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Quench Thirst Meets Thought

by Aidan Quigley

I decided that when I finished my tenure as GCN’s Web Content Editor almost two years ago, it wouldn’t be the last time that I worked with the LGBT+ community. Since then, I’ve been taking my time to figure out what I could produce that would both play to my strengths and add some real value to the community. I wanted it to be something that I was passionate about, obviously, that would let me channel my creativity into something tangible, and that people could appreciate in today’s mobile-dominated world. While I was getting over a tough breakup last year, one of my friends said that calling me ‘sexually liberal’ would be the understatement of the year. Admittedly, I’m pretty damn sexually liberal. Could this area of my life be something I could tap into? The seed was planted.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been interested in sex and I’ve always enjoyed sexual exploration. When I was 11, I first learned about masturbation from a teenager a few years older than me. When I was 15, I tried and succeeded (after a ton of stretching) to suck myself off. When I was 17, I had my first anonymous hookup in the Phoenix Park with a guy I chatted to on Squirt. A few years later, I met an ex-boyfriend at a threesome in a hotel. I’m now in my late 20’s and I think it’s safe to say I’ve tried a lot. Bondage? Been there. Fisting? Done that. Group sex? Bought that t-shirt.

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