It was only a day to Ese’s eighteenth birthday, sparks of excitement filled her whole body, she was finally going to be an adult. ‘now I get to make decisions for myself, in a few hours I’ll be an adult’ she thought to herself sitting in the hostel room of a renowned university in the southern part of Nigeria.
Ese, a young and vibrant youth, being the only child of her parents has had nothing to fret about, all her needs were always met before time, the only thing she ever craved for was ‘’her own man, a boyfriend’’. All she wanted was to know what it felt like to be loved by the opposite sex.
As a beautiful young girl who gained admission into the university at the age of sixteen, she had to deal with the overwhelming pressure from course mates, friends, and her lecturers who wanted a relationship with her, not forgetting her roommates who made her feel left out of the ‘boyfriend talk’, Ese however made up her mind not to go into any relationship until she was eighteen. But all that was going to change, she was finally going to have a boyfriend of her own- her own man.
‘’so, Ese the celebrant, how is it going to be? You have to treat us to something special tomorrow in honour of your birthday’’ (Lara, ESE’S Roommate said humorously). ‘’No way! Ese responded it’s my birthday so you should be the one treating me to something special.(she said smiling).
Okay, just tell me what you want for your birthday, don’t ask too much though (Lara said hysterically) I can’t think of anything I want more than a boyfriend of my own, it’s finally time.(Ese responded, making her roommate Lara burst into laughter) are you mocking me? Stop laughing please (Ese said feeling embarrassed).Ese I want to believe you’re kidding.
A boyfriend is what you want for your eighteenth birthday? Why wait till you’re eighteen before you have a boyfriend? (Lara said laughing) well, only adults are allowed to have sex, I didn’t want to be in a relationship until I become an adult(Ese responded feeling shy). No! you’ve got it all wrong Ese, being an adult doesn’t really mean you must be in a sexual relationship, sexual relationships are only right in marriage( Lara responded)
You can enjoy relationships without the pressure of sex