First time swiping
I moved to a new country a few months ago to start a doctoral program. I’ve wanted to move away since I was a teenager. Saying that my parents were controlling and overprotective is an understatement. I never truly dated, the logistics were too complicated. In my culture once you meet someone you stay with them for the longest time. We are serial monogamists, but I never fitted in with that. So all my life I threw myself into work and school. This finally got me to where I wanted. Out of my house and into the track for success. However, because I didn't really date I was a 25 year old virgin in a new country.
Three months after I moved I opened a Tinder account, I wanted to experience the whole dating scene in my new city. I met a guy. He was a handsome, funny, successful lawyer. He was also 10 years older than me. We went on a great first date, we talked about books and TV shows and life in general. He had a playful smile and a subtle souther drawl that I didn't know I liked. On our second date he kissed me and I was on fire, it took every ounce of willpower I had not to go to his place that night. However, as I sat in my bed alone that night I realized I was ready to finally have sex. So a week later I invited myself over to his place for wine. Things got heated very quickly. We started making out heavily on his couch while jazz played in the background, I remember thinking "This is so cliche!". I couldn't bring myself to telling him I was a virgin. I just went with it. The sex was fun, it wasn’t very painful. I try to remember details from that evening but only flashes come to mind. Me on top of him. Him whispering you're gorgeous and I just want to make you feel good. Him saying "Talk to me" in a moment when I was clearly nervous. He held me all night, which was unexpected. He woke me up the next morning and said how much he wanted to be inside of me. As I walked back to my apartment I thought to myself "I have never felt more empowered in my life".
Pol Agustí became an art director for films, tv and advertising in Barcelona. Later on he moved to Mexico City where he is currently based, though he is mostly a nomad. His pictures are at the same time nostalgic and cheeky, full of love for life and people.