Mr. Dennit: Ricky, your little obscene gesture is going to cost you 100 points. Do you know how much that costs us in sponsorship dollars?
Ricky: With all due respect, Mr. Dennit, I had no idea you'd gotten experimental surgery to have your balls removed.
Mr. Dennit: What did you just say to me?
Ricky: What? I said it with all due respect! "maybe"
Mr. Dennit: Just because you say that doesn't mean you get to say whatever you want to say to me!
Ricky: It sure as hell does!
Mr. Dennit: No, it doesn't--
Ricky: It's in the Geneva Conventions, look it up!
I bet you all think I'm going to post about a certain thing in this thread.
You all are wrong.
Instead, what I will say is that odor plays a much bigger role in sexual attraction than a lot of people give credit for, and people from different cultures tend to smell differently as a result of environment, diet, beauty standards, hygiene standards, etc.. The unfamiliar smell can be attractive or it can be repulsive, and it's very easy to conflate the smells common to that culture with the race predominant within that culture and form an association that you don't even know you've made.
I knew I had been bitten and when, I had the classic circular spreading rash, and I had flulike symptoms. I've seen this before in other people, including a very severe case in another person that was bitten in the same woodlands where I was when I got bitten, and since she nearly died I wasn't taking any chances.
It's too early for the blood tests to be conclusive (six weeks minimum), but according to my doctor diagnostic guidelines don't require a positive blood test in the presence of a known bite, rash and symptoms. He said it's almost certainly Lyme, especially if symptoms don't clear up on their own inside of a couple of days. It's a week later and they haven't -- they have gotten worse, including joint pain. I can't walk very easily right now, and sitting is fairly unpleasant too.
I definitely don't swing. Bunch of my friends do, but that scene ain't for me. It's exceptionally white, for one thing. No, it comes from working within and therefore dating within the sex industry. If you're still hung up on monogamy and you're dating a sex worker, either you adjust PDQ or you get eaten alive with jealousy and things get very ugly, very quickly.