Sunday, 8 March 2015


I love numbers. I've loved numbers for as long as I can remember, maths for as long as I've known what it is. I remember the exhilarating feeling the first time I counted to a hundred. I remember when I finally learned all the weird words for the Danish numbers and how proud I was. I remember learning about derivatives and integrals, imaginary numbers and other bases. Every time I learn something new it's like flying, amazing and exciting.

There is one number I don't much care for, the number of sexual partners I've had. How do you even count that? And why does that number carry so much weight in how people judge your character? Does it make me less of a person if I've slept with two people? Five people? Twenty people? Why do people care so much?

Why do some men feel the need to judge their partners' numbers? Why do they lose respect for a woman whose number they deem "too high". Why do we have this whore/madonna dichotomy? 

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