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Posts from June 2021

You may have seen Relate's recent campaign 'Let's Talk The Joy of Later Life Sex' in which we teamed up with renowned British photographer Rankin to shine a light on sex in the mature years. Five older couples bared all; and captured was some of the most beautiful, bold images of older bodies and touching moments of intimacy we've ever seen. The aim was to tackle the stigma around a somewhat unspoken subject of later life sex. This inspired one of our own counsellors turned trustee Barbara, to write about the topic. A qualified sex therapist and counsellor, which is immediately apparent from her writing - read on to see what she had to say.  
The metaphor 'coming out' describes the self-disclosure of sexual orientation or gender identity to other people. For some, and often historically this is major and sometimes difficult life experience. It is often a gradual process of both self discovery and acceptance, and thats before the reactions and feelings of friends and family come into play. Guest blogger Stuart speaks of his personal experience of 'coming out' to both himself and those around him.  
As part of our pride month activity, we approached David from the Notts LGBT+ Network for his thoughts on what is the arguably the biggest event in the queer diary. As always, he offered interesting insight calling upon his first-hand experiences of pride celebrations over the years. 
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