Blogger spotlight: Ani from The Story of A

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Today we shine the spotlight on yet another Summer 100 Sex Blogging Challenge participant, Ani from The Story of A. Ani has a wide variety of articles on her blog, from personal stories to advice to very interesting psychological findings (which makes sense since Ani is a psychology student). You can read more about why Ani writes about sex, in this blog post.

What, if anything, would you like your blog to achieve?

For me it’s both practice in my skills, visibility in the sex writing field, and preparation for my future as a therapist.

How much do you protect your anonymity as a sex blogger or are you quite open about writing a sex blog? And if the latter, what kind of reactions have you received?

I don’t. I’m pretty open about my identity. Being out is really important for me for a couple of reasons. One, nobody can blackmail me. If I’m already out then there is no threat of telling everyone that I’m bisexual or kinky. Second, wanting to become a kink- and poly-friendly therapist hinges on my being part of the community, or at least understanding its needs. Being out does that too. Finally, I don’t really have any family to “protect”. I’m single, childless, and my friends are all aware of my work one way or the other.

If readers would read only one post from your blog, which one would you recommend? (i.e. which is your favourite/most important blog post?)
I think this one tells you a lot about me and my journey: http://www.thestoryofa.com/bdsm-heals-childhood-wounds/
Do you have any advice for other sex bloggers?
I don’t think I have the experience to give advice yet. I guess “write write write” would be it?
Finally, why have you decided to do the Summer 100 Sex Bloggers Challenge and are you really going to write 100 posts?

Because I haven’t written anything all through the winter and I really want to catch up because I am full of ideas and things to write about. Maybe not 100, but I’ll do my best to reach that number!

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