Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Smartly Essay - Sex

My essay on sex, slightly rewritten, is up over at Smartly.  If you haven't read it, you should.  Everyone should.  It's a statement about sex that I would love to spread to as many people as possible.  Especially young people.


Katie said...

I absolutely LOVE what you wrote!!!

I came from a super conservative background and I too didn't have much info on it...and I rebelled against all good things in my life and did the dreaded (according to my preacher daddy) and ended up knocked up and single at age 21.

And then married to a man later on who raped me repeatedly.

I especially love how you mentioned that it's not required just because you are in a relationship...or should NEVER be forced.

And yes...I have some really deep scars because of it.

What you wrote was wonderful. Kudos to you!!!

Kazzy said...

I read it last time you posted it, and so I have to say, "Been there, done that." LOL

Kelly Latour said...

I was raised in a very strict family with no communication, especially about sex. I was one of the kids that got pulled out of the class when they did sex education. I read the essay before and love how forward you are with your children. This is how it is supposed to be!

Anonymous said...

My family is not very strict or conservative....and I can't remember that my parents ever had "THE TALK" with me...which is nothing negative, but positve. They always answered every question I had very honestly and freely...I can remember that I once asked them what a porn movie was and they just said: 'It's a movie that's shows people having sex'...I was about 5 and already knew what sex was and stuff so there was no need for further questions.
But the most important thing they told me was: 'Sex is a part of our can be beautiful but it can also be horrible when you let other people make you do things you don't want to be careful and always listen to your heart."
And that's exactly what I do.