Bonking in the great outdoors. Banging when people are nearby. Welcome to the second part of my little series that guides all you would-be "public invaders" through the ropes cordoning off the outside world. If you missed out on part 1 where I covered banging on the beach, never fear, take a look here:
Bonking in the great outdoors. Banging when people are nearby. There's much to be said for what spontaneous "I must have you here and now" moments can do for your sex life, as well as building a connection and/or memory with a partner. But how do you do it? What do you want to avoid? Because people say they really love the idea of being caught. Now I reckon most people, like myself, like the idea... but realistically we absolutely DO NOT want to be caught. No thank you. We do not want to be arrested for indecent exposure or scar small children for life. We want to get freaky somewhere different and emerge innocent and ninja-like with only shared memories for evidence.
It's strange and interesting how series, books, films, stories, and ideas have such agency. The human way of understanding the world in the only way that affords full freedom. It can have ripple effects that cross the border of fiction into our real lives. Stories, like smells or sounds, can catapult us back in time to the point when they were most relevant. This has always been particularly powerful for me. I've always loved books and writing. Something that came from within me, not any outside influence. I would spend all my free time in the library and went by the nickname of "Bookworm." I would get deeply emotional when following my favourite characters, feeling their woes, joys and challenges as if I was there. As if I was them. An active imagination is the grounds for identification. But Game of Thrones intertwined itself like a relaxed serpent into an aspect of my life that seemed so strangely far from it. My love life.
I have trained in a range of martial arts for a good 22 years. And I’m only 26. So basically, my entire life. My journey to Brazilian Jiu jitsu (BJJ) has been an interesting one. A long train of events, starting when I was 15, led me to it. Such a sequence that, if one of many events had not occurred, would have changed my whole trajectory. My father has always taught me in an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) style, shall we say. The three disciplines of striking, grappling, and submissions, have been the cornerstones of my life. But, as every aspiring Mixed Martial Artist and cage fighter knows, it’s important to take some time to study, and perfect specific styles from each discipline on their own first, as opposed to combining the whole lot together like some half-assed cake. The final, beautiful machine is the sum of its parts.