I was recently told I have "daddy issues" because I mentioned I am sexually open, I don't agree or see anything wrong with my sexuality, but I am wondering if there is a connection between my relationship with my father and my sexual relationships?
To answer your question on wether or not there is connection between your relationship with your father and your sexual relationships I am going to start by saying there is, however not in the way it is usually portrayed or expected, so I will explain it a bit. When someone is told they have "daddy issues" it is usually used in a negative way and it implies that a person was hurt by their father or father figure and is now being promiscuous or in your case "sexually open" to fill the pain left.
Yes, sex and sexuality tend to be connected to self-esteem and there is a spiritual and energetic link between self-esteem and the sacral and solar plexus chakras. The sacral chakra is linked to sexuality and relationships and the solar plexus chakra is linked to personal power, and yes, self-esteem is connected with father figure validation, however it does not have to be negative. When a person is "sexually open" or enjoys sex with multiple partners it does not mean they have "daddy issues," "daddy issues" would apply when a person is engaging in sexual activity out of pain and is looking for external validation from their sexual partners to fill that pain, which does not seem to be your case. It would also apply if a person is engaging in sexual activity to rebel against their father figure and deep sown inside are looking for validation from the people they are rebelling with, which does not seem to be your case either.
So there is a connection between your relationship with your father and your sexual relationships, but not in a negative way. Since you are comfortable and confident with your sexuality and with who you are, it means you have a healthy connection with your father because you are not looking for external validation, you are able to validate yourself.
For anyone who does not have physical contact with their father/ father figure I will add that even if your father figure is not present in your life you can still have a healthy connection with them because it is your connection and you can choose to validate yourself instead of giving your esteem away to them to validate. It is your choice, so choose to heal today and to start self validating.
Sending you love, light, and happiness,
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