UK Sexuality

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

Hostility Stems From Ignorance, So Visible Role Models for Bi People Are Vital

Amy Wills | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Wills

In my opinion, the hostility that bi people experience from both straight and gay communities stems from ignorance, which is why visible role models are so vital. If there were more high profile bisexual people when I was at school, perhaps my peers wouldn't have been so vicious and mistrustful.

Myths About Bisexuality

Ella McLennan | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella McLennan

Young bisexual people need acceptance and role models to look up to in order to realise that how they feel is totally okay. For now this is a largely misunderstood sexuality with many myths and misconceptions surrounding it, and that needs to change.

Take Pride in Sexuality AND Religion

Jonny Freeman | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

When I speak to people about religion and sexuality, the most common response is "its okay, I have no problem. People can be who they want to be". Bearing this phrase in mind, it got me wondering why religion can't become a passionate part of Pride.

Bisexual, Not Straight - Bisexual, Not Gay

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

As a bisexual young man living in London; somewhere I believe to be progressive on LGBT rights compared to the many other places in the world where people can be imprisoned for their sexuality; I find it increasingly hard to be open about my sexuality without explaining it in detail.

Why I Didn't March At London Pride...

Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Brown

I celebrate Pride every day that I wake up with my girlfriend. Pride consumes my every movement. My every achievement. My struggle lifts me beyond all I thought possible. I accept that my pride is what makes me different, but also just the same.

Gay Pride. The Walking Wounded.

Darren Brady | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

The seismic shift in the UK's view on LGBT people has transformed the experience of Pride from protest to parade. Bystanders no longer jeer and stare open mouthed- they cheer and celebrate with us on this day of overt visibility and expression. This is to be welcomed in a world where many are still ridiculed, persecuted and killed for being LGBT.

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

The Footballers Having Classes on Consent

BBC Radio 5 live | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Sport
BBC Radio 5 live

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.

Why Its Time to Challenge Our Religious Leaders...

Jonny Freeman | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

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.

The Female Gaze

Lisa Edwards | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

As I've got older, I've had to adjust to the 'cloak of invisibility' slowly descending around me, as the male gaze opts for a younger, fresher target. At first, I felt really sad about it, but as the months have gone on, I've realised that it is one of the most liberating things that has ever happened to me.

Louise Ridley

Could This Simple T-Shirt Be The Answer To Homophobic Bullying? | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK

"Your haircut is gay" may sound like a childish insult, but it can hurt. In British classrooms and playgrounds, young people are experiencing homo...

Why It's Okay to Love 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Bridget Tate | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

Instead of the constant critiquing and debating (and, ahem, blog posting), shouldn't we all be a little embarrassed that this movie is so popular? The movie posters boast that it is a "global phenomenon", and, based on the volume of discussion, media coverage and blatant outrage that this movie has sparked, I am starting to actually believe this to be true.

Instinct, Illness and Finding Your Way

Roberta Verdant | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Somewhere between childhood and my teenage years, I realised something: I wasn't straight. Eventual marriage to a man began to look less likely. Later I'd realise that my queerness was fine, great, even, but it'd take a while.

Don't label me

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

I don't care about normcore, metrosexuality, spornosexuality, or even lumbersexuality (yes, now even the bearded, flannel shirt-clad hipster that has his own label). The last label to be put past me was 'dad-core' (suppose that's just normcore taken to a whole new level, right?).

The Enlightenment

Lisa Edwards | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I looked at the Page 3 girls and hoped I'd look like Linda Lusardi when I was older. I blushed when various family members and friends would comment on my body - no part of it was left unscrutinised by the people that surrounded me, male and female. I'd say that started around the age of eight.

If You Don't Want Your Penis To Snap, Avoid This Sex Position...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have dubbed 'woman on top' as the riskiest sexual position, due to the high likelihood of penile fractures. This was followed by doggy s...

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Feminism has risen to the forefront of many people's minds this year, in no small part thanks to Emma Watson's inspiring UN speech. But one of my favourite things to appear recently is Caitlin Stasey's new website,

Orgasmic Meditation Part 2: Down the Rabbit Hole

Ashwin Bhardwaj | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashwin Bhardwaj

There's a 35 year-old PR girl who's never orgasmed with a man; an 18 year-old from Greece who wanted to "be like James Bond"; a woman in her 60s who wanted to explore a side of herself that she'd neglected since motherhood.

Why a New Partner Boosts Your Sex Life

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Arousal and desire would have evolved to promote the most successful mating strategy. So if having a novel sexual partner produced the greatest number of offspring who survive to procreate, then sexual desire and arousal should be greatest in these situations.

On the Nature of Public Opinion

Aaron Vallely | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

History has given us a colossal record of deceit, manipulation of the many by a resourceful and shrewd few, and the sustained distortion of public perception so robustly at any one time, it is imperative we review the model of society we have inherited. Power derives its life-force from control.

Asexuality: When Somebody Described Sexual Attraction to Me, I Couldn't Believe That Was a Real Thing!

Samantha Booth | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Sarah* is a 22-year-old recent graduate from the Midlands. She is part of the 1% of British public that identify themselves as asexual...

The Internet Has Changed Gender Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Who are we? How do we define ourselves? In the past this was something that on the surface appeared to be set in stone, but as the world has grown sma...

Homosexuality and Religion: Can a Mutual Respect Ever be Established?

Anna Tippett | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Anna Tippett

A large proportion of the homophobia that exists in society continues to stem from religious belief. Within this, the active condemnation of homosexuality is often justified as an expression of faith; a religious right where an individual is free to preach - what they perceive to be - the word of God.

How Much Sex Is Too Much Sex?

Lozzy Squire | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lozzy Squire

Sex when you're a single female usually follows one of two extremes: you're either getting too little and gagging for it or getting too much and gagging on it...