If they only knew … when they do what they do.

The abuse is not about you – it’s what they feel about themselves.

Using you prevents them from enjoying something genuine

Whatever they take becomes something else that can never be given

Whenever they sell you short or put you down – they are admitting what little they think they’re worthy of.

The less they feel they can please you – the more displeased they’ll be with you

Every lie they tell  – leaves less of themselves they feel should be known

If they’re faking it – playing you – it’s themselves they’re not taking seriously

if they only knew that it’s more about them – when they do what they do to you.




Death by Narcissist

She’ll do what you least expect,
Betray you in ways you never imagined
Turn to stone when your hopes are highest.

She’ll find a way to turn it around,
You’ll take the blame, resent yourself
Love’s no match for her genius.

As soon as you stop hurting,
She’ll seduce you like crazy, only
Setting you up, to break you again.

Debilitating, painful confusion,
Her behavior too unreasonable
To talk about – to admit you allowed..

Becomes your mission, imprisoning,
To see her be fair, show some heart.
it’s hell for you,  to her it’s winning.



Part Five: Vegas Trip

I made us Gin and tonics.  At first, we looked out over the town, quietly. I used the time to figure out what to do – what was happening.

I talked with Terry for a bit while Perlah used my bathroom. She’d just celebrated her 40th birthday, was divorced and had one son starting his first year at UNLV. She talked about what it’s been like living by herself for the first time. Terry was candid – talked about how ironic that she’s been getting hit on for twenty years, and now that she got the house to herself and can have sex anytime she wants, there’s nobody around to fuck. She had recently added a couple toys to her “collection.”

Perlah returned before I’d heard Terry’s complete life story and all her secrets.

“Terry’s finally got her house to herself and evidently she can’t find someone to, um, help her appreciate her new privacy,” I said.

(What? She shared all this personal stuff, why can’t I discuss it?)

Judging by her response, Perlah had already been briefed on Terry’s situation.

I wasn’t feeling too sorry for Terry –  she was quintessential “MILF” – she was already appearing in fantasies and bucket lists all over the world. And, I’m sure many guys would fuck her just to see her breasts. Yes, by “many guys,” I mean, me.

It was around 1:30 when Perlah reminded us that she was expected to be getting off work at 2.

“I should probably leave by 2:30, or 2:45 the very latest.”

I thought it was A fairly generous allowance given her situation.

“Unless…” I schemed, “Maybe they are having you work a second shift to cover for the other dealer who got sick?”‘

“He knows that wouldn’t happen.”

“Speaking of leaving,” Terry said, “I think I’ll be going. Do you want me to walk with you to get an Uber Perlah, or are you good?”

I almost asked Terry to show me her tits –  but thankfully I caught the idea before it left my mouth.

(Yes, I too think it’s a bit shallow for a grown man to fixate upon a woman’s knockers.. in fact, I have often wrestled with this question: is it shallow or immoral to want a woman’s body, and if so, how much reason, other than her boobs, do I need in order to  want someone’s tits without being shallow? None at all according to author Alain de Botton  – who talks about sexual attraction on this youtube video..

Alain thinks we shouldn’t discount physical attraction nor feel shallow or ashamed for appreciating someone’s exterior; because we’re essentially reading their “inside” – identifying and appreciating deeper aspects of a person; furthermore, Alain argues that appreciating, or wanting someone’s body, is how our minds unconsciously read a a person’s genetic history and can predict the healthiness probability of their future offspring.

To explain attraction, Alain suggests that we are all looking for whatever our subconscious feels it lacks from childhood, and we feel attraction when we sense that someone might have it; we desire people who can fulfill our emotional dependencies – basically looking for “a fix,” to to cope with the unconscious trauma of our earliest years. Ultimately, what we’re all just looking for on a deep, subconscious level –  including me by wanting to see Terry’s huge tits, is equilibrium. According to Alain anyway.)

“Sure you don’t want another drink?” I asked.

“Tempting, but I should probably get going….”

Perlah walked out my door with Terry and for a moment I thought she might leave with her. They were talking for a few minutes, I could here but not make out what was being said. I was preparing myself for the worst.
Finally, Perlah came back in.

to be continued – see next post for part five


Cheating: Issues, Questions & Implications of shifting attitudes towards marital infidelity.

The questions I began this post with quickly gave rise to more questions – too many to tackle at once in a single post. I’ve decided to break it down a bit at a time. This is the first of a half-dozen or so short posts I’ll be writing on the subject.

If there are any reliable statistics on infidelity, this discussion is not based on them. I have read about affairs online – personal accounts of affairs and various articles where therapists and counselors discuss the issue. Other than that, everything I know about infidelity comes from being the “other man” or from friends who have talked to me about their infidelity.

Some of you have experienced infidelity from different angles than I have – perhaps you’ve been married and cheated, or been cheated on, or maybe you’ve thought about it but chose to remain faithful? So, in sharing a few thoughts and experience about infidelity, I’m as much asking some questions and inviting you to share your thoughts and help fill in the discussion with your unique perspectives.

Are people more comfortable with cheating on their spouse than they used to be? If so, is this a good change or bad? Are women more comfortable with cheating than they used to be, or does it just seem so because of some change in my attitude? Are there any universal changes in attitude happening? If so, what impact might that have on society or the nature of the relationships and marriages that we have?

