"Without intimacy, people feel lonely, isolated and shamed."
When you reach out for a piece of chocolate because you are craving something sweet, do you feel guilty about it? When you go to the gym and start exercising to build up a healthy and strong body for yourself, do you tell yourself “this is wrong”? If your answers are “no” to both of them, then why should you feel ashamed when you have sexual desires and intimacy needs when these are such fundamental necessities to human lives?
The source of sexual shame is very complex, but the result of such shame is universal: people who carry sexual shame often feel humiliated and guilty about their desires and bodies. Furthermore, the shame of oftentimes compounded by a combination of self-disgust and a terror of having their sexual thoughts being revealed and judged by others.
“An epidemic of sexual shame is crippling people taught to be ‘pure.’”
This is not only a women’s issue; this is an issue that greatly affects men as well. When women and men experience sexual shame, it leads to more issues like the inability to experience intimacy with one another. Here at Cuddly Buddy Collection, one way we want to help break the stigma for human sexuality is by sharing with you educational information on sex and why it is important to talk about it.