The locker room was a jubilant place after a blowout win over the Pistons. There was much laughter as the assorted Sixers discussed their plans for the evening. However, to the side, JaKarr Sampson sat silently, looking down at his lap.
“Hey rook, what’s bugging you?” asked Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, noticing that the young player wasn’t joining in on the celebrations.
“My girlfriend said she wanted to chill tonight. On the phone she said she wanted to take the next step in our relationship, and then she said a word I didn’t understand, six or socks or something?” JaKarr explained. He finished sadly, “I don’t get what six socks has to do with us lovin’ each other.”
Luc sat down next to the rookie. “JaKarr, what your girlfriend’s talking about is sex.” He clearly and slowly pronounced “sex” to make it easier for JaKarr to understand.
“Oh,” JaKarr responded. “I don’t know what that is.”
Luc had to resist the urge to bury his face in his hands. “That’s fine. A lot of guys don’t.”
“She said something about “having” sex,” JaKarr said. “Is that like having a party? I sort of just want it to be me and her tonight.”
“It’s like having a party, just the two of you, that feels really good,” Luc said wisely. “Since you’re a beginner at having sex, I’ll explain it to you. Basically, you lie down with her on the bed, and…”
“Wait,” JaKarr interrupted. “Lying down on the same bed is something only married people do.”
Luc smiled. “Some people think that way, but most of us think that boyfriends and girlfriends can do it too. Now, as I was saying, once you’re on the bed with her, you cuddle up real close.”
“I hug her a lot,” JaKarr offered.
“Good, good,” Luc replied. “Then, when the time is right, you stick your…”
“Tongue in her nose!” JaKarr exclaimed as if unlocking the answer to some obscure mystery.
Luc tried to contain his laughter. “Yes, you put your tongue in her nose and lick it really hard. That’s what having sex is, and it might not be great for her the first time, but it gets better as you both become more experienced.”
JaKarr’s mood had lifted, and a wide, toothy smile engulfed his face. “Thanks Luc! You’re the best! I’m going over to her place right now, I think. You guys can have fun doing whatever you do, but I’m going to have sex.” He then turned to the rest of his teammates. “I’M GOING TO HAVE SEX!” he announced before walking out the door.
Luc watched him exit, shaking his head. He hoped that JaKarr’s girl was understanding.