The Virago
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The Virago

How I Protected My Virginity

Until I didn’t

Image by Sarah Richter from Pixabay

“Don’t put your hands between your legs at night,” my mother used to say to me, “otherwise they will chop up your hands.” I would visualize a plate of chopped-up meat but for some reason, I didn’t freak out. When you are five years old, you don’t realize what is ordinary and what is fucked up.

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