Hey all, I wonder if anyone could help me figure out the author/title of a book I read many years ago. I remember very little of it except for one sort of silly detail. I don't even remember if the story was especially good or not, or if the author and/or title was well known or not. I know, helpful, right?
OK, here's what I remember: The main character is, I believe, someone of our time who finds himself in some society in the future (I think it's the future, although it could also be an alien world). Most people in this future/alien world have developed powers of either telekenesis or telepathy, and somehow this has an impact on their practice/appreciation of sex (also, if I remember correctly, their concepts of rape).
Also, in this future society, the word "coit" (as in coitus) is used as a verb to describe the sex act. There is also an uncomfortable moment early in the story where our hero uses the word "quite," but is misunderstood by the natives to have said "coit" because of subtle differences in how they pronounce words. And hilarity ensues.
As I said, this is all I remember about this book, which I think I may have last read in college (which might explain my mainly remembering the sex parts).
Does this ring a bell with anyone? I really have no idea what made me think of this at this point in my life, but it's been driving me crazy, and google (etc.) searches do not seem to be helping.
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