my sexual education

Middle school sex ed. taught abstinence (over protection and preparedness).

So high school offered only these choices:

a.) Square

b.) Slut

But college, brought to you by the letter O, was a teacher of experience.

And finally, I separated sexuality from shame.


We dodge the questions like two school kids playing tag, chirping “We’ll do it when we’re ready.”

“We’re saving up.”

“We’re not in a rush.”

But really, we’re just plain scared.

We see what happens when there’s nothing left to run from.