As we round the corner on Masters of Sex‘s second season, the psychology of sex comes into full view. Finally. So much of the period drama plays too close to its time, an era when men didn’t discuss their emotions, even when it related to their health and sexual appetite. Good wives, like Libby Masters herself, swept their feelings under the meticulously vacuumed rug. But Bill, after a bit of unraveling over time, has come to a plateau: he’s impotent, and the cause likely has something to do with his alcoholism — which definitely has something to do with his father, the most obvious emotional void in his life to date.
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