I am not called QUIET riot girl for nothing. I am a reticent kind of person.
You might not realise that from reading this blog!
When #SHOUTABOUTSEX appeared on twitter as a hashtag today, I joined in with great enthusiasm. I expect the followers of my twitterfeed found it just another day of me shouting about sex!
Some people have made comments to the effect that I talk too much about sex, and push it down people’s throats. Some seem to think I am ‘showing off’ though what about, I do not know (see #myths about sex bloggers #23: sex bloggers don’t necessarily have as much sex as you might think).
Silence about sex is very dangerous and bad for our health and well-being.
I am interested in sex and sexuality for all sorts of reasons. You should be glad that I and others are prepared to talk openly about a subject many people refuse to discuss. I have been delighted and humbled to find that when I talk about sex it encourages others to join in the conversation.
I value every comment and conversation I have about sex via this blog.
I wish when I was younger, I’d known my older, more open and liberated self. She might have been able to give me some good advice and a listening ear. I want young people to grow up interested in and informed about sex, sexuality and sexual politics.
I hope my words make some kind of difference.
I won’t be shouting anymore; that was a one off. But I won’t shut up either.