Sex Drive: POV scenes from a porn convention

“You drove down from Tampa today and you’re driving back tonight,” Ann Marie Rios says from behind a table stacked with her X-rated DVDs. “Why?"

The answer had something to do with an entirely professional need to report on this gathering of porn stars and some vague notion of alcohol and bad decisions. Of course when speaking to a woman, even a woman who uses her sex appeal to extract a living from the irrational impulses of men, this reasoning seems illogical.

“I was thinking of staying for one of the after parties, and uh, networking,” I say. “Which one are you going to?”

“After party?” Ann Marie says, smiling. “I’m going to sleep.”