Sex and Relationships

Heterosexual Married Men: A Redundant Species

Katie Beswick | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Let me make this quite clear to those married men who might be reading: when we're all dolled up, out on the tiles with our cleavage packaged alluringly in satin, clutching an expensive cocktail in our newly manicured paws, we do not want to talk to you.

The Time I Went to a Sexual Health Clinic and It Wasn't as Awful as I Expected

Freiya Benson | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

I can hear the intakes of breath and the silent shaking of heads. I know, I know. I'm an idiot. Anyhow, I realised the blindingly obvious fact that even if you've only been with a few people, you don't know their histories, and it only takes one person, with something, to pass it on to you.

You're Not Marilyn Monroe, Babe

Katie Beswick | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

The internet is awash with hazy black and white pictures of Maz looking smoking, with 'if you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best' printed over her beautiful face in a cursive font. They're always posted by single women. And I want to take this opportunity to say to those single women, stop it. Stop it now.

This Guy Asked 200 Total Strangers If They'd Have Sex With Him. Watch What Happened...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Comedy

He didn't ask them all at the same time, we hasten to add - but one by one. So that's something, eh? Yes, this American chap tried a, erm, interest...

The Silver Lining: Single Life, Kittens and Unrequited Love

Katie Beswick | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

I fucking hate cats, usually. Like men, they're either ugly, good-looking but dumb to the point of irrelevance, or else transparently cunning. And, also like men, they do that thing where they treat you with indifference, until you withdraw your affections, and then they're all over you like salt on chips.

We Need to Talk About Rape More Calmly

Katie Beswick | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Nothing will get better, for men or for women, unless we can talk about rape more calmly; unless we can accept and marry into our language the fact that rape is both grotesque and horrific, banal and workaday; unless we can understand that rape isn't always the worst thing you can do, isn't always the worst thing that can happen to you - but that sometimes, it is. Rape, like life, is complicated, and we need ways to talk about that.

A Near Miss With the Guy Who Had Attachment Issues

The Guyliner | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I get the feeling that he's typing one-handed, so decide now's as good a time as any to go into silent mode. He gives it one final go. "I shaved today," he says. I see the email has an attachment: a photo, which I open. Yes, he's shaved all right. Everywhere. Instead of a smooth chin or chest, I see gleaming genitalia - Spam-pink with sensitivity and not a hair to be seen...

Why ED Was the Best Thing to Happen to My Intimacy

Michael J. Russer | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael J. Russer

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the best thing to happen to me and my intimacy. There, I said it. Actually, I say it a lot. On radio, TV, print, online and occasionally gatherings (it's a great way to quiet a room down if things get rowdy).

WATCH: Relationship In 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Want to see your life flash before your eyes? Or at least, possibly, some highlights from your relationships over the years? And be ever-so slightly d...

A Guide To Penis Beakers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It's the hot Twitter topic of the day - thanks to this thread on Mumsnet. So here's our handy guide to using a penis beaker: SEE ALSO: 14 Oth...

It's Time to Put Consent in the Northern Irish Curriculum

Gary Spedding | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gary Spedding

In Northern Ireland, there is already curriculum covering relationship and sex education, but, difficulty comes in the lack of consistent implementation. This must be addressed urgently by the Education Minister, John O'Dowd.

Teaching Our Children About Healthy Relationships Just Makes Sense

Laura Bates | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bates

Imagine a country - a country with a population of, say, 63million people. Imagine that in that country, over 80,000 women are raped and 400,000 sexually assaulted every year, and over two per week killed by a current or former partner. Imagine that in that country one in three girls age 16-18 report experiencing unwanted sexual touching at school and nearly a third of girls in relationships aged 13-17 have experienced physical or sexual violence. Imagine that within that society, in which one in four women will experience domestic violence, half of 16-18 year olds wouldn't know where to go to get support if it happened.

We Weren't Egg-xactly Expecting A Sex Toy

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Watching the opening scene of the Tenga Eggs video - where a cockerel innocently walks over to an egg, clucking and pecking away - Huff Post Lifestyle...