I've been blogging for 15 years now, and have covered a variety of different topics over the years. What started as an online diary of sorts back in 2003, became a shiny online magazine filled with articles on fashion, feminism, sex and relationships, before slowly turning into a place for me to write about things/places... Continue Reading →
Keep up with my daily adventures
I've not been doing as much blogging as I'd have liked over the last few months, but that's not because I've had little to say or had nothing going on. There's been plenty happening in my life. I've done a short course in creative writing, been to a menswear symposium at the V&A, submitted an... Continue Reading →
Awesome Ideas: Skills Swap
Back when I first moved over to a self-hosted WordPress site in 2012, I enlisted the help of my multi-talented best friend and metamour Amanda to help make my blog and its extensive archives look good in the shiny new template I'd found. Four years on and the site was looking a bit dated, so... Continue Reading →
My favourite posts of 2015
Quite a few bloggers I follow have been doing round ups of their most popular posts from 2015, so I thought I'd join in. Rather than simply sharing what got the most views though, I have selected a popular post from each month that I was the most pleased with. So here's a quick summary... Continue Reading →
Changes are afoot at Rarely Wears Lipstick
The winners of the Sexual Freedom Awards were announced last night - including the wonderful Summer House Weekend, Mistress Tytania and Pandora Blake - which got me thinking back to when I was nominated in the Writer category of its previous incarnation, the Erotic Awards. A lot has changed in my life since then, and... Continue Reading →
Making time and getting organised
You may have noticed that, over the last few months, my blogging has tailed off somewhat. I've been trying to find the time to write, and time to plan what I want to write, but it never seems to come together. I used to have lists of ideas for blog posts in the notebook that... Continue Reading →
RWL Awards: The Winners!
Last night was the first, and perhaps only, Rarely Wears Lipstick Awards Ceremony. When I had the idea last year to create my own awards bash, I really didn't think it through but - with the help of my nearest and dearest - it turned into a proper polished celebration of the work of many... Continue Reading →
Voting begins for RWL Awards!
Nominations for the first ever Rarely Wears Lipstick awards closed yesterday and I've counted up all your suggestions to come up with eight shortlists for voting. You've nominated some amazing people, organisations and websites! I hope everyone takes a bit of time to check out all the websites and Twitter feeds of the nominees before... 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 →
Oh, look… I’m a sex blogger
Back in 2009, I discovered BitchBuzz and immediately decided that I simply must write for them. I messaged the editor, Cate Sevilla, and one of the questions she asked me was which section of the site I'd like to write for. I considered the subjects I was knowledgeable enough in to enable me to write... Continue Reading →