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The furthest I’ve ever felt of not belonging was at a house party in my early 20s. The small crowd was teeming with heterosexuality, and there I was: a homosexual outcast. How could I relate to any of these people? It also didn’t help the fact that this was bogan…


Anxiety feels like the world is against you, but that’s not true. In fact, it’s all you. …


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Ah October. It’s the month of spooks and high strangeness. And I’ll be sure to keep this in mind for my three book recommendations!

The simple idea of this monthly book brag is to help people, wherever they are on the sexuality spectrum, gain fresh perspectives. …


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I’m a lowercase liberal, in that I believe everyone should have the freedom to be, to say, and to do what they wish — provided you don’t adversely affect others. I also believe in “your body, your choice” — provided your actions are made on the best advice. This is…


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When we visualize our past successes, as many people recommend, we feel temporarily proud. But this rarely spurs us into action because we don’t want to replicate our past results — we want better results!

And if we visualize our future goals, as others recommend, it swells our desires but…


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My Tuesday morning was a little different today.

Thanks to Sydney’s ongoing lockdown, my mornings usually consist of waking up, taking my phone off charge, and spending an hour doom-scrolling on Facebook. With no immediate things to do during lockdown, there’s no catalyst to get out of bed on most…


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The ultimate goal of creative writing is meaning making. But meaning differs from person to person. The way I write a blog post depends upon everything I’ve learned in my life, as well as all the demographics I encapsulate. …


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Here’s something I wish I never learned today: some straight men don’t wipe their asses because they think it’s gay. Yep! Apparently letting your fingers going anywhere near your back passage is equivalent to two men fucking each other.

I’ll let you process that for a moment…

Now, apart from…


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Hey, you may have gonorrhea. You should get tested.

I’m trying to make sense of this brazen text message from Logan, my last hookup. We had fucked last week with the possibility of more to come — but now I may have gonorrhea, and he doesn’t seem to care.

I…


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When it comes to anal sex, the person who ‘takes it’ is more likely to contract an STI if their partner has one. This is because the rectum’s lining is thin, affording better absorption of infection. Indeed, this is not to say that a ‘top’ has minimal risk; they too…

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