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An Old-fashioned Darling

by Charles Simmons

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A beleaguered young editor at a famous girly magazine swears off sex, only to find himself more deeply mired in lust and love than ever before There are perks to working at a men's magazine that unabashedly celebrates the unclothed female form. However, the constant parade of exquisitely beautiful women strolling in and out of Oliver Bacon's office can prove most distracting. Oliver opts to treat his situation with extreme measures: he resolves to try celibacy. But being chaste is easier said than done when one is toiling in a garden of earthly delights, with temptation blooming all around. The challenge gets even more difficult when a particular darling turns up to plunge Oliver's life and libido both into pure chaos. In an insightful and outrageous romp, Charles Simmons wickedly charts the minefields of lust and love.… (more)

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This reads like a really long letter to Playboy magazine from the 1970s. I think it was intended mainly to shock people at the time, which I'm sure it achieved. However, as literature, it doesn't seem to offer much more. ( )
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A beleaguered young editor at a famous girly magazine swears off sex, only to find himself more deeply mired in lust and love than ever before There are perks to working at a men's magazine that unabashedly celebrates the unclothed female form. However, the constant parade of exquisitely beautiful women strolling in and out of Oliver Bacon's office can prove most distracting. Oliver opts to treat his situation with extreme measures: he resolves to try celibacy. But being chaste is easier said than done when one is toiling in a garden of earthly delights, with temptation blooming all around. The challenge gets even more difficult when a particular darling turns up to plunge Oliver's life and libido both into pure chaos. In an insightful and outrageous romp, Charles Simmons wickedly charts the minefields of lust and love.

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