Roaring waters

Sex on Tuesday

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Never wanting to look into my reflection, perhaps not knowing how, I allowed my personhood to rest in the hands of others.
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31 Flavors

Sex on Tuesday

Over time, by choosing to love myself, I have come to see that I’m not responsible for the way that people perceive me.
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Daddy Issues

Sex on Tuesday

It took me 22 years to embrace my actual identity and understand that what I thought was an attraction to men was actually an outright addiction to the male gaze.
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Unchecked boxes

Sex on Tuesday

Part of me cannot help but wonder if this is what getting older is: a constant sacrifice of a personal life in pursuit of accomplishments.
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The toilet guy

Sex on Tuesday

This wouldn’t be the last time I haphazardly gave my body to somebody whose name I didn’t know. Desperately, I wanted to feel desired.
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Get that dick

Sex on Tuesday

I remember smiling a lot, not necessarily because of the hookup, but because I was proud that I was allowing myself to finally live and to experience simple pleasures instead of being stuck in constant rigidity.
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