(Getty Images) “Bad enough to be ill, but to feel compelled to deny the very thing that, in its worst and most active state, defines you is agony indeed.” ~ Sally Brampton Some time earlier this year, I can't remember exactly when, around the time that Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed his plane, I decided that I… Continue reading Start A Conversation Today
Have You Had An Orgasm?
“A woman's orgasm is such a fragile thing, dependant as much upon her mind as on her clitoris.” ― Megan Hart Ladies, have you ever had an orgasm? I had a conversation over the weekend with a bunch of women in their mid thirties. Almost half of them had never had an orgasm. Most of… Continue reading Have You Had An Orgasm?
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 Consent: Also For Women
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 Why Having Sex Is Nothing Like Playing Tennis
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 You Keep Using That Word, I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means
7 Reasons Why Girls Ain’t Easy
"It's full of easy girls." ~ A friend, disdainfully, while discussing a local dive hot-spot. 'Easy girls' has to be one of my least favourite terms in the English language. I find it offensive on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin, but here goes: 1. This is not the 1950s As… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Girls Ain’t Easy