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Let's talk about sex: How to shamelessly celebrate your sexuality

A San Diego sexologist is on a mission to bring compassion to your life, both inside and outside of the bedroom.

SAN DIEGO — Talking about sex can be tricky, but it certainly doesn't have to be. San Diego sexologist, Dr. Jill McDevitt, says human sexuality should be celebrated and respected. 

McDevitt has three degrees in human sexuality. If you're new to the topic, here's a few pointers from the doctor herself:

- one of the best ways to shake off that sexual shame from growing up is to practice "body positivity." McDevitt says this is the idea that there's no wrong way to have a body and that both your body and other peoples' bodies should be respected. McDevitt says that body positivity is often overlooked with the outdated sex education in schools. 

- talking about sex is important and shouldn't be taboo. It's normal to have questions. It's okay to enjoy sex, women included. After all, it's apart of life. If you have children, "the talk" doesn't have to awkward. 

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-exploring your own body is normal and okay. "From a very early age, we are taught that exploring your own body is 'wrong' or 'bad' - especially for women," said McDevitt. "When this type of messaging is delivered to us from a young age, we bring it into our adulthood and hold on to all sorts of deep-rooted feelings that are just not necessary."

If you'd like to learn more, you can join McDevitt on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Scripps Cottage on the San Diego State University campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a public event. You might even leave with a free pleasure product from CalExotics for the 5th-annual Free Vibrator Day. 

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