I haven't posted to my blog lately, so I'd like to do a status update.
Over a year ago, I signed up for the Yoga of Sex course offered by Joseph Kramer at The New School of Erotic Touch. Life has been keeping me from making much progress until recently. I'm working on the third assignment. In this assignment, I have the chance to do some masturbation coaching. I've found two or three men who would like to be coached – so this is good experience for me. This class is mostly built on actual practice, but I've also been trying to focus on the theory so that I can talk about it more authoritatively.
I've also recently got to a tattoo that I've been dreaming of for years. It's a biohazard symbol just above my penis to make disclosure of my HIV status more reliable. I was diagnosed with HIV over twenty years ago and I often forget about it and people sometimes tell me they didn't know. You can't tell by looking – so always practice safe sex.
I'm continuing to evolve my identity as a Sacred Intimate. This feels like an inherent identity rather than something to aspire to. I Am a Sacred Intimate already. I'm learning how to manifest this in my life. I have a mainstream job that supports my ability to grow my skills as an erotic educator. I have aspirations to build or join a spiritual erotic community that exists to help people heal their sexual wounds and embrace themselves as erotic sexual beings.
I'm also changing my perspective and learning to live in this moment. I recognize that the past is gone and no longer exists. I recognize the future doesn't exist either. The only thing that truly exists is the eternal present moment and everything is OK right here and right now. It's like standing up. Part of this is simplifying my life. I have a cluttered office. I have begun to slowly parse through it – throwing away everything that no longer serves me. I don't want or need things.
My partner and I are doing well. We are approaching the end of our eleventh year together. We are closer than we've ever been, having survived challenges, vacations and home repair projects. He supports my calling as a Sacred Intimate and there's nothing I wouldn't do for him.