Finding my Fertility (Stage 7)

It’s nearly October and we’re reaching the end of the first leg of this journey. So far, I’ve broken my fertility story into six stages: you can read Stage 6 here, Stage 5 here, Stage 4 here, Stage 3 here, Stage 2 here and, first, Stage 1. For me, the final stage has been egg…

Holly Field Writes – Something a Little Different

Hello Followers, old and new! Many of you are fellow bloggers; perhaps you’re blogging as a hobby or you’re sustaining a living from it. Those who read my blog posts will likely realise that this blog is a hobby for me. But it’s also a place I share commissioned content, providing I’ve added a clause…

Finding my Fertility (Stage 6)

I’ve been injecting for 11 days. On the 13th, I began injecting a solution containing follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) every evening to help my ovaries grow follicles (fluid filled sacks in which eggs grow). And from the 17th, I also started to inject a solution in the morning (between 7am and 9am)…

Finding my Fertility (Stage 5)

It’s been a frustrating month. The phone lines and computer system at the clinic were completely out of action for three weeks which delayed my (and countless other single women and couples’) treatment. However, things are finally back up and running – we’ve made progress! After more blood and immunity tests, we booked in scan…

Finding my Fertility (Stage 4)

A lot has happened in the past few months since my last fertility post – Stage 3. I’ve had a pre-treatment scan to check my ovaries (still cystic, but lots of follicles so hopefully that means lots of eggs). My blood results have come back (low Vitamin D, dodgy thyroid levels and I’m not immune…

When Will Sex Be Good Again?

Warning: spoilers and content some readers may find triggering. “In recent years, two requirements have emerged for good sex; consent and self-knowledge,” writes Katherine Angel in her recent book, Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again*.  When it comes to self-knowledge (we’ll get to consent shortly), it’s not always easy to know what turns us on…

Finding my Fertility (Stage 3)

This time last year, I had my first fertility consultation. After filling in loads of forms and a very informative appointment, I learnt that I do have a bit of time, despite PCOS and fertility problems. (Find Stage 2 here.) And yet a year later, we’re only just coming out of a lockdown – so…

Top 100 Sex Blogs 2020

How exciting!  Whilst being locked down in the UK, Molly at Molly’s Daily Kiss has been trawling through sex blogs to compile this year’s list of Top 100 Sex Blogs, sponsored by Chaturbate. I’m so excited to even be on the list (no. 52 for those who like a quick answer) and surrounded by amazing…

Battlefield

The battlefield behind you
tells not of bloodied corpses
but of poppies;
each poppy a lesson learnt
from a romance
or a dalliance.

To navigate this war zone
you’ve used intuition and strategy –

Tantra: An Education

For the past few months, I’ve wanted to explore another side of my sexuality, particularly tantric sex. An educationalist at heart, when I read a glowing review of Tantra, the latest exhibition at The British Museum, I felt it would be the perfect introduction to this ancient practice. So on a rainy Wednesday in October,…