Life Without Sex: What They Forget to Tell You About Chronic Illness

Life Without Sex: What They Forget to Tell You About Chronic Illness

A version of this essay was first published by Men’s Journal in 2016. After kissing me for a few minutes, Laura, my ex-girlfriend, pulls her top down and lets me feel and kiss her breasts. I am so excited and nervous I almost enter an apoplectic state. It is a moment of rapid heartbeats and [...]

Sex And Sickness: Part 0

Sex And Sickness: Part 0

*Don't you just hate when someone writes a story in fragmented sections and then publishes them out of order? Well, okay, I'm sorry! But here is the prequel to my previous Sex and Sickness posts. When I first got sick in 2010 I was dating a gorgeous, smart, blonde-haired kinesiology major named Molly (not her [...]

Sex and Sickness Part 2 

Sex and Sickness Part 2 

*Wait! Did you read Part 1? Please do so, otherwise this post will seem a bit confusing.  Okay, where were we? Yes, we were making out. Myself and Mia, that is. Or had I gotten to that part yet? All right, let's back it up for a minute. When Mia first arrived there was hugging [...]

Sex And Sickness Part 1

Sex And Sickness Part 1

*While this blog post contains some content that may be too explicit for some people, it is my belief that if one is intelligent enough to read and understand the words in this post then one is mature enough to handle the subject matter as well. Having said that, reader discretion is advised (especially my [...]