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Quotes of the Week: Post Sex Mastery

Head in T5

Shit Happens.
Mariah Carey

If you think I’m going to respect a head of office for 4 years who can’t even blend his concealer properly, you got another thing coming.
Margaret Cho via Twitter

My mom gave me game when I was young. She said you never need to lie to women because women will lie to themselves if they really like you.
Message! (Yusufyule)

Ever notice how when a White person starts being racist, other White people around them do the Mannequin Challenge?
Rev. Melech Thomas with a good point

I liked these apartments for the same reason I like literature: I enjoy the intimate trespassing in another person’s consciousness. And like literature, my scrutiny is one-sided. The men did not receive the same invitation to assess my insufficiencies of spatial organization.
Why I Chose Aesthetics Over a Healthy Relationship

And I realised: eh, I’m done. I could be swimming right now. Or flossing. Or digging a big, pointless pit. Anything else.
Lindy West – I’ve left Twitter. It is unusable for anyone but trolls, robots and dictators (The Guardian)

Give your kid a tablet, a game, and some chicken fingers for dinner. It’s easier than talking to him.
Seth Godin – The candy diet

“You will never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who are worthy of you.”
Single black female BA seeks educated husband: Race, assortative mating and inequality

“Apparently she’s like a sponge,” Howell said. “She hasn’t told us all her secrets.”
A 6-Year-Old Used Her Sleeping Mom’s Thumbprint To Buy $250 Of Toys On Amazon (BuzzFeed)

Those Three Words

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You don’t know how to love by Nonnetta

You say the word “forevermore”
That’s not what I’m looking for
All I can commit to is “maybe”
Jennifer Paige – Crush

You could hear the hesitation in his voice. The question caught him off guard. A trivial conversation about intentions ensued. There would be no direct answers tonight.

The worse part of these types of conversations is you can see the person revert to the former right before your eyes. You no longer exist. Transformed into the one who hurt them before, you’re now paying for his mistakes.

If I was being completely honest with myself (and the situation), he always kept me at arms length. There were red flags from the jump. But that’s what happens when you love someone: you ignore what’s right in front of you and focus on the good.

He wasn’t looking for a relationship. He wanted to fuck the pain away, nothing more. And since we’re all operating from a deficit, it’s the job that’s always hiring.

And this wasn’t the first time I played dick in a glass box either. I must have “suck in case of loneliness” written on my shaft.

“You’re damaged,” I explained. “I thought that I should let you know.”

Flirting is the art of keeping intimacy at a safe distance.
Average Black Man

Weeks later all I could think about were those three words.

The three words that when said always change the course of a relationship. Not the ones you’re thinking about (even though they were said too); those three words are great. Whether received well or not, there’s always feedback…there’s always closure.

No, this was much worse. Silence, his right hand man eventually joined the conversation. One proposal quickly became twenty questions. He didn’t know what to say. I didn’t know what to do.

His heart and his mind were telling him two different things. Knowledge is power so if you don’t disclose certain information, (in theory) you can maintain power in a relationship. But people forget not taking any action is also an action in itself.

In the end, I would get an answer that night. One that released me from the sexual purgatory that consumed me for months. I could see the light from afar.

“I don’t know,” he finally mumbled.

And with those three words, I was finally free.

I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance…and if you have anxiety about initiating a project, then of course you will associate risk with failure.
Seth Godin – Poke the Box