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Are You Faking It? Why It’s Time To Close The Orgasm Gap

You’ve heard of the gender pay gap, right? On average men in the UK earn more than women. That’s a pretty widely-reported fact. To illustrate this fact, consider that men are paid for 12 months of the year and that women stop earning on 9 November, meaning that comparatively, the median wage for women is lower. But we’re not talking about the wage gap, today we’re talking about another gendered disparity: the orgasm gap. Here in the UK, our sex ed classes have long consisted of a reductionist set of hetero-focused instructions that fail to acknowledge the importance and the…

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How To Have Happier Healthier Periods

If you’re anything like me you dread getting your period. I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be the kind of woman who embraces the bountiful femininity of my monthly blood spilling forth – I hate it and all the faff that goes with it. The reasons for this are myriad. My time of the month shouldn’t really be called my ‘time of the month’ because it’s never consistent. However a miserable two days of PMS and off the chart hormonally-induced anxiety is always a sure thing. Then there are the physical effects. I suffer from pretty bad cramps…

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Five Reasons To Visit The Czech Spa Town Where Wellness Is A Way Of Life…

I like to think I’m relatively well travelled but I have to admit there are plenty of places I’ve never heard of. Until recently, the little Czech spa town of Carlsbad was one of those places. Sure, I’ve heard of Prague and knew enough about it to expect vastly impressive theatres, cosy Deco brasseries and cute bars on every corner, and when I touched down in the city after a short flight from London I wasn’t disappointed. But Carlsbad, now that place had a few surprises in store. In our super-anxious fast-paced world, most of us would do well to seek…

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Sex Care Is The New Self Care… But What Is It?

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I fall in and out of love with the term ‘self care’. Sometimes I find it an exhaustingly trivial and apologist phrase adopted by every woman in her twenties to get out of ‘adulting’ – don’t get me started on that one – and by ad agencies to sell throw pillows and moisturiser. Other times I really do feel that I understand the process ‘self care’ pertains to. To me, self care is deciding to stay in and edit photos with a hair masque on, despite the fact that your toxic ex has…

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Meet The Creators Of The Vegan Condom Brand Created By Women For Women

If you’ve ever been to buy pack of condoms in a public place and not felt some unpleasant mingling of ‘this is so cringe’, ‘please stop looking at me’ and ‘I cannot be bothered with this BS today’ then you have something in common with an overwhelming majority of women living in the UK. It’s not exactly a revelation that products meant to enhance and improve our sexual wellbeing have mainly been marketed at men for the last few decades. This has of course resulted in some pretty garish packaging and some questionable choices of adjective in marketing materials. The…

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What Is Sleep Wellness And How Can It Help With Your Health?

The concept of ‘wellness’ is a pretty broad one by all accounts. I’ve tried all kinds of things in an attempt to glow as hard as G-Paltrow, Gooping up my life to the extreme in the name of beauty and wellness blogging. Some things of course, have failed to leave me feeling any healthier, happier or more zen than before but others have been truly life changing. My latest foray into the world of wellness concerns sleep. We all know that lack of sleep affects the body negatively – from general fatigue to skin problems, anxiety to glycemic issues –…

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Why We Should All Be Sex Positive

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen a couple of posts pop up in recent weeks that are, well, a bit sexy. I debated whether or not I should go ahead with these posts, concerned that they might lose me a few followers or give people the wrong impression, but then I realised, these were the very reasons I should be posting content about sexuality, relationships and female pleasure. The very fact that I had to think twice, or that I was worried about what people might think hints at a problem: the problem of shame culture. This is…