the facts of life

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Changing Your Life, Changing Your Health

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Someone recently told me that I must be a big fan of change. When asked for evidence towards that opinion, they mentioned the fact that I moved five times during my five semesters of grad school, and that I recently changed both my location and my relationship status. While this seems to support their argument, my subjective experience tells me that this change was hard but (mostly) necessary for me to get to the life I want to live. And I’ve been doing this for a long time. For example, I quit a full-time job I really loved in order to go back to grad school and become a sex educator and therapist, because that’s what I saw myself doing long-term. Continue Reading →

Explaining The Facts Of Life

Someone on my Twitter feed linked to this heartwarming tumblr post titled “For the children I will never have: The facts of life”. The author explains in charmingly simple language that boys and girls can grow up to be men or women or both or neither; that some men and women like kissing each other, both, or neither; and so on. I, too, would want my hypothetical children to learn that biology is not destiny, and that any sexual choice is valid, given consent and thoughtfulness. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →