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Being Sexually Thankful...

I figured I better get on the ball and get to my Thanksgiving point before it’s too late!

Is it me or do Christmas decorations start earlier and earlier every year!? The day after Halloween, Christmas decorations went right on up and I was thinking: “What happened to Thanksgiving? Did it pass already? Where was I when this happened?” Lo and behold, I learned that, of course, it hadn’t passed. In fact, we’re still a couple of weeks away until we get to enjoy a day off and enjoy ourselves and our loved ones. And even though we are a couple of weeks away, I figured, I better get on the ball and get to my thanksgiving point before it’s too late!


Time to Give Thanks


During this time of thanksgiving, I believe it’s great to be thankful for all things. I personally am thankful about the love that I receive from my friends and family, the privileges I have, as well as the material possessions I keep. I am also thankful about the love that I’m able to give. I’m most thankful for being more in touch with my spirituality, especially when it comes to my sexuality.

With that said, I challenge you to name what you are sexually thankful for. Are you thankful for your orgasms? Are you thankful for being sexually honest?


What are You Sexually Thankful For?


Just to give you a frame of reference, I want to tell you what I’m sexually thankful for. I’m sexually thankful for:

  • My ability to have powerful orgasms;
  • Keeping an open mind for new sexual adventures;
  • Being able to talk about sex for a living;
  • My ability to keep my genitals healthy;
  • My ability to embrace my beautiful body;
  • My oral sex skills;
  • My seductive skills and sexy attitude;
  • My ability to sexually listening to my lover’s body;
  • Thinking outside of limiting sexual boxes;
  • My wonderful thoughts and fantasies that bring me to orgasm;
  • My sexual energy and the way I can transform that energy;
  • My yearning libido.



I’m sure that I could go on and on; however, reflecting on these made me feel amazing about my sexual attitude. There is so much to be grateful for and to write it down is a good reminder when you’re feeling particularly sexually low or depressed. So what are you thankful for?

Marla Stewart

Marla Renee Stewart, MA is a professional sex, intimacy and relationship coach and sex educator. Not only is she a lecturer at Clayton State University, she is also the co-founder of the Sex Down South Conference and the Sexual Liberation Collective. Gaining her reputation for being "The Sex Architect", she created Velvet Lips to empower people of all ages to embrace, educate and enjoy their sexuality and their sexual lives. She has studied human sexuality for more than 16 years at San Francisco State University and Georgia State University, respectively, and has expert knowledge in a wide variety of subjects. She has published academic articles and continues to do sexuality research. She has conducted workshops at conferences, not-for-profit and private organizations, as well as universities in the Atlanta area. She has been featured on many radio shows, documentaries, books, magazines and has been invited to speak at Universities around the country. She also sits on the board for the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition and SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!
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