September 14, 2021

Permission to Make Mistakes

David Archuleta ( American Idol , OK, All Right Tour, author of My Little Prayer ) opens up about discovering his sexual identity and the aspects of his religion he continues to hang onto as he navigates it. David discusses how taking time to step back from his musical career to go on his mission amidst fears he was sabotaging his career and an urge to keep American Idol fans proud of him led to deep introspection and transformation. After Mayim breaks down the process of dissociation as a coping mechanism, David details what it felt like to fight his attractions, the isolation that comes with carrying a huge secret, and the process of finally confronting his feelings. He recalls the unexpected reaction his church elder had after he opened up about his sexuality, what he thinks God wants for his life, and the responses he’s received since coming out. Mayim considers the value of getting to know oneself and David reveals the song that came to him in a dream.

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September 14, 2021

Permission to Make Mistakes

David Archuleta ( American Idol , OK, All Right Tour, author of My Little Prayer ) opens up about discovering his sexual identity and the aspects of his religion he continues to hang onto as he navigates it. David discusses how taking time to step back from his musical career to go on his mission amidst fears he was sabotaging his career and an urge to keep American Idol fans proud of him led to deep introspection and transformation. After Mayim breaks down the process of dissociation as a coping mechanism, David details what it felt like to fight his attractions, the isolation that comes with carrying a huge secret, and the process of finally confronting his feelings. He recalls the unexpected reaction his church elder had after he opened up about his sexuality, what he thinks God wants for his life, and the responses he’s received since coming out. Mayim considers the value of getting to know oneself and David reveals the song that came to him in a dream.

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Articles Referenced

Altered Arousal: Asexuality Explained

Asexuality refers to an individual who has no sexual feelings or attractions toward others...

Beyond 2 Sexes: Understanding Intersex

Things are not simply binary; they exist somewhere in the middle...

Sexuality in a Social Context: The Evolutionary Advantage of Homosexuality

Survival of the fittest: Many of us have heard the phrase countless times, but what does it really mean? In evolutionary science, the term fitness is used to describe...

Different Minds for Different Kinds: Neurologic Differences in Sexuality

Human sexuality has varied from traditional heterosexuality for thousands of years. I’d like to take this time to explain the scientific perspective on variation in sexual preference.

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Altered Arousal: Asexuality Explained

Asexuality refers to an individual who has no sexual feelings or attractions toward others...

Beyond 2 Sexes: Understanding Intersex

Things are not simply binary; they exist somewhere in the middle...

Sexuality in a Social Context: The Evolutionary Advantage of Homosexuality

Survival of the fittest: Many of us have heard the phrase countless times, but what does it really mean? In evolutionary science, the term fitness is used to describe...

Different Minds for Different Kinds: Neurologic Differences in Sexuality

Human sexuality has varied from traditional heterosexuality for thousands of years. I’d like to take this time to explain the scientific perspective on variation in sexual preference.

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