PG: This is purely a work of fiction; it doesn’t necessarily reflect the author’s view of life.
I make a living as a writer, a corporate writer, and also as a freelance designer. So every day presents a wide-open choice to either work or seek pleasure. At this moment while I type these words, I’d rather have myself planted deep inside some momo, knocking her skull against the headboard with my hip thrusts. But it’s difficult to put food on the table that way.
At times, it seems as if my entire life can be distilled into a simple decision between having fun or getting things done. My life’s course has been a long, undulating loop of either hard work or a hard d**k, but never both at once.
This has been a constant since my childhood, when I was either getting the highest grades in class or the most D’s. I was either getting into trouble or getting straight A’s. I was either a bookworm or a bigger than life bully. I was either hanging out with the smart, boring kids or the dumb, fun ones.
Adulthood has only brought more of the same. I find it nigh impossible to work hard and play hard simultaneously during any given phase in my life. I’ve gone a year straight without working and a solid year without f****g. Depending on when you catch up with me, I’m fixated on either one or the other: mind or body. Superego or id. Angel or devil. Gallant or Goofus. Mature or infantile. Ascetic or hedonist. Long-term fulfillment or short-term satisfaction.
And then, after endless months of dull, colorless work, my pleasure-starved brain sends me diving into the deep, filthy pond of fun. I’ll keep my nose to the grindstone until I nearly die from unhappiness, then emerges Mr. Pleasure, who becomes so reckless that I eventually revert back to a monastic existence.
I feel happier – but emptier – during the sexy phases. If there’s anything that feels better than a tight pussy, I haven’t found it. Nature, cunt that it is, designed the orgasm to feel better than anything. I’ll shoot gallons of cum and wind up without a single bob in my pocket. I’ll chase after pleasure only to discover yet again that it’s not very pleasurable to be broke and nearly homeless.
My inner Civil War between sex and work has a Regional corollary. There are Counties in Kenya, and I don’t want to point fingers, where people have lots of sex and babies but never really invent or do anything constructive. The steamy cultures where lovers lazily toss coconuts as their glistening genitals are tickled by warm breezes have traditionally not fared very well against the cold-climate sourpusses who focus on labor and invention.
Ultimately, successful societies might frown on sex for reasons which have less to do with religion and repression than the fact that we’d never build anything if our libidos were permitted to run wild. Civilizations who fuck at the expense of work don’t thrive for very long. Animals can fuck, too, and they do it much better than we do.
But working and creating are what raise us above mere animals. Work, not sex, is the main reason we ascended above the apes. Mosquitos can fuck with the best of ’em, but they can’t draw blueprints or master calculus or debate ethics.
The trick, obviously, is to integrate the id and superego into a manageable ego, but so far I’ve failed. There seems no way to reconcile these natural enemies. The people I admire the most are the workers and creators, not the guys who shoot their wads the furthest. But generally, I’d rather be licking some chick’s armpits than learning some new software program.
I asked some friends if they had any suggestions to lift me from this quagmire. One of them said this:
Engage in an occupation which incorporates sex…porn star, gigolo, male prostitute….It’s a win/win sitchy-ation.
Another said this:
Get a woman that is so high-maintenance that the sex actually seems like work. Bingo, life in balance.
Um, I think I’ll choose ……hehehe!!