Shame is one of the most common sexual struggles. Almost all of us struggle with some form of sexual shame – from body shame to faith-based shame, from kink shame to genital shame, almost everyone holds some shame. Shame tells us we are broken, sinful, gross or otherwise unworthy of love. Shame tells us if we were to be truly ourselves, we wouldn’t belong. Shame lies to us, and holds us all hostage in an invisible web-like grip of cultural myth and misinformation.
It’s time to slay the shame. In this encore episode of one of our most popular episodes ever, originally published in 2015 as episode 74, we explore sexual shame, think about where it really comes from, and then share a five step plan to slay your shame and find new freedom.
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Resources Mentioned On This Episode:
- Couples Massage Mastery Online Course
- Foreplay Mastery Online Course
- Step 2 in our 5 step Shame-Slaying Plan asks you to evaluate your shame experience through the lens of your personal values. Here is an interactive exercise from our colleague Dr. Alexandra Solomon’s Intimate Relationships 101 that helps you sort and specify your core values.