Heads up: Personal post that may be uncomfortable to read! ✌🏻
I see a therapist on a regular basis (PSA: therapy is a really fantastic thing - ditch the stigma and see for yourself!) for various mental health goodness, but mostly we talk about sex and self-image. Painful relationships, jarring words, and being raped have combined to make sex a not-so-safe place. For two years sex has been met with panic as I feel out of control of what's happening to me. The reaction has been difficult to reverse, but my therapist and I brainstormed last session to find small solutions that could assist this healing. A simple suggestion - use condoms. Sounds silly, right? Turns out a silly suggestion has been my saving grace. I am empowered to make the decision of when sex happens and, as a result, am enjoying it way more with much less panic (read: Ben and I are having more sex). I still have plenty of therapy to go through, but damn, condoms really are fantastic little things.
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