Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?
Sometimes when I’m alone
in a dark room of a silent house,
I reach for the fire you once lit in me
but all I feel is the dampness of
the ashes after you put me out
and I have tried lighting cigarettes
and downing burning whiskey
to ignite your old embers but
I am still so cold, waiting for you
to come home and set fire to me again.
By We were a roaring fire but my tears extinguished my heart (via ink-trails)
I never understood how some writers could manage
to break my heart within the length of a few pages
but then I met you and realized that pain isn’t
determined by how many words are written but
rather how many words aren’t there because
I threw away all my ‘I love you’s’ but all I got back
was silence and that is worse than an unhappy ending
since you didn’t even think I was worth a start.