S: "There are three things I celebrate about Ariel and our relationship. The first is that we’re quite good at understanding, communicating and trusting each other which is a weird thing because we haven’t known each other for that long. I feel that one of the reasons why Ariel is so special to me is because that’s something that happened. One of our first conversations was: how do we maintain this? The second thing we celebrate is food, which is massively important to me. The joke is that she wishes she could be my food. The third thing that I celebrate in our relationship is sex. That’s because I feel like I grew up sexually positive with a lot of shame. With Ariel she’s the first partner that has not had an ounce of shame in that way she feels about me and her body. For me that a huge growing experience because I think that allowed me to lovingly realize that there is more that I need to explore within myself: in loving myself and my body."
A: "I would agree with all of those things. I would also add that I celebrate the connection I feel that my body has made between the physical and emotional. I feel like I worked really hard to bridge that into a well-rounded, wholesome activity. But yes, food. I remember thinking that if you don’t like the way I eat that’s too bad. I want to have barbecue all over my face and under my nails and want to kiss you right after.