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Why One-Night Stands Are Actually The Worst
Originally published on NTRSCTN.

Casual sex has never been my thing.

The several sweaty, drunkenly awkward trysts I've had ended with me sneaking out (or kicking them out) and the two of us never speaking again. I've ignored and even blocked phone calls, rolling my eyes heavenward at text messages seeking a second encounter. My memories of sharp tongues and hot panting breath in my ear would eventually engender in me a feeling of complete disgust towards the men I knew for just one night.

Sex is an invasive act; that's why uniting our most intimate body parts—but deeming it a passing fancy—just feels wrong to me. Don’t mistake my intentions, though; this isn’t the judgmental prattle of some right-wing zealot. As a liberal, well-traveled, and educated woman of color, I’ve had my share of experiences across borders, oceans, races, and cultures. Still, every one of my spontaneous sexual experiences has somehow left me feeling empty.
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