The big news in my life is that I became a Grandma last Friday six weeks earlier than expected but the baby is doing great and should be home in a few weeks. Saturday night I had a date and was in a very celebratory mood. So I put on a really sexy dress and then got inspired to create a 30 second Instagram video. You can see it here.
I didn't think much of it when I posted the video. It was just me being my authentic self at the moment. I was excited about my date, feeling sexy, and also happy to be a grandma. End of story right?
Not so much. While I got lots of positive feedback from other women and men, there was also a backlash from unexpected people and places. This came in the form of phone calls, private emails and being unfriended and unfollowed.
I was shocked to say the least! How could a little fun video of me expressing my sexy self, in a completely appropriate way, trigger so many people? Then I realized what was going on.
Shame. The word in my new book, Living an Orgasmic Life, that I call "the nastiest five letter word in the universe. Shame. Rearing it's ugly head once again. Discomfort with the idea that someone who is a grandmother can also have a sex life.