ICYMI Monday Sept 26th: Sex Positivity

Healthy inside and out has a lot of meanings. If we aren’t working on becoming the best people we can be, and instead focusing on outside pressures like healthism and societal standards, it will catch up to us. I’ve been very open about my health journey, and even more so in recent months about my journey to sex positivity. A lot as happened over on the ‘gram, so here’s what you missed!

Prioritizing Sex Positivity

For those uncomfortable hearing about sex, I hear you. I grew up not talking about it, either, and as a result, I didn’t seek help when I was sexually assaulted and raped. I was more worried what people would think of me than of getting help. Being a person focused on sex positivity, especially as a parent, it challenges my kids’ comfort zones. And that’s okay because it’s important to creating a safe world for generations to come.

Sex is one of our FEW biological drives and bodily functions that depends on pleasure for survival. Our hormones, and thus health, center around our sex hormones. It:

  • Lowers risk of heart attack
  • Counts as exercise
  • Increases immune strength
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces pain
  • Reduces stress and Cortisol
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces chances of prostate cancer

Beyond that, pleasure in itself has all these amazing health benefits as well, with the added benefit of getting in touch with yourself. That being said, despite having Dame Products as a sponsor, sharing about their products on social media, and doing ads that tens of thousands of you have listened to, not one person expressed discomfort with that.

Sex Positivity Challenge for You

If you have these feelings, I challenge you to ask yourself why you think about the sex lives of others. Was it how you were raised? Something about the church and the Bible? Is it about shame? What drives you to think about what someone else is doing in their bed? Why does it matter so much to you? Unless you’ve been invited to join, it has nothing to do with you.

We constantly see pregnancy and birth announcements online and I don’t hear anyone saying that thinking about them having sex makes them uncomfortable. And when an LGBTQ+ person comes out and shares their identity with you, they’re not asking you to participate.


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