New research by cancer charity The Eve Appeal has found people aren’t talking about vulvas nearly enough. Specifically, only 1% of parents frequently use that word when talking about female body parts in front of their daughters
Category Archives: Sex and Relationships
A Star is Born and Hollywood’s coercive ‘romance’
Jackson can do what he likes, because he’s famous. He’s an entitled, powerful man and he always gets what he wants. Nowhere is this expressed in a more sinister fashion than when he sends his driver to sit outside Ally’s home until she agrees to get on a plane to come and watch him in concert.
Natural contraception? Don’t believe the hype
If natural is best then why not ditch the Pill, with its synthetic hormones, in favour of a modern, trendy app subscription?
13 things I finally understand about Love Island
By the time Love Island fever had gripped the nation last year, it was too late for me to join in. I had so many questions – and now that I’ve watched it, I’ve finally got answers.
Stop telling girls they must put male feelings first
IT first happened when I was seven. A boy in my class tried to give me a giant Valentine’s card, and a bear holding a heart-shaped “I love you” sign. I said I didn’t want them and he burst into tears. Big, blubbery, seven-year-old tears, in the middle of the playground. Everyone in the vicinityContinue reading “Stop telling girls they must put male feelings first”
Lone wolf? No, these ‘incels’ are misogynist terrorists
It’s easy to see why the online world of “men’s rights activism” might appeal to the kind of young men who find social interactions difficult and confusing, and wish there was a scientific formula for success with girls and women. It’s not hard to see how neurologically atypical young men in particular could be sucked in.
For many leaving care, independence comes at a high price
For most of us, flying the nest means being able to return at an time. For those leaving care, there’s often no looking back.
Is the law really the best way to deal with incest?
As technology allows family relationships to become ever more complicated, such as in the strange case of the 24-year-old frozen embryo, it’s worth pausing to consider what problems might be stored up for the future.
Cat Person shows it’s not just elderly folk who are desperate to connect
In real life, as in quality fiction, we’re all flawed. Algorithm-based dating technology may give the impression The One is out there, just waiting to be discovered by a diligent box-ticker, but what if a much better match is just a couple of years older, or lives five miles further away, or can’t be faffed with internet dating?
Want to know what Mother! is all about? Ignore what its creators are saying
Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence might just be seeking to deflect attention from the most obvious interpretation of the cinematic baby they’ve made together.