Think Like a Man has made comedian Steve Harvey a ‘love guru.’ Harvey stands behind the concept that a woman should wait at least 3 months before becoming sexually intimate with a man. Ebony magazine takes a closer look as to how this rule varies from woman to woman:

I won’t go into one of the many rants I have stored up on how damaging the mere premise of Steve Harvey’s Think Like A Man, Act Like A Lady book can be to women attempting to maneuver through already confusing dating and relationship rituals. That ship has sailed, we all watched it make its bon voyage. Over wine the other day, though, a group of sister-friends and I had a chit-chat about one segment of the book that we felt was worth exploring: the three-month rule. Harvey has notoriously (or victoriously, depending on who you ask) stated that women should wait at least three months before sleeping with a new partner.

As a feminist and one who advocates for women to be released from all rules that govern how, when, where and why we sex, I am totally against blanket guidelines being provided to women (who obviously have had unsuccessful relationships and are looking for answers) that may or may not be beneficial to them as individuals. Meaning, one woman can decide that she is ready to have sex after an initial meeting, and another may need years of contemplation before taking such a step; neither method of thinking is right or wrong.

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