mumpsimus, was there in person, and even took notes, so check out his post for more detail. Frankly, I am far too immature, and far too in awe of Delany's sexual and creative stamina to do his argument justice. Basically, I just wanted to use that title.

2 comments:

Lucy Tartan said...

So maybe Dhalgren shouldn't be classified as science *fiction* then?

It's a miracle he found time to write at all.

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