My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party
#StartAConversation / Mental health / Mental Health & Wellbeing / Relationships

My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt Facebook reminded me last week that it was four years to the day since my mental health coming out party. Or as I titled the event at the time my Taking Down My Christmas Tree Party. Because … Continue reading

Sex Under Pressure
#haveyouhadanorgasm / Sex / Sex, Dating & Relationships

Sex Under Pressure

(Image Source: Getty Images) “Revolution in Love’. Can you tell me what you mean by that? Do you want free love as against bourgeois marriage, or monogamy as against bourgeois promiscuity?” ~ Milan Kundera A, somewhat delayed, return to our #haveyouhadanorgasm series then. In the first post we mentioned that there is a of pressure surrounding sex … Continue reading

Start A Conversation Today
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Start A Conversation Today

(Getty Images) “Bad enough to be ill, but to feel compelled to deny the very thing that, in its worst and most active state, defines you is agony indeed.” ~ Sally Brampton Some time earlier this year, I can’t remember exactly when, around the time that Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed his plane, I decided that I … Continue reading

What Do We Mean By ‘Sex’ Anyway?
#haveyouhadanorgasm / Sex / Sex, Dating & Relationships

What Do We Mean By ‘Sex’ Anyway?

(Getty Images:Timothy Shonnard) “Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.” ~ Mae West Right, back to our #haveyouhadanorgasm series. (I don’t recommend reading this at work or anywhere that your grandmother might read it over your shoulder during your festive family gatherings.) As we … Continue reading

Consent: Also For Women
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Consent: Also For Women

“So what’s the best way, in day-to-day life, to establish what someone likes? Well, we fucking ask them.” ~ Cordelia Fine So, following a discussion I recently had on Facebook, prompted by this Ravishly article around practicing consent as a heterosexual woman, I agreed to write my thoughts on the subject of women and consent. … Continue reading

If You Need Relationship Advice You’re Probably In the Wrong Relationship
Relationships / Sex, Dating & Relationships

If You Need Relationship Advice You’re Probably In the Wrong Relationship

(Image Credit) “They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald If you really need relationship advice I tend to think that’s probably a sign that you’re in the wrong relationship. Says the woman who spends about a third of her blog pontificating about ways to have better relationships. But … Continue reading