No, this isn’t an xxx rated post 😉
As a writer you expose a lot of yourself. You pour your heart into your writing and polishing the story. Then, when an editor rejects the words, you feel like you are the emperor with the new clothes in the famous fairy tale: standing naked in front of an audience laughing at you.
Submitting is all about getting the emperor to accept it’s normal to walk around naked, acting like nothing happened, just walking on, submitting the story step by step until it finds a home.