So, who wants to go in with me on some pizza, hmm?
To Slide or to Slice? Finding a Positive Sexual Metaphor | Scarleteen:
Since the baseball metaphor has so many problems with it, Vernacchio created another metaphor that is much more holistic, inclusive… and tasty.
He suggests that instead of baseball, we get a template of sexuality from pizza.
Almost everyone likes pizza.
It’s got little in common with baseball, but a whole lot in common with sex.
You don’t have to be young or popular or skilled in any way to be good at eating pizza. It’s a sensual experience, like sex, that most people enjoy. Eating pizza involves the same senses as sex—it’s a full body experience.
People eat pizza because they want to. As with sex, we have a hunger for pizza (“Let’s have pizza!”) and we eat it when we have that hunger. It has to do with personal anticipation and excitement, not someone else’s ideas about how or when we should or shouldn’t eat pizza.