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In , When Harry Met Sally posed a question that other pop-cultural entities have been trying to answer ever since: Can straight men and women really be close friends without their partnership turning into something else? According to The Office , no. According to Lost in Translation , yes. According to Friends … well, sometimes no and sometimes yes.
The Widespread Suspicion of Opposite-Sex Friendships
What do women want? It has been at the centre of numerous books, articles and blog posts, and no doubt the cause of countless agonised ponderings by men and women alike. But despite decades spent trying to crack this riddle, researchers have yet to land on a unified definition of female desire, let alone come close to fully understanding how it works. Now, scientists are increasingly beginning to realise that female desire cannot be summarised in terms of a single experience: it varies both between women and within individuals, and it spans a highly diverse spectrum of manifestations. But more recent evidence reveals that differences between the sexes may actually be more nuanced or even non-existent, depending on how you define and attempt to measure desire.
Studios and theaters are hiring intimacy coordinators to help actors. By Lizzie Feidelson. They were shooting a short film by a young director named Ethan Fuirst about soldiers who meet by chance and have a tryst in the forest. Pace is an intimacy coordinator: a professional facilitator of simulated sex and nudity in theater and film.