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11/27/2016 10:39 am ET

The Beauty And Splendor Of Being A Slut

This originally appeared on VICE US

It was when I read an opinion piece by a British writer Dylan Jones that I learned I was a slut—an actual, world-class slut.

In his piece, Jones describes being called a slut when, after the topic of one’s sexual headcount came up as party banter, he estimated that he’d slept with 400 guys. Which, to me, is low. What was worse were the comments on an article that aggregated Dylan’s essay, attributing his number to low standards and self-esteem, even supposed “mental health issues,” as if one’s worth lowers with each dick or ass you take. Sex-positive commenters emerged as well, praising his honesty while dismissing the puritans. But I can only imagine what those closed-minded moralists would say to me.

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