Today’s Provocative Question, Fandango asks:
How’s your sex life?
Oh, wow, a nice simple one today. The question at any rate. But I see he’s added the constraint that we can’t say things like “fine” or “non-existent”, either of which I might have been tempted to use.
So, let’s put some thought in.
Three things happened to me, in the space of a couple of years. First, my diabetes started to have noticeable effects. I’m particularly referring to serious stuff like my eyes, but it also affected sex.
Second, we had all the grief with my daughter – many readers will never have heard of my daughter, I minimise her in the blog, but I have posted about her in the past. Funnily enough my “Who Won The Week” planned for Sunday mentions her, too. Yes, I’m just *that* organised, to have a winner planned several days in advance!
Third, there was the stroke.
Now, I wasn’t keeping notes about what happened when, but these three events combined left me (i) unable and (ii) uninterested.
I’d describe myself as asexual. I’m cool with that, and Mrs Bump says she is cool with that too. I think she is secretly relieved that all the groping has stopped. (Most of it, anyway. But she’s quicker than me now, so I have to be stealthy!)
It’s good just to chat pleasantly to people these days. And if you’re nice to people, most of them tend to be nice back. That’s enough now.