A Letter to My Daughter About Young Men
Benjamin Sledge

Thank you for your service, sir.

But I’d like to add that in many situations the pressure is on the girl to perform from her own peers; same as the young men. It’s a tough path to navigate for sure. I’d have added more on this. Because your daughter is going to have far more dealings within her own group, than out alone on “the savannah” (if you will) dealing with the jackals.

I’d have only gotten half the kisses (etc.) I got as a young man feeling his way around the opposite sex if it hadn’t been for the girl initiating things.

But the common thread of all us men with daughters (mine is 9) is that they need to make their suitors earn “it” (whatever the definition of it is at that juncture).

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