sapphicscritta

amydentata:

audscratprophetlilith:

baeddeltrender:

So I’m not sure if this will make it easier for people to understand the idea of sex as a social construct as well as being the same thing as gender as soon as it enters the social sphere but I’m going to try.

A penis is just…

sailor-ramiel
hexgirl96:

➤ IM NOT REAL || songs for dealing with dissociation
i have a lot of ‘ethereal’/ambient songs i listen to when im dissociating and these are some of my favs. they are NOT intended to ground you, only help feel calm, so please do not listen if you are trying to end an episode. only cw is for gore mentions in “shuck” by purity ring
✧✧✧i am fine with neurotypical people/people who do not dissociate liking/reblogging this mix.✧✧✧

living room - grouper"i’m looking for the place where spirit meets the skin" || they - jem "why do we live like this" || keep the streets empty for me - fever ray “where do people like us float” || the devil within - digital daggers "you won’t suspect a thing / you won’t see me in the mirror" || ice reign (reprise) - princess chelsea "it’s all just a bit of a chore" || i follow rivers - lykke li "why not always be the ocean unraveled" ||if i had a heart- fever ray "if i had a heart i could love you" || running up that hill - placebo "it doesn’t hurt me / you wanna feel how it feels?" || im god - clams casino "it’s what happens when we take deep breaths" || im the devil - clams casino "sometimes it’s just how i feel" || belispeak - purity ring "there’s air beneath my bed and it whispers when i rest" || drowning - banks "i’m drowning for you" || shuck - purity ring "it’s like your head is crumbled and hiding in you" || intro - the xx ”really cool instrumental” || like lust - movement "no one is reading these" || only you - hucci "also instrumental shit"
✥listen here✥

hexgirl96:

➤ IM NOT REAL || songs for dealing with dissociation

i have a lot of ‘ethereal’/ambient songs i listen to when im dissociating and these are some of my favs. they are NOT intended to ground you, only help feel calm, so please do not listen if you are trying to end an episode. only cw is for gore mentions in “shuck” by purity ring

i am fine with neurotypical people/people who do not dissociate liking/reblogging this mix.

living room - grouper"i’m looking for the place where spirit meets the skin" || they - jem "why do we live like this" || keep the streets empty for me - fever ray “where do people like us float” || the devil within - digital daggers "you won’t suspect a thing / you won’t see me in the mirror" || ice reign (reprise) - princess chelsea "it’s all just a bit of a chore" || i follow rivers - lykke li "why not always be the ocean unraveled" ||if i had a heart- fever ray "if i had a heart i could love you" || running up that hill - placebo "it doesn’t hurt me / you wanna feel how it feels?" || im god - clams casino "it’s what happens when we take deep breaths" || im the devil - clams casino "sometimes it’s just how i feel" || belispeak - purity ring "there’s air beneath my bed and it whispers when i rest" || drowning - banks "i’m drowning for you" || shuck - purity ring "it’s like your head is crumbled and hiding in you" || intro - the xx ”really cool instrumental” || like lust - movement "no one is reading these" || only you - hucci "also instrumental shit"

selfcareafterrape

Anonymous asked:

I apologize if this has been asked before, but could you describe what EMDR is and what you experience? I'm supposed to start it soon but worry that it's too intense or would be super triggering.

selfcareafterrape answered:

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (massively unhelpful name, most of the time). The theory is connected to REM sleep. Essentially the eyes move back and forth in a certain way in REM sleep, and it’s known that REM sleep helps process memories and all parts of the brain are active. EMDR mimics that—While the person thinks of a particular memory or sensation, each side of the brain is stimulated in quick succession, either through sight (movement back and forth that is followed with eyes), sound (headphones that beep on each side in succession), touch (buzzers that pulse in succession), or a combination of the above. The medium changes based on what the individual finds most effective or the information in a particular piece of memory.
It can be intense, and that is what the therapist is there for. EMDR can sometimes act as a bit of a blunt instrument, but a good EMDR therapist will give ample time to you process what’s coming up. During the session, you have control over what goes on—if you don’t feel you’re ready to keep going and still need to verbally process what is coming up, you should be able to say so and it will be respected. The other bonus to EMDR is you don’t need to verbalize what feeling or memory you’re having, so if you can’t say what happened out loud, then you can just let the therapist know that you have something in mind. That’s something that I definitely took advantage of a few times because I couldn’t describe a feeling or didn’t want to repeat a memory that I was considering because it was too painful to say.

I hope the session goes well.

-Rose