Jackie Pilossoph on the Huffington Post is trying to get people to not have sex on the first date. So, in the spirit of responding to her list -- not in the spirit of making people have sex on the first date; seriously, you know infinitely better than I do when you should be having sex -- here are five reasons to have sex on the first date.
- Sex will be less awkward. Practice makes perfect, and that applies to sex too. If you want sex to get less awkward, avoiding it won't solve the problem.
- Foreplay is better foreplay than waiting. I don't make a distinction between foreplay and Real Sex, but if it floats your boat.... I'd imagine, though, that if you do like foreplay, then foreplay is better foreplay than not doing foreplay and playing gin rummy instead.
- What if it doesn't work out? Then you'd have dated this person for who knows how long without having sex!
- Making your own sexual decisions without an invasive pop culture telling you you're wrong no matter what gives you self-esteem. You know what really builds self-confidence? Not slamming people online for making their own decisions about when to have sex. If a blogger is really concerned with her readers' self-esteem, then she wouldn't be telling her readers that they're too stupid and slutty to make the decision on their own.
- Sex might make you fall in love. Which is good. Because love is good. Seriously, Jackie Pilossoph, love is a good thing.
Oh, but what if you find out you have nothing in common with this person after having sex? Oh my god, then you will have had a good experience with someone very different from you. That's so terrible, who would want to live in a world where people of vastly different backgrounds make each other happy?
OK, now go have fun. Or not. It's your life.