UK Sexuality

What Is Asexuality And Why You Should Know About It

Robyn Exton | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robyn Exton

On the last day of asexual awareness week, the Guardian published a short article authored by an anonymous ace. The subheader read "I don't judge you for wanting to have sex, so why is it okay for you to write me off as weird?"

Transparent, And Why Politics Is Anything But

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Yes, if there's a theme running throughout Transparent, it's that as humans - young or old, male or female - we're constantly trying to fit in and mostly we never quite manage to do so, which I guess is a truism the world over, no matter who you are; even an aspiring Prime Minister.

Bald And Under Thirty: Are You Gay Or Racist, Mate?

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Manley Hadley

Bald prejudice is often a subtle mask for a different snap judgement, as many people presume that a man with a shaved head is one of two things: gay or racist...Men who shave their heads receive prejudice from both the socially liberal and the socially conservative, seeing us as a demon representative of something they abhor.

If You Haven't Yet Seen 'Naked Attraction', Here's Why You Should

Kate Holliday | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

To all the nay-sayers and the what-happened-to-the-good-old-days-ers, I ask you this: why have you given the naked body such intimate importance? Why do you consider certain body parts as sacred; something to be hidden and kept secret?

Normalising Public Perception of Transgender: World Health Organisation

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrienne Macartney

This is a positive move, but I find it hard to be full of applause for such organisations when they make such adjustments. Being transgender should never have been on that list. Being gay was on the WHO list of official mental illness, and was only removed in 1992

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

We Need to Meet the Vulnerable We've Failed

Ben Moore | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Ben Moore

I was born privileged. Not heir-to-millions-lined-up-for-cabinet privileged, but privileged nonetheless. I was physically and mentally able. I was str...

10 Awful Sex Education Lessons That Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all remember sex education in school being notoriously bad - embarrassing, public and only vaguely educational. A recent study of 16 to 24-year-ol...

Visions of a New Black Masculinity for 2026 - Summer Exhibition At Somerset House London.

Lou Mensah | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

2026 © Ibrahim Kamara and Kristin Lee-Moolman Stylist Ibrahim Kamara collaborates with photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman for work entitled '2026' as ...

New Bold Feminine Perspective on the World

Georgina Gray | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Gray

A lot of titles are still following the same formula that the women's magazine should be strictly for women about issues that concern women only - as if such things exist. This is divisive. But if change is to come about, dialogue between everyone is necessary.

Gender Free World? Gender Is Irrelevant

Lisa Honan | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Honan

Our stance on gender is that your gender is irrelevant. Your sex should not define your choices, how you are perceived by others and who you are as a person - in other words your biology and subsequent gender assumptions, should not pigeon hole you.

We Must Also Remember Male Victims of Sexual Abuse

Penny Parks | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Penny Parks

Attitudes to male abuse have progressed since I published my book in 1990, but there is still some way to go to encourage men to report abuse and/or seek support to recover from the effects of that abuse. Campaigns like this will undoubtedly help.

Chemical Castration - or Compassion for Paedophiles?

Dr Sarah D Goode | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Dr Sarah D Goode

Every paedophile was once somebody's little child, a member of somebody's family. To imagine that they are somehow distinct from us, that they are 'those monsters over there' is a fairy-story we can no longer afford to believe.

Bisexual Women Tell Us Everything You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are some questions that we all want to know the answer to, but when it comes to someone's sexuality, it's not often appropriate to ask. We thou...

Don't Stand By to Intolerance, Hatred and Genocide

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Today is the day to remember and honour these brave men and other heroes who refused to stand by in the face of evil. And not just during the Second World War.

What David Bowie Taught Me

Lydia Suffield | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

David Bowie will be remembered for many things by many people. But for me, I'll always remember him as the person who taught me that there didn't have to be one face I chose.

Biphobia on 'Made in Chelsea' Going Unchallenged?

Sophie Hemery | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Hemery

It's not that I was expecting much better from one of the emptiest programmes on television, but this week's Made in Chelsea's discrimination against a bisexual man was still disappointing.

What Does Feminism Do for Men?

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Society, misogyny, the media; all of these things persuade us to live our lives according to the accepted route that the generations before us conformed to. Yet if feminism teaches us that everyone should have the right to become exactly who they want to be, why do so many men blindly dismiss it?

I'm Attracted To Women As Well As Men, But That Doesn't Make Me Bisexual

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

The implication that I may not have a grasp of my own sexual orientation is insulting. It wasn't that long ago that women were denied sexual pleasure altogether, now I'm supposed to accept that my last 27 years have been a lie. No thanks, science.

Empowered or Exploited?

Kate Holliday | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

Whether the actions of Miley Cyrus are harmful to women or not, in a world which simultaneously chastises and exploits female sexuality, it is unfair to blame the woman for being unable to appease both critics. We can, however, criticise a system which leads women to make decisions which may detrimental to the female gender as a whole.

An Open Letter to You, From All Dissatisfied Women

Rhianna Kemi | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhianna Kemi

Recently my ex-boyfriend wrote an article entitled "Why I don't go down on girls." Naturally my heart sank, a common experience for anyone who was once in a relationship with a writer from the Tab. One point to get out the way: the facts are simply not true...

Mother Pleads For Transgender Daughter To Be Spared All-Male Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

A young transgender woman battling being sentenced to serve time in an all-male prison has earned the backing of almost 50,000 people in just 48 hours...

Owning Your Sexuality

Noelle Reno | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

Owning your sexual power as a woman is one of the most fulfilling - and fun!! - things you can do! Forget about the act of actually having sex - I'm talking about feeling totally comfortable and proud of your sexiness because the female shape and female energy is sexy and infinitely creative!

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2016 | 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 22.09.2016 | 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.