S L I C K is an erotica series for A+ members about titillation, torture, fucking and getting off.
I wake up on Day 15 in the usual way at first: a few naive seconds of general life appreciation followed by a scramble to recall an undoubtedly demented erotic dream about a celebrity or platonic friend I’d not previously considered sexually, which typically overlaps with remembering everything like a ceiling collapsing onto my soul.
But today, a triumphant finale: TODAY I WILL BE HUGGING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.
On my nightstand next to my alarm clock, a circular cross-stitch reads “ANTICIPATION IS THE PUREST FORM OF PLEASURE,” positioned to replace the empty spot left by the framed photograph of me and my ex-wife Ali in Iceland pretending to be happy. It's a Flaubert quote I honestly only know 'cause Joey Potter's professor cited it late in Season Five of Dawson's Creek, which I've recently finished rewatching in its entirety while learning to cross-stitch. Next to it, my phone...
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