As a part of our maudern people series, we asked LA-based musician Bronze Avery for insights on modern intimacy. Founder of agency Delilah Pistol, the singer-songwriter released Boys! last month.
What is your relationship status?
I have one main partner :)
With social distancing & quarantine, how has human contact changed for you?
Honestly, it’s been relatively the same. I think most people are feeling a huge lack of physical touch right now, but it hasn’t really crossed my mind as much as I expected it to. Probably because I live with my partner and we’re able to touch at will.
In certain ways, I’m extremely grateful that I love where I live and wouldn’t change most about it, but it’s also made me realize how special the moments are that I’m not home so that I can really appreciate it.
How do you make time for intimacy?
Right now sexual intimacy happens out of the blue. It’s either really on or really off, but always random and never planned. During the day my partner and I try to eat most meals together and watch something fun. It’s a simple pleasure I look forward to.
How has your perspective on your home/space changed?
I always knew my space was pretty small, but it’s really been magnified during this time. In certain ways, I’m extremely grateful that I love where I live and wouldn’t change most about it, but it’s also made me realize how special the moments are that I’m not home so that I can really appreciate it.
How do you keep busy? Do you separate the weekend and weekdays?
I own a design studio (Delilah Pistol) and I’m a full-time musician so my life hasn’t really slowed down since both of my jobs were already remote. In fact, things really ramped up during this time which can be challenging, but ultimately I’m grateful for. There’s no such thing as a weekend for me and there hasn’t been for a couple of years! Wouldn’t trade it for the 9-6 any day.
What is a new activity you are planning to try?
I’ve been trying out digital daily fitness classes from a company called Obé and I can’t get enough. It’s energetic, fun, keeps me motivated. I usually work out a small gym and never really wanted to make the drive to join a group fitness class, so I feel like I totally hit the jackpot.
Do you have a book or movie on your list while home?
I am pretty awful at watching movies and television, but I cannot stop watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race. They have three seasons going on at the same time right now and I’m watching all of them and all of the BTS content. I also binged Hollywood which is probably my new favorite TV show. I’m also really into YouTube, specifically celebrity morning and night routines because I tend to be little nosy. Basically anything positive and fun, otherwise things are too heavy!