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Writing Through Anxiety

Anxiety has become a close friend for a lot of people, making functioning nearly impossible. Creatives have the added pleasure of struggling with a craft that can be equal parts rewarding and frustrating. When you’re already neuro-divergent, living with any disorder that alters your brain’s ability to process the world normally, being a creative can feel like trying to pull ideas out of quicksand.

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Shame and Vulnerability in Sex and in Sex Blogging SL003

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time for a new episode. This week, let’s talk about shame and vulnerability that occurs in sex and when we create content – whether it’s about sex or not. In this episode: This week’s episode is sponsored by Blubrry, a podcast hosting solution. I recently read Daring Greatly and I Thought It Was Just Me by Brene Brown These books focus on her research in vulnerability and shame Shame is, unfortunately, central to how some people think about sex. Talking about it – writing about it – can be an act of vulnerability...

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Think of Your Sex Blog as Your Personal Sandbox

I once heard a personal website described as the hub of a wheel. All the spokes of the wheel were the ways people should be able to get back to your website. Social media, email newsletters, even writing for another website – it should all point (link) back to your blog or website. All were necessary and everything worked together, but everything should come back to a centralized location. That’s a good metaphor, and a good way to look at the relationship of free tools like social media and your website. There’s another metaphor that sex bloggers should keep in...

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Why Relationships Matter as a Sex Blogger and Writer

The online world is a strange place. You can be whoever you want to be. Use a sexy avatar that looks nothing like you. Create a fake name. Say you’re from anywhere in the world. Anonymity is (mostly) yours if you want it. Even as sex bloggers and writers, we can be whoever we want to be. Some writers personify their characters. Others create entire personalities out of nothing but their deepest desires. It’s hard to know who’s real and who isn’t. All we have, as writers, are our words and our deeds. I feel fairly confident in saying we’ve...

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Do You Need a Pen Name as a Sex Writer?

The question of whether you should select a pen name (or pseudonym) tends to be a topic left most often to erotic authors. Of course, they aren’t the only ones who need to consider it. When I started my blog, I chose one because I wanted to write about my sexuality and experiences freely. The last thing I wanted was to have my innermost sexual thoughts found out by a potential employer or my mom. If you don’t have a sex blog or an erotic writing career (yet), you may be wondering if you need a pen name. The decision...