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Mar 14 / Mr. Science

My Fear of Writing About Sex

Over the last two years of building, I can’t count how many times I’ve thought: “I need to write more frequently!”

So, why the hell do I find infinite reasons to avoid writing about sex – the ultimate human topic.

Enter my fear of writing poorly that started with one of my professors at Swarthmore College who gave me a “C-” on everything I wrote, regardless of my effort. I think his definition of “C-” was:  “This SUCKED, but at least you tried…”

In fact, I can still picture one of my particularly sucky papers with the following advice scrawled across the top: “You really should take Writing 101.”

Useful advice, except for the fact that I had already taken Writing 101 and it didn’t help one chicken scratch shit of a bit.

Wow, so that’s my excuse for not blogging regularly? A cocky, clueless professor.

Now that I’ve written it down, it sounds ridiculously L-A-M-E.

It’s time I get over my insecurities about writing and just start speaking my mind about the science (and non-science!) of sex. The best writers are the ones that let their passions flow and aren’t worried about being right or perfect.

Writing shit down is like going to therapy. We all need to do it more often.

-Mr. Science

Sex Quote: “If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?” ~Bette Midler

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