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Mental Illness

Caregiving: The Fun Of Sexual Dysfunction

There we were, Christmas Day, opening presents. And one of my presents from Mr. Juniper? Oh yes, it was 10 ¼ inches. I yelped with joy. How could I not? I never thought it would happen, but there it was.

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Best of P-Mag: Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Crazy in Love

I first read this piece when I was coming to terms with my own, actual “crazy” (note to readers: I’m a fan of reclaiming my own cray, but I refrain from putting that on anyone else). Not only is the piece humorous, but it looks at one of the greatest tortures of all: dating in […]

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Medication (Part 2)

For a while now, I’ve been thinking about the first article I wrote on medication. Certainly, I still stand by all that I said in that article, despite later writing about the 20 Years Too Soon campaign by Rethink. There’s no getting away from the negative side of medication, that’s for sure.

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Sex And Intimacy

Rather by accident, this is going up the day after Valentine’s. Perhaps my subconscious was trying to tell me something. Somewhat less subtle than my subconscious were the chocolates and roses from Mr. Juniper. I did ask him if they were to sweeten me up over this article and he burst out laughing.

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Medication

For some time now, we have been in crisis territory, although said crisis keeps trying to pretend it’s a rough patch, which is, quite frankly, ridiculous. A crisis doesn’t have enough letters to be a rough patch, for a start. And a rough patch doesn’t generally bring about such medication fun-times, either.

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Awkwardette's Ill-Advised Guides

Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Crazy in Love

Navigating the unchartered territories (fitting that I actually originally misspelled this as terrortories) of getting to know a new partner can be exciting, thrilling, nerve-wracking, etc. Debating what to reveal and what not to reveal early on has kept some of us tossing and turning (even though, I agree, that’s probably kind of weird). When […]