Part 1: Lisa stumbled through the door to her house arms full of groceries only to find that her 20 year old son Joe was home with a bunch his buddies from college. Since her husband left her five years ago, she had been taking care of him pretty much alone, but didn't mind as he was basically a man now and didn't need much attention. The group of boys were all in the backyard playing around the pool, except one she didn't know who was sitting in the family room staring out at the activities through the glass doors that led to the backyard. Excuse me young man, could I get a little help here? Lisa asked. The boy turned towards her with a startled look, and then quickly rose to his feet and came over to help her with the groceries. Sorry mam, I didn't hear you come in the young man explained while taking an armful from her. Well that's ok, and please don't call me mam. It makes me feel so over the hill! Sorry, but I don't know your name? Lisa, my name is Lisa. She smiled and paused looking him over quickly So are you friends with Joe? Oh yeah, from school! What's your name? She asked. Oh, um Tom. Well why aren't you playing outside with the others Tom? Well, it's sort of personal and I wouldn't want to bore you with the details, but let's just say I'm not in the mood for fun right now. Lisa watched him intently as he spoke. Although not what she would call attractive exactly, he was very tall, probably six foot four at least, and slender with huge hands and well kept nails. His face was thin yet chiseled, and yet he had a certain boyish charm about him. Oh come on now, it can't be that bad. Here, have a seat here and tell me what's wrong. It's the least I can do after you helped me with the groceries. Ummm, well I guess, but you promise not to laugh? Of course I wouldn't laugh at you silly! She exclaimed giving him a smile and a friendly pat on the shoulder. Well basically what it comes down to is that I'm not very good around girls, and there's this dance coming up, and everyone has a date already but me... And well I'm just, you know, upset about it... Lisa again listened intently, trying to put a convincing look of patriarchal concern on her face. Well girls aren't that hard to figure out, is there someone special you are interested in? Yeah, sort of, but she's way out of my league and I think she's into guys with muscles. Oh come now, girls aren't that shallow, and even if she were you wouldn't want to go out with her anyway. Maybe, but I still don't have a date, and well, there's more. So I play soccer, and some of the guys I play with have, well you know, seen me in the shower and said stuff to different girls. After hearing this statement Lisa's interest in this boy perked considerably. What strange things had they seen in the shower she wondered. What do you mean they've seen you and said stuff to different girls exactly? Um, Lisa, I'm not sure I should be talking about this stuff with you. Nonsense, I have a boy your age and I know things like this can be tough. Have you approached your parents about it? Heck no! They are very religious and I don't think they want me even thinking about girls until after I graduate. Oh I see, well I'm here to listen if you want to talk about it. Well, this is really embarrassing Tom said turning red as he spoke my um, well my penis isn't very big, and it looks kind of funny on me 'cause I'm so tall and skinny and everything. This isn't exactly what Lisa wanted to hear, but the boy looked like a small fawn lost in the woods and she decided she needed to help if at all possible. Well Tom, you know penis size isn't everything, and you wouldn't want to date a girl that was only interested in that anyway right? Um, I guess so, but girls do seem interested in that, and I'm really uncomfortable with the fact that some of the guys have spread these rumors about me. Please tell me that Joe wasn't involved with those rumors! Oh no he's great, it's just a couple of guys I play soccer with. Well that's a relief, now let's get back to your problem. You say that the girls, or the girl you might be interested in knows about your um, problem right? Yeah, I'm pretty sure she does. Well I know I'm not your age anymore, but I just can't believe that she would be concerned with that. Either way, I doubt it's as bad as you think it is sweetie she said stroking his arm. Well I don't know... I guess your right, but I just feel so awkward around girls and this rumor has really made me even more afraid. If I only had one experience I think I would be ok you know? One experience, by that do you mean a date? No, I mean sex! He stated bluntly I've been on a few dates, but I've never gotten past second base with a girl. Oh I see she nodded feeling somewhat embarrassed herself talking to a boy half her age about sex well all I can say is that when it happens you will feel much better right? Yeah, but I just wish it would happen sooner than later so I don't miss dating the whole time I'm in college. Now Lisa honestly felt bad for the boy. As she was attractive and popular in college, she often wondered what it was like for those less fortunate than her. Right then she decided that she had a chance to make a difference and could help someone that age. Come now, don't be so hard on yourself she said in a calming tone tell what I can do to help and I promise I'll do it! Well maybe there is something, but I understand if you say no. Well out with it! She smiled and winked as she spoke. Um, wow, this is really embarrassing but, maybe you could look at my, you know, and reassure me that I'm normal? Lisa tried desperately to hide the look of shock that was emanating from her every pore. Um Tom, I'm not sure that's a good idea. I mean I'm old enough to be your mother, and I certainly shouldn't be doing that sort of thing with someone your age! Oh, well I thought you would say that so don't worry about it. Thanks for talking to me though... And with that he got up and went back over and sat in the same seat he had been in when she walked in the room. Lisa sat still in shock from his request, but felt bad for him at the same time. Here was a boy who obviously needed a moral boost, and she was denying him. What was the big deal anyway she thought to herself, I mean it wasn't like he had something she hadn't seen before right? Tom, I'll help you out, but you must promise me you won't tell anyone, and I'm only going to look, no funny business ok? She requested wagging her finger at him. Tom looked up from his slumping and nodded enthusiastically at her. Ok, well let's go somewhere a little more private ok?