Exploring libido in a long-term relationship

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Not having sex is easy to do in a long-term relationship when you have a lot on your mind. You may have family, children, work issues and money problems to juggle. Running a household and a real adult life takes up a LOT of time.

But, just because it’s easy…


Because breasts weren’t designed to be sexy

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The room was silent. I closed my eyes. I felt the softest touch on my hand and opened my eyes. My tiny baby was gripping my hand. My heart melted. I looked into her big blue eyes. The world softened. …


11 you say?

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Don’t worry if you thought there were only two different types of orgasm for a woman — clitoral and vaginal. I forgive you.

But, the truth is these two commonly known orgasms are just the beginning. As it turns out, there are more orgasms than gnomes in Snow White.

So…


It was a risk worth taking

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I closed my eyes and felt the nerves shoot across my chest. I tried to slow down my breathing. My palms were sweating, my heart was racing. I had no idea whether I was doing the right thing, but I’d run out of time. There was no time to think.


Understanding the blurred lines

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I remember when I first called my boyfriend Sir. I whispered it, mortified at the idea of people hearing me. What would my mom think?

Calling a man Sir is a way of saying they are superior. Isn’t that bad? …


It’s a close call…

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There’s a thin line between a toxic male and an alpha/dominant male.

The definition of dominant is having power and influence over others. So, it stands to reason that dominance only works in a healthy and always consensual sexual situation. …


I wasn’t being patient with myself

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Faking orgasms saves time. It’s the best thing you can do if you want sex to be over fast. …


The world looks crystal clear

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“So, how does it feel to be a mother?”

I sat in silence, contemplating my mom’s friend’s question. There was no rush to answer. The buzz of giving birth hadn’t worn off yet. I felt different, more confident. I was happy to remain silent and truly think about her question…


The world is your garden

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When I was 8, I was desperate to work. Pocket money wasn’t enough. I walked down our lane and went to the big house before the woods. We called it the doctor’s house. My brother and I were in awe of how big this house was.

We knocked confidently on…


Coping with the death of playgroups

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“Does she have any friends?” my friend asked opening her eyes wide in fake concern.
“No not as many as she should have. It has been a worry, to be honest. She’s not really seen anyone during the lockdown,” I answered honestly.

Seeing the strange glee in my friends face…

Matilda Swinney

1 Million+ views | 7x Top Writer | Freelance lifestyle writer | Author of The Texts Before We Met and The Girl Who Jumped

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