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So let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel

Sorry I haven’t written you as of late. In no particular order: my stepmother has a lump in her lung, which must come out next week; my father-in-law has an early form of cancer, which must come out in two weeks; two-day business trips to Seattle, Tokyo; signing and signing and signing corporate papers; wrestling a raging wet cold.

Obligatory sex reference: these days I fall asleep reading the Craigslist posts, both m4w and w4m. The men want transactional sex. When they write about wanting a woman to share an evening with, I get the sense that it is technically advertising… what the male writer thinks the female wants to hear.

The women want long-term fuzzy relationships with men (and more rarely, money). When they write about their ideal man, sex is rarely mentioned. Women write about wanting to feel prized and loved and adored.

God’s grand joke is, of course, that these are two sides of the same coin. Although there is sometimes sex without intimacy, most frequently the two go hand in hand. The angels watch all this, and laugh and weep without end.

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