More on "moist"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Aug 10 16:50:41 UTC 2009

At 8/10/2009 12:34 PM, Alison Murie wrote:
>I was perhaps stretching things to attribute the actual expression
>"moist panties" to Erica Jong.  (Chances are, no panties were
>involved!)  What I was thinking was that the wetness of female lust,
>which does figure in Jong's book,  might have been embarrassing enough
>to many women that  "moistness"
>itself could by association become offensive.   Just a WAG.

Perhaps not so WAG.  I didn't mention in my previous post that
Googling books for <"fear of flying" moist> also brings up other
authors who seem to associate her title with "most".  Although from
that limited search I don't know how closely -- they might not be on
the same page.


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