Reflection On Sex And Sexuality

936 WordsOct 26, 20154 Pages
Reflection on Experience Growing up, sex and sexuality was not a part of my life. In fact, my parents never provided me with the “sex” talk and I learned about sex through school, television, and the imaginary world of books. When I learned Columbia offered a Human Sexuality course, I jumped at the opportunity to take the class. I not only wanted to open my mind to sexuality and the topics of sex, but I also wanted to be able to speak freely about sex. Having a significant other in my life has pushed and allowed me to talk about sex, but I still am an extremely private person. In fact, I rarely discuss sexual intercourse with my friends, I am not a fan of public displays of affection, and I have a hard time walking into a store and buying condoms. This class has opened my eyes and made me a little more comfortable with the topic of sex, especially when it comes to discussing specific areas with my significant other. Despite, my insecurities with human sexuality, I decided for this project to try something that would make me extremely uncomfortable, but not with the urge to run hide and run. For this project, I went and saw a burlesque. One of the reasons I choose this for my sexuality experience is because I am extremely introverted. Many times, strangers scare me and I am afraid to branch out and experience change. The majority of these feelings and thoughts I have were caused by the traumatic incident that happened to me when I was very young. This incident has shaped
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