Original Publication Date: 4/12/08
The conversation with people over the past three weeks always starts off the same.
“How’s it going?”
To which I’ve been replying: “Awful. Celibacy sucks.”
This automatically leads them to the wrong conclusion. When somebody says they’re embracing celibacy, it’s usually because they’re too damn fugly to get laid. This is not an issue I experience despite my humble approach about my looks. I’m not fugly. This isn’t even an issue in my life. The issue is that my partner has been kept out of town lately for three to four weeks at a time because of a go-live at work. He’s smart. He’s important. He’s someone in charge of others and not just me–per the contract he insists I signed despite my not remembering it. They require their smart, important people in charge to travel. They do not, however, require their smart, important-in-their-own-mind people in half-charge of the relationship to accompany their partner who happens to be that smart, important person in charge. Hence, I remain celibate.