Background: I get a lot of education from reading Savage Love in the Onion, by the ever-amazing Dan Savage. Last week's column was devoted to a letter from a man with a particular sexual kink (I will spare Mr. Verb's delicate readers the details, but they can click here if they want to read it). In his answer, Dan quoted "the late psychologist and sexologist John Money," who published a book in 1986 called Lovemaps: Clinical Concepts of Sexual/Erotic Health and Pathology, Paraphilia, and Gender Transposition in Childhood, Adolescence, and Maturity. Let me quote Dan, quoting Dr. Money (awesome name, btw):
A wide range of sexuoerotic diversity has its counterpart in the diversity of languages historically manifested in the human species... [Sexual] diversity may be an inevitable evolutionary trade-off—the price paid for the freeing of the primate brain to develop its uniquely human genesis of syntactical speech and creative intelligence.Dang! Someone call Noam!