- People will tell you all about how to do it before you actually try it, but it’s not worth listening to them – just find what feels good and comfortable for you, and experiment.
- On your first time, you won’t be sure what to do – you’ll have a vague idea of what goes where, and when, but not much more. That’s okay! Just keep trying it, listen to criticism (constructive criticism!), and you’ll get better every time.
- If you feel like you’ll be judged, you’ll probably freeze up, and be unable to finish. You can’t think about that. Definitely DON’T think of what your parents will think of you. Do what you feel.
- Some people will want you to be more diverse with ethnicities and gender. Keep an open mind, but always do what feels best for you.
- There isn’t a specific style that you HAVE to go with. And there isn’t a specific type, either. Do it the way you want to – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to others’ comments.
- It’s not all about you. Remember, it’s a shared experience, so keep your audience in mind.
- Try something new every time, to keep it fresh.
- I wouldn’t advise paying for help and advice, unless you feel it’s really necessary. Some “consultants” often aren’t trustworthy.
- Trying it in groups can be informative and helpful, but it can also be awkward if you butt heads with someone too much, and if you don’t feel comfortable making so many people part of such an intimate, vulnerable act.
- Selling it can be extremely tricky and difficult. If you get an interested bid, consult legal advice before going forward.
April 9, 2018
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