We all want to be seen, acknowledged, and loved. Sexual intimacy is a powerful path to this kind of connection. But so many of the messages and the gender role socialization we receive growing up and in intimate experiences makes us afraid or unsure how to really express ourselves and connect deeply. This "sexual madness" means we create stories that can undermine our happiness and well-being. However, through applied mindfulness and self-compassion skills, we can learn how to start rewriting our sexual stories and therefore create a new path to follow moving forward.