As we sped toward the reef, my mom mouthed "No" to Harry, but, like a horny prom date, he kept pleading, "C'mon, Sue, do it.
C'mon." The motor cut and the boat drifted to a stop. " my mom warned, but it was too late: with one clean motion, Harry unpackaged the package.
The captain watched us after everyone else had jumped in, breathing into our masks and staring at our flippers until we finally followed.
The reefs were spectacular, but every few minutes, Harry floated across my view like the baby.
I wondered wistfully if I would ever get to visit that kinky Never Never Land.
Fast forward four years, and I was, miraculously, offered a free trip with my girlfriend to Hedonism III. " Fifteen minutes into the taxi ride to Newark Airport, I remembered that my mom's boyfriend, Harry, had a very special type of Tourette's — every fourth sentence referred to their sex life.
Instead of two separate couples shadowing each other on opposite sides of the resort, we were very much here together, and I only hoped for a shade of normalcy in the daylight.
Breakfast was clothed and pleasant, but I cringed as the resort MC announced the days' activities over the loudspeaker: "Pimps Vs.Finally, we worked out a compromise honoring my mom's need to spend time with me: half of each day together and half separate. Harry flirted lewdly with everything that moved, and I responded with a steady diet of drinking and quiet rage.We'd meet on the prude side to play ping-pong or pool, but then Harry would interrupt to join a nude conga line or whistle up at the Sun Coast Swingers soliciting from a nearby balcony.It had all become a little clearer to me: my mom had invited me here because she wanted to carry on our tradition of yearly vacations; time with me was more precious than ever, now that I'd left home — and her.But she also wanted to please Harry, a man she actually liked.They'd always been marked by dark, sulking rims that grew with each man's relapses and confessions. Sans-strawberries, we were making it work, and even participated in Fetish Night.