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  •  I learned "merkin" in an SF story (3+ / 0-)
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    The Barbie Murders by John Varley.  Imagine a society of people willingly turning themselves into identical, androgynous Barbie-doll-like twins, then having joined that society, the kinkier members secretly meet for sex play, which involves dressing like default males and females. Including a pubic wig, because the Barbies had no body hair and no genitalia.

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