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“A Doctor Is No Better than His Patient: An Interview with Norman Mailer.” Self-interview. Cosmopolitan, May, 332–333, 404. Mailer explains in a headnote that the questions he answers are a mixture of his own and those submitted by the editors of Cosmopolitan. One of Mailer’s most detailed discussions of sexual matters: timed orgasm, guilt, promiscuity, sex aids, loneliness and “the lost art of cleavage.” Asked if he has ever felt disloyal, he says, “Oh, yes. Absolutely. I’m haunted by it. When you have children, you feel your disloyalties more. There’s an indefinable integument that surrounds children.” See 73.40, 81.23.