This week’s Erotic Journal Challenge prompt is “Hurt.” Now, it can be interpreted in a lot of different ways. Hurt can be positive or negative, depending on how you look at it. With that in mind…here it is:
Have you ever been hurt sexually (physically, emotionally, mentally)? How do you think this impacts your sexual likes/dislikes, what you gravitate toward or what you shy away from, when it comes to sex?
Welcome to the Challenge! This is a weekly journal prompt activity I’m starting to help myself explore my own eroticism. Over the past years, I feel like I’ve sort of fallen out of the habit of living an erotic life…or maybe I should just be honest and say, I’ve never really lived a fully erotic life, at least not in the way I’d like to. Getting in deep touch with my own sensuality is something I’ve struggled with. Every so often, I catch a glimpse, and truly get a sense of what it is that turns me on and heats me up. But, it’s like a back warming burner on the stove…easy to forget about, never hot enough, and I’m always just a little afraid to turn it up too high.
Each week, I will post a topic or question that I plan to explore in my own journal. I’m going to post them and add a link-up (my first ever!) so that readers can get in on the challenge, too. I encourage you to respond in whatever way seems most authentic – a journal entry, drawing, photo, video, story, poem…ANYTHING that can be posted on your website. Then, link your post here.
I’ll post the prompts sometime on Saturday each week, and the link-up will open until the following Sunday at 11:55 pm (Pacific time). This means you have two weekends and the week to write, so hopefully that will give everyone plenty of time to write.
I have enough prompts to run the challenge all year! So, gear up for some deep introspection if you plan to participate. I loves me some confessional writing!
Please contact me with questions, comments, or any great prompts you think should be part of the experience.
I’m not a stickler for rules…I like people to write what feels good to them and share, because all of our stories matter. Take this post/challenge whatever way works for you. Just remember to…
Click on the image below to save it to your desktop. Then link back to this post.
(Remember that I have a free InLinkz account, which means at least one of these link-ups is going to be an ad. I’m sorry about that, but I’m not willing to pay the $8 per month it costs to get rid of it. Also, for some reason, the link-up process seems to be a bit different than the last one…not sure why that is…but whatever.)
Jade didn’t quite make the deadline, but I’m linking her post here anyway.