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I Only Look Straight: What I Want You to Know as a Queer Woman in a Hetero-Appearing Relationship

Most of the world reads me as straight. I’m a feminine-presenting cisgender woman in a primary relationship with a cisgender man. This means that I move through the world with a sexuality that is widely misunderstood and often derided. So here’s what I want you to know, as your friendly neighbourhood straight-passing bisexual… Being invisible …

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Attachment styles – What they can teach us about relationships

Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space – Ainsworth, 1973, Bowlby 1969 But how does this impact our relationships? When we understand people according to their attachment styles, we can understand a lot more about them and how they operate within relationships. These attachment …

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Why I kept faking orgasms… despite being in pain

Sometime after my second child was born, my endometriosis, which had lain in slumber after surgery and two successful pregnancies, came back. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I had also developed adenomyosis, a painful condition with growths in the uterus lining which makes it hard for the uterus to contract. Both these conditions caused …

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