Q: You’ve talked publicly about a lot of sexually explicit issues. How did you get to be so comfortable doing that?
Honestly, I have no idea.
In some ways, there’s the anonymity. That helps a lot.
In other ways, I don’t believe that those sorts of things should be as taboo as they are.
I also think that I don’t look at those issues the same way most other people do.
But I think the biggest reason is that I’ve forced myself to do it. On a number of those topics, pretty much no one was talking about them, yet many people were curious about them. It seemed like someone needed to talk about them, and since I was already talking about other things, why shouldn’t I talk about them?
I’m usually quiet, but lately I’ve been talking to my mother about asexuality. Now she says I talk about it a lot. But she also talks to me about her life a lot. When I was in school, all of the students had to write down a question for sex ed class. If I would have known about asexuality back then, I may have wrote, “why isn’t asexuality taught in this class?”
Let my teacher answer that question. But that’s why I didn’t know back then. No one taught it when I was in school.
Thanks for being so honest & bringing humor to uncomfortable topics.