Phono convo with hotel manager where I just booked Female Sexuality Boot Camp:
Him: Ms. McDevitt, I tried to email you the contract for the meeting room, but it bounced back. I think I have the wrong email address. I have firstname.lastname@example.org.
Me: It’s jill@theSEXOLOGIST.org
Him: The what??
Him: So I gotta ask… what kind of meeting are you planning here? Because we can’t allow anything inapp-
Me: There will be no nudity. I’m a sexologist. It’s a real thing. I have a Ph.D. in human sexuality. It’s just a sex education class. [can you tell I’ve been through this before?]
Him: I didn’t mean to offend you. It’s just that the hotels across the river in Philly host some weird meetings and I wanted to make sure it wasn’t anything like that.
Me: What do you mean “weird”?
Him: Well they have SWINGER meetings!! [laughing in a way as if to invite me to join in the mockery]
Me: …. [deliberate silence, because sometimes silence is more powerful than words]…. I don’t think that’s weird. But I won’t be doing that at this meeting. So don’t worry.
When you book a hotel meeting room, do you get asked if you’ll be fucking anyone who isn’t your regular partner? Because I do. #sexologistproblems #erotophobia