Bangs & Whimpers

I've mentioned before that I don't always achieve orgasm during sex with a partner. The reasons for this are depression and the medication I take to manage it. I can be fully aroused, I can be fully lost in that "moment" where I'm teetering on the brink. I can feel myself approaching that point of... Continue Reading →

Depression

Depression has been an almost constant companion for  over thirty years. For the first dozen (or possibly more) of those, it went undiagnosed; I was simply aware that my mood, which while never especially light, would descend into prolonged dark spells where I would withdraw from the world and become even more reclusive and introverted... Continue Reading →

Word for Wednesday – Disconsolate

Disconsolate /(dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt)/ adjective sad beyond comfort; inconsolable disappointed; dejected I wouldn't, perhaps, go as far as saying I'm inconsolable, but "disappointed" and "dejected" are certainly accurate descriptions on my current frame of mind. A log-standing friendship has recently come to an end. It was one that was particularly special to me. I don't know the... Continue Reading →

Pain

Imagine for a moment that you've just eaten an ice cream, or drunk a very cold drink and that you've done either of these activities just a little bit too quickly. You will, almost certainly have experienced the "brain freeze" sensation; that sharp momentary pain as your brain tries to process the sudden reduction in... Continue Reading →

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