Wednesday, 16 July 2008

The Dr is IN


Wednesday's are automatically wild here at superchilled, but rather than challenging you, today is your chance to ask me things. You know, stuff. Whatever you want really - it can even be medical stuff if you like. And my job will be to answer your questions, whatever they are, in a way that will be either informative or entertaining; hopefully both.

In case you're wondering (as you ponder what question/s to ask) this photograph of me on the right was taken on a car ferry (one of many) in Norway in late June. You can tell by the position of the sun that it is in fact daytime, or possibly night time, or really - you just don't know in Norway in summer, but obviously it isn't as warm as Australian summers as I'm not wearing bare skin or a T-shirt only - but it's winter in Oz, so I'm happy to take what I can get. I'm not taking the guy on the chair in this photo though, because, well, I prefer the Frenchman.

Ok, now I'm ready for questions.
I think.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have two for ya:

1. What's better: topping or bottoming?

2. What book should I read next?

Ps - Great blog, by the way!

Superchilled said...

anon: 1. Not quite the question I was anticipating, but I did say you could ask anything. The correct answer is: they're both great - for the latter though it's best to take it slowly - at least at the start - and preferably with someone who isn't in a rush. If you're not quite sure - keep on trying.

2. What book to read next? On my 'to read' list is "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell On Earth"
by Kenneth Cain , Heidi Postlewait & Andrew Thomson but it's been on that list a while - I don't read as much as I'd like

ps: thanks.

Martin said...

If you were to change any part of your body through plastic surgery - what part would it be, and why?

Superchilled said...

martin: I think I'd select a more UV resistant skin so I don't have to wear sunscreen all the time and perhaps slow the wrinkling process. (technically this isn't yet a medical option)

Tom Cat from Bondi Beach said...

Do you [singular] or you [plural with the Frenchman] have yearnings to be parents given these days there are a number of ways for gay men to have kids ?

Superchilled said...

tom cat: parenthood is something we're definitely interested in. Certainly it is more complicated for gay couples, but not entirely impossible, and we know all the options very well.

Speeding Bullett said...

If you could travel to any planet which one would it be and why?

Phyneas T said...

Ok, huh, I have little to no practice in the anal sex region because I want to wait for the right guy, lol, is this normal? Ha. I took this survey with my friends and they're half and half in agreement. Your thoughts?

Superchilled said...

speeding bullett: definitely Saturn - I expect the rings would be quite a spectacle.

phyneas t: it's reasonable to wait for someone you're comfortable with and trust - and remember to take it really slowly (stopping and starting in this region until you're relaxed and it feels right is normal), use copious amounts of lubricant, a condom, and have fun. There is no right or wrong about who you choose (unless of course you're religious...) the bottom line is it's got to feel comfortable for you. ;-) Forget what anyone else tells you.

Angus said...

What do you actually do? Are you a GP/HMO/DiT?

Superchilled said...

Angus: I have three jobs. GP, Palliative Care Consultant and Private Hospital CMO one night a week.

Andrew said...

how did you decide on yr particular career mix in medicine? What stands out/what do you like or hate about it? and what advice do you have for DiTs looking at career options?

Superchilled said...

Andrew: I was initially thinking about paediatrics or oncology or similar, but started some general practice training on the way and liked it so much I stuck with it, but also did some palliative care training because I was interested in it as well. All the jobs I have now I didn't apply for, but was asked to do - including the consultant role and the mix has been quite balanced and rewarding - so I've stuck with them all. General practice is my favourite though - so rewarding dealing with people and getting to know them, their families, and also getting exposure to pretty much everything in medicine which really is fascinating, and rewarding. I never feel reluctant to go to work - it's always enjoyable.

I hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

Do you think monogamy is worth the sacrifice ?

Superchilled said...

Monogamy isn't always a sacrifice. It can be rewarding in many ways, sexual health being a significant one, as well as intimacy and relationship growth. I think it should really be the way a relationship starts at least - with a choice to change that made later on if all parties wholeheartedly agree, and not before. If so it should be discussed very openly and candidly and if it doesn't feel like it's right then you shouldn't go there. In a world of 'I can have everything now' being monogamous can seem outdated, but it certainly can work, as can choosing not to be. But certainly don't see it as a sacrifice, just a different choice.