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What’s your gender? Man
How old are you? 37
What’s your race/ethnicity? White / Caucasian
What continent do you live on? North America
What country and/or city do you live in? Canada
Highest education received: College degree (eg., BA, BS)
What’s your occupation? Manager public works
What’s your current relationship status? Dating casually
Religious affiliation: Agnostic
How religious are you? Not at all
What’s your sexual orientation? Heterosexual
How many sexual partners have you had in your life (including oral sex)? 20+
How many hookup stories have you here posted before? none

Treeplanters Fucking Like Animals

How long ago did this hookup happen? 15 years

What was your relationship status at the time? Single

How would you best classify this hookup? Fuck-buddies / Booty call

How long did you know the person before this hookup? For less than a month

Tell us about your PARTNER(S). What did they look like? How well did you know them, had you hooked up before? How/Where did you meet them? How did you feel about them before the hookup? I was on a tree planting crew in Alberta that summer. I couldn’t find any other job, I needed money, and it paid well if you got the hang of it. I was surprised how many girls were also doing this. Just under half of our crew were girls.

We were pretty isolated. It’s brutal work, tree planting, and there’s nothing else to do. No power, no electricity, no internet. It is a very hostile place with mosquitoes, heat, cold, black flies, and pain, soreness, and exhaustion. We couldn’t shower for a week or more at times. You feel and smell pretty scuzzy. At that age, my hormones were raging. All of that was an extreme mix for primal instincts to kick in. I wanted to fuck and so did everyone else. I just realized that sooner than everyone else and started getting to know all the girls as best as I could. I connected with one of them. She wasn’t my first choice, nor second, but she was opening up to me. She looked fuckable. Truth be told, they were all fuckable. One week into the job, we were talking in her tent. She was lonely and having a hard time. We all were. She started crying. I hugged her and comforted her, and then bang! We had sex. By the second week, all but one of the girls had paired up and was having sex regularly. We could hear each other at night. You go from zero to 100 in no time because of the isolation. We called it “bush crazy.” Even my fuck buddy, she went from vulnerable to hard core tough after our first hookup. Maybe that sex gave her the strength. It did for me. She was swearing as good as any one, using the work “fuck” in every other sentence. Me and her were having sex every day, and sometimes twice a day. Like, after a day of tree planting, we’d meet up and just drop our pants behind the trees for a quicky before dinner and then have sex again at night.

How/where did the hookup BEGIN? What led to it? Was planning involved? Who instigated it? One night, we were all celebrating because the next day was our day off. By that point, the paired up couples were pretty uninhibited about the sex they were having. We were drinking and that made things even rowdier. Clothes came off and the couples started fucking in front of everyone else. Me and my fuck buddy also pulled off our clothes. She was a little more shy. She grabbed me and pulled me back into her tent so we could be a little more private.

What happened DURING the hookup? What sexual behaviors took place (e.g., oral, vaginal, anal, kinky stuff)? How did you feel during it? How did they behave toward you? Were they a good lover? What did you talk about? How did it end? There was no foreplay. She just laid on her back, spread her legs, and I started fucking her. We were both really horny and I was pushing into her really hard. This time for the first time she started moaning with this really loud sound. She was moaning non-stop as I was thrusting into her. She was loud! It sounded like some animal call or an animal crying. It was echoing into the trees for who knows how far into the distance. I got to admit that it turned me on. I mean imagine it, we were out in the middle of nowhere, we hadn’t showered in two weeks, we were lonely, we were wasted, drunk, and high, we felt good about the day off we were about to have, and we just wanted to drown our circumstances in animalistic sex. I just kept fucking her at a steady pace to keep her going. It was a solid five or ten minutes before we finished up.

How sexually satisfying was this hookup? Very

Did you have an orgasm? Yes, one

Did your partner have an orgasm? I don’t know

What happened AFTER the hookup? How did you feel about it the next day? What are/were your expectations/hopes for the future with this person? How do you feel about them now? We went back to our tents and went to sleep. This was on-going throughout the summer. The sex continued. I think that experience loosened her inhibitions. Whenever things got rowdy and she was drunk and high, we would have sex like that and she would be making those loud noises. It was torrid through the summer. In retrospect, I think we both needed the sex as a way to support each other and as an escape from the monotony and hardcore nature of the experience. Then the sex makes you think that you are in a deeper relationship, but there was no delusion in my mind that this would keep up after it was all over. I mean we barely knew each other except for that shared experience of being on a crew in the woods together.

What precautions did you take to prevent STIs and pregnancy? (Check all that apply) Condoms

What were your motives for this hookup? Fun, pleasure, horniness, Emotional intimacy, closeness, connection, Intoxication, Everyone else was/is doing it, Peer pressure, Boredom

How intoxicated were you? Completely wasted

What substances did you consume? Alcohol, Marijuana, hashish

How intoxicated was your partner? Completely wasted

What substances did your partner(s) consume? Alcohol, Marijuana, hashish

How wanted was this hookup for you at the time? Very

Did you consent to this hookup at the time? I gave enthusiastic consent

How wanted was this hookup for your partner at the time? Very

Did your partner(s) consent to this hookup? They gave enthusiastic consent

To whom did you talk about the hookup? How did they react? Everyone in our crew knew that was us. No one said anything except one guy. The next day he told me that was loud! He said he was worried it would attract a moose or a bear or something. We both laughed.

How would you best summarize people’s reactions about this hookup? Neutral

Did you get emotionally hurt as a result of this hookup? Not at all

Did your partner get emotionally hurt as a result of this hookup? I don’t know / I’m not sure

Do you regret this hookup? Not at all

What was the BEST thing about this hookup? We were fucking like animals through that whole season.

What was the WORST thing about this hookup? Nothing at all. The circumstances of tree planting was what enabled that to happen. The tree planting was rough, but I see it as a way to make money, get laid, and learn about another side of life away from civilization.

Has this hookup changed the way you think about casual sex, sexuality, or yourself in general? When you are away from civilization and alone and in a rough spot all the rules of society fall apart, for better and for worse. I saw a lot of drunken rowdiness and even hostile stuff. It reminds me of walking dead or some of these post apocalypse shows. The crazy primal animalistic sex was the good part. I think we do that to escape. If it was not for the sex, I think it would have been harder out there.

All things considered, how POSITIVE was this experience? Very positive

All things considered, how NEGATIVE was this experience? Not at all negative

Anything else you want to add about this hookup? After the season was over, I never heard from her again and I never contacted her either. The sex, however, was great. It was so intense and I have to say animalistic and out of the ordinary. I contemplated going back to tree planting for another season just for that, but I had to be realistic about starting on a career. You can’t tree plant forever and it is brutal hardcore work.

What are your thoughts on casual sex more generally, the role it has played in your life, and/or its role in society? What would you like to see changed in that regard? That was the most intense amount of sex I ever had and the most amount too. I think that’s only possible when you are put in extreme circumstances like that. Sure you can have a one night stand, but casual sex like that is not common. Some single guys in the crew were a lot more promiscuous. They’d go into town and do another tree planter from another crew and they’d do that constantly. That doesn’t happen in ordinary city life.

What do you think about the Casual Sex Project? Interesting.

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