HI NEW FOLLOWERS! We are Katja (left) and Alyssa (right), BFFs and the two co-founders of The Sex Issue. At the beginning of 2018, we were conspiring on how to turn our years-long dream into a reality.
Cause ya see, we had spent a LOT of time going to the ends of the EARTH to unravel the messaging about sexuality we had received growing up that had led us to bad sex, bad relationships, self-hate, and trauma. Some stuff we did to change how we think about sex:
- attend a menstruation ritual under a full moon 🌕
- go to super hot sex parties where a consent workshop is a mandatory part of the evening 🤤
- read 400-page books about orgasm
- Katja got trained for OVER 60 HOURS on how to be a sex educator
- etc etc
And so we learned. But not everyone has the time or inclination to wade through all of that. And not everyone lives in a hippie town where people host menstruation rituals under a full moon 😅. But most of them are probably having sex or dating. And the messaging they’re going into these experiences with is messaging that is designed to: make you hate yourself, focus on pleasing others, and ultimately control you.
So, we made something different. First, we made a zine which we published in Feb 2018. Then in August we started this instagram so more people could get this information (see our story for why that might not be the case for much longer....). If you’ve just started following us, we highly recommend you visit some of our recent posts. They are all packed with information in the captions. And if you have a burning question about sex or self-worth or relationships, our DMs are always open. Fair warning: We may turn your question into a post, cause chances are, whatever you’re asking, you’re not alone. ❤️