I’ve always been a bit shy when it comes to talking about sex. This might surprise you – I co-host a podcast all about sex and gender in which we talk in depth about the ins and outs (pun intended) of the sexual knowledge we gain and awkward experiences retold in the books we read. The girls on the podcast joke that I’m a prude – whilst I’m happy talking…View Post
I’ve never been the type to have a small circle of friends. I’m not quite sure why, but I’ve always been drawn to having a lot of friends, acquaintances and random people you see at the pub when you come back to your parents’ house for Christmas each year. Having different people suited to different situations, having many small-talk acquaintances, and knowing people for years on end but only speaking…View Post
Is Love Island A Reflection Of Our Attitudes Towards Attraction, Dating and The Perception Of Women?
Love Island Like most eighteen to thirty-year-old British adults, I have been watching Love Island since the new season started four weeks ago. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a fan of a well-crafted, slightly trashy television show; after I’ve spent the day working, I want nothing more than to curl up in bed and watch rich, beautiful people live out a not-too-deep, semi-reality on my laptop. Like…View Post
Lately, I’ve been feeling frustrated. Like a low-key frustration, not a sudden, I’ve-stubbed-my-toe-why-haven’t we-evolved-to-not-do-this anger. I think it’s been building for a while now, but two particular instances brought it to light. The first was a blog post I read by Jameela Jamil. She came across an image of some of the Kardashian sisters with their respective weights edited onto each of their bodies, and felt compelled to discuss how…View Post
Let’s be real, we’ve probably all celebrated Valentines and Galentines at least once in our lives. Last year I was firmly in the Galentines camp, purchasing some “Not Your Baby” pyjamas that I’d wear around the house on nights in, not giving a fuck about what the boyfriends of the house thought. I didn’t want to see or hear anything about the holiday of love, being just at the stage…View Post