andie unalike

The institution of marriage is one not to take lightly. You make a promise to a higher ground, that you will commit to a monogamous relationship.

I fear of my desires to be with somebody else if I ever choose to marry. Not of my actions, as I have full control over them. But of my innate feelings of longing for others, whether it be emotional, sexual or stemming from financial needs. That, my friend, is human nature and uncontrollable. Presumably, a rather unpleasant feeling as it will probably bestow feelings of guilt inside me. Unforsaken amounts of guilt towards my partner, just for having thoughts!

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Image of the Week: Freud’s Porcupine

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L0077373 Porcupine model, bronze

In honour of The Institute of Sexology opening yesterday at Wellcome Collection, we’ve decided to showcase a very special object from the exhibition. This little porcupine has been gaining quite a bit of attention recently, but we feel that it is well deserved.

What is the link between porcupines and sexology you may wonder? Whilst many objects in the exhibition have an obvious link to the study of sex and sexuality, this innocent looking porcupine may seem a little out of place amongst the phallic amulets and Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Accumulator, parodied by Woody Allen as the “Orgasmatron”.

This bronze porcupine was kept on Sigmund Freud’s desk. He thought it represented the prickliness of human relationships. Porcupines crowd together when cold; however their sharp quills cause them to move away from each other when they get too close. This forces them to shift closer and then further apart until a…

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‘SISTER’ by Rosamund Luptom

I have just finished reading this book. Started on Friday night and finished on Sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed it. Extremely well written.