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Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

Recently been realizing just how much healing I have left to do from being subjected to a particularly nasty and vehement strain of purity culture and sex-shaming in my formative years.

My own inner turmoil around expressing and acting on attraction is palpable to the very people I most wish to share it with, and it's heartbreaking.

I've run across a few odds and ends to help with this sort of thing over the years, but if anyone happens to know any decent resources - especially queer-affirming and/or trauma-informed ones - I'd deeply appreciate suggestions.

(Boosts welcome)

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth im also looking for resources like this, ive bookmarked this in case i come across anything.

Best of luck in your healing journey. Theres one person in the void who understands how hard it can be over here <3

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth I've heard a lot of good things about Dianna E Anderson's work from several years ago on this topic, particularly Damaged Goods, though I haven't read it personally. Best wishes to you.

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth Anderson is bi (and has come out as non-binary in the last few years), so that definitely informs their work.

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth it's wild how intense purity culture affects how we engage with the people we love. I've even noticed it can infect my interactions with platonic relationships. Grew up in a conservative Christian community, so I feel ya. 🖤

re: Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth This resonates, especially as of late. I'm partway through A Liberated Mind by Hayes and it's *really* speaking to me.

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth highly highly highly recommend the podcast Latter Day Lesbians and its associated facebook group. It is not just for exmormons! I wasnt even raised Christian at all but it has helped me SO much. Truly cannot say enough good things.

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth fucking mood (...pun not intended)

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth No advice, still very gradually working through this shit myself (with the help of a queer therapist and good friends). Just wanted to say you’re not alone and sending thumbs up your way. ❤️

Sexuality (not lewd), recovery from purity culture 

@mordremoth I don't have a resource, but wanted to share my wife went through this and is training to become a sex therapist in large part to help other people with this situation.

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