Love Bomb 2013

This one's for all you lingerie fans out there. In case you weren't already aware of it, the Love Bomb is an annual celebration of the work of some of the best independent lingerie and swimwear designers, which takes place in the run up to Valentine's Day. Each of the brands taking part is run... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Eroticon 2013

As you may remember, last year I was invited to attend a new conference event for sex bloggers and erotica writers, called Eroticon. It took place in Bristol and was a fantastic day of panel discussions, presented sessions and workshops on many aspects of sex and how we can write about it better. The event... Continue Reading →

What happened to Valentine’s Day?

I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. It's a Hallmark Holiday designed to make you feel guilty for not buying lots of unnecessarily pink/red/heart-shaped tat in order to show someone you care about them. Because, how could you possibly really care about someone if you don't buy them gifts on an arbitrary date, right? As... Continue Reading →

Communication: Up front and personal

Effective communication in relationships is a tricky business. How do you know what to say and when? Is that little thing important, will they take offence and... should I just say it anyway? It can be tricky to get the right balance, but the more you talk (and listen!) the easier it becomes. However, the... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: pink vs blue

The other day, I found a piece by Belinda Parmar on the Guardian's website entitled Barclays has pinked up its new ad - how lazy and depressing. I tweeted this, wondering when this 'pink for girls, blue for boys' nonsense will end. While most people understood what I was getting at with that comment, a... Continue Reading →

Ooh, shiny! The blinding powers of NRE

Do you remember what it feels like embark on a new romantic and/or sexual relationship? That wonderfully blissful high where your new partner can do no wrong, you just can't wait to see them again, and you really don't think you could be any happier? Your heart overflows with joy and it's almost impossible to... Continue Reading →

Join my birthday celebrations!

Today is my birthday. However, due to a general lack of enthusiasm at this time of year*, I rarely celebrate on the day itself and have even written about the perils of an early January birthday before. Last year, I celebrated my birthday 6 months late and had a great time with balloons and fantastic... Continue Reading →

Burlesque versus Page 3

A friend of mine - Lea Rice from The High Tea Cast - posted a link to Laura Bates' article in The Independent on sexist advertising on her Facebook timeline yesterday. The article points out (yet again) why dismissing casual sexism as 'banter' is actually rather harmful, and Lea added the following comment to emphasis... Continue Reading →

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