One thing I find strange is that in most occasions, it’s not considered polite to talk about one’s sex life with acquaintances. Except for one exception--when people talk about attempting to have a baby.
They say, “We’ve been trying for a while now.”
And I have to stop and just deal with that image for a second. Because not only have they just said “We’ve been having sex a lot lately,” but “We’ve been having pretty intense sex, and there’s a bunch of emotional issues wrapped up in it.”
Yet no one ever blinks an eye--and, apparently, I’m the only one who needs to take a few seconds to visualize it, which usually leads to people snapping their fingers in my face and saying “Are you still with us?”
I’ve learned that, despite this extremely intimate confession, it’s not okay to follow up with “Well, have you tried using toys?”
It really doesn’t seem fair, though. I’m not allowed to say “Yeah, recently me and my girlfriend have been really pounding each other in the sack, and to be honest, it’s all pretty emotionally charged.”
Although maybe this would be acceptable if I conclude with “But it’s all right, we’re thinking about having a baby.”