In this monologue, “Pearl” is about a man sticking up for his integrity because he won’t allow any guy to take advantage of him.

ARASH: Why is it that these boys only want one thing?  Why can’t I meet a guy that is a decent, good dude? I understand the need for men to want to be intimate, I get it, but not with other men, why does it always get pushed?  Why can’t I ever meet a guy or girl who can pace himself and not rush into things?  Is ‘gentleman’ or being “a lady” a forgotten word in our generation?

It’s not that I don’t want to have sex , it’s just that I don’t want to have it after the first or second or third date, you know? It’s such a turn off, so, unattractive to me. I’d like to get to know the girl first, REALLY get to know her. Learn about the things she likes, the things she doesn’t like and make sure that she’s really into me for me.  I’m not just going to have it with someone because it’s cool or whatever.  I’m just trying to be smart and protect myself from stupid decisions.  I mean, look what happened to Michael…he got corona…that scares me.

I don’t mind kissing on the first date if she is pretty like a pearl but to just go and have it with someone, just to have it straight away, is so stupid and honestly, I think it’s disgusting. That’s why disease continues to spread in this country and I’m not going to be another statistic. My family raised me right. They taught me to respect myself and that is what I plan on doing. Too many men sleep with a girl just so they will not like them. NOT ME. I could care less because if that’s all the girl is after, than she’s worh my time.

I just have to believe that one day I will find the right woman and besides I’m too young for anything that serious anyway, let’s be honest.

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Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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