Sexual Shame: What It Is And How It Shows Up

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Have patience with yourself

Like with any other pain, from trauma pertaining to childhood abuse to trust issues after infidelity, sexual shame can’t be figured out and fixed overnight. You need to be patient with it, Whitney says. “It can be difficult to do work like this and I always tell folks to be gentle and easy with themselves during this process; uprooting shame is not meant to be one and done but a long journey of peeling back the caked-on layers that have likely accumulated over a lifetime. Once you can get to the nitty-gritty of what that sexual shame is, where it comes from, and why it exists, it’ll be much easier to begin the process of healing and releasing it.”

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