UK Sexuality

Sexual Politics In The South Asian Muslim Community

Shazmeen Khalid | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shazmeen Khalid

Being South-Asian and Muslim are not to blame here, I'm merely acknowledging that as a female, South Asian Muslim, my intersecting identities have enabled me to notice gender inequality first-hand and experience the troublesome nature of sexual politics that have affected women for generations and are still affecting many of us today.

What Girls Call Their Body Parts

Katie Lodge | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Lodge

"What's that?" asked my three-year old son, head skew-whiff. Swamped by bubbles and an army of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period, he was pointing at my lower regions with a Gallimimus in his hand. We were both in the bath. "Erm," I replied...

I'm Allowed To Be Me Under The Laws Of The Land, But Why Won't The Church Bosses Accept Me Too?

Jonny Freeman | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

Next to no changes, acceptances or even considerations have been made in that report. Keep to the status quo, don't change, ignore any concerns and bravery from those who said 'Yes, I'm gay and I love God. So what.'

The Body In The Frame

Amanda Coe | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Amanda Coe

Strong female characters are a traditional mainstay of TV drama, from Ena Sharples to the magnificent Catherine Cawood in Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley. But there has always been a shadow side to these mouthy, active women...

Sexuality Is A Major Part Of Health Care

Jodie Brandman | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Sexuality is one of those things that is so often overlooked, but so vital for our mental and physical health. With one of my 2017 goals being to work...

Calling All Bi Women - Give Up Men!

Kylie Barton | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Now we all know that sexuality is a beautiful and colourful continuum, and that the 'B' is often the forgotten letter of 'LGBT' alongside the Q, the P, the I, and the A. Because of bierasure, bi men and women everywhere are probably leading a closeted heterosexual existence - how do I know this? Because I was one of them.

Sexual Education Is Missing A Trick - Pleasure

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

We can't rely on the occasional plucky teacher to take this initiative. Nor can we assume that everyone wants to chat about these intimate issues with their teacher. But what we can assume is that there's an appetite to learn much more about sex and that far from being bad, a pleasure-based approach is actually very good.

Sexual Entitlement

Arthur Peirce | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

While this news has caused a huge amount of disgust, it needs to be questioned what caused both men to think that shooting a rape sequence without the consent of the actress involved was in any way the right or necessary thing to do.

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 26.01.2017 | 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 12.01.2017 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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.