May 09, 2001

rowing, bondage, and other sex

Practice today was mostly drills, as expected on a Wednesday. I got swapped out into the launch for half of it. While riding there with DI and Yosemite Sam, I got the only feedback they gave me today, and it was conflicting, not to mention the complete opposite of what YSam told me yesterday. Possibilities: a) DI doesn’t like me and it shows in his opinions; b) DI didn’t look at me today and is just repeating the last thing he noticed, which would have to be a few weeks ago; c) YSam was on Ecstacy yesterday and that’s why he was so nice; d) I really didn’t have good body control today even though I did yesterday, possibly because of fighting to keep the boat set during the drills we were doing. Probably d). Sigh.

After practice, DI asked us to email him one suggestion to make practice more fun – he even said we could do it anonymously. Ha. If I emailed him anonymously there would be a hell of a lot more than one suggestion. Man, am I tempted.

Reading Badsnake’s entry yesterday struck a nerve. That sort of shocked me, because she was talking about the reason she and Sara are so into BDSM, something in which I’ve never really had much interest. What she said, though, was an exact, precise analogy to coxing a four or n eight in a race; the rowers are in quite a bit of pain, but you know they deeply want to get the fastest time of which they’re capable. It’s the coxswain’s job to help them dig down, fight through the pain, and pull out whatever they’ve got in them.

That last phrase is unfortunately evocative of the time I got puked on during a race.

In slightly related news, yesterday the governor of my state signed a bill that repeals the “archaic sex laws”. It is now legal in this state to engage in oral sex, sodomy, and other non-procreational sex, and to cohabitate outside marriage. Opponents claimed that repealing the law would hurt the family, which I don’t quite understand. Did they think that if anal sex was illegal, all the gay men who were doing it would go off and find women and happily make babies instead? (In the missionary position only, presumably.) Or that heterosexual couples who had oral sex were less likely to conceive? Very strange. Anyway, y’all can come have sex in our state now. In any position you want.

Posted by dichroic at May 9, 2001 08:54 AM
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