I got stung a bit this morning -- the perils of ego-surfing. Someone mentioned in the Another Subcontinent forum that some author had 35,000 hits on Google, which made me realize that I didn't know how many I had. So I checked (around 13,000 -- convenient having a unique full name), and then started randomly visiting links, just to see what people were saying. And on one of those links, regarding the sex-writing class I taught last summer, there was some guy saying that he wouldn't want to take a sex-writing class from me, because he had seen me doing a spoken word piece about being in an open relationship with two guys, and he didn't want to even imagine one person having sex with me, much less two. Ouch.
His point appeared to be that you wouldn't want to learn how to write about sex from someone you didn't find sexy. Personally, I think finding the teacher sexy might be a little bit of a distraction from the writing, but that's not really relevant.
The moral of this story is, look before you leap. Or possibly, be careful what you ask for, you might get it. Or maybe, it is better to concentrate on getting your work done to the best of your abilities than to spend time fretting about what people are saying about you, because there will always be some idiot somewhere saying something stupid.