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Why does raw meat give me a hard-on?” This is Michael, chopping sirloin ready for the stir-fry. Typically, he is going to the trouble of preparing a good lunch: beef in hoi-sin sauce. He’s bought some beer, too. We’re drinking straight from the can. Amy, his girlfriend, sits at the kitchen table, reading a magazine. “Michael,” she says, without looking up. Michael slides the diced beef into the wok where it sizzles in the hot oil. “Easy, Amy. Only a twitch.” He winks at me. Then he drops what he is doing and strides out of the room. “Have a…

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