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He had been my counselor for three years, was a school teacher somewhere, and was very kind to me. My first year in camp I was very home-sick and this kind and gentle man would hold me close to him, in private, and allow me dignity as I cried onto his shoulder. He held me, stroked my back but in no way did he take "advantage" of me. Over the next two years I had my parents request this man, whom I believed to have been in his late 30s, to be my counselor because I liked him and thought he was a very nice man. During my third and final year I began having sexual desires for him, wanted him to kiss me, and tried to give him several hints.
The handkerchief code also known as the hanky code , the bandana code , and flagging  is a system of color-coded cloth handkerchief or bandanas for non-verbally communicating one's interests in sexual activities and fetishes. The color of the handkerchief identifies a particular activity, and the pocket it is worn in left or right identifies the wearer's preferred role in that activity. For example, a dark blue handkerchief indicates an interest in anal sex , and wearing it in the left pocket indicates a preference for being the insertive partner. The wearing of colored bandanas around the neck as a practical accessory was common in the mid- and late-nineteenth century among cowboys , steam railroad engineers , and miners in the Western United States.