Hey! First thread! New around here, old to the game. At least in terms of time logged...maturity is questionable! Some of what I'm about to say may be more relevant to people doing the celibacy thing, whether it's abstinence before marriage, a temporary cleanse, or something else. Anyway. Girls man! Am I right? There's SO MUCH PRESSURE on finding a girlfriend or wife! I don't want one! I hide that fact for the most part, but it's NOT something I think I should feel even remotely ashamed of. In this culture people think that if you don't want a romantic partner, it's because you have beetle eyes or poop mouth or you live in a dumpster. Or there's something really wrong with you. Or you're lying. What the fuck? I buy into this bullshit idea all the time that I have to have a sexual partner to be happy. It is one of the biggest crock of shit that has ever been sold! It is part and parcel of the fallacious notion that the causes of happiness are external!! But I still believe it! It makes me miserable! I have not had a girlfriend or sex in 3 years! That is HUGE for me! With my history I am extremely proud of myself!! But there's another not inconsiderable part of me that's like, "what the fuck, man??!?!"