Supermarket shopping gets sexier

“When I go to the grocery store I don’t bring a list. I just throw myself into a twirling space of temptation and desire.” So says the editor of an NYC art mag when describing his shopping habits, according to this steamy writeup in Grubstreet. The piece focuses on how the pandemic has made us crave tactile, sensual experience; sometimes you just need to get handsy with a peach. Filling a FreshDirect cart online simply cannot “fill the erotic and sexual voids of [our] lives through supermarket shopping.” The article does not speculate on whether a post-pandemic increase in actual sex might mitigate these ribald urges.

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