Sex Under Pressure
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Sex Under Pressure

(Image Source: Getty Images) “Revolution in Love’. Can you tell me what you mean by that? Do you want free love as against bourgeois marriage, or monogamy as against bourgeois promiscuity?” ~ Milan Kundera A, somewhat delayed, return to our #haveyouhadanorgasm series then. In the first post we mentioned that there is a of pressure surrounding sex … Continue reading

What Do We Mean By ‘Sex’ Anyway?
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What Do We Mean By ‘Sex’ Anyway?

(Getty Images:Timothy Shonnard) “Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.” ~ Mae West Right, back to our #haveyouhadanorgasm series. (I don’t recommend reading this at work or anywhere that your grandmother might read it over your shoulder during your festive family gatherings.) As we … Continue reading

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

You Keep Using That Word, I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means
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You Keep Using That Word, I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means

It’s probably inadvisable to read this post at work. “I believe that sex is the most beautiful, natural, and wholesome thing that money can buy.” ~ Steve Martin You remember those spam adverts and pop-ups offering me sex that I told you about the other day? Well, in addition to assuming that their offer presented … 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