Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Unrepentant SLUT Series: The Rule of Three

I've decided to continue on with my slutty slut series because I am having such a fabulous time by brining up some really great memories! Here goes:

I once told a "feminist" friend about my dilemma when my ex-boyfriend dumped me because I told him how many men I had sex with. You know, the guy that I wrote about in my last post?

My former friend was about ten years older than me and she thought that it was about time that she would school me on the sexual differences between men and women.

"You see, it's called the rule of three. Men always take the actual number of women and multiply by three, and that's the number that they tell people regarding the amount of women that they have slept with. Women, on the other hand, take the actual number of men that they've slept with and divide it by three, and that's the number of men that they claim that they've slept with. Women never tell the exact number of men that they've been with!"

I was just a young twenty-one years of age at the time and a bit perplexed as to why anyone would divide the number of men they'd slept with by three. I didn't feel that there was anything wrong with sleeping with as many men (or women) as you damn well please.

"Why on Earth would a woman want to divide her number by three?" I asked.

"Because you don't want anyone to think that you are a slut, including your friends!" she clarified.

I'm sorry, I thought that we were in the day and age that we are, um, supposed to be honest to our partners about our sexual habits as well as how many partners that we have been with? You know, considering that people can get HIV and other sexually transmitted disease! Oh, silly me!

It's strange, sad and unfortunate that women feel that they have to lie about the number of partners that they have been with. If you have friends or loved ones who are that damn judgmental, then I suggest you find yourself some new friends-that's what any self-respecting bad ass would do!!

3 comments:

LA Slugocki said...

To hell with the rule of three. I've had 40 lovers in my life and I would never hide the fact. If I am a slut, then I am a SLUT in all caps and proud of it. Let's take back slut in the same way we took back bitch b/c I'm a BEEATCH as well.

Miss Unconventional, Latina Fatale said...

Amen!

Yesterday I tried to count up and name all my lovers in a post but I lost track of many of their names and any memory of them. I think I stopped at about 26 or so. I mentioned on twitter what I was doing, trying to count them up for my post, and a lady on twitter said, "Why the hell would you do that?" I said, "Why the hell not? Is it something I should be ashamed of??"

Lady Estrogen said...

Just reading your "Unrepentant SLUT Series" now - better late than never I guess. I think most of my stories fall into this category. hahaha. Really enjoyed the reads ;)