08 Dec '11, 1am

What it feels like to be living in a culture of slut-shaming:

What it feels like to be living in a culture of slut-shaming:

When things began to get heavy with my first boyfriend the first time, I started to develop a guilt complex so huge that I couldn’t sleep at night, I couldn’t eat without stomach cramps and upsets, and sometimes I felt like I couldn’t breathe. This was even before we actually even had sex. Despite my high school Science lessons telling me it was impossible, I began to develop this irrational fear of pregnancy just from heavy petting. My fear of getting pregnant didn’t come from the fear of being a young unwed mother unable to care for a child. My fear came from the thought that an accidental pregnancy would make it obvious to everyone, especially family and friends, that I’d had sex. That I’d had not acted according to what I was taught. That I had failed. That I was dirty and a slut.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/12/what-it-feels-like-to...

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