I talk about sex a lot. I talk about sex acts, about consent, about rape culture, about gender, about kink, about sex work — basically anything sex-related, I talk about it. It’s literally my job to talk about sex and, as a result, sometimes I forget that a lot of time sex is really funny. Think about it: You mush your body up against someone else’s body, both of you produce a bunch of fluids and make weird sounds, and then you fall asleep.
It’s ridiculous! Which is why I was glad both as a sex-positive activist and as someone who needs a reminder sometimes about the funny aspects of sex to stumble across #WhenIAmArousedI on Twitter. While the hashtag itself is a bit cumbersome, the tweets are hilarious. The premise is pretty self-explanatory: People are tweeting about what happens when they’re aroused. However, because this is Twitter, there are more silly responses than serious, sexy responses — and I’m totally cool with that. It’s been a rough 2017 so far and any levity — especially if it’s sex-related — is welcome on my social media feeds.
So with that in mind, here are the 13 best tweets from the trending #WhenImAroundI hashtag. Enjoy! And feel free to laugh out loud. It'll do you good.