I'm A Whore And That's Alright!

07/20/2016 10:37 pm ET

I am the whore archetype.

Many would feel shame identifying with the traits of a whore but I feel incredibly proud. I’m whorish down to my bones and I’ve felt this since I was a young teenage girl. It’s not just a physicality ― it’s a consistent mental, spiritual and emotional state.

Theorist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung coined the term ‘archetype’ in 1919. An archetype is a universal personality-style that individuals the world over can resonate with.

Some popular archetypes are:
the mother
the martyr
the jester
the devil
the child
and the victim.

Most people identify with one particular archetype but some identify with an array of archetypal behaviors.

Depending on what texts you choose to read. The whore archetype can be insanely positive or negative. I only perceive ‘the whore’ in a positive light.

I laugh at people's stupidity when they label women 'whores' as a put-down. Let's not get high and mighty. We're all whores. We're all selling ourselves in some capacity.

To me, the whore represents an open and non-judgmental sexual channel.

She is empowered.
She is the queen of honest transactions.
She is the goddess of counsel and nourishment.

I've always fully enjoyed pleasuring men (and women...but mostly men). It feels very natural to me.

Pleasuring men feeds me pleasure. When I'm not pleasuring men -- I'm either thinking about pleasuring men or writing about pleasuring men.


I like how their bodies feel on mine.
I like the safety I feel when they are inside of me.
I like watching them climax.
I like being the warm place that they visit.

This realization and acceptance isn’t degrading or defeatist. It’s powerful!

Embracing my inner and outer whore-archetype on the world’s stage has it’s drawbacks but for the most part it causes me enlightenment. I feel that it’s important to be true to myself. There’s nothing shameful about loving to fuck. It’s the most natural act in the world and it makes one feel so unbelievably good.

My sexuality is a sacred place inside of me where I live and create ― it is the fabric from which I’m made. What an honor it is to gift pleasure. What a god-send to acknowledge my gifts.

Isn’t that what life is about? Giving to others? Sharing joy? Making myself happy? Perhaps we all contribute in different ways.

I contribute sexually.

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Vanessa de Largie is an actress, author, writer and sex-columnist based in Australia.


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