“People speak of ’sexual morality,’ but that is a misleading expression. There is no special morality for sex. No matter what you do with yourself, whether you go to bed with girls or with boys, and no matter what it occurs to you to do with them or with yourself, no moral rule applies to that sphere of activity other than the principles that govern every aspect of life: honesty, courage, common humanity, consideration. - Jens Bjørnboe”—via sexisnottheenemy, from maymay’s recent KinkForAll talk!
“Self-love isn’t about brushing the bits you hate under the rug. There is no rug. You’re either all in, or you’re simply not done learning to love yourself yet. Loving what we hate is incredibly challenging, and sometimes actual love is impossible. But acceptance will do. Even if none of my ideas ring true for you, give some thought to actions and thought patterns that might move you closer to accepting your whole self with affection. The work might be hard, but the payoff will be so very, very worth it. Just think of all the extra energy you’d have if you stopped burning it off loathing your big nose, bad hair, weak chin! You could take over the damned world, kitten.”—