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  • …fields in a two-dollar-a-night walk-up fleabag hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, came to naught not only because of her sullen taunts, as I pumped away athwart her aging loins, that I was "slower'n a broke-kneed turtle," nor only because I was desensitized by the oceans of beer I had drunk to allay my initial anxiety, but additionally, I confess, because during the befuddled preliminaries a combination of delaying tactics and fear of disease had caused me somehow to don two condoms—a…†   (source)
  • On Yamacraw its most important function was to bring joy, relief, and euphoria; it desensitized a person into not caring whether he had a job, clothes for his children, or money for food.†   (source)
  • Desensitize them!†   (source)
  • I thought you were desensitized.†   (source)
  • I guess you get desensitized to it.†   (source)
  • Maybe it's just because my taste buds are so desensitized to sweet that anything not comprised of at least ninety percent sugar tastes wrong.†   (source)
  • It had taken him nearly a year to become desensitized to his childhood, to really notice the squalor that his countrymen accepted as the norm.†   (source)
  • …kind in my life, the feel of that little Baptist hand on my prodigiously straining shaft, and I capitulated immediately, drenching us both, which to my surprise (given her general squeamishness) she didn't seem to mind, blandly swabbing herself off with my proffered handkerchief But after three nights and nine separate orgasms (three each night, counted methodically) I have become very close to being desensitized, and I realize that there is something nearly insane about this activity.†   (source)
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