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June 26, 2010



LOL to Sarah who spent the time she might otherwise have been having sex instead mastering the English language! Very charming story excellently told, I hope she finds what she needs really soon. I'd certainly offer her $750 for her eloquent vocabulary alone :)


‘Hey, hi, have I told you I'm a possibly asexual former drug addict and I've only ever slept with one person...?’

I find this SO amusing because this phrase describes me perfectly. Even better, I also lost my virginity shortly after my 20th birthday...with my fling in a foreign town...while drunk and high. I did forget the valium.

Dear Sarah, not only did I immensely enjoy your story, but I'm glad I'm not the only crazy one. :)

The Virginity Project

Ha! Reading this comment made my day!


I agree - I can really relate to this! I had a similar experience at the much older age of 26. I was drunk, overseas and just wanted to get this monkey off my back (so to speak). I'm glad I did it - now I'm not quite so paranoid about the big V - BUT I've never done it again and I'm now 36. Obviously I've never met the 'right one' and I just didn't really 'get' it either. Maybe I'm asexual - I've often wondered. Sometimes I think I could be gay, but I don't really feel enthusiastic in that direction either. Thanks for sharing the story though...

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