But that discrepancy wasn't enough to compel my bad judgment.
The issue wasn't that she was sexually active; it was how her sexual appetite eventually grew to take over and impede my life.
At the end of the day, you just have to know who you are and what you are comfortable living with.
I balked, taking in the condom pedestal that was once her bed. And for the first time, I began to wonder what kind of person my roommate really was.
Then, with an expert sweep of her arm, she pushed the mound into her nightstand drawer (where dwelt her burgeoning dildo collection) and clicked off the light. A couple days later, she came to me with a request.
And at an even lower point—towards the end of the year—I found out from Beth's closest friend that she and Rafi had apparently regularly pushed our beds together when I went home for breaks so that they could have an “increased surface area” for their sexual escapades.
To say life was miserable would be an understatement. Beth's sex addiction drove my life into the ground, and no amount of mediation or housing-transfer requests was able to stop it.
I took this to be a positive sign and smiling, I prompted, “So I assume you talked to Rafi again today?
” “We didn't do much talking,” she responded as she dissolved into a fit of laughter.
I figured Beth and I had our differences, but I would still try to do her the courtesy of compromising to accommodate both of our room needs.
However, the next morning, as I was yawning through my chemistry test, I reflected back on the night before and how bold it was of Beth to make such a difficult request of me.
Because he wasn't a student and only had a part-time job at the halal food cart on the corner, he was always around.
He had clothes stashed under her bed, a toothbrush in the drawer and on the few occasions he wasn't in the room itself, he was staked out in front of the floor elevator, watching for when I would leave.
If you’ve ever had a girlfriend or fuck buddy or someone like that make pancakes and wash dishes while totally naked, you know it’s a joy to watch.