“Good Girl”

In a conversation with a newlywed friend, he mentioned being received differently as a married man. “How so?” I asked. “Older people especially…have a sense of pride and visibly show how proud they are.” He didn’t tell me anything I didn’t know. The observation stung nonetheless. “As a single person, I find that disheartening,” I … [Read more…]

Yet.

I don’t know when I stopped desiring touch. There were times, before, with boys. We were in close enough proximity, a few hours post- or pre-sex. The non-touching was odd, though indicative of those relationships. They weren’t feely affairs. Still, I recall the occasional draftiness of intense physical attraction without non-sexual touch. It’s evidence I … [Read more…]