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Happy D-Blog Day to everyone out there in the DiabetesOC, and welcome to Sweet & Sexy! What can you expect from us? Why would we even think a blog like this is a good idea? What’s the big deal, anyway? Let’s talk.

I’m going to start by telling you what we are NOT: Sweet & Sexy is not here to be an erotica writing platform for people with diabetes, but we could recommend a few sites you might want to submit your steamy stories to, if you’re into that sort of thing. We are not here to be a diabetes dating service, though online connections can be pretty powerful, and if you fall in love via diabetes blog comments, we certainly would love to hear about it.

There is not a lot of frank talk out there about sex with diabetes, but isn’t there always a question to be asked? What do you do with your pump? What happens if you go low? It’s the same with dating. What do you disclose about diabetes and when? What do you say to a new lover who says, “Hey, what’s that little plastic thingy stuck to the back of your arm?” What kind of changes has diabetes made in your relationships? Maybe we don’t always want to put our names on embarassing situations.

Sweet & Sexy will take your stories, tips, and questions, publishing them with your name OR anonymously. We can all learn from each other’s experiences.

Now the disclaimer portion: This is going to be a more adult-oriented diabetes blog! Be prepared for frank discussion on sexuality. It may not always be the best place for readers under 17, but I wouldn’t discourage them from reading this. Sweet & Sexy is intended to be a diverse, welcoming, sex-positive diabetes blog, showing stories from all kinds of relationships, straight and queer, monogamous and polyamorous, vanilla and kinky.

But it’s not just about the naughty stuff! Relationships with diabetes can be tricky, from learning how to help a partner understand your hypoglycemia symptoms to dealing with the emotional repercussions of having a “bad diabetes day” to negotiating the best health plan for your family together. Should you reveal your diabetes on your online dating profiles? Can someone truly love you, even though you are stricken with a chronic illness? We hope to touch on everything.

Some of us have grown up with diabetes, some of us grew up and then had diabetes introduced into our lives. Sweet & Sexy is going to look at how diabetes touches the most intimate parts of our lives (heh heh) and how it affects our loving and sexual relationships. We want to do it with warmth, snarky humor, and even some naughty bits.

If you have questions, comments, or if you want to submit a post to Sweet & Sexy, please email me, your Editrix, Mistress D at sweetandsexydiabetes@gmail.com

We are immensely excited to bring you the first blog dedicated to love, sex, dating and relationships for people with diabetes!

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