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Out of the closet

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Sex and sexuality, the facts of life, were once taboo topics.

My mother was so uncomfortable with the topic, she simply left a book out for me to read when she thought it was time. We never had the talk. Sex and sexuality were veiled in mystery, and many pretended it didn’t happen.

That’s certainly changed. People are better informed and educated about this normal aspect of the human condition. I love what my grandchildren know about sexuality and the procreative process.

We can talk about it without discomfort. It’s refreshing.

Sex is a fact of life, and learning about it, beyond rumour, myth, and back-room whispers is helpful. There’s more comfort in being able to talk about it and seek support with challenges.

Whilst our society is more comfortable in discussing sexuality, we’ve still have room to grow in discussing another fact of life:

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