When I was younger, I was taught about abstinence.
It was pressed into my mind and engraved in the choices I made.
Eventually education swayed my morality,
taught me that independence would not strip me of my virtues,
that I was allowed to say yes.
As a woman, as a human I was allowed to say yes.
It was never a concern, whether I was able to say no.
I was convinced that it was my choice.
It was not.
For the decision I made was not of any importance,
to the person on the other side.
I thought I had the right to control my own body.
I was wrong.