Consent: Also For Women
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Consent: Also For Women

“So what’s the best way, in day-to-day life, to establish what someone likes? Well, we fucking ask them.” ~ Cordelia Fine So, following a discussion I recently had on Facebook, prompted by this Ravishly article around practicing consent as a heterosexual woman, I agreed to write my thoughts on the subject of women and consent. … Continue reading

Why Having Sex Is Nothing Like Playing Tennis
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Why Having Sex Is Nothing Like Playing Tennis

“Dylan (Justin Timberlake): Why can it not be like that? It’s a physical act. Like playing tennis. Two people should be able to have sex like they’re playing tennis. Jamie (Mila Kunis): Yeah! I mean, no one wants to go away for the weekend after they play tennis. Dylan: It’s just a game. You shake hands, you get … Continue reading

By All Means Step Over My Cold, Dead Body and Save Yourself, You HARPY!
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By All Means Step Over My Cold, Dead Body and Save Yourself, You HARPY!

“Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth.” ~ Mike Nichols A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to The Imposter from My Life As Imposter. She talked about her life as a British Asian, and how she struggles with the Muslim Guilt Monster over matters of love … Continue reading

Love, Sex and Organised Religion
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Love, Sex and Organised Religion

“I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being–neither white, black, brown, or red; and when you are dealing with humanity as a family there’s no question of integration or intermarriage. It’s just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being.” ~ Malcolm … Continue reading

Size Is Just A Number
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Size Is Just A Number

“Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.” ~ Sophia Loren So I’ve been reading some of the publicity around Robyn Lawley (above) becoming the first ‘plus size’ face of Ralph Lauren. Plus size of course meaning bigger than sample size, not necessarily big. This in turn got me to thinking about the many conversations about … Continue reading

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An (Almost) Perfect Conversation – How Telling A Date About Your Mental Health Should Go

As those of you who read this page regularly may recall, back in August I had a date on a train with a guy who’d been sat in my seat. I’ve seen him a few times since then, and spoken to him a lot – nearly every day in fact. Things have been going really … Continue reading