While abstinence is by far the best way to avoid viral infections, let’s face it: a pandemic doesn’t dampen the libido. If it did, we’d have refrained from sex during the HIV epidemic. And while a mutual jerk-off sounds like … Continue reading How To Have Sex Safely During Covid
Thirty-three years ago, Former President Ronald Reagan pondered optimistically on how an alien invasion would unite the world. Unfortunately, rather than tackling his central theme, we launched conspiracy theories about possible alien invasions – clearly missing the point. “And yet,” … Continue reading 2020’s Greatest Lesson We’ve Yet To Learn
When it comes to life, there’s no greater cause for alarm than the act of turning 30. Society has built up an ongoing ideal that you have to do everything before your 30, and that’s not entirely true for everyone. … Continue reading The One Thing You Must Do Before 30
So there I was, chatting to this gorgeous hunk of a man on Grindr. We had swapped pics and personal preferences and I was keen for action. In fact, I could wrestle in bed with him till dawn and it … Continue reading PrEP Is Killing My Sex Life
Some of the greatest queer films that came out of the 90s and 00s cast clearly non-queer actors. Birdcage. Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Two Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything. Transamerica. Milk. Brokeback Mountain. And yet, regardless of the straight … Continue reading Queer Media Representation: Who Cares If They’re Straight?
You’ve heard the saying… “Labels are for clothes, not for humans.” As if we don’t require categorisation. But I somewhat disagree because, without categorisation, how do we fit into this wide and wavering world? It’d just be a cliche sea … Continue reading Labels Are For Humans, Too
Before I get started: NO, I am not asking everyone to be gay. Not all of you would want to try, and that’s totally fine! But, I am asking for society to view sexuality in a fluid state, where it’s … Continue reading Can We Normalise Sexual Fluidity?
It’s just a word… Faggot! There… I said it! But is it really that shocking anymore? For me, it’s just another term of endearment. “Hey fag,” I say to my friends, grinning because we both know that it doesn’t really … Continue reading Owning The “F” Word
And I’ve got the videos to prove it… My iTunes library is filled with around 24 Shirley Bassey albums — that’s about 380 songs. Sometimes I’ve got duplicates of the same song from a few different albums, and some of … Continue reading My Favourite Dame Shirley Bassey Tunes You Must Listen To Right Now!
Let’s face it, this pandemic has dampened our social lives. Is it just me, or are the days just blending together? It seems that all we have at the moment is work and home, home and work. And it feels … Continue reading Overcoming Loneliness In A Pandemic
As a writer, I can’t do what everyone else is doing. Not only is it plagiarism, but it’s also practically impossible since everyone writes in a smorgasbord of different styles, voices and forms. Further, if I was to write what … Continue reading Want To Belong? Then Stand Out!
Intelligence is not about what you know but how you know. For instance, you know that no other word rhymes with orange – not because I just told you, but because you’re actively trying to find a word that does. … Continue reading How To Practice Emotional Intelligence