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TMZ Sex Professor Harvey Levin Explains It All to You

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 13, 2011 at 9:58AM

Do you know what soaking is? As TMZ's Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) promoted a TMZ Live story on Twitter, he felt called upon to define--to those who were not in the know--what sex-forbidden Brigham Young University kids mean when they say that "soaking" is not sex. He started out tweeting thus: This is the most fun I've ever had doing @TMZLive today.. talking about soaking and how BYU students do it to get around the no-sex policy
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Do you know what soaking is? As TMZ's Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) promoted a TMZ Live story on Twitter, he felt called upon to define--to those who were not in the know--what sex-forbidden Brigham Young University kids mean when they say that "soaking" is not sex. He started out tweeting thus:

This is the most fun I've ever had doing @TMZLive today.. talking about soaking and how BYU students do it to get around the no-sex policy

Then Professor Levin helpfully went on to explain what soaking is in candid detail, below.

ok..soaking is when someone inserts his penis in a woman's vagina but doesn't move..byu students say it's not sex. just like marinating meat

Uh, thanks Harvey. You learn a new thing every day.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.