You may or may not be attracted to the size of a man’s appendage. But whether you can procreate with that appendage does depend on the size of something else: a partner’s income. For me, anyway.
Maybe you’re a more idealistic person than me; but when it boils down to it... even though I tried to overlook the disparities between my (higher) income and my partners’ (lower) incomes – there was one, undeniable truth: only one gender can physically carry, birth and breastfeed a baby.
So this left me with an unavoidable fact. If I wanted to be a stay-at-home mum for the first year of my child’s life and become part-time henceforth, realistically, I couldn’t spawn with a man who earned significantly less.
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And it didn’t come easy! It was a deliberate choice to sacrifice lots of things to complete my studies and enter the full-time (and then some) workforce ASAP. At the time, I worked 8-4pm in a school then 4.30-7.30pm three week days, tutoring. Add to that my weekend hustle of face painting which took sometimes took up 10 hours of my weekends, plus travel.