I was afraid he would kill me – Gina
Gina had a history of acting out and questionable marriages. She is realizing she was groomed to be this way as a child, and it’s a trauma response to early assaults.
Not saying ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘yes’ – Danielle
Danielle’s earliest sexual experiences were non-consensual and has impacted her in implicit, explicit, and confusing ways.
Orgasms aren’t the best part of sex – Christine
Christine participates in orgies, bondage, non-monogamy, skilled play partners, and sex-positive parties. She also experiences dissociation and OCD that impact her ability to orgasm.
I haven’t told my husband my fetishes – Vin
Vin married young. She started as a “good girl” and now enjoys an open and communicative sexual relationship with her husband.
I settled for someone who wasn’t the biggest jerk – Hope
Hope is trapped in a sexually repressive, emotionally abusive marriage shaped by the patriarchal traditions and relationship culture of her country of origin.
Sex is great but so is sleep – Jordan
Jordan is a young mother of young children; she’s also a doula, and therefore all up in bodies and their business.
Unhappily married – Tee
Tee is unhappily married, and unhappy with her sex life-like so many people. Also like too many, she experiences the lingering impacts of sexual assault.
I thought my vagina was broken – Stephanie
Stephanie shares how childhood shame led to an eating disorder, which had a profound affect on her ability to relate with her sexuality and her sexual partners.
They can’t find the clit without a roadmap – Alexa
“Deaf U” star Alexa Paulay-Simmons gets candid about who she is (and always has been) as a sexual person, and how that’s shaped her life.
He was a god and I was a kid – Debbie
Debbie was blessed with good early relationships, but also is a survivor of the epidemic of sexual abuse in elite women’s sport. Her faith in herself helped her choose to heal.