When I was a teenager the only Lou Reed song I heard on the radio was Walk on the Wild Side. Even pirate stations, which I would listen to in the early hours of the morning, only seemed to play that song - which is odd when you consider the fact that not all Lou Reed songs mention blow jobs and amphetamine abuse.
EL James particular brand of BDSM lite succeeded in demystifying and publicising the potential joys of restraint and submission. Beginners bondage is more satin and Swarovski than gimp hoods and chains, but it certainly makes sex more sensual. You don't need fancy props or products. Just a simple blindfold will do the trick...
Hugo produced his phone from under the table and displayed his previous conversation with the apparent Ollie Locke... I couldn't believe it. I had been cloned. Somewhere out there is a man pretending to be me to get laid or to meet his soul mate. Little did he know, obviously not having read my book, that being me does not often grant access to getting sex regularly.
On the surface it seems that gays in Britain have it pretty good, so do we really have anything left to complain about? Well, when consistently greeted with questions such as, "So, you're gay? Fully gay? And you're happy with that?" It would seem that the short answer is yes.
Of this current golden age of female British directors (Andrea Arnold, Clio Barnard, Lynne Ramsay, Lucy Walker and Sophie Fiennes, to name a few), Joanna Hogg is the Terrence Malick, the understated maverick and perhaps the most intriguing of the lot.
We were in my old neighbourhood of North London as we set about our catch up when talk led on to the fact that as I've been working out, a lot, my stomach is now back to semi firm; I proudly declared "I'm ready!"
Sex with the ex seems simple, but is actually very complicated. Samantha Jones from Sex and the City summed it all up when she said "Sex with an ex can be depressing. If it's good, you can't get it anymore. If it's bad, you just had sex with an ex."
I'm like a normal guy, mid-twenties, single and bisexual. On the odd occasion I'm lucky enough to wake up next to someone, and more often than not, it's female, although sadly it's generally a friend's unattractive country dwelling-cousin.
How many LGBT youth groups, suicide prevention lines, anti-bullying groups or gay health initiatives are in line to see their funding slashed because the 'official' count of LGBT people in the UK according to the ONS has now just been revised downwards - by more than 75%?
Child survival rates are a major global concern, not least because of the targets set by Millennium Development Goal 4, to reduce under-5 deaths by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015.
A few weeks ago, I joined the London Feminist Network in the leafy haven of Bloomsbury for one single purpose: to form a line of women, clad in white ...
CONTAINS SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE: While honest and open discussion may help us see sex from a new perspective, it doesn't necessarily take us any closer to universal answers; sex is complicated and our fantasies are a reflection of our individuality and influences.
She may balk at the idea - as may her creator - but Bridget Jones should be the poster girl for a web-savvy generation that becomes the spine for a new consumerism.
Sex Box is actually worse than banal pornography because it masquerades as a public service project. In reality it is integral to a reality entertainment industry that has contributed to the consolidation of a culture that continually incites audiences to embrace the disclosure of intimate thoughts.
Who meets anyone offline anymore? I even met my cleaner on a dating-website (of sorts). Tinder is the latest go-to in the dating world and with more than 50-million matches worldwide, it seems to be working.
Take the show Girls, fast-forward five years, incorporate a healthier, mature bank balance and a meandering road littered with complicated relationships, missed opportunities, misleading directions to love, the glint of a light at the end of an elusive tunnel, and you have The Girl's Guide to Depravity.