A few years ago, I wrote an email campaign that included a photo of myself and a woman.
My campaign focused on how we all feel when we’re in the throes of sexual arousal.
In the email, I told the story of how my boyfriend broke up with me and we were living in a house full of strangers.
I wrote: “He’s been cheating on me for months.
I’ve been having panic attacks.
I don’t know if I can be with him anymore.
He’s been getting into trouble for a long time.
And I have been having anxiety.
I’m just not sure how to get through it.
I need you to help me.”
The woman responded, “I’m so glad you asked.
This is a great opportunity.
You’ll be the best marketing manager for me.
That email set off a firestorm.
I thought it was a great idea, but I was a little skeptical about how effective it would be.
A few months later, I did a similar campaign with a photo and a video of my boyfriend.
The campaign was less successful, and we had some mixed reactions.
Still, we thought it worked.
I had a good idea of what to do, and I was excited about the results.
I was excited to find out that some of my clients had been similarly inspired by my email campaign.
Many of them wrote back saying, “It’s not just us.
I got my first email campaign done last week and it’s blown up in my face.”
The fact that we’re all here today is amazing.
We can’t get over how much we need to feel comfortable in our bodies and our minds.
I encourage you to do the same.
The more you can help people feel empowered, the better they’ll feel about their sexuality.
I also want to make a point that some people don’t have to do it.
If you’re just looking for a quick, inexpensive way to get some people to talk about their fears, you could do it for free.
I’ll share a few resources here that are free and easy to use.
I know you’re going to want to get the message out about sexual anxiety, but don’t worry.
We’re not going to get into the details of how to reach a wider audience with this post, but if you need a little help, I’ve put together a quick guide for people who want to talk to their peers about their fear.
Here are some resources to help you get started.
Here are some ways you can make an impact:1.
Be a spokesperson for sexual anxiety.
Let people know about your anxiety and how you can get better.
It could be a tweet, a blog post, or a series of tweets.
It doesn’t have the power to change the conversation or change people’s behavior, but it can send a powerful message.2.
You don’t need to be a professional or be a salesperson to promote your message.
Here’s how to do that.
Get involved in your local group, find out who else is having the same thing you are, and connect them with the experts.3.
Learn from your mistakes.
When I was doing this work, I was constantly frustrated with how difficult it was to get people to listen to me.
That frustration helped me realize that I was just starting to speak for myself.
This post can help you learn from your past mistakes.4.
Talk about your sexual anxiety or other issues you’re experiencing.
You can say, “My husband cheated on me.
I have panic attacks, I can’t stop thinking about him, and my friends and family think I’m a bad person.”
I’m not suggesting you say, you’re a slut.
But you can tell people about your struggles, and maybe they’ll ask questions.5.
Don’t be afraid to speak up.
If someone has anxiety or sexual anxiety in their life, you can’t help them.
It’s their right to speak about their feelings and experiences.
And when someone does, they can help to change their life.
It might not be easy, but speaking up can help change lives for the better.
Want to learn more about sexuality, relationships, and health?
Read this book: The Secrets of Loving Your Body: 5 Essential Keys to Healthy Relationships and Healthy Sex.
It covers everything from how to treat anxiety and depression, to how to find the love and support you need, to managing stress and feeling healthy.
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