Articles about 'sexuality'

Woman’s Hour discussion: the “female masturbation” taboo

A guest post from Chrissy D, looking at how a discussion about masturbation on Woman's Hour has caused outrage in the Daily Mail and the view of women this reaction reflects

Guest Blogger // 29 January 2012

Categories: Blog

On a planet far, far away…

The gender politics of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was eye-rolling enough. But some people look beyond the solar system entirely for their guidelines on sex and relationships, to a fictional planet where men are dominant and women are wives, sex slaves or rebel 'panthers'. Kit Marsters reports

Kit Marsters // 20 December 2011

Categories: Sex and Relationships

Abortion and sexuality, under attack

Anti-choice campaigners are trying to turn back the clock on abortion - and attitudes to women's sexual identity, argues Adriana PĂ©rez

Adriana Perez // 27 October 2011

Categories: Body and Health, Feminism

She Monkeys

Hailing the coming-of-age story of adolescent sexuality and fierce competition between female equestrians, Ania Ostrowska has her heart set on the youngest of three heroines

Ania Ostrowska // 13 October 2011

Categories: Films, Reviews

Research casts doubt on women’s pleasure

It has recently been reported that researchers at the University of Central Lancashire have indicated that the noises women make during sex are not necessarily linked to orgasm. A variety...

Holly Combe // 17 August 2011

Categories: Blog

New review: Orgasm Inc

Mathilda Gregory reviews a documentary which examines efforts to solve women’s sexual disfunction with a pill Orgasm Inc. Official Trailer from Astrea Media on Vimeo. When the manufacturers of a...

Jess McCabe // 12 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Orgasm Inc

Mathilda Gregory reviews a documentary which examines efforts to solve women's sexual disfunction with a pill

Mathilda Gregory // 11 March 2011

Categories: Films

The female lead?

Let’s not pretend social pressure on women no longer exists, argues Tugela Barnes in this guest post A few days ago, The Sunday Times’ Style supplement ran a story celebrating...

Guest Blogger // 27 August 2010

Categories: Blog

BBC Three Counties Discussion on Platonic Friendship

Unfortunately, popular wisdom still seems to have it that women and men can’t be platonic friends. Society might oh-so-tolerantly let you off the hook as a so-called “exception” if you’re...

Holly Combe // 27 September 2009

Categories: Blog

The Numbers Game

Reporting on Kira Cochrane’s article about Nick Clegg admitting to having slept with ‘no more than 30’ partners, Dodai on Jezebel is asking whether the number of people we’ve slept...

Holly Combe // 11 April 2008

Categories: Blog

Regina Lynn on Polyamory and the Internet

There’s a post on Regina Lynn’s Sex Drive on the rise in awareness of polyamory in recent years, due to the availability of information on the internet and selection of...

Holly Combe // 2 March 2008

Categories: Blog

Vulvas Get Bad Rap on Yahoo Answers

First, a bit of background: Yahoo Answers is a community where users informally ask and answer questions on a range of topics. It can be a bit hit and miss...

Holly Combe // 16 February 2008

Categories: Blog

A Rant and a Tribute in Scarlet

I don’t know about you but I tend to get a bit tired and woozy after I’ve had a really good orgasm. In my experience, the difference between the sexes...

Holly Combe // 18 November 2007

Categories: Blog

Girl With One-Track Mind Exposed by Media

The writer of a book of sexual adventures (based on her blog) has had her identity revealed by the Times, just 3 days after the book’s publication. Predictably, the overall...

Holly Combe // 11 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Men! Don’t Expect Equality on a Thursday

There’s an article by ex-GQ sex columnist, Kate Taylor, in today’s Guardian, slating Ariel Levy for criticising women who embrace raunch culture. (I’ve not read Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs yet...

Holly Combe // 23 March 2006

Categories: Blog

Scarlet too Rude for Newsagents

I’m pissed off. The only newsagent in my area to ever stock the women’s sex magazine Scarlet has now permanently taken it off the shelves due to complaints from customers....

Holly Combe // 2 August 2005

Categories: Blog

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