We all have our own definition of what it means to be physically slutty. Some of us may even be current or recovery sluts. But have you ever thought about if you are emotionally promiscuous? Being emotionally promiscuous can take an equal toll on our self-esteem as being physically promiscuous.
Promiscuity is characterized as casual and indiscriminate. When it comes to emotional promiscuity involves being careless with our emotions – giving them away to whomever. In that “gift” our emotions are used against us since vulnerability, well, makes us vulnerable. Emotional promiscuity is about not being discerning with your precious feelings, giving away your soul prematurely instead of waiting to determine who really deserves your heart.
Oftentimes when we wear our heart on our sleeve, it can feel good in the moment – to be that free! But in time, we usually regret it, typically when it hasn’t been reciprocated. We feel naked and alone. So the next time you find yourself blabbing on like an open book, consider making your book a bit more ajar… not in an effort to be closed off, but in an effort to honor love so much so that you don’t just give it away to whomever will take it. Hold out for the one who wins the key! You deserve it!
Live and love largely,