Anonymous said: Do you think there's a difference between just comfortable nudity and like prostitution as far as hypersexuality? Because during every manic episode I've tried them all but after my mania was over I realized I actually like nudity because it's something I've always been around and comfy with...but how can I be comfy with one outside of mania and the others make me feel disgusting?
Yes, there’s a vast difference between being comfortable in the nude and sex work, and there are a lot of reasons you might feel disgusting after sex work. I don’t feel comfortable guessing at what factors in your life make you feel that way, It’s a hugely pervasive social stigma (as you may have noticed). For the vast majority of American culture, sex work isn’t a profession, it’s a punchline.
In the manic state, our judgements are compromised. We say and do things we normally wouldn’t, and people can take advantage of that.
You feel comfortable being naked because you should feel comfortable being naked. Humanity didn’t invent fashion until after we were kicked out of Paradise, clothing is a favor we do for other people. If you’re on your own and the blinds are drawn, what’s the harm in being naked? Sex isn’t a sliding scale between “nevernude” and “never says no”, it’s your body and you get to decide what to do with it.