This year is particularly exciting, coming on the heels of a decision by the U. Supreme Court that nearly doubled the number of states that allow same-sex marriage from 19 to more than 30.
For the first time in history, the majority of Americans live in a state with marriage equality.
My grandmother, a firm RLDS believer, thought that dancing was the work of the devil. We ended up having sex with each other because of a dare.
In Harvest Hills, I had sex when I was 8 years old with a boy who was also 8 years old. The definition of sex for this story: his penis went into my vagina. All he did was stick his thing into my thing while we were standing up, with our pants down. Someone dared us to “do it.” Of course, I didn’t know what “do it” meant. Right at the moment when the boy’s penis was inside me, his mother opened the door to his bedroom and found us standing there with our pants down, encircled by the other kids.
I suffered for most of my adult life from a morbid fear of contracting STD’s. I consider myself a success since I never contracted herpes, AIDS or warts. It never crashed, but as I took the crash position, I prayed never again to get on airplanes for silly reasons. She just finished her first book of non-fiction, Un-Crap Your Life.
She uses Medium to write stories that she doesn’t want her family to discover on Facebook.
Eric Klinenberg, the author of “Going Solo,” a book about living alone, looks at the emergence of the one-person household as an increasingly preferred living choice.
“People who live alone do get lonely,” Klinenberg says, “but so do people in marriages.” Younger people have made living alone a choice; in the under-65 demographic, 15 million live alone and many are actively choosing single lives, at the same time proving that the old equation between living alone and being unhappy no longer holds true.
Younger singles are just as happy and healthy as younger people in committed relationships.
Contained within the community were futuristic, experimental Terra-Domes and dome homes that looked like they belonged on the set of Star Wars.
At an early age I was told by adults in this community that I was going to hell because I would frequently respond with a “No” when asked the question, “Do you believe in God?