It used to be that you just needed to know a guy’s mother’s maiden name before you could have guilt-free sex with him. Haven’t you seen Catch and Release where Jennifer Garner asks Timothy Olyphant that exact question after they do the deed? If Jennifer Garner swears by this rule, and she’s no ho, then it must hold some water.
Here’s a confession, though: I can’t tell you the maiden names of any of my conquests’ mothers. I just can’t. Sorry, Jen.
Does that make me a raging slut? Does it mean I should feel bad for all the sex I’ve been having (or not having, as of late, but that’s a different story)? I understand that the whole maiden name thing is mostly a joke, but the question it raises is vaild — how much do you need to know about a guy before sex with him is a viable option? Logic would say that you can sleep with a perfect stranger, not even know his name, and it could still end up hitting all the right buttons for you. The experts, however, have a different point of view. Because don’t they always.
This morning I came across a post that gives an enormous list of things it’s recommended you know about your partner before engaging in Le Sex. And, surprise, these questions aren’t the type of things you’d want to toss out there casually over a couple beers. Take for example #7: Who are you when you’re with this person? Dude, I barely know who I am when I’m with myself.
To see the full list, check it out over at YourTango. And tell me — how many of these do you reeeeaallly consider before sleeping with someone new?