Dear Men, Please Stop Asking Us “Did You Like It?” Just After Sex

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Dear Men, Please Stop Asking Us “Did You Like It?” Just After Sex

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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t was 1 am, just a few minutes after we’d had sex. We were in that fragile span when things could potentially get awkward really fast as both of us struggled to put our clothes back on, consciously avoiding eye contact. Just when I was clumsily hopping about with one leg inside my jeans, he looked at me and asked, “So, did you like it?”

His timing was just… all wrong. My brain immediately went into an overdrive, “Uh, so parts of it were really uncomfortable. I wish you’d used less tongue, I feel sticky and sore… I liked when you held my waist, hated when you grabbed my hair – it was not mind-blowing, but it wasn’t also bad.” As I prepared to parrot these words out, he kept looking at me like a deer caught in the headlights. I noticed a vein throbbing in his neck, so I plastered a smile on my face, and instead answered, “Yeah, it was amazing.” I could see his face relax and the tension in the room dissipate. We ended up affectionately cuddling. He was satisfied with his performance; I was glad that he was content.

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