Sexual Shame: What It Is And How It Shows Up

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Explore it. Don’t ignore it.

While there are some problems in life we have little embarrassment around addressing and resolving, sexual shame can be something uncomfortable to admit that we live with. There may even be added shame in a desire to understand sexual shame, which then becomes a very layered issue.

“The first step is to identify what exactly you are ashamed of. I think a lot of times people feel the shame and it’s so dark and uncomfortable that they’d rather just get rid of it without going too deep into it,” Whitney explains. “In my work, I like to gently encourage and guide my clients into being curious about their shame.”

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