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US author David Guterson has walked off with this year's Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award, for an admirable contribution to the genre in his novel Ed King. The book is ominously described as "a re-imagining of the Oedipus myth", and the judges were particularly impressed with "the part where a mother has sex with her son …

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IT Angle

As an audiologist

I can safely say that I have never had to put a set of headphones on a vagina. I have however, heard rumours of female colleagues experimenting with the vibrating bone conductor though....

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As a hearing-impaired person

After many years of innocence, I shall now wonder where the bone conduction headset has been prior to it being placed upon my head by a smiling female audiologist....

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Headmaster

Bit unfair to Murakami

That particular sex scene in 1Q84 was between a possessed dude and some sort of spirit half-person. It's not supposed to be normal sex!

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I always liked the line "His eyes slid down the front of her dress". eewww.

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Headmaster

Word order

Wouldn't that read better as "with too blunt a pin" ?

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Paris Hilton

May I be the first....

.... to use a Paris icon

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Gimp

@May I be the first..

Yes!

Now to slip into something a little more comfortable.

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is why we pay so much for our Register subscriptions.

Keep up the good work chaps!

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Anonymous Coward

Hilarious

""an 'impossibly stiff, impossibly eloquent cock' that 'poked her now from the front and now from the back and now from the side',""

I am still laughing, thank you. :-)

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Joke

Background music for scene

U2's "I still haven't found what I was looking for"

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Joke

"eloquent cock"

Is my (not so unique after all) talking penis a fail then? Or are you talking about a talkative bird? I am confused - maybe Playmobil would help?

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Anonymous Coward

Shower romp? Bar of soap...?

Sounds like good clean fun to me...

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You can't make this shit up

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