Views & Reviews The Best Medicine


BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 11 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b546
  1. Liam Farrell
  1. 1Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  1. drfarrell{at}

    I have been feeling more and more isolated, though I’m sure that the motives of Pele and Stirling Moss were admirable. All those soft focused ads about what are coyly termed intimacy issues I could only gaze at covetously, knowing that I’d never belong to that blissful utopia of well preserved, handsome couples wandering dreamy eyed into the sunset—an Elysium where sex is never down and back-seat dirty, a Room 101 of knob jokes, gay sex, and what might coyly be termed solitary recreation. …

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