The New York Times Magazine published a column last week teaching people how to have sex in canoes.
It’s unclear if the article was meant to be satirical, but “How To Have Sex In A Canoe,” published on July 26, cites a canoe expert and sounds entirely serious.
The piece starts with a quote from James Raffan, former executive director of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario, who explains that the secret to successfully having sex in a canoe is to keep your center of gravity low in the canoe.
Author Malia Wollan insists that lovemaking in a canoe has become “a point of national pride” in Canada because the country has so many fresh bodies of water.
“Beginners should try such activities only on still water. You may decide to remove your life jacket, which is probably fine as long as you’re a capable swimmer,” Wollan advises, before warning that sound carries across water.