I have fallen in love with the new comedy "New Girl". Yes, Zooey Deschanel is perfect as Jess. Jess is a Los Angeles area school teacher whose longtime boyfriend cheated on her which forced her to find new living arrangements. Jess carries a 'feeling stick' (as well as a back up feeling stick) around with her, likes to sing instead of talking, and is hopelessly sexually awkward. Case in point, she can only say the word penis if she is singing it.
Because her boyfriend of 6 years cheated on her, she has had a difficult time moving forward with new sexual relationships. Justin Long was perfectly cast as her equally awkward new boyfriend. Jess's deal is that because she was cheated on, she is scared that the sex she had with her old boyfriend is not good enough or sexy enough to keep her new man interested. In fact, she gives herself a little pep talk (complete with high 5) in front of the bathroom mirror before she thinks she is about to have sex with her new boyfriend.
As a sex educator, I can look at this clip with great amusement. It is hilarious to me for so many reasons. Over the years, I've had a lot of people seek out my advice when it comes to the type of sex they are having, or wish to have. Common sexual anxieties I've seen are people feeling sexually awkward, having a lack of sexual experience or expertise, not knowing if they are attractive enough, and genital shame. No doubt about it, sex can be awkward. However, even in my wildest imagination, there is no way I could have come up with this sexual scenario. One part of me wants to jump in and say, "omg this would never happen", but anything is possible.
The combination of the ill-advised lingerie (that she wears over her underwear), the desperation to try new things (a little light choking and spanking are not a bad thing, but combining them together without prior conversation about it isn't the best game plan), and the use of some of the most non sexy fantasy voices resulted in a trifecta of awesomeness that made me pee a little because I was laughing so hard.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, this particular episode is titled "Bad in Bed".