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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Megan Nolan: Most of society does not really believe that casual, nonmonogamous encounters can actually hold meaning, rather than simply serve as crude ways to blow off steam. I know that they can. Living as a purposefully single and promiscuous person was one way to know others, one way to find joy in the world, and it's gone for now. Single people have lost something important, and should be allowed to bemoan it. ... Some single people are not living in constant wait for the relief of a marriage to put them out of their misery. The restrictions of this year happened to suit couples and families best, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us were getting life wrong.


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Megan Nolan is a writer and critic. She is a columnist for New Statesman.


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It's been tough on the hundreds of thousands not alive anymore, too.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2020-12-23 10:46 AM | Reply

Nasty. Doin' the nasty. Trying to make it seem less nasty than it really is. The contortions people will do to make nasty behavior less so in their own minds.

Self delusional.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-12-23 10:52 AM | Reply

Everybody gets judged for everything they do. If you don't want to be judged, keep your life out of the public. This is as old as time. The only difference today is we have technology that gives everyone a voice at their fingertips. So, judging is considered very normal in 1st world societies. Those who are mad about the judging are the ones who are out of touch with reality.

#3 | Posted by humtake at 2020-12-23 12:14 PM | Reply


Imagine being so bad at sex that you think it's nasty.

#4 | Posted by greeneyedguy at 2020-12-23 12:29 PM | Reply

I does suck. I admit.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-12-23 12:38 PM | Reply

Seems like the solution to social distancing for these people is the----------. Perhaps they could use a plexiglass barrier instead of the typical anonymous version.

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-12-23 02:23 PM | Reply

At that point,what's the point?

#7 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-12-23 02:38 PM | Reply

Censored #6.. lol

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-12-23 04:57 PM | Reply

I kinda do judge her.

I feel for her, the situation must suck.

And she is very vulnerable, writing things that seem almost...exhibitionist.

These lockdowns are creating real harm.
Hopefully they are preventing worse harm.

#9 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2020-12-24 09:04 AM | Reply

"In Holland, officials advised coming to an arrangement with a sex buddy. Denmark's health chief said: "Sex is good, sex is healthy. As with any other human contact, there is a risk of infection. But of course one must be able to have sex.""

#10 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-12-24 11:24 AM | Reply

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