It’s very easy to believe that women are “too complicated to understand” – but even despite natural variations, some general patterns of pleasure exist and need to be acknowledged. One of the first sites attempting to demystify female pleasure and get people to reap the benefits is an interesting new platform called...

Sex should always be fun, so it can be off putting and even scary when pain replaces pleasure. However, pain isn’t something you should be ashamed of: statistics show that one in ten British women between the ages of 16-74 suffer from pain or as it’s medically known dyspareunia, according to BJOG. I think we’ve all...

I‘m Laura, and I have major depression and generalised anxiety. For the past few years, my illness has defined both myself and my educational experience, to the point of having to repeat my final year of university. Below I talk about attempting to balance my mental illness with my education, how I fought (and lost)...

When an interview opens with a cup of tea, and closes with a friendly hand job demonstration, you know you’re writing an article for Verbal Remedy. I absolutely love writing about genitals on the internet. Very few things make me happier, other than when my fuchsia decides it can be bothered to grow, or when I find a...

Period poverty is something we’ve long been aware of in the developing world, but recently many of us have had our eyes open to horrifying issues being faced right here on our doorstep. The charity Freedom4Girls, who normally send supplies to Kenya, has for the first time provided towels and tampons to a local Leeds...

There is power in the stories we tell; the stories we tell matter. The impact that a story, a character, or an artist can have on a person’s life can’t be stated enough. Music. Theatre. TV. Film. Books. No matter the medium, telling or listening to a story can not only be an outlet, but a lifesaver. Being surrounded...

Iused to think all women shortlists were degrading, portraying women as a group that should be given places in parliament out of pity, not because of their ability. However, through being social secretary of Newcastle University Labour Society and having the opportunity to speak to women on all sides of the party,...

***This page is being updated as more events come in. To tell us yours, comment below or email info@verbalremedy.co.uk*** Conferences and Panel Discussions All-day women’s conference at Teesside University Venue: Teesside University When: Wednesday 8th March, 9am More info Inspiring Women Conference 2017 Venue:...

A feature film that opens with the sound of a graphic rape is not one that Verbal Remedy would normally consider holding a discussion around, but director Paul Verhoeven has given us one too many unanswered questions. Elle is a film where women truly take centre stage. Not content with simply having a strong female...

This morning a video went viral of a cyclist tearing the wing mirror from a van. This was in response to continued harassment from a passenger in that van, who repeatedly asked for the woman’s number at a traffic light, then reached for her and swore at her when she refused. When I saw the video, I knew the inevitable...