I read a very long and thought out and beautiful post earlier today while I was working on a different blog. And frankly its ringing in my head and I wanted to pass it on to you.
I'm Christian, unless you're gay.
I write porn for a living, and I have for a little under 3 months, and already I have felt judged by "holier-than-thou types."
In truth I was once one. But I got to a point where I didn't want to call myself a Christian any more because I caught myself "righteously judging" everyone around me, and I caught other Christian's judging, too.
When I realized it, I took a step back, looking at the chapter of people that I hung out with and all of our self-erected pedestals.
But it was my very good friend that really "woke me up." We were great friends all through high school, and a year or so after he came over to our house and "came out." The thing I remember most about the conversation though was his statement, "wow I really thought you'd react differently." And I realized that if it had happened a few months earlier or if was someone other than him I might have, and I hated myself for it.
I have worked really hard to make sure I don't pass judgement since then. I have opened my eyes and tried to realize that people are just people, trying their hardest to make this life livable and good for themselves and their families. I truly believe that the greatest teaching is love. Whether it's taught to you from Christ, Buddha, Mohammed, or your grandpa.
I hope people can look past my imperfections and I try hard to look past theirs... I loathe the day that my in-laws find out how I've been helping to pay the bills.
Anyways, I hope you don't mind my quick leap into weird religious topics.
Do you feel judged for writing or reading smut? Do you feel judged about something else?
Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below.
Now, off to more smut!