More
Close

Dating a “Reformed Male Slut”

+ enlarge
 

My boyfriend of six months has had over fifty-plus sex partners over the course of twelve years and we’re in a long-distance relationship. Do I trust him? I guess I do. Do I sleep well every night? Except for the occasional jealousy streak, which happens once in a while, I sleep like a baby. How do I cope, really?

By reminding myself that I’m not perfect either. He may have slept with every woman from almost every corner of the world (his work entails a lot of traveling) but so far, he has done nothing for me to doubt him. He has been attentive—calling or texting when he says he will and doesn’t hesitate to provide me with information of his whereabouts although I try not to interrogate. 

Whenever I bring up the subject (yes, I know and I’ll try not to speak of it too often), he will try to deal with my inquisition with utter delicacy and honesty. The past is the past and I can’t punish him for something he has already done. As a matter of fact, I think that he’s also rather ashamed of having such a high number of partners as prior to this, he’s never actually kept count of the women he’s been with.

I’m no Virgin Mary myself but my number is not even a quarter of his and yet, somehow I trust him. It’s scary to put faith in someone that you know could potentially rip your heart out because, why not? Having drunken one-night stands has been on his




“reformed male sluts,” give the guy a chance to prove himself before jumping to conclusions. After all, women don’t like to be labeled sluts; what makes you think the men find it charming when the tables are turned?







Comments

Loading comments...