Series of hands holding up fingers counting 1 to 5 for prompt called Body Count

Prompt #3 – Body Count?

When I was planning out the prompt for this meme back in the autumn of 2022 I saw a conversation on Twitter among some bloggers/Twitter folks about the terms body count. Someone was saying it was a question they had been asked by someone on a dating app. What’s your body count? In other words how many people have your slept with not how many people have you murdered.

The general consensus was that not only was the question one that was pretty awful the term body count made it even worse. So I thought it would make a great prompt for discussion here on Revelations.

So how do you feel about the term ‘body count’ in this context? What do you think about the question in general? Has anyone ever asked you how many people you have had sex with? (of course that would involve defining what sex is but that seems like a whole other topic) Do you care how many previous partners you partner(s) has had? Is this something more often asked of women and therefore steeped in misogyny? What does it even matter anyway?

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As always let the prompt inspire you in whatever way works for you and reveal your revelation!

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