Artist and Curator MJ Turpin shares his answers


What makes you a great boyfriend/girlfriend?

You – one has to be cool and in love with ones self first to truly reflect that upon another and hence create this before mentioned great boyfriend or girlfriend.


What makes you a crap boyfriend/girlfriend?

Previous relationship baggage and projection – don’t do it, let it go. Move on.


What is your biggest relationship regret?

Never regret – always live life to the fullest, obviously always try and be considerate to others’ emotions and past experiences. I still believe everything happens for a reason especially in relationships.


What is the hardest part about being in a relationship for you?

If its right, there is nothing hard about it at all. It should be flowing and effortless


What is your sex spirit animal?

Haha – nice one Carly. Hilarious, am I supposed to say panther here? Haha


Are you comfortable talking about sex around your friends? At which point in the conversation does it become cringey?

I am comfortable about it but I don’t I like to put my intimate moments out there in the public domain per say. I like to keep my intimate moments intimate.


Do you give your friends advice? Which topic(s) do you feel comfortable with? (Love/Sex/Money/Drugs/Music)

Yes and all of the above, I’m cool like that.


Do you think there is value in seeing a therapist and why?

Yes – some deeper lived aspects of the human psyche are very complex (be it trauma or revelation) and need a professional to deal with it(a mix of empathy, experience, theory and research are totally indispensable ).


How do you think you’ve grown emotionally over the last 10 years?

More so in the last 10 than in my previous twenty.


Which emotions scare you the most and why?

Always embrace your emotions irrespective of which on you encounter at any given moment, never be scared of them – they are a large part of what makes you human.

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