One of my favorite therapists to follow on all of social media is @DrSprankle. I really identified with a lot of this clip. While the religion I grew up in didn’t believe in heaven and hell, armageddon and paradise were the substitutes.
I was wrongly labeled a rule breaker, a rebel, or some type of deviant for not being able to live by the archaic and sex-negative rules. I’ve spent most of my life internalizing these labels, hating myself and thinking I was broken. Thankfully, I’ve realized these were just lies that were spoon-fed to me by mostly well-meaning people.
If you also struggle with sexual shame, I definitely recommend the episode.