Thursday, July 10

Rest stop confidential

Rest stop confidential


If you’ve ever pulled over to a rest area, you’ve been near men
having sex. I’m one of those men, I’ve done it a hundred times; we go
into the woods or a truck with tinted windows, in a stall under cold
light. It never stops, not for season or time. In the winter, men trudge
through snow to be with each other, in the summer, men leave the woods
with ticks clinging to their legs. Have you ever stopped at a rest area
and found it completely empty? There’s always one man there, in his car,
waiting to meet someone new.

This has been going on for a long,
long time. The new ways that men meet — endlessly staring into phones,
searching on hookup apps like Grindr or sites like Manhunt — haven’t
changed the fact that we’re still having sex at rest areas, because they offer something different...