Current Wisdom

Current Wisdom

By From the September 2013 issue

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An earnest young disciple of the Hon. Eliot Spitzer makes an inquiry about his true loves only to be made the butt of ridicule: 

This girl and I have been dating for a few months now. Things are going really well, and I could see myself being with her for a very long time, maybe even marrying her. The only problem is, I have a secret. I went through a bit of a dry spell in my late 20’s and ended up paying for sex with multiple sex workers many times. I don’t know if this is something I need to reveal to her, or something I can keep to myself for the rest of my life. I don’t even know where she stands on the issue of prostitution, but I’m guessing if she found out, she would not be happy. What do I do?

First of all, don’t use the phrase “I have a secret” only to follow it up with the fact that you saw a couple prostitutes. It’s anti-climactic storytelling. Did you at least fall in love and go on a crime spree together? Because if it’s just that you paid for sex, I don’t really know where the drama is.
(July 5, 2013) 


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