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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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Why Choosing A Decent Lube Matters + 10 Of The Best…

Lube is having a moment and thank the gods, because it’s just the best. Sadly, we’ve been peddled rather a negative view on personal lubricant over the years and it’s generally been perceived as the preserve for dry old ladies and sexual deviants – bizarre that a single product could serve to benefit both these demographics simultaneously, right? Well, the old slip’n’slide has been rebranded as what it should have been all along – a health and wellness essential that every woman should have in her line-up. Think about it – we spend a ton on creams, serums and treatments for our faces,…

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Self Love: Six FemTech Essentials To Invest In This Valentine’s Day

It’s the month of love, the most romantic day of the year and a great excuse to show yourself some tenderness. I’m a lover 365 days of the year so generally I have no problem with telling those close to me that I love them or with treating them and often, myself, to plentiful gifts because I’m the generous, compassionate type. Don’t get it twisted though – I put a lot of thought into my gifting and you’ll not find me shelling out for sex cheques and teddy bears. Last year we witnessed a boom in the beauty and wellness…

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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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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…