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Casual sex: is the game fixed?

By Anthony Okoth Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 06:00
Omondi likes to shoot straight for his sex, but he recently got a reaction that left him asking whether our attitudes doom us to having our hearts broken.

Unexpected

So something very interesting happened to me a few weeks back. There’s a lady I work with, Betty. She’s very attractive; every guy in the office is always trying to steal glances off her. Some of the ladies too. She’s very reserved though, and is quick to put down any advances from the regular office culprits.

I don’t exactly know how it happened, but we started talking. A lot. Then it moved on to eating lunch together, then light flirting. One Friday at the office party, the flirting got a little intense. I saw my chance and I propositioned her; I asked her if she’d like to have sex with me.

To say she wasn’t pleased would be an understatement. She was livid, and for the next hour I was basically trying to put out fires I didn’t know I had lit. 'Is that the kind of woman you think I am? I can’t believe you’d think I’m so cheap. I’m not like your other women, you hear!?'

I was struggling to explain that I meant no offence; that I didn’t proposition her because I thought less of her, but there was no redemption to be had. She stormed off in a huff.

Processing

I really struggled with that encounter for a few days after, in between icy and awkward hellos in the office between Betty and myself. Weren’t adults supposed to be able to ask someone if they want to have sex? Did I go about it the wrong way, should I have been subtler? Was agreeing to have sex with someone who wasn’t your partner an admission that you were 'cheap' and 'loose'?

I’m not a fan of complicating things. I’ve seen guys string women along under the premise of a budding relationship only to have sex with them and ditch them once they were ready to move on. I’ve seen how a lack of forthrightness can break people who have committed to what is essentially a lie.

I don’t want to be that person who breaks other people just so that he can have a few minutes of pleasure.

Stay the Path

I’ve also seen how telling the truth means you’ll miss out on what you want. So what is an adult to do: you tell the truth, you don’t have sex; you tell lies, you end up hurting others or in superficial relationships. So I sat down with Betty and tried to explain myself again. Mercifully, we came to an understanding. She wasn’t into casual sex, and I wasn’t looking to get into a relationship with her. So we left it at that, and mercifully the hellos are a lot less awkward now.

The temptation to lie was there though. It would’ve been easy; I already knew from her reaction what I’d need to say. I know many guys who’d have done it, too. Luckily, my need for a clear conscience outweighs my need for an orgasm. So I’ll stick to honesty. Hopefully soon I’ll get more hits than misses.


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This article hasn't answered my question but at least showed me we are many who are into casual sex. I think lying about love just for an orgasm is wrong but we do it anyway because hitting straight on sex would be a miss. I have learned a thing though, its good to sit down and share thoughts on sex instead of starting a fierce fire of love without the same feeling in return.
Here is my thought! I am no hoe,I am no fan of casual sex especially that the woman ends up hurt but here is what i really think if you guys are close friends you can talk about it.It's not about how you asked even if I wasn't there.It's about how close you guys were.Maybe you were not close enough to start talking about such otherwise i don't think you thought of her any less.As a woman,i prefer to be told the truth so that i decide for myself.
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