Polycystic Ovaries and Fertility

On deciding to write about PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), I’ve discovered it’s Polycystic Awareness Month!  And as it comes to the end of the month, it’s a good opportunity to write about my experiences of PCOS. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know I had PCOS.  At the age of 25, I had my…

10 Things My Mumma Taught Me.

No one deserves anything. Smile.  You can get away with murder with a smile. Don’t keep texting.  If he likes you, he’ll text you – play it cool. Brown and slightly hairy legs are better than smooth and pasty legs. It’s always okay to have a glass of wine. Every Sunday after the Saturday before,…

Are we all players?

Here are some snippets of conversations I’ve heard 20-something men have when I’ve been out and about in London and Brighton.  Food for thought…? Guys claim women are more likely to be players now.  Guys hate that ‘women hold the power’.  They reckon some girls only want a guy if she can see he has…

These hands

These hands these hands – adorned with silver, gold and opal – twitch with a need for touch they tingle for intimacy my fingertips hold yours; will you be around for long enough for me to learn their print?   the lick of varnish applied before rousing Friday nights wears off by Monday morning; telling of…

Mind-reading

How am I meant to know what you are thinking? How do I know you won’t be like the rest and disappear? Is there a way I can find this out without scaring you away? Is there a way I can avoid this sinking feeling that it’s happening again..?

How to be a grown-up.

At 25, I reckon I’m doing a pretty good job of being an adult.  Things go tits-up sometimes, but I learn from these mishaps.  Being an open-book and a natural advice-giver, I often share with my friends what I’m doing to be a successful grown-up and tell them how they can be a grown-up too…

The hook-up culture that is 2017…

Single Millennials have dug themselves a grave. We’ve created a hook-up culture where, if we’re not willing to participate in a NSA (No-strings-attached) relationship, someone else will.  We can have free sex whenever we want it.  Women have fought, and continue to fight, for the right to be as sexually liberated as men and not…

Did it work?

I felt reluctant to go on last night’s date.  I matched with him on Bumble and we exchanged numbers after a day or so.  He seemed more keen than I was, probably because my trust in people’s profiles had been depleted since my previous date.  We were texting for a week before we met!  This…