No Shame Sex Ed

Is Shame Limiting Your Sex Life? Experts Weigh In

Sex and shame are friends till the end. But do they have to be?

by Lauren Tegtmeyer

Shame loves sex as much as Shonda Rhimes loves killing off main characters. Everybody comes to sex with their own built-in shame, whether it’s about putting things in their butt or just the fact that their body literally exists. We live in a hyper-sexualized world that is not a sex-positive world, and that makes things difficult and honestly, less sexy.

So how do we become less ashamed about sex? Well, per usual, it really starts with sex education and teaching preteens about consent, acceptance, and sexual health instead of just scaring them with pictures of STIs and whispers of “blue waffle.” We also need to be more aware of how our own biases (including our sex education) affect the way we act in sexual relationships and bring a little more compassion to the table.

The good news is that COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to work on our skills of talking about test results, sickness, and shame in a way that could be very beneficial for our sex lives. We would tell you here, but then what would be the point of the video? Watch to find out how you can up your sexual satisfaction by reducing your sexual shame.


Expert: Astrologer Six

Expert: Ayesha Hussain

Expert: Mistress Blunt

Expert: Dr. Natasha Bhuyan

Expert: Emily Depasse

Executive Producer: Whitney Buxton

Executive Creative Director: Lauren Sofair

Supervising Producer: Irina Dvalidze

Producer: Lauren Tegtmeyer

Post Supervisor: Amy Eakin

Editor: Meline Rosales

Motion Designer: Jeff Donlan