Category Archives: sexual being

Apsley Street, Glasgow, 2008 – Kei Miller

I know you do not like the way I write moments, how they grow into some kind of magic you do not always recognise. I know you think things are simpler and it is enough to simply say how things … Continue reading

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Duet – Amy Yakima & Travis Wall

  Click on the above link to visit Worldwidedance on Facebook, for this beautiful, expressive pair dance by Amy and Travis, about connection and sexual relationship. Travis also did the choreography for this piece. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling … Continue reading

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Guante ‘Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man up”

Click on the link above for Guante’s performance of his work on Button Poetry’s Facebook page. Aho. ‘Man up’ belongs in the ‘just don’t say it’ category…. Thanks, Guante, and also to Button Poetry and Angie Buchanan for posting this on Facebook … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne on belovedness, sexuality & power in therapy

In the passage before this excerpt, Brian has been talking about the idea of the ‘beloved’, in the context of the writings of Julian of Norwich. How any of us makes sense of ‘beloved’ will depend on personal experiences and conceptual structures/language. It is an … Continue reading

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Monica Lewinsky with Jon Ronson

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/16/monica-lewinsky-shame-sticks-like-tar-jon-ronson Click on the link above for today’s post – Monica Lewinsky in a recent interview with Jon Ronson in The Guardian, well worth a read. In 2015, we published a link to, and a piece on, Monica’s wonderful TED talk ‘The … Continue reading

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Animal courtships, performed by humans

It’s a first in our history to post a condom advert, but we enjoyed this piece of whimsy, which has some depth and beauty – and we thought you might too… Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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“Broom” Jim Harrison

BROOM To remember you’re alive visit the cemetery of your father at noon after you’ve made love and are still wrapped in a mammalian odor that you are forced to cherish. Under each stone is someone’s inevitable surprise, the unexpected … Continue reading

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