Noir & Daryl
Daryl and I knew each other for several years before we actually started sleeping together. We were both fresh to Brighton UK, him to study music and me to study philosophy. I was in a band with his older brother and Daryl played some shows with us…. As soon as I met him, even though he was younger than me, I felt the shyness that comes from attraction, although, being very unawakened sexually, I didn’t realise then that that was what it was. He was seventeen, I was nineteen. We didn’t start fucking until he was twenty-four and I was twenty-six…and in a long-term relationship with someone else…
For both of us, it was a sexual awakening. Partly heightened by the fact it was forbidden and had to be kept secret, eventually we realised our connection went deeper than just sex. I ended my relationship and soon we were full time lovers.