It's been a long time since I last wrote, so I am starting something new. This first piece provides a setting and beginning for what I hope becomes a series. Please be patient with me as I post over the coming weeks. Xavier =============== As a married man, I dont often go out with the guys. But for my birthday a group of my buddies got me special dispensation from Frau Bruhena and were headed to my favorite bar tomorrow night. My closest friends know which birth day we celebrate, but my stock answer when someone else asks is thirty-something. The reality is that I exceed that age, but I can pass for less so I do. Why? To keep my age in a range high enough to command respect yet low enough so that I dont physically repulse some of my students. Yeah, I have to work at it, but it is so worth it. Im at the campus gym three times weekly for 45 minutes of aerobic and strength training, and about twice weekly I do 1-2 hours of something fun like riding my bike. So far Ive managed to maintain my weight at 180 Lbs, my waist at 34, my coat size has crept up to size 44 but thats not bad on my 60 frame. Thankfully I still have all my hair, but theres no getting around the need for glasses which I eschew for contact lenses. OK, I admit it, I am vain; but you would be too if you were as handsome and studly as I am. (Yes, thats a joke ) My name is Dr. Jason Marcantonio and Im a college professor, specifically Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Technical University of Chicago. The tenure track to full professor provides the motivation for me to stay deeply engaged in research. Due to the excellent reputation of the school, I have been blessed with a steady stream of talented grad students over the years who run the projects with me. And Id be sunk without them It took me a while to come to the realization that I am a borderline sex addict. Im trying to sort out whether it is worth my effort to change that fact. But for now I am enjoying the rush of my encounters and the envy of my buddies when I share the occasional story. And since I dont see my friends until tomorrow, I guess I have no one to share my tales with but you. My preoccupation with sex started normally enough. But as my interests broadened, my wifes interests diminished and we found ourselves at an impasse for anything other than the occasional round of missionary sex. My frustration eventually found an outlet when I was approached by a student in April of last year. She wanted to improve her grade through extra credit assignments. At first, I rebuffed her request by referring her to my teaching assistant for tutoring. But she pointed out that her test scores were good- she didnt need tutoring, but she wanted to make up points from her project to get the A grade she desired. She was obviously serious about her GPA, but was she serious about doing the work to earn the grade or did she want to do it an easier way? Thats what I had to discover.