Friend and fellow kinkster Vagabondageboy (Recon) said something that bears repeating:
Be confident in your curiosities and don't let haters get you down. There are plenty of people who are warm and welcoming, and any who aren't should be shelved and forgotten. Or to put it in a more cliche fashion: those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter - words so true even a child can understand.
– From "Feedback"