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The Pain and Pleasure of Rough Sex

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I craved sex. I connected with a “Down Low” guy on Grindr. No face picture but a toned body. I made it work. “Tell me your name before I get in the Uber, I don’t want to hear for the first time from the driver.” I texted. You’re paying for this ride,” “LOL. I’m James. You better have some good ass.” I arrived dressed in black.  “When you get out the Uber come up to the...

There Is No Such Thing As a Happy Ending

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Over one year into an over-extended stay in our Nation’s Capitol, life has been no fairy tale. I wallowed on an orange leather seat of a train marked “Going Nowhere Fast” listening to Lana Del Ray. This self-proclaimed “Brooklyn baby” was far from where I once called home. Since DC doesn’t have a yellow brick road, I decided to return to retail to save up for some ruby red Louboutins...

Hopeless, Lost and Seduced in New York City

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I considered myself a survivor. On the night I traveled to NYC with no place to stay. I sunk into a depression so low, melancholy and regret rubbed shoulders. I traveled on a Friday morning, to prepare for a photo shoot by pulling a coterie of clothes. I contacted my friend to secure sleeping arrangements. Noah’s Arc “I’m going to Buffalo for work,” he said.  “What? You work?”  He...

The Audacity and Excitement of Celebrity Dick Pics

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Celebrity dick pics are the new sex tapes. Who has time to watch your favorite actors and rappers struggle through 30 minutes of contrived footage for their adoring fans? Why the influx of penis pics?  From The Game to Soulja Boy—the boys aren’t playing games. Dick swinging and bulging silhouettes—all with the goal of breaking the internet or resuscitating a career. These fallen stars craved...

Falling Hard for My Fuck Buddy

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I craved a fuck buddy. After another failed relationship I decided on a friend with benefits. I found Jason one drunken night. We met the old-fashioned way on the street. No apps required. Who had time to screen when you’re drunk and ready?  “Wassup” “How can I help you?” “You can by giving me a taste.” We scurried off to the woods where we rolled around the grass for 30 minutes. Sweat...

Would You Have Sex With a Married Man?

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I found out about Allen’s marriage after exchanging messages on Jack’d. My go to app to text or for sex.   Source I hated that he used this app to cheat on his wife. I told myself I wouldn’t judge. I’m not married but I needed to do some research.  On Friday night, I hung out with my friend Leroy. He housesat and hosted dates while his Grandma recovered from...

Was I Just Rejected From Sex?

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A 2 a.m. rendezvous lead to an inevitable walk of shame. While watching Sex and the City:  The Movie, I decided to perform my own scene with James. We talked on Grindr for weeks. Source Three glasses of Prosecco and a shower later, I arrived at his house. He towered over me as he hugged me at the entrance of his apartment.   We settled on an Eddie Murphy movie...

Would You Have Sex With a Muslim?

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Casual sex with a Muslim transcended religious doctrine. In a country so divided why did I seek refuge in someone so foreign? Source I Mohammad at a DC dive bar called Townhouse. The smell of spit up permeated from the basement. My hump day, happy hour turned into a poker night. After the chips were down, I saw him in the doorway of the bathroom. He towered over me with his bald head and beard...

Would You Have Sex With a Man Wearing a Kilt?

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I wondered what it was like to have sex with a kilt on. One night in New York City, I decided to go to a bar to find out. I’ve only been in the city for a few months. But I thought it would be a great opportunity to test the boundaries of the city.  Source I went to the Hangar. I walked down the dark-lit, crowded streets of the village. I noticed people staring at me. My headphones muffled...

Dating and Fucking in the Age of Debauchery

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I stopped having sex. Blowing strangers in the Concrete Jungle left me empty handed. Bobbing for boyfriends at 30 made finding love more complicated than the New York subway system. Chivalry flew somewhere over the rainbow. While impropriety paved the yellow brick road to gay marriage. Photo:  Kevin Slack For New Yorkers, it’s romantic if someone offers you a seat on the...

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