On The Road To Coming Out

toxic-shame

On the road to coming out my first year in college I met Christopher. He was a friend of my best friend Nina and it was Nina that introduced us. Introduced is probably a bit of a misnomer. I had met Christopher briefly and seen him in group settings and he struck me as odd and a bit weird. I did not want to have much to do with him. But, as happens, my ego got in the way. Nina came to me one day and said, “Christopher’s a virgin. He is making me crazy talking about you all the time. He really likes you and wants to sleep with you.” Well, whose ego could turn down that kind of proposal at 18 years old?  Soon after that Christopher and I had sex for the first time. Continue reading