Hey everyone! It's June, and that means the start of summer for my side of the world, and it also means Pride Month for all!
Being asexual, I fall under the "LGBTQA" acronym, and though I don't tend to join communities or forums due to my independent nature, I am proud to know there's an entire community of people out there who are "alternative" in lifestyle and interests like me. We're here, we're queer, and we ain't goin' nowhere!
Given the importance and meaning of this month, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to be yourselves and stay true to the individuals you all are. Identity is one of the most important parts of being human, and your identity is unique and worth celebrating. It doesn't matter what you identify as, who you're into (or not into), or what you're into (as long as it's harmless) -- realize that life is the greatest gift and it's best enjoyed when you're comfortable and loving of yourself and respectful to others.
Be kind, let love lead, and take those chances you might not ordinarily take. Only you can unlock the limits of your own potential, and I will happily inspire and lead you to do that to the best of my ability.
What have you learned about me and from my content so far? I'm very open and honest, and I encourage everyone else to be more comfortable and understanding of themselves as well. You can't expect others to be comfortable and understanding of you if you haven't come to those terms with your own self yet, can you? Don't wait on the validation of others, either -- you are HERE, and the time is NOW. One life to live. Stand up and be YOU, and be the best you that you can be on every possible day you can manage it.
I use my platform in part to educate viewers on the psychological trait of imprinted interests, or fetishes, in humans -- how, when we're between the estimated ages of 5 to 10 years old, habits, objects, or sensory scenarios can become hardwired into our brains and manifest into heightened interests, fascinations, and fetishes that stay with us our entire lives. These are part of being human and not a scenario we can help or have any control over, given that it occurs accidentally and unintentionally at such a young age.
As long as these interests and fetishes are harmless, there's nothing to be ashamed of because there's nothing wrong with it! People should be proud to have something unique about them that can make them feel good and be happy, since happiness and pleasure are both good feelings and emotions to experience. Outdated stigmas in society will continue to exist no matter how much we want them to go away, but we don't have to live by them -- we have a choice to live freely and believe in what we want, and what better to believe in than yourself?
And when I say "harmless," I mean as long as you aren't seriously hurting yourself or anyone else, or doing terrible things against the will of others, then you have nothing to hide. Everyone who knows me knows I like holding my breath and the smell of body odor, and I don't ever get any disrespect or rude treatment because of it. I've learned through experience it's the people who lie, sneak, and hide who end up being judged for their interests.
People who mock other people for their fetishes often have an interest of their own they're in denial or ashamed about, and doing this is a defense mechanism for them. In other words, don't let it get to you -- just smile, because inside you know the real reason they're acting that way. Remember when you may have been just like them? Ashamed or in hiding, possibly judging others in order to protect yourself? Life will go on and you will continue being you regardless of if someone accepts you for who you are or not. Again, you don't need, nor should you seek, the validation of others -- just be you!
I want to conclude this year's Pride Month blog by thanking everyone for welcoming me to the new state I recently moved to and for being patient with me while I get some urgent repairs handled on my new house. I'm also very appreciative of everyone's continued support as I carry the No Deo torch solo since I unfortunately had to leave K2 behind when I moved from Ohio. I feel like fate has been pushing me in a solo direction for a while now, ever since my former best friends got married and other friends I had featured on my channel moved, got busier in life, or simply drifted away, and being an independent person anyway, I feel honored to continue the spirit and content that I have for seven and a half years now.
Video commissions are always open, behind-the-scenes extras are always available to purchase access to, and I still regularly share exclusive content on my Patreon as well. I don't use social media, but I check my email email@example.com every day if you need to reach out!
By continuing to follow me, you're staying on the wild side, and I'll always be here as your Primal guide and trailblazer for as long as life allows me, because it's such a passion of mine that means a lot both to me and my fans. Happy Pride, and I love you all! Remember to love yourselves as well 💚