When I was having casual sex, there was one moment I dreaded more than any other. I dreaded it not out of fear that the sex would be bad, but out of fear that it would be good.— Me, "Between My Sheets, a Lonely World," National Post — an article adapted from The Thrill of the Chaste
If the sex was good, then, even if I knew in my heart that the relationship wouldn’t work, I would still feel as though the act had bonded me with my sex partner in a deeper way than we had been bonded before. It’s in the nature of sex to awaken deep emotions within us — emotions that are distinctly unwelcome when one is trying to keep it light.
A college senior from Dallas with deep brown eyes and thick hair to match was describing a man she had hooked up with a couple of times. Despite her best efforts, she said, she was falling for him and that worried her.— Laura Sessions Stepp, "Love's Labor's Lost: What Young Women Are Saying About Their Aversion to Emotional Ties," Washington Post
"It will suck if it's bad," she said, "but it will suck even more if it's good."