And It Was Wrong

First date

I had recently gotten out of a long-term relationship that ended badly and my friends convinced me to try online dating. I exchanged a few messages with people but hadn't found anyone I really wanted to get together with until I got a message from a guy named Steve. We messaged back and forth for a little over a week. We talked about our jobs and the things we liked to do. He talked a lot about his dog and had a lot of pictures of his dog in his profile pictures, which I thought was cute. We set up a first date at a local bar. He suggested I pick a bar close to my house so that it ...

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I became friends with John when we were in the same course straight after secondary college. We started to hang out together a lot. He was fun, hilarious, seemingly confident, and we had similar interests. The first time he slept at my house I set up an extra mattress for him on the floor in my room. He made a half-hearted joke about me putting him on the floor “where he belongs”, which confused me. I told him I thought he would be more comfortable on his own mattress and we left it at that. I wasn’t sexually attracted to him at all and the possibility of us having sex had never even crossed my mind. As time went on ...

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Afraid and Outnumbered

I was about to turn sixteen, and had only ever tried kissing and some heavy petting. I was at a summer program, and had become friends with a group of boys and girls around my age, all of whom I thought were really grown up and cool. A bunch of us made plans to sneak out after curfew and meet up down at the soccer field to smoke cigarettes. A bunch of girls were supposed to go with me but when I got to the field there were only boys, which made me a little nervous. I had a crush on one of the boys, so when he wanted to take a walk across the grass with me I was ...

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Exception To The Rule

A month ago, I went home with a guy. We had just met, he had told me he went to the same university as me, and that he knew a couple of my friends (I have since asked these friends if they knew him and they have no idea who he is). It was 4 am, my friends had all bailed on me, and it would have taken a semi-expensive cab ride for me to get home. We kissed and he said I could sleep on the couch at his place, which was 10 min away. As we walked back to his place, he told me very personal stories and held my hand. I remember feeling a bit uncomfortable, but ...

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