Huh. Apparently Introverts Are Struggling MORE with Lockdown & Isolation Than Extroverts

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These are truly strange times. As of this writing, I have barely seen anyone other than my live-in partner for about seven months. When I had to go in for a physical exam, labs, and a flu shot at my primary care physician’s office (because I was many months overdue and they refused to refill my migraine meds until I came in and proved to them I was still alive),  » Read more

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Nobody Weaponizes Kink Like I Do

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“You know,” I say, “I feel like I’ve been training for lockdown for years and years.”

“Oh?” he replies.

I nod. “All that delayed gratification kink work I’ve been doing is¬†really¬†coming in handy.”

He laughs, but I explain that I’m not joking. Not really. It’s true that a lot I’ve wanted to do has gone on hold for what will likely be a long while yet (and has been about seven months on hold so far).  » Read more

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It’s Not Always Easy to Manage Lockdown, But We Do Our Best

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It’s not easy to celebrate big occasions in the middle of a pandemic. But we do our best.

We usually make do with something small. A box of strawberry cake mix and a cannister of cream cheese frosting that have magically wound our way here through the miracle that is online shopping.

Or my strange pandemic birthday that occurred just a short while into lockdown (I’m an Aries).  » Read more

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