Posts Tagged ‘Sex Ed’

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My Vocation is Clear: Sex Ed

October 15, 2008

So with the support of my friends and M, I’ve decided to get started on the course to being a Sex Therapist and Educator. Before this decision made around…oh…midnight last night, I was studying for the GMAT for an MBA or something with plans to become a therapist later on. Even typing it out now, that plan doesn’t really make much sense – why should I hold off on a career I’ve been excited about since I was in middle school?!

That question wasn’t rhetorical…I was actually unsure at first if all the sex talk and advice I could dole out was just for gossip sake (nope) or if I liked it just because I’m horny a lot (not so much anymore). It’s taken about six years to figure all this out even though when people who aren’t my parents ask what my life plans are, I always say “sex therapist”. Business was fun for my undergrad, but managerial accounting AGAIN? No, thank you. Did it for my parents anyway.

I’m afraid to tell them this plan of mine although with my streak of abnormal pursuits (piercings, tattoos, cutting all my hair off, being bi – they don’t officially know that one yet, but they know), my choice to research and educate in sexuality shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. And what parent can turn down a kid with a PhD?! None.

Plus, I figure there’s gotta be some job where marketing and sex therapy or sexology come together (hehe, come together)

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Everybody Does What Now?

July 23, 2008

Not sex and I wouldn’t pressure anyone to “do it” really.

Feel free to do whatever...obviously

Feel free to do whatever...obviously

I hope that this blog reflects the nature of a wide variety of sexual lifestyles some of which don’t include a partner at all. Not to go too much into it but sexual thoughts, porn, and the good ol’ self serve method were all a part of my life way before I started having sex and will continue to be even with significant others in tow.

 

I was drawn to the title of this particular article, “No Sex Please, We’re Vampires” that discusses a romance novel that isn’t overtly sexual (heaven forbid) and explores the importance of supporting a chaste lifestyle before marriage while encouraging discussion about sex. I couldn’t be happier with this message; my Catholic education made the subject of sex and all its dangling, juicy details such a mystery that I had to look to the internet for answers. And anyone who’s ever seen goatse, tubgirl, lemonparty or shitting dick nipples knows that this was far from the correct method. Eventually I found solid, reputable sources but an open discussion as a young person would have done much more than webmd could.

 

I can’t think of a decent conclusion for this except that what “Everyone Does” is think about sex in some way a good deal of the time (it’s in our biology right?). So, to talk about it in all the ways there are is natural and I plan on doin’ it.