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Sex

The Things We Do To Our Children: Shame and Sex

Q. I don’t know how to say it. It might be considered as not a problem, but I feel really ashamed when I think of it. I am 21 and still a virgin. I’ve had boyfriends and we were practicing petting sometimes, one of them gave me oral sex, but I’ve never had sex, as I think I […]

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Sex

Shame Is A Formula That Follows You

Q. I’m a straight woman in a (very happy) monogamous marriage. My sex drive has always been a little on the low side, due to some medications I’m taking and a variety of other things, but it’s never been a problem.

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Sex

Fear of The Scarlet Letter “H”

Q. Logically, I know that if I can get a pimple/blemish on any other part of my body, then it stands to reason that my girl bits could also get what seems like a pimple. That doesn’t stop a small voice in me from freaking out, like, “OMG, I have some sort of horrible disease […]

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Mental Illness

Days Like These

Days like these I am so grateful that I have my own office. That I have my own office on the top floor of a tall building with no elevator, isolated and difficult to access, with little chance of somebody just stopping by without notice. I am grateful, too, that I have the kind of […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Ides of March Edition

Well, other than the brutal stabbing of Julius Caesar, what’s there to talk about today? How about the Internet?

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Perspectives

On New Year’s Resolutions, Shame and Change

The knowledge that millions of people world-wide are now simultaneously vowing to relinquish their “bad habits” and seek out “positive growth” is both a source of motivation and incredibly scary to me. I love being part of group activities–fame-seeking, elementary-school-age Meghan wanted nothing more than to be part of one of those huge Guiness World […]