The door didn’t have to be closed all the time — just when she was over. And it didn’t have to be all the way open. Just cracked.


Because teens that age often lack the skills to be sexual without getting one another pregnant.

After a few more talks and some assurances on Brent’s part that he fully understood the risks and could handle assessing them, the door-stays-open-when-she’s-in-your-room rule went out the window.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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