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March 17, 1992
"love is a many splintered thing"
It's really simple: love is There are different
friendship involving sexual definitions. When
contact. you say "I love ice
cream!" it doesn't
But maybe it's not all usually imply any
that simple, because sexual experiences. But then,
since it involves But these other considering
sexual contact love is definitions aren't the way some
assumed to be a what you first women act
deeper, more serious think of. toward ice
relationship than a cream, maybe
typical friendship. I'm wrong
There's a very complicated
implied contract involved
assuming certain exclusive
rights, expected behavior, and
a protocol for breaking the
contract. I've always found
this annoying, because it (Though, I was
seems to me like the talking to some friends of
provisions of the contract mine about this recently and
aren't open to negotiation in they didn't understand what I
advance. was talking about. Everything
can be discussed at any time.
No one is allowed to make any
And while there are people who
claim to have merely friendly
sex with no heavy emotional
involvement... the dreaded and
adored "casual" sex. I'm not
sure I believe in it myself.
Never seems to work out that
way for me, anyway.
How I use the word:
It is very rare for people It is only slightly less
in my family to say "I love rare for me to say "I love
you" to each other. you." to anyone, since I
Expressing emotions is not tend to think it
exactly our strong point. ought to be obvious.
Consequently, I usually wind
up saying something like
"Sure, of course I love you."
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