I’m a woman, I’m in my late twenties and I grew up in what they call the “Bible Belt.”
After years of work, I’m still getting over some of the messed up ideas about sexuality that I grew up with. For most of my life, I have felt like my sexuality and the way that I expressed it was wrong and that other people, particularly my future partners, would not accept me unless I changed this aspect of myself. In recent years, I have realized a lot of people have similar feelings, even if the source of their shame comes from a different place. Because we don’t openly talk about our early sexual experiences, or our sexual experiences in general, many people think their exploration makes them dirty or perverted or maybe just weird.
Once you open up the conversation, you see that most of us have done a lot of the same things and there is no reason to be ashamed.
I hope you enjoy these stories and they make you think a little bit differently about your own sexuality.