I always struggled with my body image.

As a young man, for years it was very hard for me to feel comfortable in my own skin and love my body. Looking in the mirror and not liking what I see – an extremely slim guy, quite hairy, and a large nose.

An eye-opening sex group in Berlin opened my libido dam, and it started a journey of self-love and self-acceptance. Shedding from myself, bit by bit, doubts and fears of not being good and worthy enough in the harsh environment of a judgmental body-image concentrated gay community in Tel Aviv.

Discovering my sexuality and my sexual preferences on that journey got me to accept my body and appreciate it, and the changes it goes through with time.

Now I know more about who I am as a sexual being, and it has set me free.

Nowadays, our community is much more aware and body-positive than that period when I was a bottled-up guy in his early 20’s. It has also been a journey for our community.

The journey and evolution are never ending, always striving to get to our better versions of ourselves. As individuals, and as a community.

For me, learning to love your body and your sexuality is learning to embrace yourself. 

I learned to love and celebrate my body through my sexuality.