This is not seduction. This is comedy. It is the comedy of creating a connection that is not the connection —- that cannot begin to compete with the connection —- created unartificially by lust. This is the instant conventionalizing, the giving us something in common on the spot, the trying to transform lust into something socially appropriate. Yet, it’s the radical inappropriateness that makes lust lust.
—Philip Roth (The Dying Animal)