Relationships and sexuality

  • Talking about partners, what is your experience of being in a relationship?
  • Is there any difference between what you expect of a partner and what you have experienced?
  • How supportive have you found your current or past relationships?
  • How much say does your partner have in decision making?
  • Has your partner, or a previous partner, ever made you feel unsafe? If yes, how were you supported with this?
  • Have you experienced any unjust treatment linked to who you choose to be with, or your sexual identity?

Why the contribution is important

Relationships should be a source of joy, care and support - though sometimes, this doesn't match our experiences.

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking about your sexual identity, relationship experiences and expectations of a partner.

You don't need to have experienced a relationship to talk about relationships and your sexuality.

You're welcome to answer as many of the above questions as you like, write about something else that's related, or make a suggestion.

Thank you for voicing your thoughts.

by Megan_LeicesterCC on October 28, 2019 at 11:47AM

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  • Posted by Simsim January 13, 2020 at 18:08

    I've never had any life partner as I am a lesbian. Whenever I liked anyone I couldn't tell them that I love them. I always found myself different from other women as I feel I am a man in woman body.
    I also talked to my Gp but there's no enough response from them. Also, I went to LGBT Centre on Welford Road Leicester but they just kept talking to me. I asked them if I could change my sex and could live a normal life like others. Wanted to having a wife and kids . I would have my own family but this is now just a dream.
    Everyday life is difficult for me at work and other places as I have to pretend like a woman, walk like a woman and dress up like a woman.
    Now I feel like I am a puppet who doesn't have own identity, and not own life. I am mentally so disturbed. I hope Leicester City Council could consider LGBT people who comes from strong religious background.
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