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7 Things I Learned From 'The Principles of Pleasure' as a Sexual Abuse and Endometriosis Survivor

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I have written before about the ways in which my experience with sexual abuse and endometriosis have both impacted the ways in which I inhabit my body.

Shame and a feeling of disembodiment accompany both and with that comes sexual dysfunction. Whether it’s emotional or medical, discomfort with intimacy and with pleasure become a pervasive aspect of one’s identity and a source of angst.

That’s why I was intrigued by the new series “The Principles of Pleasure” on Netflix. And for as awkward and often uncomfortable as I felt watching it, it certainly taught me a lot about why pleasure is a human right and how exactly it works.

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