#StartAConversation, Mental health, Relationships

Neurotypical People Need Therapy

“Someone's therapist knows all about you.” ~Dominic Riccitello Neurotypical should have therapy so that they are better able to navigate their inter-personal relationships more effectively - especially with us non-neurotypicals who've had to go through it already. This is something I've thought about a lot lately, and actually feel quite strongly frustrated about now. See… Continue reading Neurotypical People Need Therapy

#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 Sex Under Pressure

#StartAConversation, Life, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Sex, Dating & Relationships

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 Start A Conversation Today

#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 What Do We Mean By ‘Sex’ Anyway?

#StartAConversation, Life

Multiculturalism Is Not An Experiment

“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.” ~ Hélder Câmara I want to talk about multiculturalism. It's been in the news a lot lately, what with the… Continue reading Multiculturalism Is Not An Experiment

#StartAConversation, Dating, Relationships, Sex, Sex, Dating & Relationships

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 Consent: Also For Women

Blogging & Online

What I’ve Been Reading

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” ~ Oscar Wilde I've not been inspired to write very much lately, I've mostly been chasing portals in the park. I have this game app on my phone called Ingress. It uses your GPS… Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading

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

Relationships, Sex, Dating & Relationships

Everyone You Ever Love Is Going To Hurt You

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Everyone you ever love will hurt you. And you… Continue reading Everyone You Ever Love Is Going To Hurt You

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Life, Sex, Dating & Relationships

I’m Not Confident So Much As A Control Freak

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." ~ George Washington I've been trying to counsel quite a few people lately whose problems fundamentally stem from the fact that they have crippling low self-esteem. This tends to make them obsess about what… Continue reading I’m Not Confident So Much As A Control Freak