Believe it or not, writing about sex is difficult for me. As a single, Christian woman who practices abstinence, I feel that writing about sex somehow violates my commitment. However, as a writer whose goal is to bring light to all of society’s issues, I feel it would be untrue of me to not to write about sex. So here we are.

In high school, defining a whore was easy. It was the girl who had sex frequently with a variety of individuals. But once I began taking classes at Spelman, I started examining feminist thought and how sex had been used to suppress women for years. This new information forced me to question my definition of a whore. Was a whore defined by her numbers? Frequency? The length of time before she gave it up? Her motivation? And why were only women labeled whores? Was the word whore really just a plot by the “man” (figuratively and literally) to keep women under the thumb of his control? Were these women I had labeled hos really just sexually liberated women who had broken free of the confines of men and society?

Now at 29, I do have more answers than I did at 18. However, there are still questions. What is the difference between a whore and a woman who’s sexually liberated and simply living life the way she wants? I explore these issues in my latest blog for the hip hop social media site, 66Raw.com. You can check out the blog here. Shouts out to @blarkin, @soon2bemrs, @spellmannight, and @msogburn for their insight! You guys rock! I hope you enjoy the blog!