I thought "oh what could happen for showing up and visiting some people."
I forgot my biggest current psychological scar
You see, being reminded of the existence of sex, sexuality, dating, relationships or other such things depresses me.--usually for several days. And a group dedicated to the ideas of polyamoury is going to have people who like sex & sexualtiy and far worse like to talk about it.
Most of the time I concentrate on happy things like the environmental crisis, and as I'm passionate enough about that I can forget my nightmares.
Growing up in a fundamentalist church with parents who never showed anything but hostility toward each other, is going to produce someone who has problems with relationships & sexuality.
Throwing in the added misery of being trans and the corresponding deep hatred of ones nether regions that frequently creates it becomes understandable why I've got problems. But wait, then there's the extra frustration that I ended up mostly lesbian.
My attempts at dating have been horribly confused by my lack of understanding about what a relationship is and what sexuality has to do with it. So I tried stuff and ended up with even more scars. Being a pre-op transwoman, attempting to wrap ones head around the ideas of sex while ones body is doing things that one finds revolting is not easy.
So I'm stuck with the memory that every time I've tried to do anything sexualwith another person I've ended up crying from the emotional turmoil.
As I write this I can tell that I still have no idea how sex and romantic love are actually connected. In this area. I still feel like I'm 13.
One the things I find completely incomprehensible is why people will stay in relationships just for the sex. At it's best, I can't see it as being any more pleasurable than a good piece of cheesecake, and in my imagination I'm assuming it's typically about equal to a nice walk.
I'm scared that there's no one willing to have a romantic relationship with an environmentalist geek mostly lesbian transwoman whose nearly 30 and still frightened of and completely inexperienced with sex.
It all comes down to being afraid of being unloveable and I'm afraid that there's this strange sex thing that's important to people and some how required by relationships. My body has undergone enough physical and chemical changes, that I'm afraid that I'm not capable of participating in this hard to imagine adult thing.