And by the way, it’s not that orgasm is the sole goal of sex, but isn’t it telling that the sex acts that most reliably get a woman off aren’t real sex? I’m afraid I’m going to have to burst more of your bubbles.
Alongside your entire class, you’re currently throwing round the idea of ‘going to the clinic’ as a savage slur. To you, spotting someone heading in the vague direction of a sexual health practice is concrete evidence that they have an STI. Catching someone queuing for the morning after pill at the pharmacy may have you believe they must have done something pretty irresponsible. Really, they’re in the middle of doing a responsible thing.
You’ve been led to believe that it’s not just that their genitals – already a shameful part of the body – are now disgusting, but they are too. They’re the type of person who’s having a depraved kind of sex.
You, of course, are having the cool, sexy kind of sex that somehow magically makes you exempt from having to think about gross things like infections. You just want to be like the carefree, glossy gals in the movies and they never go to the clinic, do they?
Looking back, it baffles me that being seen walking to the clinic is an act you’re mercilessly ribbing your peers for. The people you’re spying swabbing on a regular basis are the people you should be respecting most. They’re the ones keeping you safer when you have sex with them.