Celebrating Your Sexuality
Sexuality forms a major part of the identity of a person. A person who is not comfortable with his/her sexuality, sexual orientation, and sexual characteristics may find it very difficult to accept him/herself.
Not feeling good about being the sexual being that you are can make you feel annoyed with yourself, angry at the way you are, restless, incomplete, dissatisfied, confused, in a state of agitation, irritation, anxiety, frustration and depression. Accepting and coping with your sexuality may be a difficult task for you.
Society and many social norms, popular perceptions make it difficult for a person to celebrate their sexual status. For example, a girl may find her sexual status threatening as she is viewed as a sex object, something that can gratify, something that is meant to give physical pleasure, reproduce, be an object of temptation or weakness.
Girls may find these attributes attached to their sexuality very embarrassing, shameful, uncomfortable, threatening, unacceptable and may not be comfortable in their sexual status of being a women. They may fear teenage, be uncomfortable with changes that take place in their body, may want to hide or get rid of curves and bulge because people view them with lust and as sexual objects.
Many women, given an option, may prefer to be born as a male so that their sexual status does not hinder them or curtail their freedom. Accepting their sexuality and not suffering from inferiority, embarrassment, shame and finding happiness in their sexual identity can be difficult for some women.
Again, homosexuals go through confusion, doubt, fear of social stigma, fear of non-acceptance by family members, threat of religious leaders and may find it difficult to cope with their sexual identity. The perception that homosexuality is abnormal, it is against nature, illegal, unholy etc can create an internal battle among these individuals before they can reconcile and be comfortable and accepting of their sexual orientation.