Friday, December 9, 2022

Sex and the SUNY

Drinking debacle

That Friday feeling was better than normal a few weeks back. My class was cancelled, and I got to leave work an hour earlier than I usually do. It felt like an eternity, but it was finally 3 p.m., and...

Backseat blues

It all started on the school bus. She gave me this look that was half smile, half eyes. We hung out for a few days, and then I invited her to my birthday party. I asked her if she wanted...

Distant and disconnected

There are 1631 miles between Poughkeepsie, New York, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. That was the difference between my girlfriend and me during spring break last week. However, I discovered during this time apart from her that the physical distance wasn’t...

Taking a leap of faith

I thought two things were going to happen. First, I thought I was going to puke. Secondly, I thought I was going to black out. It was noon right after my last final and I was walking with him back to...

Spring cleaning

That smile on your face makes it so easy to trust you. “If they only knew,” I thought to myself. I stood in the basement of some random house, while people around we’re losing their minds. She took me aside, away from...

Love is hip

When it comes to romance and the dating world, it takes a lot to open yourself up to another person on an intimate level. It’s tough to give so much to a person whom you barely know, but it’s a...

Breaking up is hard to do

Three years and two-and-a-half months ago, she let me borrow her guitar. It was an acoustic: black, with bronze-wound strings. Since she didn’t play, she didn’t see any reason it should sit idle in its case in her bedroom,...

Was it something I texted?

It always starts out so innocently. That feeling you get when you meet someone you’re really into. What’s the next move, you say? Well, let’s start with her number. Right now I’m feeling really brave, and by some miracle, I don’t...

No means no

The house smelled of beer and sweat. I walked in with my friend, and we came to a consensus that we would not be here long. But then I saw him.When our eyes met, I knew I would be here...

Somebody to love

When you are single, you feel a certain freedom: a freedom to go anywhere and do anything. The problem with that freedom is you may have to do these things alone. A lot of single people do the same thing...
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