Confessions


Confession: It’s Been 1 Year Since My Breakdown   Recently updated !

One year ago, I suffered a terrifying mental breakdown, requiring me to go to the ER. I was then hospitalized on a psych ward, where I was prescribed Latuda for my particular brand of bipolar 2. I’ve talked a lot about being mentally ill here on my blog, and a […]


Confession: My Last Sex Toy Party

I was more nervous than I knew I’d be. I’m always a little nervous, but I was particularly restless that Saturday. This would be my last sex toy party for the foreseeable future. I put in my notice to quit my contract with my sex toy party company several weeks […]


Confession: Woodhull #SFS16 – Finding Comfort

“It’s not a cold! It’s just allergies!” Oldest protested after I asked him to sequester himself to his room. After all, we were about to go on a week-long conference in a few days, Youngest was about to spend that week at a sitter, and it would be horrifically bad […]


Confession: Latuda Changed My Life 1

A little over 6 months ago, I suffered a terrifying mental breakdown and was rushed to the ER. I then spent a few days on the psych ward. Many readers have asked how I’ve been doing since. It’s been a little quiet around here, but that’s mostly due to burnout […]


Confession: I Am Angry – Politics, Privilege, and the Pulse Shooting in Orlando

Content Warning: Gun violence, homo- and transphobia, racism, and general insensitive Christian cishet nonsense. I think I nearly made my awesome, but incredibly empathetic therapist cry during our session on Friday. There is so much going on about this whole situation that hurts and infuriates me, but I can’t seem […]


Goodbye, Orgasmatronics

Orgasmatronics is no more. I received an e-mail last week announcing their closure to affiliates. Soon after, their newsletter followed. They’ve filed for bankruptcy and gone out of business. I was really excited when, the weekend before, they seemed to have a flash 50% off sale all of a sudden. […]


Confession: Untangling My Relationship with Porn

I have a strange history with porn. When I first became a feminist, I avoided porn. Carrie and I both did for a while, since there’s a nuanced question of consent that keeps coming up, and I think that still plays into my viewing of porn today. I’ve also experienced issues […]


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Confession: I Was Committed to the Psych Ward 3

This is my third piece on having a mental breakdown at the beginning of the year. These posts discuss mental illness experiences in detail and may be triggering to some readers. You may wish to read the first two pieces, one on the breakdown itself and the other on my […]


#Confession: I Was Taken to the ER for a Mental Health Emergency 3

Last week I wrote about having a psychotic breakdown. Please read that post first if you can, although note it may be triggering for some. This week, I’m going to share what it was like to go to the ER for a mental health emergency. By that, I meant to say “this is […]


#Confession: I Had a Psychotic Mental Breakdown 4

You read that right. I had a psychotic mental breakdown. Trigger warning: I’m going to describe exactly what that’s like. I’ve been pretty open about having bipolar 2. It finally came to a head one night. I’m going to write a series of posts on my experience because I had a […]