Articles about 'sexuality'

One step forward, two steps behind

Following on from Sara Yasin's retrospective look back at Dawson's Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points

Melissa Dunne // 18 May 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Angel Haze

Sexuality and survival – Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze Content note: ‘Cleaning Out my Closet’ (linked to in the first mention of the song) contains a descriptive account of...

Holly Combe // 11 May 2014

Categories: Blog

I’m loving Angel instead

Sexuality and survival - Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Music, Reviews

In pursuit of non-hormonal contraception

Lizzie Ferguson questions the popular dependence on the contraceptive pill and suggests exploring alternatives so that women can make more informed choices

Lizzie Ferguson // 3 February 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Features

Revisiting the erotic

With the carousel of New Year’s resolutions beginning, I am reconsidering the place of the erotic in our lives, the kind that Lorde raises in Uses of the Erotic: The...

Suze // 14 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Good vibrations

Shoshana Devora enjoys a fun, engaging and thoughtful look at 19th century sexuality at In the Next Room

Shoshana Devora // 11 December 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The joys of sex

At the British Museum's shunga exhibition, Sarah Jackson discovers that the fantasy world of Japanese erotic art has a more relatable sense of fun than modern pornography

Sarah Jackson // 4 November 2013

Categories: Art, Reviews

Why feminists need to talk about the pleasures of sexuality

The lack of education on healthy, pleasurable sexuality and the growing prevalence of pornography are distorting young people's attitudes to sex, relationships and women's bodies, argues Erin Lane

Erin Lane // 28 October 2013

Categories: Features, Sex and Relationships

Ace of Clubs: Is there room in the feminist movement for asexual women?

Laura Buttrick considers how asexuality, sex positive feminism and feminist opposition to rape culture and patriarchy intersect

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Getting dirty with Earthy

Malise Rosbech attended Earthy with high hopes but found this "ecosexual bootcamp" lacking in direction or coherence

Malise Rosbech // 4 August 2013

Categories: Art, Reviews

What non-monogamy taught me about the ‘sex-positive’ movement

Elisa argues that sexuality is not set in stone and not above scrutiny, including when it comes to porn

Elise Haf // 30 July 2013

Categories: Blog

LGBTQ asylum seekers facing life threatening prejudice in UK

Laura shares some shocking examples of asylum judges' attitudes to LGBTQ asylum seekers

Laura // 10 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Full of Fire: new video from Swedish duo The Knife

"Who takes care of our stories?" Holly shares the first music video from The Knife in six years: a film by visual artist Marit Östberg, focused on images of queer bodies and sexualities and consisting of "a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises"

Holly Combe // 2 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Young women, sexuality, and the internet: why are we surprised that it has all gone tits-up?

Helena Horton argues that girls and young women are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to sexuality

Guest Blogger // 6 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Unchecked privilege, or the problem with Glen

Elisa explores the importance of allies recognising their privilege

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Sexting: new technologies, same old sexism

Laura argues that it's the sexism rather than the sex we should be worried about when it comes to young people "sexting"

Laura // 12 December 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Bound to reality

Bound to You follows Nichi Hodgson's journey to become a professional dominatrix, re-writing 50 Shades of Grey with a dose of reality and gender politics, says Josephine Tsui

Josephine Tsui // 9 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Bound to reality

Bound to You follows Nichi Hodgson's journey to become a professional dominatrix, re-writing 50 Shades of Grey with a dose of reality and gender politics, says Josephine Tsui

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Books

Socially liberal fiscal conservatives, or the definition of an oxymoron

Elisa argues that it is impossible to be both fiscally conservative and morally "liberal" on issues such as abortion rights, gender equality and gay rights

Guest Blogger // 19 November 2012

Categories: Blog

A coat of one’s own? Compulsory heterosexuality on the high street

Ellie Gore explores heterosexism and gender in high street fashion

Guest Blogger // 2 November 2012

Categories: Blog

The Personal is Political

What You Really Really Want and Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life are anti-self-help self-help guides. They challenge the clichéd, patronising and, often, offensive advice which is usually trotted out in this genre. Katherine Wootton reviews their alternative advice, discovering it is still possible to be a feminist while navigating the minefields of dating and sex

Katherine Wootton // 4 October 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

Lusting for Lust

Chrissy D responds to Erica Lust winning "Movie of the Year" at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto this month

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Jessie J, Cynthia Nixon and female bisexuality

Guest blogger Louise McCudden considers why being bisexual is presumed to be more socially acceptable for women than being gay.

Guest Blogger // 24 April 2012

Categories: Blog

An experience of crossing the gender divide: personal comfort before real difference

A guest blog post from Jane Fae on a topic she wanted to cover during her guest blogging stint (back in September) but found hard to tackle until now

Jane Fae // 8 February 2012

Categories: Blog

No access to the women’s room

Going clothes shopping as a disabled woman is a nightmare, says D H Kelly

D H Kelly // 30 January 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

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