There is no rule book on growing up to make it easier. Everyone matures at different speeds and messages need to be delivered appropriately. But what we can do right now is help young girls make sense of what's happening around them and empower them to deal with it.
Who would have thought it. It seems we had Ed Miliband all wrong. For years we were led to believe he was just that nerdy bloke with the strange voice who looks like the plasticine man from the Wrong Trousers. However it now appears the Labour Leader has clearly being wearing the right trousers in terms of attracting beautiful and successful women.
Why, then, is it so impossible for an ugly female protagonist to exist in our culture? Why must 14-year-old Hermione Granger have a Cinderella moment at the Yule Ball, when she has so many other qualities to recommend her?
The devastation to all sides which can be caused by an accusation of a sexual crime was made clear to the players during the session. A former detective with Sussex police put them through the kind of interrogation and explains the forensic examination that a man will face if accused of a sexual crime.
As much as children don't want to think of parents having sex (with anyone) it wouldn't hurt to give a gentle reminder to mum or dad when they start seeing someone new about safe sex, as no one likes to think that one of their parents could be in those statistics.
Mrs Pickwick too is liable to similar moments. Often, I cooch up with her on Saturday mornings with thoughts of love in my mind and stare deeply into those hazel eyes I have loved for over 20 years. It is only then that I discover that she is composing a list of things she and I need to do that weekend driven by duty or necessity.
If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it
I always feel as though every dating app is exactly the same. You look at someone's photo and where they live, you "swipe", "like" or "heart" them and hope they reciprocate. So when I stumbled across Whiplr, it at least sounded a little bit different than the "norm".
Women are, and always have been, reluctant to masturbate. In fact, a wealth of research has consistently confirmed that masturbation is the biggest difference in sexual behavior between men and women.
Neon Moon's body-positive, un-photoshopped ads are great. I love them. But we need to stop throwing around the word 'feminist' as some sort of watered-down synonym for 'good-for-women-in-some-way-ish'. And we really need to think before slap it on products.
This war on American Apparel has got to stop - least of all because it's just giving the company exactly what it wants. But the ASA has got to realise that it's a complete waste of time to point a finger at one company in particular without pointing a finger at the industry as a whole.
Rights are continuing to improve across the world, pride festivals are a regular sight across the biggest cities and to most of us, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or plus is OKAY. Yet walk into the church and we still face major problems.
From hormone-driven first loves, to long-term partnered 20-somethings, to the newly wedded and those well-into matrimony; we've all witnessed at least one of the above cross that oh-so-fickle faithful line, leaving loyalty far behind.
Couples rarely talk about private masturbation, but not talking about it doesn't mean its not happening. Most people do not stop masturbating when they're in a sexually satisfying relationship.
You're a strong, independent worldly wise lady who's developed an immunity to bullshit over time; you know what you want from your life, your career, and who you will allow into your bed and heart.
What I would really have liked for Mothers Day, is something from inside me, and that is my sexy old self back. Not only do I know that sex is vital for the longevity of a relationship, and that is good for me. I miss it.