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    A fast as staying away from sex

    In my native language we say that women who are single for too long may get very nasty to others as a consequence. Does "you have been fastting too long" work in a metaphorical sense? Or there is a different expression?

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    "She needs a man."
    "She's been too long without a man."
    "She's been too long without it."

    (The fasting metaphor does not work here.)

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    "She needs a man."
    "She's been too long without a man."
    "She's been too long without it."

    (The fasting metaphor does not work here.)
    So if I wanted to say it to someone then it would be: "you've been tto long without it" putting a strong accent on "it", right?

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    I would not say that TO anyone! I might say it ABOUT someone, but only if they couldn't hear me.

    There is nothing appropriate I can think of to say TO someone in that situation. They know very well what their problem is, without my reminding them.

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    Oh, close girlfriends can get away with that: Lord almighty, do you ever need to get laid! (If they react violently, then just say "QED" - but from a distance.)

    Actually, it applies to men as well as women.

    (And I'm kidding - it's an astonishingly rude thing to comment on.)

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
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    (The fasting metaphor does not work here.)
    But abstaining does.

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    Qed?

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    Abstinence is voluntary. We're talking about involuntary, I think.

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    Re: A fast as staying away from sex

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Abstinence is voluntary. We're talking about involuntary, I think.
    So's fasting.

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