My most recent musings on sex and relationships as published on Jen Pastiloff’s Manifest Station. Thanks for reading!
Conscious Celibacy Vs. Not Getting Laid by Janet Raftis.
Something strange is afoot.
I don’t want to have sex. I mean, I do, of course; sex is awesome. In fact, I’d love to have sex. The difference is that the type of sex I’ve used as a crutch in the past just doesn’t sound appealing anymore. And that’s not to say there was anything wrong with that and I am in no way judging or condemning casual sex. It has definitely served a wonderful and fulfilling-in-many-ways purpose in my life. Some of the best sex I’ve had has in fact been outside of a formalized relationship. The reason that it doesn’t attract me anymore is completely beyond the scope of a kiss or even an orgasm. It has to do with me.
For many years there was a part of me that didn’t feel like I deserved to have it…
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