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48 Ways Traveling Is Like Sex

by Katka Lapelosová Mar 25, 2016

1. Sometimes a free breakfast is involved.


2. No matter what, there’s usually some baggage.


3. It can drive you crazy if you haven’t done it in a while.


4. It always leaves you wanting more.


5. There are times when you like doing it with other people. But there are also times when it feels way better doing it alone.


6. Sometimes you set your sights so high that you’re disappointed in the end. Other times, you have low expectations and experience something totally unexpected.


7. There are people who abstain from it. And you don’t understand why.


8. It has a distinct smell.


9. You know people who have done it more than you. You also know people who have not done it as much as you have.


10. Your entire personality changes during the course of the event.


11. It can be used as an escape, or to fill a void.


12. You can get a disease if you’re not careful.


13. If you’re good at it, you’ll do it a lot more.


14. Sometimes, you’re unsure of whether or not to do it, or whether or not it’s the right thing to do right now.


15. You definitely dream about doing it at the office.


16. You can do it more than once. You can do it all day, every day, if you really wanted to.


17. It’s completely natural.


18. Some people like to photograph it, or take videos.


19. Sometimes it’s for business. But mostly, it’s for pleasure.


20. You know the best places to find it on the web.


21. You can make a career out of it.


22. You need to use protection if it’s a risky situation.


23. Most people do it between the ages of 18 and 65, but some are younger and some are older.

24. The most popular time to do it is during the summer.


25. You can pick up good tips in a guidebook.


26. Trying something new for the first time is both exciting and scary, but you’re always happy to have done it afterwards.


27. Some people do it after careful planning. Other people are spontaneous about it.


28. You can do it on a train, a plane, in a car, on a boat…


29. Sometimes you leave stuff behind, like your underwear, or your phone charger.


30. It makes you feel really fucking good.


31. Your friends who haven’t done it might not “get” why you did it first. They might even be jealous. But they’ll do it eventually.


32. You can do it with strangers or people you know.


33. There are all kinds of different ways to do it — with a man, with a woman, with a group of people, or by yourself.


34. Sometimes, it’s horrible. I mean awkward, unsatisfying, sloppy, and overall not memorable.


35. It’s good for relieving stress.


36. Sometimes you wake up and are like, “Where the hell am I?”


37. It can take a long time.


38. There’s usually a bed, but sometimes there’s a couch involved.


39. Lots of people like to stay in hotels while doing it.


40. It can be addicting.


41. Even a bad experience can be better than no experience.


42. Finding people to do it with is sometimes tough.


43. Sometimes you get it for free; other times you pay too much for it.


44. Sometimes you leave a mess behind. And then there are times when you need to take a shower right after.


45. People sometimes come to you for advice about it.


46. It’s not always a good idea to do it with your best friend.


47. It can be exhausting.


48. You never forget your first time.

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