No such thing as TMI?

I always have an issue when people use “TMI” to excuse their talking about their own sexual experiences. It’s not too much information– it’s exactly the information that I want to hear! That’s why I’m listening to them, as their friend/ counselor/ teacher who wants to know what their experiences are so we can learn together and think together about our real lives

Check out Thomas’s post on the Yes Means Yes blog.

However: A conversation I had last night brought up another layer to this discussion. Are there contexts in which sharing more details may make the listener uncomfortable? Yes, most likely. So? ASK! Check in. Ask for consent. “Can I tell you some more about…” Or, “I’d love to share some detail about… if you want to hear it!”

Published by Mimi Arbeit

applied developmental scientist, antifascist community organizer, sexuality educator

One thought on “No such thing as TMI?”

  1. Eric says:

    interesting… as always I am impressed by the intellect of (dare I say it) Dr. Mimi!

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