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.
I like this article!
Something alluded to but not explicitly mentioned: it’s OK to have pizza with members of the same sex and not have to conceal it.
Pizza can also be tasty with several people at once, and there’s often more scope for variety of toppings. Or cold for breakfast (hmm, maybe it’s possible to push the analogy too far…)
(You realise I’m going to get embarassed about suggesting getting pizza now? *g*)
There’s a lot of truth in that article.
I never thought about it in such terms, but I can understand a lot of my own experience in terms of the baseball metaphor, and how wrong it is for me. I don’t want to win a game at the expense of my partner, I want to share something that makes my partner happy. I don’t like losing, and I don’t like making someone else lose.
I like this metaphor.
I was using the “sex is like dancing” metaphor before… but I think in some ways pizza works better.
This is a really good extended analogy.
It didn’t use the sex-is-like-pizza simile that I’ve heard before, though, which ends “…even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.” I think I like this one better.