Saturday, February 17, 2007

Anonymous college senior imitates me

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.

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.
— Me,  "Between My Sheets, a Lonely World," National Post — an article adapted from The Thrill of the Chaste

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.

"It will suck if it's bad," she said, "but it will suck even more if it's good."
— Laura Sessions Stepp, "Love's Labor's Lost: What Young Women Are Saying About Their Aversion to Emotional Ties," Washington Post