Thursday, 4 September 2008


During a BBC interview with Boy George I asked whether the singer had meant it when he had famously said, "I prefer a nice cup of tea to sex."

Thinking, perhaps, that I was extending him an invitation, he naturally replied, "Thanks, two sugars and if you have a Petit Beurre biscuit that would be lovely!" *

I was put mind of that occasion when reading Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies (sorry to be quoting it again) in which the heroine Nina Blount comments à propos of her recent deflowering:

"All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day."

Actually I made up that bit about Boy George asking for the Petit Beurre! Must be the influence of holidaying in the land of myths!


Boll Weavil said...

Anyone that would rather have a cup of tea than sex obviously isn't doing it right ! I hope you pointed out to Mr George that a cup of tea tastes even better sitting up in bed afterwards !

LisaH said...

I remember a friend once saying that she preferred Pavlova cake to sex and my response was that it depended upon the sex - and the Pavlova.
I would think Boll, that the quality of the sex can often be down to your partner rather than whether or not you are doing it right.

Brian Sibley said...

BOLL recommends tea after sex... Maybe LISAH's friend should try Pavlova during sex!

In fact, thinking about it, anyone know where you can get a good Pavlova?