- BODY DYSMORPHIA
- BODY IMAGE DISORDERS
- EATING DISORDERS
Welcome back to the fourth episode of ‘Sex + Whiskey: An Educational Series,’ our new podcast special! Our hosts Nikki and RJ will sip on a dram of the good stuff, while discussing the more exciting stuff. They will take you on a journey, exploring whiskeys from around the world, while also educating you on the birds and the bees, especially correcting what school or your parents missed on. Their goal is to promote a safe and fun environment, that will leave you empowered and educated on your next bedroom adventure.
This week’s episode focuses on Body Positivity and how individuals can be effected by Body Dysmorphic Disorders and Eating Disorders. With almost 10 million Americans suffering from Body Dysmorphia and almost 30 million Americans suffering from some form of an Eating Disorder, it is time for an open and honest discussion about what so many silently struggle with on a daily basis. In an effort to address their own struggles with eating disorders, co-host RJ reflects on his years dealing with Bulimia Nervosa and the toll it took on his life and body. We encourage anyone who finds themselves in need of help to contact a professional at https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline
We are only given one body in this life and it is mostly up to you on how it is treated. As the the aspiration of perfection continues to be more and more unattainable, many find themselves unable to see the beauty within. It is within this fallacy, this idea of ‘perfection’, that hinders us from seeing what so many others can, that we are meant to be whomever we want to be. Sometimes this acceptance is a long journey, rather than a short path, and many seem to struggle to reach this conclusion, but there is help out there. Never hesitate to discuss your feelings with those who are willing to listen or seek help from a professional when your apprehensions become dire. The only advice we can give is to stay positive and love yourself becomes sometimes the hardest critic is looking back at you in the mirror.