What I have learned this past year is that most of my beliefs and fears have been inaccurate. I have, through repeated experiments with people that I care for and trust, and whom I believed to be strong enough and skilled enough to protect themselves from any damage they might suffer as a result of contact with my energetic self, learned that I am not in fact dangerous to those I touch nor to those who touch me. I have learned that my fears about being incapable of responding to another sexually are not real. I have learned that I am capable of giving and receiving profound pleasure. I have learned that in order to experience these wonderful gifts of this physical body, trust and emotional and energetic connection both with myself and with my partners are absolutely necessary. I may not be monogamous or strictly heterosexual, and there are other aspects of my nature that I need to explore but, I would not be exploring them at all if it were not for those beloved friends. For them and the joys of this journey, I Give Thanks.