Do not celebrate July 4th. Any American who is not a heterosexual white man did NOT receive independence on the Fourth of July. People of color were still lucky to be considered third-class humans since almost none of them were allowed to be citizens. Several were still enslaved, raped, murdered, beaten down, tortured, exiled, or all of the above. Women wouldn’t receive the right to vote for over 140 years.
First thing is first, sex and sexuality is nowhere near as complicated or confusing as we’re making it out to be. The confusing and complicated parts show up when you realize there’s a difference between intimacy, physical intimacy, and sex.
I started reading this book a week ago called “Get It Done When You’re Depressed”. It’s written by a woman named Julie Fast and has some insights from Dr. John Preston. I was surprised that page number 1 had something useful. Julie doesn’t waste words or belabor points in the book. The tips are straightforward, practical, and applicable in an average person’s life without downplaying or invalidating your individual experience with depression.