Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share.

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November 24, 2014

This beautiful talk about depression by Andrew Solomon expresses so much of my own experience and I highly recommend that you listen to it.
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Gay 101. Does aging scare me?

May 10, 2014

You are beginning to get lines on your forehead and around your nose, does aging scare you? Me I am terrified!
I used to worry all the time about aging. Everyone thinks about aging and what that means for them but Gay men seem especially sensitive to it. Aging is something in the Gay community that is hard to talk about. Even when I tried to contact the Vintage Men in…


Your words touch.

April 9, 2014

When you speak you are reaching out and touching the person you are speaking too. Your voice travels across the space between you. It touches their skin and their ear drums. It shakes the hairs on their neck and moves their hearts.
More than this words can make or break us in the most cruel ways. We forget that we are all connected all the time. It may seem like the…


Gay 101. An introverts guide to dating.

March 11, 2014

Believe it or not when I first came out I was a bit of an introvert. It wasn’t until I started to make a few friends and started taking selifes that I really was able to discover who I am and start to come out of my shell. Until that happened I struggled with dating, making friends and meeting new people. I simply found it very scary talking to strangers…


Gay 101. The art of dirty talking.

January 7, 2014

Talking dirty to your man can have sexy or disastrous results depending on how you do it and the situation. Dirty talk in and out of the bedroom can be the key to picking up, spicing up and sexing up your love life.
A little bit of dirty talk in your tricks ear can secure a cab ride for two back to your place or add some twinkle to your boyfriends…


Arion Adventure. Meet the Skipper.

October 16, 2013

You all know that I’ve been sailing around on the Arion but what I haven’t told you yet is who I’ve been sailing with.
Well fellow Space Time Travellers, meet the Arions Skipper of seventeen years, Graham.
I came aboard the Arion to escape the negativity that was deepening my depression and my time here has revealed an experience that was totally unexpected.
You may recall earlier in the year I asked for…


One in four. Depression and hopelessness.

August 28, 2013

Over the past two months I’ve been carrying on with the blog as though it’s business as usual but the fact is that things have been far from okay.
For the last six months I have been struggling with depression and the last two months in particular have been hell.
I’m not talking about feeing a little bit sad or frustrated, I’m talking about the feeling of soul destroying worthlessness, hiding under…


Gay 101. Use the inches you’ve got.

August 8, 2013

Stop worrying about dick size and start paying attention to what you’re doing.
After the weekends shannonigans and naked card games I was thinking about hang ups and penis size. It was clear that as the 12 of us were standing naked around the table there was at least a little bit of sizing up going on. At first everybody was quite shy but then as people began to realise that…


Shannon in real life.

July 3, 2013

I always knew that my life was a little bit charmed and that eventually the real world would catch up with me.
Many of you who follow me on Twitter would know that I recently started a new job. I have been freelancing for a long time now and decided that the stability of a regular job would benefit me both financially and in many other ways.
Freelancing has been great…