By Ellen Campesinos! / Nerve
This summer, we asked the members of indie-pop collective Los Campesinos! for sex advice. With a new album, Hello Sadness, out this week, bassist Ellen Campesinos! weighs in with a report on the unfulfilling sex lives of female rock musicians.
Neko Case recently claimed via Twitter that “Ladies in bands don’t get ANY action,” and as a female musician with a frustrated libido, I can sympathize. I’ve been playing bass in a touring band for five years, and I’ve had intimate relations on the road four times. (I class intimate relations as third-base-plus, but even if I counted kissing and over-the-clothes fumbling, it would still be a pretty low number.) I’m lucky enough to be in a job where I get to tour the world and meet interesting people, but in my experience, musicians — especially females — get a lot less then you’d imagine. [...]
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