Sex & Mental Health: Why so much stigma?

Let’s talk about the two taboo subjects in today’s society what contains so much stigma. 

Sex and mental health can be joint together. You can suffer from a low sex drive if you are suffering from a mental illness. Your body confidence can drop also if you are suffering from a mental illness.

I have written a post about body confidence so please check it out by clicking on the links. – Body Confidence in the bedroom. or How To Gain Body Confidence!

I really want to discuss this topic on my blog as battled with my body confidence since last year. But now I have accepted my body and I do love my body and my flaws. Because my body has been there for me since I was born. It’s battled through illnesses and so on. So I am supporting body positive movement because it’s been a big thing for me.

So.. let’s talk about sex and mental health. The taboo subjects where people stay silent about them both… 

I’m not ashamed to say I have a high sex drive! my medication has improved my sex drive quite a bit. 

But there was a time in my life where I freaked out about talking “dirty” and having sex because I practically had no confidence and I didn’t trust any boys. Thanks to my ex-boyfriend for that. Cheers pal.

It shouldn’t be a taboo because sex is natural. Sex is needed to create the future generation. If we didn’t have sex. Well… We would be in a small world right now…

On social media these days I see a lot of stigma of both subjects.

These are some of the sentences I’ve seen on social media many times:

If you have too much sex you probably are carrying many Sexually transmitted infections and you are a slut.

If you don’t have sex at all you are very boring and must be a freak.

If you have a mental illness you are probably crazy and have lost your mind and no one likes you.

I PROMISE YOU THOSE SENTENCES ARE BULLSHIT. 

Mental Illness stigma grinds my gears so much.

Sex stigma annoys me also.

If you don’t smile every single day you get comments being told you are a sad person but if you smile every day you get told you are mad. You can’t win either way can you?

I got judged once when I wasn’t smiling and I went to collect my medication from the pharmacist. I got judged by an elderly couple as they were new tablets and the pharmacist shouted that they were antidepressants and I heard.. “oh another nutter on the happy pills”. Back then I was shy and I didn’t stand up for myself so I didn’t get to say what I thought.

I will write a post on my medication in the future so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Together we need to work on eliminating the stigma around sex and mental health . Let everybody talk about it openly and without judgement. Don’t let anybody feel ashamed or discouraged.

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