30 Lessons for 30

One month ago, I turned 30. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: You can be authentic and not give everything away. Don’t feel guilty about giving up on a book after about 80 pages. It may be a bestseller but you’re not hooked – let someone else enjoy it and move on to a different…

Top 10 – Wicked Wednesday

Each Wednesday there’s a prompt for bloggers to create an erotic post along this theme. This week, the prompt was “Top 10”. (I rarely get involved with Wicked Wednesday, not because I don’t like the prompts but because my day job is writing and editing, some weeks my brain is fried and creative juices dry…

2021 Porn Trends

We all know porn is big business. According to a 2015 report, 40 million adults in the US regularly visit Internet porn sites (though how often the study quantifies “regular viewing” is anyone’s guess), every second 28,258 users are watching porn and yet porn is estimated to only make up 4% of the Internet. Earlier…

A Night at Torture Garden

We hear the techno reverberating off the walls as we swagger inside. Ascending the stairs in our red lips and statement coats concealing latex lingerie, our excitement permeates the surroundings as much as the music. Do we have cash for the cloakroom? Of course not – where would we keep it? We fling our coats…

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 sacs in which eggs grow). And from the 17th, I also started to inject a solution in the morning (between 7am and 9am) to…

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 scan dates,…

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…