Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Censor Porn

Jan 6, 2015 | One Comment

1. On December 1, Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 were introduced to subject British made online porn to the same restrictions as R18 material sold in licensed sex shops. 2. This means that some sex acts have now been banned, but only […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Persuade Her to Watch Porn

Jan 6, 2015 | No Comments

1. Don’t bullshit. The vast majority of porn is made by men, for men, so don’t try and persuade her with spurious arguments about women ‘choosing’ to work in the industry. Porn is rarely a choice that educated, or wealthy women make, […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Tell an Asexual Woman She Hasn’t Met the Right Person Yet

Jan 6, 2015 | No Comments

1. Because they challenge the assumption that sex is a biological necessity, asexuals frequently encounter people who try to persuade them that they just haven’t met the right person, or are secretly gay, or that they would like sex if they just […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Belittle School Sex Education

Jan 6, 2015 | No Comments

This week, Yusuf Patel, founder of ‘SRE Islamic’ warned MPs at the Commons Education Select Committee that sex and relationships education (SRE) should not be taught to schoolchildren. The reasons he gave were, and I quote, “when research has been done with […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Think ‘Affairs? So What?’

Jan 6, 2015 | No Comments

The journalist India Knight has been busy plugging her new book In Her Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier. It’s full of Knight’s expert advice on pressing issues such as ‘using blusher’ or the ‘rule’ for eye shadows and liners – something involving the […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Your Knickers in a Knot About Underage Sex

Nov 12, 2014 | No Comments

1. This week, Sarah Carter of the Family Education Trust caused a media storm when she told the Commons Education Select Committee that guidance from sexual health and advice service ‘Brook’ suggests that sex between 13-year-olds is normal. She was referring to […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Before Wine O’ Clock

Nov 12, 2014 | No Comments

1. Alcohol is one of the few legal vices left to the middle aged, but our relationship with it is conflicted. In our youth we went out and got drunk at the weekends but we couldn’t afford to do it every night […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Argue About Money

Nov 12, 2014 | No Comments

1. Arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce (Dew, Britt, & Huston, 2012). Couples who disagree about finance once a week are over 30% more likely to get divorced than couples who disagree about finances a few times a month […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Before World Heart Day

Nov 12, 2014 | No Comments

  Monday, the 29 September, is World Heart Day. This year the focus of the World Heart Federation’s campaign is prevention and the emphasis is on finding easy ways to incorporate exercise into daily life. They advocate walking to work, taking the […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Do ‘Girl on Girl’

Nov 12, 2014 | No Comments

  1. When Katie Perry released her hit single “I kissed a girl” in 2008, a Cosmopolitan magazine poll reported that 54% of women between the ages of 18 and 24 had done the same thing. In 2011, further probing research by […]