I decided if I am sharing outfits ideas, I could also share real life things about adulting, and all the mysteries that it entails. So for my first segment of “Real Talk,” I wanted to discuss if “hoeing” changes as we get older.
I’m describing hoeing very loosely. I am not talking about selling our bodies sexually in exchange for money on a street corner. I’m more thinking about hoeing as hooking up with someone (may or may not include food, money, clout, emotions, stress ext. that may occur). My friend and I went to visit my cousin who just had a baby (super cute & I love her) and this topic came up. My cousin, who is in her mid-thirties, brought up a conversation about a situation where her, her friend Hailey, and Sammy were all together. Hailey has been seeing a a guy who is 12 years younger than her and shared she has been over at his place about three times to hang out so far. My cousin asked her if they had sex yet and Hailey responded in shock, “No, I’m not a hoe!” Sammy said nonchalantly “We’ll damn, I must be a hoe then.” Sammy is also single and is currently actively dating. Sammy has different men that she gets together with and has intimate relationships. She has hooked with guys on the first date but she has also hooked up with guys after numerous dates. My cousin explains to my friend and I, “We’re in our thirties we can’t be hoes anymore!”
So, my question here is, does “hoeing” change with age? In high school and college our business is easily put out there wether it is you who is telling people, your friends, or the person you hooked up with. The word spreads fast when everyone is connected and compacted into one area. Shout out to those who were able to keep their intimate relationships private and shout out to those who shared openly!
When we graduate college or hit our early twenties we don’t have that same network where information is so easily spread (unless maybe it’s something really juicy). So then, is hoeing different now than in our teens and early twenties?
Our networks now are not as connected as they were before. People now have busy jobs, relocated, or fallen off the grid. We are technically now “real” adults. Most of us now try to be self sufficient, take care of ourselves, and handle our own. We do taxes, bay bills, and buy our own food. We realize our preferences, start to figure out what works for us, and what doesn’t. We make real ass decisions now, wether we like it or not. My cousin mentioned hoeing not applying to your thirties but what about your twenties? What does hoeing even mean and why is it that people are so concerned about other’s sexuality…
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