The Walk of AWESOME

I’ve never liked the idea of the “walk of shame.” The idea that you should be ashamed when you’re heading home the morning after rest on and reinforces the notion that sex is something to be ashamed of. And anyway, in my experience, this sort of shame is leveled at women much more often and much more harshly than at men. Meh.

Kiersten at has a post about exactly that. I’m especially in favor with how she ends it:


Thus, we come to my proposition. I think we should reframe the “Walk of Shame as the “Walk of AWESOME or some other positive feeling. Someone doing the “Walk of AWESOME would easily be able to make eye contact with people on the street and would be able to feel good about their decisions.

So from now on let’s call it the walk of AWESOME and get over shaming folks for sex.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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