I am 30 year old male. For the majority of my life I have been struggling with very dogmatic cultural views on relationships, gender and sex. Views like that only "real" sex is penetrative sex, very rigid stereotypical gender roles and so on. Sometimes in the past I was able to trust myself and be myself, sometimes the cultural pressure to comform to toxic stereotypes felt too big. Scarleteen helped me a lot with all of this and pushed me towards being a better person.
I have two questions.
1. Should I be reading Scarleteen as a 30 year old or is this website for teenagers and young aduls only? There are times when I read Scarleteen and feel inadequate because of my age. At the same time I know how much your content is helping me.
2. Could you guys recommend me some books or authors that talk about how western culture negatively influences our relationships and sexuality?
Thank you all so much here at Scarleteen for doing what you are doing!