Let’s break it down a bit, one question at a time.

Is cheating less immoral, or immoral at all, if one or both participants don’t view cheating as wrong?

I think participating in marital infidelity is wrong, yet I have have had intimate contact with a number of married women. So, essentially, I have participated in activity that I knew was wrong: I knew things were happening without the knowledge or consent of the husbands, but I participated anyway. Is that not worse, morally, than if I had done so believing that there was nothing wrong with such behavior? Whatever the morality of it, I definitely feel guilt when I’m with a married woman. I’m sure I’d not feel as much guilt if I felt there was nothing wrong with it. And then there is her attitude. In a few cases, a married woman has had no reservations about what she was doing – as far as I could tell she didn’t feel an ounce of guilt about cheating on her husband, at least at the time the shenanigans were happening. Should I have had less to feel guilty about if she thought there was nothing to feel guilty about? Was it less wrong of me to participate? Moral or not, the complexity of questions and issue that surround infidelity make it fascinating – more stimulating even, some might argue. Okay, I don’t know about others, but it’s a turn on for me.

Let’s look at a real world example to see if the answers become more clear. In the not-so-distant past (and by that I mean about three weeks ago) I met some high school teachers at a cool lounge bar not far from my house. There were three of them having a sort of a girls night out. All three were married, and were drinking enough to be Ubering. I was sitting next to them at the bar and was there by myself – an easy target for group amusement (see teasing and flirtatious harassment.). In short, they ended up coming to my house to make a fire – I have a large stone fireplace outside. One of the teachers stayed at my houses after the other two left. Amie was not terribly conflicted about the decision to stay over and mess around with me. I watched her text her husband and tell him she was crashing at her friend’s house. I didn’t pry too deeply into her emotions, but enough to learn that it was her first time cheating. She was the quietest of the three, and while I wouldn’t describe her as aggressive, she was pretty much leading our way into sin, shall we say. If she had been crying or hyperventilating, and all wrapped up with inner conflict about what she was doing, would it have been more reprehensible for me to participate? Would It have been more moral if we just had sex one time and limited it to one position? How about if she enjoyed herself less, would it have not been as bad?

Now, compare that situation with what happened with Jenny, another one of the three friends from that night. Jenny was the best looking of the three and had been the most flirtatious, but had made it clear even before we left the bar that first night, that there’d be no action coming from her direction, ever. Well a couple weeks later some girls in the group went out again. The one I had hooked up with, Amie, joined them for a while and then had to be home for some family function. The other two stayed stayed out later, along with another friend who hadn’t been with them the night of the fire. So, long story short, Jenny, who teaches English, agreed to read Dare – the story I am about to publish. Unlike Amie, Jen was certain that she’d not be unfaithful, and even made me swear never to tell Amie or any of her friends about what happened. So, this brings up more questions.

Was it worse what happened with Jenny – because she felt it was something she shouldn’t do? Does it change anything that once she got to doing what she did, she was much worse (read naughtier) than Amie? It was more exciting for me – was this because it was more forbidden, or more of a challenge, or was it just because of her huge breasts? And, is it just me, or is it more often those who are most reluctant that are the least prudent once they get to it? Could it be that those who think what they are doing is wrong, try harder to make the guilt worth their while? Or, were they more reluctant in the first place, because they know how far they’ll go if they go at all?

Cheating Series:

Cheating: Issues, Questions & Implications of shifting attitudes towards marital infidelity.
Cheating Part II: How much flirtation is healthy and when does it become infidelity?
Cheating III: Sex in Head, Mental Infidelity
Cheating IV: Anatomy of Infidelity
Cheating Part V: Loopholes, Free Zones and Grey Areas.
Cheating VII: Time Warp Infidelity – Sex After or Before the Relationship?
Cheating 7: When You Stumble Upon Much Better Sex Outside Your Relationship
Cheating 8: Is it Really Sex or affection we Want or is Cheating a Settlement?
Cheating 9: Considering Special Features in Defense of Sexual Infidelity
Cheating 10: Looking for a bit of fun before spilling the beans
Cheating XI: How Not to Sleep With Married People

Nineteen Things I’ve Learned About It.

1. If it feels good to do – somebody does it.

2. If they’ve been doing it and break a promise not to do it again – they’ll never stop.

3. If they accuse you of doing it, and you’ve never done it, they’re the ones doing it.

4. If you have to lie about it, you probably shouldn’t be doing it.

5. If both of you do it – you’ll do it more often.

6. The more eager you are for them to be doing it, the less they’ll want to.

7. If you resist doing it -they’ll want you to do it even more.

8. If you resist too much, they’ll find another to do it, or do it themselves.

9. If you each do it and never talk about it, then you both know the other is doing it.

10. If they say they didn’t do it, and you didn’t ask if they did, they’re doing it.

11. If a lot are doing it, and nobody’s talking about it -it’s probably really F??k?ng good.

12. If they tell you it’s really good, but they’re not doing it – probably really F??k?ng bad.

13. If doing it is bad for you, it probably feels good to do.

14. If your mother wants you to do it, how good can it feel?

15. If your mother forbids you from doing it – she hasn’t done it.

16. If your mother suggests you don’t do it – she’s tried it.

17. If your mother pretends not to know you’re doing it – she still does it.

18. If you make them stop doing it, they’ll never let you do it.

19. If doing it worked once, it will work again