Welcome back to my playground, Lexual fiends and friends.
Why is the word SLUT soooo derogatory?
I’ve been slut shamed so many times throughout my life. It started when I was in high school – and I was slut shamed by people I considered to be friends. Some of whom were my BEST friends, too. So it especially hurt when it happened and when rumors spread around school about my sexual activities.
My sex life was really no one’s business but mine, but I gained a reputation as being easy and slutty. And you know what? I didn’t feel bad about it in the least. I OWNED the fact that I was (am) a slut.
But what this early experience did for me was helped me realize that so many people are ashamed of expressing their own sexuality. A lot of folks are insecure or scared to experiment with new things and people, or to become the sexual beings they might want to be.
So began my mission to educate people about sex – not only about the ins and outs of the wide range of sexual behaviors and activities that we can engage in and really enjoy, but also that you should feel free to express your sexuality however you choose, if you choose, without feeling shame, guilt, fear or judgment.
Which is basically the entire point of my podcast! That’s my mission.
That’s why I am especially excited to have my friend and fellow slut Taara Rose join me on tonight’s podcast! You may remember her from my previous podcasts with Sex Uninterrupted with her partner James.
But this time I got her all to myself!
Taara has been working on a program called The Spiritual Slut for a while, and recently launched her courses to help empower women to discover and express their sexuality.
We’ll be getting personal about our own experiences with slut shaming, and how we became motivated to become sex educators and help people with their own journeys to unleashing their inner sluts.
Taara and I will also answer these questions:
- Why is the word SLUT such a derogatory term?
- How can we start saying “slut” in a positive way and remove the shame and stigmas imposed by society when it comes to sexuality and sexual freedom?
- What’s up with society’s double standards when it comes to traditionally female versus male sexuality, and how you can connect – or reconnect – with your inner slut, whether you’re single or in any kind of relationship?
- How can we get out of a sexual funk and battle feelings of insecurity, in order to free our mind and body to explore our sexual identity and slutty side with confidence and without judgment?