Hungry Like the Wolf
It was 1984 when I first heard the song “Hungry Like the Wolf.” That was it. After that, I was sold. I was a full-blown Duranee. I put Duran Duran Dominates on my clarinet case, and the kids at Huntsville High School did not know what to make of me. Because in 1984 Huntsville, TX, no one knew who Duran Duran was. They had hardly even heard of MTV.
That’s all beside the point, however.
“Hungry Like the Wolf” was a highly suggestive video, and although my 14 year old self didn’t really get all of it, I certainly learned a thing or two in the coming years.
I lost my virginity rather young. 15. I still remember the date: January 19, 1985. What girl doesn’t remember the date of her first time? Although that first time was certainly an experience, it was mostly painful. But it was fun nonetheless. For a young girl of 15, I didn’t feel sexual desire yet, not in the way I do now. Sex was fun, but it wasn’t hot. Yet.
It wouldn’t be until years later that I experienced true sexual desire and just how much feelings of intense sexual desire can cloud one’s mind and reason. There is nothing quite like the intoxication of sexual desire.
Certainly for men, the joke always is that all the blood is rushing southward, so there’s nothing left in the brain. And I think it is similar for women when that intense desire consumes one’s body and mind.
Reason goes right out the window.
I’ve now been sexually active for 26 years, and there are still times when sexual desire will overrun my reason. I have made some pretty bad decisions over the years because of love and sex, and I’ve been lucky more than once because I didn’t use protection when I was younger.
I knew girls who got pregnant in High School, and I’ve known *several* people who have contracted incurable STDs. Unfortunately, I’ve lost dear friends to AIDs. So, if you’re sexually active, it is very important to have condoms with you at all times. Don’t be caught without one, because the desire to move forward anyway is really too great when two people are on the verge. And a few hours of pleasure is not worth a lifetime of disease or an unplanned pregnancy, no matter how great the sex.
Protect yourself and protect your partner.
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~ by omgrey on May 11, 2011.
Posted in Romance & Relationships
Tags: author, duran duran, love, non-monogamy, o.m. grey, olivia grey, open, open marriage, polyamory, postaweek2011, relationship advice, relationships, romance, sex