So, it’s February. Love is in the air, under the water and on the pothole-stricken Kampala roads. Yes, roses are 2,000 shillings only! This year’s Valentine’s Day, I will be taking bae to dinner at one of the restaurants in town and she has confirmed she will be sleeping at mine…but that’s us jumping the story. Let’s take it from the start.
My name is Johny. I’m a guy here to preach to you the beauty in abstinence. Way back in 2012, I met the pretty lady that is my girlfriend now. I was in 3rd year at the university then, and believe you me I really liked her (but don’t come running after her.)
On top of that, I’m not a slow guy so I occasionally found myself having thoughts of sex with her. She liked me too, a great deal (I’m a catch, btw fam)but she thought I was rushing it. She always told me, time would come and we would have all the sex we wanted. It seemed tedious to wait, so she proposed something-to restrict all these advances, I will put you in the friendzone! Herein I stayed up until last month, when she felt it ready for us to get into a relationship.
The terms were simple; we were to put our feelings on hold and live like normal friends.
Well, I could still go for casual sex at least. However, in this period, I realized how strongly we bonded, how I got more time for my books and how I shared more constructive ideas with her. Needless to say, I didn’t go for the casual sex.
A year later, I graduated with a second class upper in Bachelor of Commerce, ended up with a juicy paycheck at one of the insurance firms in town and had time to straighten my career path. I am proud of who I became.
So this Valentine’s, I will walk with a beautiful girl right by my side with whom I have seen through four years of abstinence and success, and not as a friend this time. She is bae! She says tonight will be my lucky night, and my I beam gratefully at the thought of that, because now I’m sure that the wait was worthwhile. I can proudly say I’m one of the few males my age who have abstained and got full benefits for doing so. I am proud of my decision.