Wednesday, February 14, 2001

You know, IT

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Up your bum, in your mouth, over your shoulder and around the corner? Yup, and it’s not just porn stars, either. Real people, just like you, are having lots of great sex, and instead of asking Isadora (turn to the back pages of this paper right now, or better yet, roll it up and spank yourself with it if you don’t know which Isadora), they’re telling her all about it.

And ask Isadora how to write a book, and the no-holds-barred, syndicated sex columnist might just tell you, hey, you write it yourself (Or at least those of you who chose the spanking option, that is).

In other words, Doing It is a collection of anonymous writings by both “Ask Isadora” readers and visitors to Alman’s popular Web site, ( If you’ve ever shared your penchant for shaved body parts, described your self-fellatio techniques or confessed your status as a size queen in either of these semi-public forums, you might just find your words reproduced in this hot pink book. Anonymously, of course (Alman even keeps the writers’ genders a secret, so you can play guessing games or just figure out for yourself that sex is, indeed, universal) and also tidily organized and intelligently introduced by Alman, who adds her own insights and brief explanations at the beginning of each section.

Even if you haven’t shared your sexual exploits with Isadora, you might find in this book some intriguing ideas for future sharing with partners, lovers or strangers in the night. Alman’s attitude is that sex is good and talking about it makes it even better. And reading about it? Don’t be shy. You’ve been doing it for this whole review and, trust me, the book’s much more fun.

Alisa Gordaneer is MT features editor. E-mail her at [email protected].


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Alisa Gordaneer

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation