Wow, it has been a long time since I received any Sarahah or SurveyMonkey questions. I’ve got a couple so I figured I’d answer them real quick. If you have a question that you’d like to submit anonymously you can send it via Sarahah or SurveyMonkey. There are no questions that I won’t answer (as you can see if you review my previously answered questions).
Dear Peter, I really found your blog post yesterday pretty interesting. I think I came from a similar background as you, I never really saw naked bodies and I felt like my body was odd and ugly. My question is, have you ever had anyone ask you for nudes (in a non-sexual way)? Would you share them if they did?
Hi person! It definitely sounds like we grew up in a similar environment. I hope that you are healing from the pain you may have felt in the past. To answer your first question… yes, sort of. I’ve had people ask for sexualized nudes before but I don’t think I’ve had anyone specifically ask for me to share my non-sexual nudes. More often it is a mutual sharing situation that I instigate, which is weird because I consider myself somewhat shy. I guess this is another reason where I am more comfortable letting my freak flag fly.
If asked, I would probably say yes. I can’t see any reason why I would say no. I’ve put non-sexual nudes in this blog before and I wouldn’t mind sharing more recent pics. I would hope that by doing so could make someone feel better about their body and give them an opportunity to share safely if they wanted.
I guess there is a risk that someone might use my non-sexual pictures in a sexual way, though I don’t think awkwardly angled selfies with flaccid penises is particularly erotic. I don’t think that would really bother me too much. While I would find that behavior to be against my ethics, I know everyone has their own ethical standards that aren’t the same as mine. Everyone is just doing the best they can 🙂
Hi Peter, I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of BJ Miller who is an end of life expert. This interview with him is one of my favorites of all-time. Cheers! https://tim.blog/2016/04/14/bj-miller
I have actually heard of BJ! I actually listened to his TedTalk many years ago before I was more actively interested in end-of-life care. I am gonna revisit that TedTalk and listen to the Ferriss podcast. Thanks for the recommendation and reminder!
That’s it for now! I plan on starting my blogging about Iceland tomorrow, unless something else random pops into my brain 🙂
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Also, I wrote a book about a cross-country bicycle ride I did!
“Wandering Oak: A Rite of Passage”