Shame and fear are our worst enemies, whether it be our bodies or other areas of our lives. Shame and fear could kill us.
When people come out of building that have been compromised by chemicals and clean up crew requires you to remove your clothing to shower immediately, many people fear that and would rather stayed covered with the toxic chemical than to strip down and shower for their safety. They usually die.
I find it horrifying when I hear stories of individuals who have had some disease and are afraid to report it because of the shame of it manifesting in some manner around the genital area or the anus. One such case happened in my family, no less, where hemorrhoids went unreported until pain was so severe that it was no longer possible to sit down without difficulty and pain.
Luckily, this didn’t have consequences as tragic as those of some more distant acquaintances, where the person in question, who had a case of hernia, failed to visit the doctor until it was too late. They died after surgery, with cause of death being late treatment of hernia due to shame of reporting the situation because the protrusion was so close to the penis – namely shame of one’s own body.
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