Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are doing an AMA on Reddit right now, which means that fans can go over there and post any question of the pair, and perhaps they will answer it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who want to ask questions of these two, so it's not guaranteed that yours will be answered. Unless, of course, your question has to do with the couple's sexual habits, in which case they're more than willing to go into details:
Q: How would each of you describe the other in bed?
Gaiman: Amanda tends to sleep on the right and often sleeps naked. She's cuddly, much less talky than I am, unless she decides that she wants to talk. She likes sex. She reads in bed before sleeping more than I do these days.
Palmer (who is too cool for capitalization): i'm taking "in bed" literally here. neil is selling himself short: he's an excellent cuddler. he also likes sex a lot.
we tend to use bed as our space to talk about our actual relationship and our sex life...we don't do that shit over dinner. it's the place where we can hold each other, be safe, away from work, phones and other people and let all of our feelings out.
we've recently been apart for about a month until a few days ago and this morning we'd planned to get up at 8:15 am and go to a yoga class and lunch together before hitting this reddit at 1 pm. instead, we woke up at 8 and had sex and airings-out and arguments and makings-out and generally caught up about all of our feelings and shit (it's been a month, after all) until noon. when we've been apart for a while, that tends to be necessary when we get back together. and we prioritize it.
neil also sleeps strictly with a pillow made of beans and i sleep strictly with a squishy tempurpedic pillow that i also drag around on tour with me.
and we both grind our teeth, so we both use night guards. it's really un-sexy and therefore sexy as hell.
The Outhouse: Ewwwww.
Palmer and Gaiman also famously have an "open relationship," about which four people have asked questions so far. Gaiman responded to that as well:
Q: Being polyamorous I'm often curious how others arrive at opening their relationships. How did you two breach the subject of an open marriage and was it a result of rigorous tour schedules or have all your relationships been open?
Gaiman: We both came from closed relationships (although Amanda had tried all sorts of relationships before that one). We both wanted to be with each other, but also we wanted more than that. From the very beginning of the relationship, in early 2009, possibly even before we started actually going out, we knew we wanted to be free to be with other people when we were away, and that we wanted to build the kind of a relationship in which that would bring us closer. So far it's working pretty well.
The Outhouse: Yeccch!
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