Most relationships end up being, one way or another, “rich learning experiences.” As for finding acceptance, you may need to buy a ticket to one of the Scandi countries, Germany, the Netherlands, or France… The USA is so sex-terrified that it’s difficult to be optimistic about finding anyone who isn’t harmed by its sex-negativity (and I speak as someone who lived in NorCal for 27 years, which is probably one of the less damaged parts of the country).

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