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Old 19th May 2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Did you do anything symbolic or ceremonial to embrace your sexuality?

I am just curious - there are natural things we might do when coming out or consummating a relationship I almost wish there was some sort of 'ceremony' for acknowledging and embracing this part of myself.

It just occurred to me how much I really, really really want to get married when I find the right guy... I am so ready to embrace this beautiful part of myself!

Looking back all the fear and doubt seems so silly!
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Old 19th May 2017, 01:12 PM   #2
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Re: Did you do anything symbolic or ceremonial to embrace your sexuality?

I haven't, but I think I'd want a subtle tattoo for it. I don't know what though...
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Old 19th May 2017, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re: Did you do anything symbolic or ceremonial to embrace your sexuality?

I am gonna be getting my tattoo very soon. A nice little atheism logo (in rainbow) on my forearm.
I get to proclaim my queerness AND potentially piss off some bible thumpers in the process. Sounds like a win-win to me.
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Old 19th May 2017, 03:13 PM   #4
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Re: Did you do anything symbolic or ceremonial to embrace your sexuality?

Yes I did. It was when I was in my first relationship with my first boyfriend. During this he was supporting during a dark period that I was going through after my mom told my whole family that I was gay. Once we became fully committed to each other, we moved into our own house together. He threw this celebration party in my honor for embracing my sexuality. There was also a moment during this celebration where I was placed in the center of the floor and every guy that was in attendance had a moment to dance with me while I wore a crown. Very symbolic indeed...
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Old 19th May 2017, 05:49 PM   #5
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Re: Did you do anything symbolic or ceremonial to embrace your sexuality?

Not yet, but I was thinking about that also.
It somehow feels right to do something symbolic and ceremonial doesn't it?
I'm still thinking what that would be for me, but yes, I'd like to do something.
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Re: Did you do anything symbolic or ceremonial to embrace your sexuality?

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Not yet, but I was thinking about that also.
It somehow feels right to do something symbolic and ceremonial doesn't it?
I'm still thinking what that would be for me, but yes, I'd like to do something.
Yes, I want to honor this beautiful part of me that I treated so poorly for so long

Sometimes I think about beautiful it is to love another man to touch him with an intimacy I could never achieve with a woman, i am just so thankful for having it...
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