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Ink and Flesh: The Impulse

Ink and Flesh: The Impulse

One could describe me as impulsive. Even more so when it comes to my emotions and my feelings for people. It is something I try often to curb. Though a few times it has gotten the better of me one could say. Sometimes it is moving. Other times it is getting into a relationship. Though, there was this one time. It was a tattoo. I made the fabled choice of getting a tattoo, in the heat of the moment. A…

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Polyam Journey: Our House

Polyam Journey: Our House

Our house, it has a crowd There’s always something happening And it’s usually quite loud Our House by Madness When I tell people that I live in a house with seven other people, their eyes normally get wide. “Seven? How do you make it work?” They ask. Even growing up there was six people between my parents, brother, and cousins who came to live with us. This is a chaos that I am no stranger to, and have found I actually…

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Reclaiming Your Body And Heart After Surviving Abuse

Reclaiming Your Body And Heart After Surviving Abuse

I spent five years in abusive relationship. Even today, years after I finally left him, it’s a difficult thing to say out loud. But I do it anyway, because it needs to be said. I spent five years in an abusive relationship. It slowly and steadily grew worse. Taking an increasingly larger toll on my physical and emotional well-being, until I finally managed to escape.  It left me with scars from physical, mental and sexual abuse. The Aftermath After I…

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Early to Bed: My First Sex Shop

Early to Bed: My First Sex Shop

Back in the early 2000s on Chicago’s north side, a small shop opened up named Early to Bed. It was founded so that people of all genders and orientations could have a safe welcoming place to shop. Something different from more “traditional” sex shops. The Mission of Early to Bed Early to Bed is committed to helping people of all genders and orientations explore their sexuality to the fullest. In our comfortable and safe environment, we provide quality sex toys…

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Polyam Journey: Finding Home

Polyam Journey: Finding Home

Being polyamorous is not a thing that always was for me, it took me a long time to get to this place. When I was in high school my friend’s group used to talk about living together. Like one big family.  Taking care of one another, looking out for each other and just being together.  We would often talk and make plans, it all seemed normal. This was far before I discovered polyamory was even a thing. Like most high school…

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