Cuffing While Celibate: Narrowing The Starting Lineup

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In conjunction with TVOne in support of the show, Born Again Virgin, we're taking a look at the idea of cuffing while celibate during this "Cuffing Season". Join us for the ride and check out episodes from the first season along the way, like this one! Watch as Jenna, Kelly, and Tara struggle with love and shenanigans! New episodes of Born Again Virgin premiere December 8 on TVOne!


Congratulations! You’ve made it to another round of cuffing season, that lovely period of time when the weather turns cold and your bed does too. If you’re part of the cuffing season shenanigans, this means you do not have a significant other. That is either depressing or exciting, and possibly some combination of both depending on how you like your eggs: fried or fertilized?

Wait a minute. We’re practicing celibacy during this process. No fertilized eggs for you! Only fried. Man, I hope your bae can cook.

Welcome to cuffing (while celibate) season, my friends.

One of the best parts about cuffing season is the collection of bodies. I don’t mean that in the murder sense, nor the “trying out every wang or vajayjay for size” sense either, which you’re not doing anyway, you wholesome vixen, you. No, I mean the thrill of getting out and constantly meeting people as you try to nail down (that’s a pun, even when trying to cuff while celibate) a rotation that you will HOPEFULLY whittle down to that one special boo to carry you through those months when going outside at night is not the move. I also realize that the idea of meeting new people might have just given a few of you hives.

But let’s say you’ve already motored through that part of the story and have a rotation of sweet and sexy thannnnnnnnnngs ready to go. You can’t sell dope forever, and you can’t keep everybody during cuffing season. Let’s be real, if you’re lucky enough to cuff you a coldweather #bae, the hope is that the time you spend while its frio will open you up to a full fledge public relationship when its warm outside.

But how do you chose? When you’ve got options – a lack of which is how most people end up stuck in cuffing season – the decisions become more important. Here are a few things to look for if you’re a colored girl trying to cuff a bae when sex ain’t enough because it can’t be because you’ve decided to try something different.


1.Who do you like talking to the most?

Since you’re not doing the horizontal polka, you’re going to be doing a lot of talking about foreign affairs and playing UNO. Somebody that is easy to talk to and has an interesting perspective that can make you laugh while hitting you with double draw-fours is always a win. What I’ve found most interesting in life is that as talkative as I am, there are people who literally make me clam up when they’re around. This is not a cuffable bae.


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Panama Jackson is the Senior Editor of Very Smart Brothas. He's pretty fly for a light guy. You can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking all her brown liquors.



A night in with "bae" having good conversation while drinks are being drunk, uno and music are being played….and then at the end of the night, snuggles? Either you have a friend or you're taking a very large L, like a season long L.