[Header Image Description: My disability kit, consisting of a dark green theracane, a copy of “Living Life to the Fullest With Ehlers Danlos Syndrome” by Kevin Muldowney, my black ABS pressure point abdominal stretcher, and a little keyring with the self propelling wheelchair symbol on it that my sibling made me.]
I don’t want to write a big post about this, but I feel like I can’t drop off the face of the earth for, what, four months? and not address it.
It’s probably no shock to anyone who had read, like, one of my blog posts, but I’m really, really mentally ill. I became really depressed in the middle of the year, and it became really hard to write. As I’ve said in previous posts, I was basically only writing erotica fanfiction. Then, eventually, I couldn’t even write that. I eventually got some medication that slowly pulled me out of my rut, but it killed my sex drive entirely. I’m not sure whether it was the medication itself, or my own fear at having another breakdown, but I couldn’t even think about sex anymore. Everything still felt like a chore, and I didn’t read a single blog post from another person, not even people who I have admired for years. Sex was nonexistent, masturbation was a utilitarian task, and kink was a major stressor.
So what changed?
In simple terms: I got sicker. My physical health issues have been getting progressively worse, to the point that I have finally got off my ass and sought out a diagnosis. Knowing for sure that my body was broken had the exact opposite effect to what you would expect: along with a little bit of help from The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability, I started loving my body again. I realised that if I took steps to look after my body and my mind, sex and masturbation could be enjoyable. And, as with anything in my life, once I began to enjoy it again, I wanted to write about it.
So my goal now is to do things purely for my own enjoyment. I have moved to a free hosting platform so that I no longer need to be concerned with making money from my blog. I’m just going to write when I feel like it, and remember what I love about this bizarre little vessel I’m living my life in, and all the strange and wonderful things it can do.