Discover more from Thrive
^ I wish I were that skinny :)
About six weeks ago, I deleted the two subscriber-only posts about my adventures at a clothing-optional gay campground and another about a special 55th birthday present I had this year.
Both contained details of sexual experiences 1) I thought I would never have… 2) to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed, or eventually enjoyed, what happened, and 3) while not anywhere near porn, there wasn’t anything left to the imagination of what happened.
I felt weird about writing on this topic, and the old voice of condemnation in the form of “don’t offend people” led to the takedown of the two articles. No one complained. A few cheered me on. But that old fear of being a “stumbling block” to others caused me to censor myself.
And I haven’t liked that decision since. It didn’t feel right. I often say that no matter what point of view people come from, others will not have the power to tell me what and what not to say. Yet I did the self-condemnation for them simply because of the idea of someone being offended.
I found backups of the articles and just restored them to this blog. While this is a public post, “The Sex Adventures Of A Gay Time Traveler” posts are for paid subscribers.
Here they are:
And here is my post introducing this new series:
I know I offend people, but it truly isn’t because I want to go out of my way to do so; well, not always :). At the same time, I shouldn’t go out of my way to worry about doing so, either. These posts were important and, in some ways, even funny to me.
All of that said, I am open to feedback and private conversations if you would like. But I won’t be self-censoring myself out of fear of what others may think.
It’s a part of this grand adventure Dan and I are on; there’s nothing to fear.
Thrive is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.