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A Huge Part Of Sex That Makes A Lot Of People Feel Ashamed — But Why?

Sex is intimate, personal, and totally natural, so what’s with all the shame surrounding it? From what happens in *your* bedroom to what happens in your neighbor's bedroom to keeping secrets to being open and honest — what this woman has to say is important, and it affects all of us in one way or another. Nobody likes to feel ashamed.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation

A handy guide to this awesome talk:

1:28 — A blast from the past makes you wonder why we're so "hush hush" about sex today.


2:05 — What even is shame, really?

3:08 — Jaw-dropping stats on how shame hurts people. Zomg.

4:41 — Just how big is the sex industry? GIGANTIC. (This part could be good bar trivia, btw.)

6:21 — What can happen when you keep secrets about what you like sexually.

7:54 — The MOST IMPORTANT PART! Words to take with you and put in your pocket.