I noticed Clemence* as soon as she walked in—how could I not? She was tall and slim, with long brunette hair and an interesting face. The word "pretty" would have done her a disservice. She was beautiful.
The networking event had little going for it beyond half-full plastic glasses of prosecco and tasteless canapés scoffed between stilted sentences. I caught myself glancing at my watch, only there because I'd just broken up with my boyfriend. Then she walked over.
"I'm Clemence." Her voice was deep and, better still, there was an accent. French, maybe? I couldn't help but smile. "I'm Jessica*. How's it going?"
It was like there was a magnetic pull between us. Even after splitting up to circulate some more, I ended up back beside Clemence. Although that was probably not a coincidence, given I couldn't stop staring at her.
Sensing the chemistry between us, she suggested a drink and we left together. At the bar, we sat on stools and edged closer together as we talked. Then when I made a joke, she reached out and put her hand on my thigh. That simple gesture, while innocuous, caused a sudden hot rush between my thighs.
I parted my legs, inviting her touch, and she stared into my eyes. I'd never wanted to kiss anyone more. I'd never been with a woman before and it was unexpected to feel like this with Clemence, but somehow it felt natural.
A guy came over. "Drink?" A blatant pickup attempt. Clemence broke eye contact and looked him up and down. "We're okay."
She drove me home, and the talk was easy in spite of the charged moment we'd had. "It's here." I really wanted to kiss her and, as if reading my thoughts, she turned over in her seat and leaned in. Here it was: passionate, desperate, and we clearly both really wanted it. My first lesbian kiss, and it was glorious. Soft, wet and eager. "I should go," whispered Clemence. "You could stay..."
We carried on kissing as we went up to my flat. Clemence pulled my shirt over my head and kissed my neck, unhooking my bra. I found the light switch, and we toppled onto my bed, Clemence on top.
Clemence* was a decade older and her experience gave me the confidence to follow my instinct.
Her body was light and I could feel my nipples brush against her skin. Topless now, she pulled her jeans off and revealed an intricate tattoo on her left hip. I tugged at her lace thong and she reached down and found my wet vulva as I hungered for her touch. Her fingers slipped inside me and I gasped. I couldn't believe how good it felt.
I'd never even kissed a woman before that night, but Clemence was a decade older and her experience gave me the confidence to follow my instinct. I flipped her over, dotting kisses down her body and slipped off her thong. Searching between her legs with my lips, I found her clit; licking it and running my tongue along the folds of her vagina. The taste wasn't what I expected, but I couldn't get enough as I felt her body shudder with pleasure beneath me. I seemed to know what to do, so I kept going.
I turned and she grasped my vagina again as I throbbed with pleasure. Listening to my body, she moved her fingers deep inside me while her thumb massaged my clit. Unable to hold my pleasure inside any longer, I orgasmed intensely and began to feel her shaking to climax as well, my tongue inside her vagina as she came.
We had sex several times, luxuriating in each other's bodies, and it was the most intimate experience I'd ever had up until that point. It felt amazing to be with a woman, and I couldn't stop staring at Clemence's incredible body. We kissed and talked until it got light outside.
I saw Clemence again a few times, but she wasn't looking to commit, especially not to someone ten years younger and still exploring her sexuality. Whether she knows it or not, she changed my life forever: I dated as a lesbian and would go on to meet and marry the love of my life—a woman.
*Names have been changed.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.
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