It’s good to talk…

‘If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.’
– Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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Bitch…

But what I can’t stop thinking about is how this has become almost a cautionary tale about female emotion and female anger, and how it is seen and interpreted.

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Be afraid…

‘This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.’ – T.S. Eliot. Do you have an apocalyptic vision of the future? An irrational fear that is just plausible enough to give you pause and make you wonder if you’ve worked out what will end humanity? Nuclear war, starvation, climate change, […]

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Consent to proceed…

‘Without ‘consent’ in any human interactions, there’s an ethical violation.’ – Henry Johnson Jr Being a sex blogger who is also a doctor can be quite an interesting place to have positioned myself. Although I’ve written a few posts about being a doctor, the crossover between my worlds has often felt a little contrived, almost […]

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EuphOff 2018: Doctor, doctor…

‘Oh doctor, I’m in trouble Well, goodness gracious me! For every time a certain man Is standing next to me Mmm? A flush comes to my face And my pulse begins to race’ – Goodness Gracious Me ‘Doctor, I’m having terrible palpitations! My heart is all a-flutter and it pounds in my chest like I […]

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Me too…

‘Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves’ – Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate Oh my gosh, what an age we’re living through! I don’t think a day goes by without another revelation; another claim of sexual impropriety, another senior figure who […]

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Smutathon: A change would do you good…

‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’ – Mahatma Gandhi [Trigger warning for a brief mention of a suicide attempt mid-post] Considering how cutting edge medical interventions have become, it makes me really sad how slowly attitudes within medicine change. I’ve certainly written about my difficulties persuading colleagues that masturbating isn’t […]

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The big problem…

‘We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.’ – Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Breakfast of Champions I’ve written a few times on this blog about my different ‘sides’ and how the lines between these different versions of me are blurring. My online, personal and work personas were originally well demarcated and I […]

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