Father’s Day 2022

Giving Thanks for my Dad on this day! For his sperm, that created me, for his love in raising me! Really we should be celebrating this as a day of making love! For without the love-making (or whatever term you would like to use for making babies), we would not be here!

Dr Shelley dancing with the Vets

I was blessed to celebrate Father’s Day morning at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, with the British Car Club I am vice-president of. We met for breakfast then convoyed to the Veterans Home and were part of a car show especially for the Vets. There was also a great old time band playing rock n’ roll, and lots of songs the Vets recognized. It warmed my heart to be able to dance with some of them – one could stand (with a careful volunteer keeping an eye on him), the others danced in their wheelchairs! Many of these old-timers couldn’t remember their names or communicate but remembered the music and stamped their feet, shook their hands or made eye contact!

Today made me appreciate my youth-fullness. Albeit a 55 year old youth-fullness! It is all relative! Health is so important for the enjoyment of life. These wonderful souls reminded me that being alive is a gift in itself and to appreciate and celebrate that!

One beautiful Vet I chatted with had some pretty severe neurological injuries from being in active service but had designed and created a vehicle he could drive and hoist his wheelchair into, to give him greater freedom. We also talked about how he was almost ready to be in a relationship again and how important it is to see beyond physical limitations and realize even though some things may not work like they used to, there are other possibilities for intimacy and physical pleasure!

Being a sexologist opens up some many wonderful deep and meaningful conversations!

Wishing all you Dads a fabulous Father’s Day, and sending you love and gratitude for all you do to help make this world a better place. Remember, sex is not just about making babies, but important for our health, well-being and happiness!

Do what you can with what you have! Enjoy these physical bodies while we can, to the best of our abilities. Life is short. Live and love now!

Dr Shelley