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Author Topic: Casual Sex - Getting Back Into The Saddle  (Read 1559 times)

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Offline 1519426

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Casual Sex - Getting Back Into The Saddle
« on: April 25, 2017, 01:48:24 am »
Since my positive diagnosis in October 2015, and promptly staring HAART within 30 days, I have not been at play.  Sex life came at a complete halt, even at home with my then significant other.  That toxic relationship ended soon after.

I am still not where I want to be health-wise, but I am more stable than before and undetectable since April 2016.  I am not sure if I am even ready for sex again but I miss this on some days.

I keep procrastinating, and setting dates for 2 weeks away with guys, or when I wine and dine a guy, we grab him some sexy shorts for a spontaneous day at the beach together, a guy I've known for over 4 years and who I consider a friend, I send him home "no cookies" even though he's fully aware of my status and has sent all the right signals, because I know he is looking for LTR and I am not.

I do not wish to have a relationship.  I wish to be able to enjoy casual sex, without relationship responsibilities.  Strangers seem too much in a rush on Grindr, even when I disclose my status upfront, and I rather at least do 1 brunch or outing before getting down, and I am not comfortable having men in my home right now, or even knowing where I live.  I'm quite worried I'd pick a guy from the bottom of the barrel, and that things can go oh so wrong, and I'm stuck with someone who knows both my address and HIV status, just because I am avoiding the serious guys.

Am I making things complicated?  Any words of wisdom?

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Offline Jim Allen

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Re: Casual Sex - Getting Back Into The Saddle
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 02:27:09 am »
Hi

Welcome to the forum.

To be honest to me at least to me, it does not really sound like you are looking for just a casual sex hook-up. Personally I would not take someone out for brunch for just casual sex, but that's just me and each to his own.

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I'm stuck with someone who knows both my address and HIV status,

Hotel instead? Sounds like you have a few concerns that you are dealing with and are creating reasons for you not to do it. I hope that when you are ready and can put the reasons not to aside you find what you are looking for. 

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Re: Casual Sex - Getting Back Into The Saddle
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 02:38:51 pm »
you could always go to a sauna or somewhere similar, keeping things fairly anonymous whilst saving the brunch and home reveal to 'dates'
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