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Sexual Permission Slips

The ideas we have about sex and sexuality are full of "shoulds". Women should not have sex with too many people or else they are sluts. Penises should never get soft. We should only be attracted to fit bodies. All sex should culminate in an orgasm. If we love someone we should always want to have sex with them. The shoulds are often different depending on our gender, our sexual orientation, our race, our age, our size, our ability… how close we are to what is considered attractive and desirable by mainstream culture, our religious background, our social class. Shoulds like to stifle our autonomy. Shoulds make it appear like we have limited choices when it comes to our sexual expression. The

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