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          The art of kissing and telling

          Erika and Chelsea, the girls next door

          Issue date: 3/19/10 Section: Focus
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          Perhaps you like to have discretion in your indiscretions. It's a valiant motive; however, your friends are bound to ask about that semi-attractive-after-a-few-drinks-engineer they left you alone with at the bar. Chances are they saw you swap numbers, if not saliva. You don't want your best intentions to be translated into incriminating wall posts so the best way to run damage control is to keep your friends in the loop, and spare them from having to use their imaginations. After all, your close friends could help you either form a healthy relationship with your new conquest or laugh with you when you tell them the story about how you had to find a condom without killing the mood.

          Once you commit to telling them what happened, and once you get over the, "You did what/ended up where last night?" pre-story shock that too frequently takes place somewhere public, you are going to have to find the right balance in your recap. You don't need to graphically describe a porn scene, but if you don't give the right amount of details you are leaving too much up to their creative minds.

          Of course, another problem arises when you don't know what words to use to keep your story short. Everyone uses different terms to describe the same thing. If your definition and your friends' definitions of certain slang terms are different, there are going to be some lost-in-translation problems. So we, The Girls Next Door, propose the following dictionary of terms to keep your stories straight and your escapades sharable:

          Macking: You told the really cute girl at the bar that she was really cute. Maybe you get her a drink, only have her say that she's really into girls. While you might find this intriguing, she really is into girls. Sorry, you struck out.

          Making Out: This is a quick go-to option because it can happen anywhere. Since you are too caught up in the other person's eyes or cleavage, you tend to forget your surroundings. Points if you do manage to make it to a room.
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