Pamela Madsen, author of Shameless Woman, said, “Childhood messages about our bodies and sexuality can have a life long impact.” When she was seven years old she experienced a flirty sexual attraction towards someone for the first time, a business associate of her father. Her mother entered the room and said, “Please tell Pamela that handsome Italian men don’t like chubby girls.” The shame she felt at that moment created a “Core Erotic Wound” that she has been dealing with for decades. Many people have these wounds. In a culture that judges how we look, children can learn that how they feel inside is not how the world sees them.

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