So, I went over to Wine Guy's place for the first time last night, and we covered A LOT of ground in one night. We talked about exes, about "what happens if a Catholic marries a non-Catholic, does that person have to convert?" and more...even some topics I didn't anticipate coming up this early, like, urp, birth control.
We're all cozy under a blanket, looking up at the stars on the balcony off of his bedroom, and he says, "This isn't going to be an issue for a long time, but what are your thoughts on birth control?"
Now, before I continue with the details of this conversation, allow me to say that on the way to his place, I called Irene to tell her about my apartment fears, worries, etc., and she asked me if Wine Guy knows about my "waiting for marriage thing." I told her that he didn't and that I didn't plan to bring it up on my own volition.
And he brought it up that same day (Irene, have you been talking to Wine Guy??? j/k)
Back to being cozy under the blanket.
The question again, "What are your thoughts on birth control?"
I pause. And pause. Thinking how to best phrase my response.
"Well, it's not going to be an issue for me until after I get married..."
"and I'm conflicted on it right now. I know that the rhythm method doesn't work...but I'm not sure how I feel otherwise."
"Hmm." (he "hmms" a lot)
"Does that answer your question?"
"Yeah, and I can't make your mind up for you right now."
And so, the semi-awkwardness passed, the snuggling under the blanket continued, he knows I'm waiting for marriage, and I didn't have to bring up the topic. Another hurdle overcome. Sweet.