Bad sex education makes for great stories to learn from and create change. We are a crowd-source archive of sex-positives storytellers. This is a difference-inclusive safer sex resource that affirms sexuality. No shame. Everyone contributes.
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I have taken to introducing myself like this: ‘Hi. I’m Andrew and HIV+ is what I am.’
This as you can well imagine has its ups and downs and can at times frighten people but I do it because LIFE IS TO DAMN SHORT not to! I shouldn’t have to waste time on what false friends might think or how they may treat me due to the positive diagnosis.
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"I was twelve the first time I had feelings for a girl. I was confused because I was homeschooled and had yet to encounter anything related to homosexuality. My mother had been the end-all source of wisdom in my life up to that point, so I asked her about it. She told me that all teenage girls go through a phase of thinking they’re lesbian because it’s "cool", and she knew I’d grow out of it. I walked away resolving not to be like "all teenage girls."
Sixteen years of an inexplicable and total dislike for sexual intercourse, four different (false) psychological disorder diagnoses, eight semi-permanent hetero relationships, untold numbers of one night stands with men, a baby (which I kept), and two random (but treasured) sexual encounters with women later, I finally KNOW she was wrong.
I know what I want, but I know next to nothing about the LGBTQ community, and I am shy, anxious, and scared of attempting to find out. I don’t even know where to begin.
I have never felt so helpless and so sure of myself at the same time.
Please tell me there is hope.”]
It’s first-person stories like these through which we can all relate to each other and ourselves.
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