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Sexual Orientation

erotic sculptures on the plinth of Lakshmana temple in Khajuraho, India

When it comes to history, we rarely get taught about sex and sexuality – unless you’re taking a specific college course. In fact, we rarely get taught about sex and sexuality at all.

While it’s obvious that things change and progress over centuries (we aren’t exactly using carrier pigeons anymore), some stuff seems to have gone… backwards.

 

 

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guilt free gifI have always struggled with guilt. Maybe it’s because I break too many rules. Maybe it’s because I was raised Catholic. Maybe it’s because I’m afraid self gratification marks me a narcissist. I don’t know exactly how I arrived to such a steady relationship with the feelings of guilt, shame and regret, but they are as constant in my life as blinking and breathing. And when it comes to sex, the guilt has always weighed a little more. Not only did I put it on myself, I felt that my friends, my partners, and society at large shamed me for my sexual appetite, orientation, and experience. I always wanted too much from too many people, and for some odd reason, was undeserving of the pleasure I unconditionally derived from sex. Sexual guilt is a buzzkill, and I’ve made it my mission to overcome this behemoth in the name of sexual confidence and self-love.

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