An amazing story about some deeply flawed characters, with some serious issues. Nothing is trivialized, and nothing is cured by the power of the healing power of the magic penis. Characters actually have to talk to, and listen to each other. They even have to talk to people outside of their relationship, and be willing to heed their advice. It sounds bleak, but somehow the author transforms it from what could have been a maudlin angst fest into a story about love, trust, friendship, and caring. A truly beautiful story.