The Bedford Diaries

Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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Richard: This is about sex! Molly: This is about romance. Richard: This is about you’re fired. Owen: Where is my roommate and what have you done with him? Roommate: Beatrice, my girlfriend from high school, is coming into town and she’s gonna be staying here— Owen: I’m sorry. Here? As in our very tiny little…

Risky Business

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Owen: Well, I hope I’m not being un-PC or a little too OC to ask this, but did Richard Thorne spend the night last night? Natalie: Richard is fragile. Owen: He’s fragile like a fox. Zoe to Chris: No tape, no tap. Jake: This week’s video diary assignment: how much are you willing to risk…

The Passion of the Beaver

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Jake: So no passion is bad. And too much is bad. Richard: Sure. If you’re passionate about Maker’s Mark. Zoe kissing Richard: Too hard. Richard: What? Zoe: I’m searching for my passion. {kisses the coffee guy} Too soft. {kisses Chris} Just right. Chris surprised: Zoe. Zoe grabbing his hand: I misplaced my passion. See if…

Love and the Tenth Planet

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Lee reading: “Film archive needs a typist.” Zoe: A woman should never admit that she can type. Lee: Feminism is keeping you down. This week’s video diary assignment: what’s the difference between sex and love. Does love make sex better, or does it get in the way of a good time? Owen: Usually I meet…

Zen and the Art of Manipulation

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Richard: After the little fandango with the sex advice column I did a little soul searching. You'll be reading a kinder, gentler Bugle. Professor Macklin: This week’s video diary topic: Have you ever—knowingly—manipulated someone, sexually or otherwise? Have you ever been manipulated? What is it about sex that makes otherwise moral, decent people lie. Like…

Tell Me No Secrets

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Chris: I’d be working on biceps, bro. Lee: What’s up, Chris. Chris: You’re gonna need your strength. Baby in one hand, books in the other. Lee: Baby? Who told you that? Chris: Who told me? Who told everyone. Sexy Sadie. Lee: The column in The Bugle? Chris: “You can bitch about condoms all you want,…

The Truth About Sex

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Macklin: Last week we discussed the definition of sexual misconduct. This week let’s talk about responsibility. Whoever you had for sixth grade health—Ms. Franklin, Sister Peter Marie—what did they tell you about sexual responsibility? Natalie: Don’t get pregnant. Zoe: Or herpes. Owen: Yeah, and definitely never have sex in your girlfriend’s parents’ bed. No matter…

I’m Gonna Love College

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Professor Jake Macklin: Sex. Think back to your last sexual encounter. A month ago. This morning. Were you with a lover? A stranger? Were you by yourself? How did it make you feel? Excited? Guilty? Insatiable? Blissful? Discontented? Welcome to Sexual Behavior and the Human Condition. I’m Jake Macklin. and you are the lucky eleven—twelve—students…