We’ve still got a lot to learn about this virus – including finding the cure – but its presence has taught us so much already. Our lives have been upended and we’re facing new ways of living that will stain societies for generations to come. From the donning of masks to the regular sanitising of hands; actions that weren’t so important several months ago. But … Continue reading 4 Harsh Truths This COVID-19 Pandemic Taught Us
I finally know what mandatory quarantine feels like. I had taken a test for COVID-19 last Friday and my negative result didn’t come back until Monday. Which meant I was stuck at home all weekend. Of course, I wouldn’t call it my lowest point since the global outbreak began; in fact, my writing productivity went up thanks to it. But between all the writing, reading … Continue reading Three Things I Miss Most During This Pandemic
What’s more important: going to work sick and hoping they make a bit more money OR preventing unwanted deaths of your relatives, friends and local community members? It’s not a hard choice. And yet, some people think it is… Let’s be honest here: unless you’re working on something groundbreaking like the cure for cancer, the work you do is not entirely important. You can take … Continue reading It’s Okay To Burden Your Workplace and Self-Isolate
You could be if you don’t wear a mask… As a gay man, it’s recommended that I regularly get tested for STIs. On top of this, I should slip on a condom if I’m going all the way and ask about the sexual health status of any prospective fucks. And I do these things not JUST for my own health, but for all my future … Continue reading Wanna Be The Cause Of Someone’s Death?
I cannot remember the last time I gave a hug. And that’s coming from someone who regularly greets with a warm embrace. So now I have to suffice with an elbow or footsie, and doesn’t that sound depressing… The fact is, humans are not designed to physically distance. We always need affection, even from our friends and acquaintances. We hug for compassion and handshake for … Continue reading Humans Are Not Designed To Physically Distance
COVID-19 has been in Australia since February, but until now most of the cases were those returning from overseas. It began in Victoria with a few clusters, and now the state is in lockdown again. But regardless of that, COVID-19 has wriggled its way across the border into New South Wales – with more and more new outbreaks coming to light by the day. Soon, … Continue reading Why I’ve Bought A Mask
If you’re not in some sort of relationship right now, your sex life sucks. And not in a good way! Thanks to COVID-19, leading epidemiologists are telling us to “have a break” from casual sex. As a gay man who’s not committed to anyone, I know all too well the frustrations you are dealing with. All we want to do is get our rocks off! … Continue reading So You Can’t Have Casual Sex Right Now…