I didn’t ask you to apologize, and didn’t mean to offend you in any way. I’m not sure what you mean by “slut shaming is the easy way out,” I didn’t accuse you of slut shaming.
I didn’t talk about it because 1. It’s a foregone conclusion to me, a grown woman and 2. It’s not what this piece is about. This is about how discovering my sexuality helped me heal.
In the past 5 years I have been heavily involved in the sex-positive and polyamorous communities, and safer sex is discussed all the time. It’s not my job to insert it into personal essays about my sex life.