A fencer once stepped off the strip after a particularly fast and furious bout in which he had decisively beaten a much higher-ranked opponent. "Gawd," he said to everyone, "that was better than sex!"

But was it? Can fencing and sex really be compared? How are they the similar? How do they differ? Is it possible that fencing could indeed be "better than sex"? These were the questions people began asking. A team of researchers was hastily assembled and immediately embarked upon an exhausting program of study, the result of which is the following:

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FENCING AND SEX

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