Author Event: Pamela Stephenson-Connolly

15 08 2011

Pamela Stephenson-Connolly

As if the heat inside the RBS Main Tent wasn’t high enough, the temperature was raised to boiling point tonight when Dr. Pamela Stephenson-Connolly arrived to talk about her new book, Sex Life: How Our Sexual Encounters and Experiences Define Who We Are.

Fresh off the plane from Papua New Guinea, Stephenson-Connolly took the book festival by storm and turned all chatter to the subject of sex, “hot, however you want it sex.”

The audience was very forthcoming as she talked about her opinions on sex, sex education and the barriers we place between ourselves and our partners. But I remain unsure as to whether the revelation that there is a surprisingly high amount of people in the world that perform oral sex on their pets, was too much for this Edinburgh audience.

It certainly wasn’t for the evening’s host, Rush Wishart, whose witty retorts and and quick-snap jokes saw her almost steal the show from the raging siren sitting next to her.

Stephenson-Connolly nearly blew the lid off the place when she pulled her dance partner Leroy out of the audience not once, but twice, to partake in a sexy Argentinian tango. And with that she was gone, leaving behind her almost 600 audience members with thoughts of romantic endeavours to come.



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