Thursday, March 30, 2006

Secret Origins Part II: The Teenage Years AKA Let's Talk About Sex

So why am I writing this? Looking back at my early teenage years I kinda realized that it was a pretty unusual ride. And the sex part…well, it’s not what most people would expect, I think. I figured I’ll write about cos it’s kinda different and it’s something I could look back at with a wink and a smile.

Now like most teenagers back then, we never talked about sex to our folks nor were there any real sex education in school. Also remember, this was way before the days of Internet porn, mobile phone porn, VCD/DVD porn etc. I can’t speak for every teenager back then, but this is where I got me sex education.


Yup, that's The Sex Life Letters, bought it at Times the Bookshop when I was like 14 years old I think. And I still got it, complete with ancient dust cover. There are absolutely no nude pix and no graphic descriptions of any sex acts in the book. It’s all just personal stories but geez, looking back I don’t know if any 14 year-old should be reading it! By the end of it, I knew the difference between cunnilingus and fellatio (I just don't know how to pronounce them) 101 fetishes, S&M, wife-swapping, gays, G-spot, voyeurism and just about every other kinky act in the book and probably known to man.

But I guess, when I was reading it, it was just words to me not unlike any other book I read as everyone knows I’m a bookworm. And I never talked about the book with anyone at all. The thing is I didn’t turn into some sex-crazed fiend. I didn't tell my friends about any of the stories in the book.

Sometimes I think back and am really amazed by it. It’s true that I got a kick out of reading the stories (thanks to the handy dust cover, I was reading it in class, at the dinner table etc.) but I was never tempted to turn anything I read into an actual …er…deed. it was all just added information to me. I suppose it's like me when I was doing science in school. I mean, I know about electrons and protons, and maybe because I couldn't see them, but I never felt the urge to spilt an atom or anything like that. Does that make sense?

5 comments:

Sassy Lady said...

Hi ya cavalock,

I would definitely agree with you on the sex education in those days, like back in the 70s...no one would teach us abt sex, let alone mention it..

In those days wearing a mini skirt and a tube top is already considered sexy and very arousing...unlike now...its a common thingy..

Dont tell me you didt do any 'experimenting' after reading dat book...not even now??..harhar

Cavalock said...

Thanks for dropping by! Heh, have to wait till Secret Origins Part III to find out more. I also realized that since not many pple read this blog, I can stop worrying bout revealing too much bout myself.

Sassy Lady said...

Aww...what a shame, I was just getting excited to know more about you...

Come on...dont stop..you're doing great...

Sassy Lady said...

Oh yes...Have a great weekend fren!!

The Imp said...

i grew up on Mills & Boon!!! hahaha.