Your Man is many things. Named by a committee women’s magazines, celebrated in song, he is an object to be protected and defended from interlopers at all costs. He contains multitudes.

No matter what, you’ve got to stand by him.

After all, someone else might take him, making him their man.

To prevent this, he needs to be held.

Prince could never take his place.

He could smell like this.

He may be Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.

Then again, he may be an interactive DVD from 1992.

He’s a mildly troubling iTunes app.

Willy Moon would like to be him but isn’t.

He exists in a state of certainty.

He can be turned to mush and even changed but above all he must be constantly pleasured.

He is on his way.

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