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How to lose a girlfriend in one day

WHAT’S IN A RELATIONSHIP ROLE? A BUTCH/FEMME COUPLE SWAP LIVES FOR 24 HOURS TO FIND OUT

It’s a typical Saturday morning. My girlfriend is cosy in a hoodie and joggers, studying a hefty hardback written by an SAS soldier: How To Stay Safe In A Dangerous World. I’m in a silk kimono and some frivolous but fabulous fluffy slippers, flicking through The History Of The Little Black Dress. I’m sipping the latte she lovingly made me and snuggling right up into her nook. Bliss.

Some people might find our butch/ femme dynamic old-fashioned; I find it hot as hell. My butcher half enjoys being, as she calls it, “protector, provider”. “I do the cooking, I do the driving. I’m the head of security. I make sure you haven’t got odd shoes on.” Steady on, love. As if I’d take fashion advice from you and anyway, you’re my girlfriend, not my carer! “Same difference.” I ask what she thinks I bring to the relationship and there’s a pause. An offensively long pause. “You’re very sweet”, she eventually offers. “And you’re easy on the eye.” I’d slap her, but I’ve just had my nails done.

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