As I’ve gotten older, I tend to care less what other people think of me. This isn’t to say that I’m a self serving, greedy wench however; I no longer allow the fear of others’ opinions to influence better judgment. When I jumped back into the dating scene after a nearly 15 year hiatus; I was blessed with ignorance. Sporting new shoes and dress, I loaded-up my new handbag with dating essentials:
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Wallet with cash, ID-check
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Even if I had no intention of getting laid, I wasn’t about to allow the lack of a condom deny me the opportunity should it become an option. Not a full 10 pack, mind you, but a couple discretely tucked in my wallet. I just assumed that this is what every responsible, sexually active adult did. Well, it is apparently…if you’re a man. It wasn’t until I traded in my online dating profile for a relationship when I realized that a chick carrying a condom is thought to be “notorious.” Unbelievable that in 2012, a woman choosing to take control of her health can be considered a bad slut....
Read more of Dirty in Public's thoughts on the topic at Singles Warehouse: http://www.singleswarehouse.co.uk/2012/06/condom-carrying-women-keen-intelligence-or-notoriously-slutty/