Thank you friends and fans, for supporting The Naked Advice and my mission to bring frank, educated, rational discussions about sex and relationships to the forefront with acceptance and love. Sex and love are too often muddied down in conversations, heavily influenced by religion, biased experiences, social norms, and sexism, which leads to unhealthy assumptions, unhealthy interpretations, repression, and unhealthy behaviors. My goal with The Naked Advice was to cut through the bullshit and discuss everything from a fact-based point-of-view, psychologically delving into everything from sexual fetishes to the proliferation of trigger warnings. If I shared my personal experiences, it was to add insight, not to speak as if my experiences could be extrapolated to everyone (which is a common mistake people do), and offer wisdom to those just starting out navigating the adult world of dating and sex.
My YouTube channel has almost 3 million views and thousands of subscribers, so thank you to everyone who’s watched my videos and sent me letters asking for advice or wanting to share their personal insights. I cherish you all! I’ve learned a ton from you guys. My channel’s videos (with the hundreds of comments from those sharing their personal experiences) serve as a great educational tool to those who study psychology, sociology, and sexology, as well as serving to be a place for those who might be struggling to accept their sexuality or kinks. I made my last video almost 2 years ago, after becoming exhausted by the weekly schedule of researching, writing, filming, and editing the videos. On top of that, the computer my husband and I were using was not meant to take on that workload and it was struggling to keep up with our demands.
The time has come, also, to walk away from my blog. I just can’t continue to be an unpaid intern after 3 years of offering free advice. Time is money, and I can’t reasonably justify putting so much time anymore into something that doesn’t pay. I tried to get The Naked Advice to be picked up as a syndicated column, and I don’t know if it’s because there’s only room for 1 Dan Savage in the world or if there was something about me or my blog that just didn’t work, or maybe The Naked Advice with Liz LaPoint simply sounded too “risqué” for some publications, but it did not get picked up. Perhaps I’m too impatient, because I’ve read several successful bloggers say it took them anywhere from 5-10 years to “make it”, but maybe they could afford to continue working for free. I cannot.
But I’m extremely proud of my work, and so appreciative of my husband (who would work on his days off filming and editing my videos, essentially never having a day off work) and so grateful to everyone who believed in what I did. Thank you, again, for watching, subscribing, and trusting me to give you sound advice. My massive apologies to anyone whose letter to me has gone unanswered.
A huge thank you goes to psychotherapist Rob Peach and physiotherapist Dr. Susie Gronski! They both helped me give advice using their specific expertise and I’m eternally grateful. Visit Rob Peach’s website and Dr. Gronski’s website.
This isn’t necessarily goodbye forever. Who knows what the future holds! For now, I am focusing on my new passion: painting. I’ve taken up painting with acrylics and have already sold one of my paintings and had 2 commissioned, so maybe this is the universe telling me I’m on the right track 😉
If you want to follow me on my new life as an artist, follow my Instagram: @liz_lapoint
If you don’t already follow me on Twitter, please do! I tweet a lot about sex, social politics, and psychology: @liz_lapoint
I will maintain my Only Fans account, so if you’re a fan of the artistic nude modeling I do, please sign up (18+ only): Only Fans
Plus, keep your eyes peeled for my husband’s mixed media graphic novel, The Chosen Nightmare, to be published this year. I modeled for the book as the main character (a lot of images from the book are on my Only Fans). Follow him on Twitter too: @terry2070
“Sea & Earth” original acrylic abstract painting on 16″ x 20″ canvas by Liz LaPoint