I've tried to get in contact with Elf Sternberg but he's not answered my email either way. So I'm going to node it anyway - we can always remove it later.
of the alt
s was written in the early part of 1994 by the last Alt.sex FAQ Committee
. They reflect the best wisdom
of all the participant
s on the committee
at that time.
Since those days, however, alt.sex
has been overrun by advertising spam
of such unbelievable volume
that nobody asks questions anymore. There are no "frequently asked questions
" on the newsgroup and maintaining an FAQ for it, especially one of the considerable quality
found here, is simply not worthwhile or even honest.
Consider this a historical
document. It reflects alt.sex as it existed in its finest, most golden years
. Some sections
will never be out of date; it's hard to imagine good advice
on oral sex
or even buying a great sex toy
ever going out of style. Anatomy
doesn't change although our understanding of it might. Some sections, however, are dreadfully out of date; The sections on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
, Legal Issues, even Terms and Acronyms have fallen far behind the times. For lists of current resources, Yahoo
might be a better place to start.
Alt.sex is a newsgroup dealing in human sexuality
. Discussions on alt.sex are often frank
, and the language used on alt.sex is reflected in this FAQ. People who feel they are likely to be offended
materials dealing with human sexuality
should not delve any farther into this archive
This FAQ uses sexually explicit
words, phrases, and even images as part of its educational mission. This material is for information purposes only
. No material of an explicit erotic
nature is intended in this FAQ.
"You know, talking. That other thing you do with your mouth to make sex more enjoyable." - MegaZone
A FAQ (Frequently Answered Questions) sheet is intended, according to news.answers
, to reduce the amount of traffic on a typical newsgroup by answering the most common questions that would be asked of someone conversant
in that newsgroup
Alt.sex is not a typical newsgroup. It receives significantly more traffic
than the average newsgroup, for one thing. If the statistics
are to be believed, alt.sex is the singlemost widely read newsgroup of Usenet-- a significant statement when one-quarter of all machines receiving Usenet do not include alt.sex as part of their feed.
Readers of this group have more than enough to read through without having to filter out inappropriate posts. To help prevent the constant debating of these points, this document serves as a guide to the Frequently Answered Questions. If you are new to this group, please take the time to read through the FAQ, even if only to read the Table of Contents.
This does not mean these things are not subject to further debate, merely that they have been considered by the readers here. If you have something significant to add to the subject, feel free to post to alt.sex.
Not every question has a definitive answer. Everyone has different tastes, preferences, and physical attributes, so it is nearly impossible to answer many questions with certainty.
Every effort has been made to keep attributions to authors in this FAQ file as accurate as possible when available. In many cases however, the name of the original contributors has been lost through repeated transfers. I have corrected typos and other errors as I come across them but some slip through, nevertheless.
alt.sex FAQ: User's Manual and Policy
alt.sex FAQ: The Vocabulary of Sex
alt.sex FAQ: Vulvas - The Female Genitalia
alt.sex FAQ: Penises - the Male Genitalia
alt.sex FAQ: First Intercourse - Where, when, how
alt.sex FAQ: Better Intercourse - Positions and potentials
alt.sex FAQ: Cunnilingus - Oral sex for women
alt.sex FAQ: Fellatio - Oral sex for men
alt.sex FAQ: Anal Intercourse and anilingus
alt.sex FAQ: Toys for the bedroom
alt.sex FAQ: Common Legal Questions
alt.sex FAQ: Contraception
alt.sex FAQ: Sexually Transmitted Diseases