becoming sexually liberated is, for me, about so much more than sex- or even pleasure. it's about embracing my desire to give and receive love. about experiencing vulnerability as a form of strength with limitless potentiality. about realizing that the lines between "want" and "need" are not clear cut. about realizing that honoring myself does not inherently betray anyone else, but betraying myself betrays others also. about using every resource available to me. about overcoming depression.
I've been socialized to view my body as an object of duty, productive capacity, and ultimately, as a failure to live up to the standards imposed on it. reclaiming my sexual self helps me restore a relationship to my body in which I view it as my very self, a flowing, beautiful, powerful recepticle for love, pleasure, creation, and essential being.