Slut

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No one has ever called me a slut, at least not to my face. I would not appear to be the stereotypical slut, since I only had my first kiss when I was eighteen and I have always liked to dress in jeans and comfy sweaters.

But when I made my sexual debut, damn, I knew I was going to be a slut.

What even is a slut? By definition, it’s a female who has many casual sexual partners. Check. I won’t get into the juicy and gory details, but lets just say I’ve never had a problem getting physical with someone quickly, if I liked them, of course.

In the beginning, I was ashamed. According to my mother, you have to have had a certain x number of dates plus a few months dating (monogamously, of course,) before you should even consider having sex with someone. I grew up around these values, so when I wasn’t following them, I did feel something was wrong with me.

But then I thought, Hey! If I was a guy, how would society portray me? Not a slut, that is for sure. If I was a guy, I would be pretty much normal in society’s eyes.

And then I realized…..the term slut….the very idea of being a slut, is nothing but socially constructed. Sexist and socially constructed. Labelling and shaming women as sluts is just another way to try to keep women in their place.

Fuck that.

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If controlling my own sexuality and body makes me a slut, then I will nod to the label with pride.

I’m a slut because it’s my body and my choice.

I’m a slut because I don’t care how society views me.

I’m a slut because the very word itself, means absolutely nothing to me.

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