August 10, 2014

For starters, try holding cheap moncler outlet a conversation

like to date when you have narcolepsy

cheap moncler outlet You’re more likely to just find us extremely groggy and a bit incoherent than completely passed out (Picture: Getty)A friend recently introduced me to a film called Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo. cheap moncler outlet

Why every body is a runner’s bodyAs far as I can tell the film centers on a plucky average Joe trying his hand at male sex work.

As a Person With Narcolepsy (PWN) myself this is actually one of the myths that I come across daily, and there’s no area more awkward for it to than dating.

For those of you who haven’t heard of moncler outlet narcolepsy before, it’s a neurological sleep disorder which, among other things, causes the sufferer to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, meaning we may fall asleep in really inappropriate places.

buy moncler jackets Buses standing up, meetings, in a friend’s bath when I was meant to be cat sitting are all venues I’ve had an unwilling nap. buy moncler jackets

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moncler outlet store But what happens when you’re in your mid twenties and you throw dating into the mix? A whole lot of awkwardness, let me tell you. moncler outlet store

moncler outlet First of all, let’s get one thing clear, we are not like the girl in Deuce Bigalow. moncler outlet

Far from keeling over, most PWN fight the urge to sleep when it arises so you’re more likely to just find us extremely groggy and a moncler sale bit incoherent.

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This doesn’t mean dating isn’t a minefield. For starters, try holding cheap moncler outlet a conversation after eight hours at work when your brain is technically seven days’ sleep deprived.

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Last summer I went on a date with a lovely guy to a pub. It was 28C (82F), and already a slumber inducing warmth had blanketed the whole city.

cheap moncler sale We were holed up on a sunny afternoon in the corner of an old pub. As he was talking I could feel myself succumbing to the lazy heat of the day and in that moment where I was both asleep and awake moncler jacket sale I dreamt that I was sat in a bowl of soup because the atmosphere in the pub was so warm and close. cheap moncler sale

I ponder this then pipe up: ‘Wow, it’s really soupy in here.’ As the words leave my mouth I jolt awake to a look of utter confusion from my poor advice date.

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A question that also pops up whenever I mention my narcolepsy in social situations, inevitably asked by men usually, is do I fall asleep during sex.

I don’t tend to answer this on the basis that it’s none of anybody’s business, but my ex, who I’m still very close to, loves to wheel this out as his narcolepsy story.

moncler outlet sale We’ll be casually sharing drinks with friends in a beer garden somewhere and he’ll throw in the time I was so exhausted from college then going to a gig back in Nottingham that I, er, well, had a little nap on top of him mid cheap moncler coats coitus. moncler outlet sale

moncler sale outlet I’d like to stress this is a rare scenario that was exacerbated by studying for my final major project. Nevertheless, it did happen. moncler sale outlet

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We’d done the will they won’t they dance for month or so and finally we’d kissed and moncler factory outlet were going home. It had been a long day, and he lived on the opposite end of the city to me.

moncler sale Despite this we were still embroiled in the excitement of finally kissing, but as we entered his house I suddenly felt the familiar lead blanket of sleepiness come over moncler outlet me. moncler sale

I always strongly opposed ever using my illness as an ‘excuse’ for any dating failures.

But when I started using Tinder I quickly realised that there’s a significant amount of catfishing which goes on and began to rethink my stance.

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