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Jan
18

My life in sex: ‘I used to think HIV was a curse. Now my sex life is better than ever’ – The Guardian

My life in sex: ‘I used to think HIV was a curse. Now my sex life is better than ever’  The Guardian

Don’t get me wrong, having HIV sucks. Use condoms, get tested, don’t get it. Following my diagnosis aged 31, I lost two years to depression. Plagued by doubts …

Jan
11

My life in sex: the woman recovering from assault – The Guardian

My life in sex: the woman recovering from assault  The Guardian

I instigated sex with my husband a few days after the attack.

Jan
4

My life in sex: ‘Penetration is excruciating’ – The Guardian

My life in sex: ‘Penetration is excruciating’  The Guardian

Whenever I hear about a couple over a certain age enjoying an active sex life, I marvel about one aspect that is never talked about. The menopause is now a …

Dec
21

My life in sex: ‘I like hugging, holding hands and kissing, but don’t feel sexual attraction’ – The Guardian

My life in sex: ‘I like hugging, holding hands and kissing, but don’t feel sexual attraction’  The Guardian

I first thought I might be asexual when I broke up with my university boyfriend of three and a half years, and felt overwhelming relief that I wouldn’t have to have …

Dec
14

My life in sex: men love the fact that I’m not interested in commitment – The Guardian

My life in sex: men love the fact that I’m not interested in commitment  The Guardian

I’m a 49-year-old single woman and for two years have enjoyed the best sex of my life. I have always been sexually relaxed, but extremely loyal within a …

Dec
7

My life in sex: ‘An enormous penis isn’t without complications’ – The Guardian

My life in sex: ‘An enormous penis isn’t without complications’  The Guardian

I have an extremely large penis. According to an online size chart, I’m in the top 1% in the world. It’s not something that you can really brag about or bring up at …

Nov
30

My life in sex: ‘She was turned on by blind guys’ – The Guardian


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My life in sex: 'She was turned on by blind guys'
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… of love, affection and sexual desire as any able-bodied person. If that sexual desire is enhanced by the fact that we are sitting in wheelchairs or holding canes… Really, what's the harm? • Each week, a reader tells us about their sex life. Want

Nov
23

My life in sex: ‘We both fell in love with the same beautiful young man’ – The Guardian


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My life in sex: 'We both fell in love with the same beautiful young man'
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… trying to make sense of the space left behind. • Comments on this piece are premoderated to ensure the discussion remains on the topics raised by the article. Each week, a reader tells us about their sex life. Want to share yours? Email sex

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Nov
16

My life in sex: ‘The chill of mortality made sex a defiant act’ – The Guardian


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My life in sex: 'The chill of mortality made sex a defiant act'
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We had sex when I was bald from chemo, with a drain from my armpit, with new surgical scars. The chill of mortality made sex a defiant, triumphant act. When a second, shocking tumour appeared 18 years later, I knew how fundamental that experience of …

Nov
9

My life in sex: the male survivor of childhood abuse – The Guardian


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My life in sex: the male survivor of childhood abuse
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Therapy helped me deal with my shame, and empathise with both my younger self and my abuser, who I've come to recognise was likely a victim of sexual abuse himself. I'm still lonely, but I haven't given up. • Each week, a reader tells us about their