Sue Bird Is Ready To Discuss Couples Therapy and Gay Sex

Sue Bird Talks To Harper’s Bazaar About New Documentary “In the Clutch” and Megan Rapinoe

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In a Harper’s Bazaar interview by Frankie De La Cretaz, Sue Bird gives some important Libra visibility and also talks about what she and Megan Rapinoe talk about in therapy: “That’s something that [Megan and I] always talk about in our couples therapy, just this idea of taking up space. Megan takes up a lot of space, while I naturally don’t. I’m trying to figure out that balance within our relationship, but there’s a reason I’m drawn to somebody who takes up space. I admire that, or maybe wish I was more like that.”

She also spoke about why she’s been more open about her relationship, even getting into some sexual details, on a recent podcast. “I never thought of it as like, ‘Do I feel this pressure to, like, be respectable?’ But now that you’re saying it—100 percent. Of course we have sex—we’re engaged. … But I guess there is this fear that has always existed around gay sex … that it’s inappropriate for kids [to hear about], so normalizing that is super important. But more than anything, for myself, it’s just about being authentic in that way.”

Of course the main point of the article is the increased visibility around women’s sports, Bird’s advocacy on that specific beat and her new documentary, Sue Bird: In the Clutch, which provides a more intimate view of the athlete, who has historically been relatively private.


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