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Fucking and Intercourse are quite similar.

Where is he gay today?  Fucking, Austria, and Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

Have you experienced Intercourse?   What!  You haven't?   Let me show you.   There are many pictures of  Intercourse online, but I believe these are the most explicit.

Intercourse sign

Even in the midst of Intercourse, the Big O can remain elusive.   You might end up with a big zero.

How did the town get its name?  As you can see from the picture below, Intercourse brings people together in a three-way.  Perhaps many travellers crossed paths, like ships in the night, and enjoyed much intercourse on this very spot.  In those days, there was little else to do.

Intercourse from above

Other stories about the name come from the town's equestrian history.  Apparently, the village sprang up around the entrance to a race course.  Over the years, Enter Course became Intercourse.   So remember, Intercourse is not a race!  You'd be surprised how many think it is. 

The road to Intercourse—well, you can take it fast, or take it slow.   Once you've reached Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse is not far away.  If you discover Blue Ball, perhaps you missed it.

Will you find yourself saying "Oh, God!" in the middle of Intercourse?  The locals do.  It's an Amish town, quite strictly religious.  For those of you who don't know about their distinctive beliefs, the Amish eschew any technology not mentioned in the Bible.  This means they must negotiate Intercourse with horses.

Intercourse wide shot

Intercoursers. Or is that Intercoursians?
 

Luckily, one of the things they found in the Bible was money.  The town does a thriving trade in traditional Amish quilts, and some of them cost a fortune.  It's a little bit sad to be in the middle of Intercourse, and your mind is on how you mustn't stain the bedclothing.

To my taste, the town's T-shirts stop short of celebrating Intercourse in the way it deserves.   Religious influence keeps the jokes rather coy.

Intercourse waht I expected

Enough of Intercourse.  On to Fucking.  

With a population one-tenth the size of Intercourse, the village gets few visitors.   People talk a lot about Fucking, but few of them of them go all the way.

Fucking pure and simple

Fucking is a littlle more down-and-dirty than Intercourse.  The name means, in the local dialect, people of Fuck.  Except, like Entercourse and Intercourse, the name Fuck was originally Focko, whose descendants adopted the noble name de Fucingin.   So the town is a bastardisation of a legitimate German surname. 

Like many of our age, we used a device to to help with Fucking.


Fucking Goal

Next stop: Fucking Mitte

It confused us to discover we couldn't program a Fucking address into the navigation system.  Usually, the screen tells you the street on which you're travelling, and the next street en route.  But as we approached Fucking, the poor car could think of nothing else.

Fucking Close

Google Earth shared the same obsession, it seemed.  Every street was named Fucking.  Is it possible for one of de Fucingin's descendants to be, say, Baron von Fuck, of Fuckingstraße 28, 4774 Fucking, Austria?  Truly a case of Fucking on the brain.

Much Fucking

The sign below explains it all.  It seems that many towns in Austria use a Japanese-style address system.  In each small neighbourhood, they simply number the houses in the order they were built.  Hence, Baron von Fuck's address would be Fucking 28, Austria.  It makes Fucking easy to handle, wouldn't you agree?

Fucking and wolfing

Before you get to Fucking, you need to go through Petting, and before that, Willing.  There is even a town called Kissing, but that's in Baden-Württemburg.  If you've reached Kissing, you're still nowhere near Fucking.

Like Intercourse, Fucking is a religious experience.  The sign below asks God to bless the harvest.   It's quite fertile around there, so a good Fucking plowing often bears fruit.  In Fucking, be careful where you drop your seed.

Downtown fucking 2

That said, there's not much to recommend Fucking.  Unless you're with someone you like, Fucking can be quite dull.

Fucking 1

The picture below reveals a highlight of downtown Fucking.

Fucking nice

Alas, not a Fucking soul to be seen.  These chaps below were the closest things to Fuckingers we could find.  (Yes, the townsfolk are called Fuckingers, which is perhaps not what you thought. )  Maybe everyone was in Hiding.  I think that's near Linz. 

Fuckingers

One thing you can say about Fucking—it's over quickly.   Fare thee well.

Fucking Over

Which is better, Fucking or Intercourse?  Tough call. 

I think Fucking is a little more personal than Intercourse.  Intercourse is more romantic.  But if I had my druthers, I'd choose to stay in Austria and visit a town called Poppendorf.  As you may know, the word dorf in German means town, and the word Poppen means—please forgive my language—fucking.

EDIT: Look what else we came across!

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