My name is Mou, (pronounced Moe). I have been in private practice since 2007 advocating for under represented communities to have a voice.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in TOLUCA LAKE, CA
Open relationships are more about transformation rather than exploration. Embracing our infinite ability to love, we are reminded of the possibilities of transforming our own lives by letting go of the binds and tight holds we have on each other and begin embracing ourselves do we truly understand what love really looks, feels like, and means. True autonomy and freedom are about transformation not exploration. If you seek open relationships for some other reason you may be missing the point.
Variations in sexuality are part of human nature, but the way our society sees it is highly stigmatized and being involved in the kink and bdsm community can be highly spiritual and gratifying experience. I also work with sex worker communities. Saying that you love sex work is real, and is okay. Kowing the difference, when it is not for enjoyment but for survival is important and okay too.
We live in an indoctrinated society. Stigma runs rampant and most of us have a narrative and language we use that perpetuate. and complies with our oppression and indoctrination. Is it a surprise we are suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety and the likes? If we can begin to unpack how society has victimized us we can begin to alter our stories around shame and self-blame towards a more holistic view of inner and societal healing.