Sex is our oldest obsession. For as long as we've been doing it, it has been used as a mark of decline and a measure of progress. It has been at the centre of rituals and responsible for revolutions. We make money from it, hide behind it, prohibit and promote it. It relaxes us, revolts us, hurts us and helps us. But whatever we think about it, however we do it, it defines us.
John Freeman's criticism has appeared in more than 200 newspapers around the world, including The Guardian, La Vanguardia, and Arcadia. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book, Shrinking the World (US title: The Tyranny of E-Mail), was published in 2009 by Text Publishing.