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“How can you be with her when she doesn’t love you?” “She does love me, in her own way.” That is as simple as it should be – yet, it rarely ever is. Aromantics may not ever experience romantic attraction (although some do) but that doesn’t mean that romantic relationships are necessarily off the table. Aromantic...

Watching porn is no longer a secretive, solo act anymore (unless you want it to be) – but introducing it into your bedroom routine can be awkward at first. How do you bring it up – and how do you make sure it makes your sex sessions better, not worse? How do you check that your partner’s into the same weird shit you...

It’s World Mental Health Day. A day that I usually spend out on the streets campaigning or on social media encouraging people to talk about mental health openly. I’m a big fan of bashing the stigma, but we’re currently in a climate where the stigma attached to some conditions is being dismantled much quicker than it...

I wrote the first draft of this within days of my scan. It was so sweary the company mail filter blocked it. I was still in shock. I’m calmer now, but still startled at the surreal brutality of that day. When the appointment was done, I was in a daze. I got home okay, but dropped my motorbike on our (horrible) gravel...

It’s the 28th of September. The Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion – something that does not, in 2017, exist everywhere. This particular 28th of September also happens to mark the one-year anniversary of my own abortion. The one that I had freely, safely and legally at a local clinic in London....

  The vicar has warned us all of the perils of gluttony and lust – or, Dawn French has given an interview that slams young women who get drunk. In an interview with the Sunday Times, French slammed reality TV shows that perpetuated today’s drinking culture and showed women it was acceptable to be ‘champions of the...

Protests in the forms of marches have always been an important method of expressing dissent. I have a lot of respect for people who (sometimes literally) put their lives on the line to stand up for a cause that they believe in, but marches are not accessible to or practical for everyone. For people who can’t or don’t...

Hetty Douglas – the name which has infamously hit recent headlines. Whether it be Hetty, Hattie, Georgina or Beatrice, Oliver, Rory or Harry, they all seem to embody the same lifestyle, attitudes and dress style. You’ll see them in Russell Groups, museums, gentrified bars in Clapham, intolerably chatting absolute...

Coerced consent (or sexual coercion) is when you convince or persuade someone to engage in a sexual activity they are not comfortable with. This could be achieved by using alcohol or drugs to lower a partner’s ability to be assertive, but can also be through emotionally manipulating, pressuring or threatening a...

Lately, when I’ve been spouting excuses like “I don’t think I can make it out today”, what I really mean is “I can’t bring myself to leave my bed”. Every time I’ve told someone “I don’t know why I’m feeling so tired this morning”, what I really wanted to say was “I’ve hardly slept all week because I’m scared of being...