Your Tho(ugh)ts: What does it mean to be a thoughtful thot?

"I was randomly thinking this week about clothing and how we use it relative to how other animals do. There are some ways that are analogous to other animal behaviors —protection from the cold/from the sun; extravagant displays—, but are there other animals that use clothing just to hide their own nakedness? And why do we do that? To restrict our own sexuality? Bringing it back to your post, is queerness a condition unique from general sexual liberation? Is there room to both accommodate other people’s repressions and fully explore your own sexuality? Is there something we could learn from people like Prince, Mae West, or Marilyn Monroe? They seemed to have some quality that put people at ease even as each put their sexuality right in people’s faces"

--@cherenfantasy

"First, I believe that we can be open and honest about our sexuality and our experiences, but we have to realise how that may limit some of our opportunities because of the system we are in. Secondly, for me the line between professionalism and self-exploration is consent and context. If I’m showing my writing to potential science writers, they are not expecting to read something where I talk about how I feel most alive when I’m with two men at once. That space isn’t the context they were expecting, and they didn’t consent to that. HOWEVER, if they are bopping around the internet, and they find my tumblr blog, then they are entering my space.
Finally, I believe there is space to be open about your sexuality in a professional context, but it’s about whether it’s relevant, and consensual in that job environment. Do we want to know or hear about the sex lives of our doctors? Probably not. But would research on better ways to have safe sex at parties be helpful? TOTALLY, and if there are doctors/scientists who live that life, they could contribute to some great research."

--@MrNeuropolitan

"Expressing oneself sexually should not be abnormal in any sense. However, it is considered unprofessional to discuss your sexual experiences in your work area, especially if the discussion is unrelated to work. This is because expressing sexual experiences is taken as unproductive and unnecessary. I disagree with that statement because sexuality and sexual experiences is what makes a part of you. Also these experiences are a way to bond with co-workers and build more trust. What I mean by bonding and building trust is that by sharing these experiences one becomes more vulnerable. Being vulnerable means that you are trusting the people you have opened up to. Trusting and bonding with the people you work with makes teamwork more effective because not only are you happy, but also your communication with your teammates is better. Being happy at the place you work I think is the number one factor of success in a job. These points I just mentioned show that expressing your sexual experiences and your sexuality is not a waste of time and unproductive, instead it should be encouraged."

--@runing11