An image with the book cover of Silverstein and Picano's The Joy of Gay Sex, but a shirtless Jorik holds two fingers over the word 'Gay' and, in post, has added 'Autistic' to it.

Monday 28th March 2022: Sex and relationships 1: Gender and Sexuality Conference + Poetry + Sex Education for Autistics

Hi everyone! Two days late, but you know. It’s fine. Also, it’s a massive blog. Look at it. I’m talking about sex today. Yes, autistic people can have sex, and incredible sex at that. We have sexual desire and we are just as likely as neurotypicals to want, need or desire sex. However, we are...

Sunday 17th January 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: End to Sectioning for Autistics + Benefits + Reduction + Links

Hi everyone, This week saw some seriously good news. I heard that the government will amend the Mental Health Act to reduce the sectioning of Britons of colour, as well as removing autism and learning disabilities as reasons to detain someone against their will; potentially indefinitely. See here for more information: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/mental-health-act-reforms-black-people-sectioned It shows that,...

Sunday 13th December 2020: Big Disappointments and Resilience

CW: discussions of severe mental distress and suicidal ideation. Hi everyone, I know, I know, it’s been far too long. These four weeks I haven’t had an entry were due to the first few weeks of a new job. That new job is gone now. I’ve had to apply for Universal Credit. It’s ironic, that...

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