Monday, April 14, 2008

What About Your Friends?

Sex is that unspoken topic between our friends. There are plenty of winks, nudges, and smiles; but to announce that you engage in the act is practically taboo. If I was naive, I'd think more than half of my friends were virgins or practicing abstinence from how much they don't talk about sex.

I'm not saying I want to sit down and get the blow by blow of our friend's bedroom habits, but it would also be nice not to get the shocked gasp if I happen to mention a pleased moment from earlier in the day. I should also advise that I'm not going around telling everyone about the latest and greatest orgasm!

I've sometimes wonder if it's competitiveness that keeps most of my friends silent. We flirt. We hug. We kiss each other on the cheek. But what would happen if one couple revealed that they found themselves in the throes of passion nightly? Think of the pressure that puts on the others! And then there's the married couples. Is it out of politeness or assumptions that lustful actions are not dwelt upon? Either way, discreteness reigns.

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battlemaiden said...

"Oh my God, you two are SO having sex!!!!" - A somewhat tipsy Julia to the entire population of McGregor's one night.

Julia said...

Yes, but this was after you made out with Ryan in front the entire population of MacGregor's. (winks) I just call it like I see it sometimes.

battlemaiden said...

We were NOT making out. :)

Julia said...

Someone's memory is awfully fuzzy then and I know it's not mine (grins)

battlemaiden said...

It IS yours! If I recall correctly, that night, you missed your fries with the salt shaker and hit the plate several times in a row instead. I re-read my blog for that little tid-bit.

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