STDs and Song of Songs

Monday, April 7, 2014 
From: Kris
To: Sassy
Sent: Monday, April 7, 2014 1:49 AM
Subject: testing list / a poem of two lovers
Hi “Sassy”! (now is when I wish I knew your real name–since “Sassy” is a fun name–and the following is “not so fun”):
Here’s a list of STDs I believe we should be tested for.  I wouldn’t “leave it up to the professionals” by assuming they will “automatically” test for ALL of these.  I would suggest you specifically request that you be tested for each and every one of them.  
I don’t want to be a “kill joy.”  On the contrary–I’m hoping you’ll still decide to take me as a lover and we can just have REALLY HOT SEX AND FUN–AND OFTEN!!!  But at least for me–it’s not going to be “fun”–if I’m worried about the following:
2)  Chlamydia
3)  Gonorrhea
4)  Hepatitis A
5)  Hepatitis B
6)  Hepatitis C
5)  Genital Herpes
6)  Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
7)  Syphilis
8)  Trichomoniasis
One very excellent source of information is the Center for Disease Control website.  It gives very detailed information about all of the above.  Including what specific activities are more “high risk” versus “less risk” (vaginal, oral, anal, “rimming,” “topping,” “bottoming,” etc.—the “whole nine yards”).  You can go to:
If you want me to be tested please say so.  I haven’t had sex with anyone but my wife in 25 years—and I know for a fact she has never had sex with anyone but me.  But it is completely fair and reasonable for you to “not just take my word for it.”  So PLEASE TELL ME DIRECTLY–AND I’LL BE TESTED TOO.
I don’t want to go on too long here, but I just need to say that the cheerful emails I open from you in the mornings make my day!  (Plus, I think to myself, “Wow!  She’s actually still talking to me–and seems to still be interested!”)
To try and end this email with something a little “lighter” and more positive–consider these short excerpts of poetry written by King Solomon, the third king of ancient Israel (conceived as the result of an adulterous affair his father King David had with Bathsheba)–as an “ex-church-girl” you probably know that story:
Solomon’s Song of Songs
  Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
     for your love is more delightful
                   than wine.
Pleasing is the fragrance of your
             your name is like perfume poured out.
             No wonder the maidens love you!
Take me away with you–let us hurry!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.
How beautiful you are my darling!
             Oh, how beautiful!
  Your eyes are doves.
How handsome you are, my lover!
      Oh, how charming!
                And our bed is verdant.
The beams of our house are cedars,
             our rafters are firs.
I am a rose of Sharon,
         a lily of the valleys.
Like a lily among the thorns,
             is my darling among the maidens.
How beautiful you are and how pleasing,
O love, with your delights!
Your stature is like that of the palm,
            and your breasts like clusters of fruit.
I said, “I will climb the palm tree;
            I will take hold of its fruit.”
May your breasts be like the clusters
                    of the vine,
            the fragrance of your breath like apples,
            and your mouth like the best of wine.”
Hoping to be your lover–and maybe “demure _____?” and “sexy Sassy” can find a way to get together—in both hot sex—–and….who knows?
Kris: “Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages. …there I will give you my love. …that I have stored up for you, my lover.” (Song of Songs, 7:11-13) 12:02 PM
From: Sassy
To: Kris
Sent: Monday, Apr 7, 2014 4:18 PM 
Re: testing list / a poem of two lovers
Hiya Kris!  
How is your Monday?   
So sorry I’ve been out of touch… yesterday was wacky!!  I am so worn out!  Forgive me if I can’t write much today.  I partied until 4:30 am – my brain is toast! 
I have read your messages, and I will read them again and again.  You were gushing… so sweet!  You’re right, I don’t freak out easily.  And I promise you not to go silent.  I hate that.  If things change, I will tell you.  I am worrying today that you should find a gal who adores riding Harleys. 
You have written the most incredible things!  I am amazed at what you have been inspired to write.  I had to smile about the kissing… not sure why but I have a talent for it.  Believe what I tell you! 
Let me think more about requesting that you be tested.  In theory I should – to be 100% sure.  You might want to do it as a baseline.  But there are many variables.  Let me get some sleep and get back to you.  I may want to talk more about it in real time. 
I have to smile at your Song of Solomon references.  I know that text well.  My husband and I wanted part of it read at our wedding.  The minister said we could not find 4 contiguous verses that were not salacious.  Here is what we found – which seemed perfect for us being older and having found each other on the internet: 
Song of Solomon, chapter 3, beginning with the first verse:
I sought him whom my soul loves;
I sought him, but found him not;
I called him, but he gave no answer.
“I will rise now and go about the city,
in the streets and in the squares;
I will seek him whom my soul loves.”
I sought him, but found him not.
The sentinels found me,
as they went about in the city.
“Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”
Scarcely had I passed them,
when I found him whom my soul loves.
I held him, and would not let him go.
There is so much more I’d like to talk about… but for now I will go.  I think I will sleep.  I will hope to be back around by the time you’re ready to chat.  Look for me and I will chat if I can. 
Hugs with groping!  And my hand in your front pocket.
Me: Hiya! Sent you email. Brain is toast. Going to nap. Hope to chat later 4:24 PM
Kris: ok…i’m so paranoid….thought u dumped me…i’m 62 going on 17 with u… like u SO much….and want u SO bad….feel like i don’t know what to do (but am sure you DO….wink….ache) 5:14 PM
Kris: leaving gym right now….b home in 20… then?….or too tired? 9:36 PM
Me: Awake! Chattable! 9:50 PM
Kris: k…just got home…gimme 10… 🙂 9:54 PM

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