UK Sexuality

Forget Conscious Uncoupling, How About We Try Conscious Coupling?

Claire Brummell | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

Conscious coupling is about being conscious about whether you want a relationship, what are the important values for your ideal partner to have and what kind of relationship are you looking for?  Are you just interested in something casual?  Do you want a long-term partnership?

Miranda Kerr's GQ Shoot Recreated By A Guy, And It's Weird And Thought-Provoking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

Posing nude and arm curved seductively, legs clad in long black stockings, this Australian model looks... weird. In a Facebook post that is quickly...

Stories of Polish Gay Immigration in the UK

Pamela Sposito | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pamela Sposito

Homophobia in Poland is another major reason of Polish immigration to the UK. Who would have thought? In fact, gay Poles decide to book a one-way flight ticket to London to escape discrimination.

Can a Person Really Change?

Claire Brummell | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The more I've become the kind of woman I want to be, both in and out of a relationship, the man in my life has become even more of the kind of man that I really appreciate...and he was pretty amazing to begin with!

My Dad is Gay and So Am I. Questions?

Conor Penn | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

I think I was about 16 when my dad came out as gay. Following a series of hospitalisations relating to his mental health, the time had come for him to start talking about his sexuality. In the years that have since passed, I have also come out and subsequently been asked various reductive and predictable questions...

Would Celebrating Female Sexuality Help to Reduce Levels of Sexual Violence and Rape?

Heather McIntosh | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather McIntosh

Of course, women can technically have casual sex whenever they want. There's no law against it. But there is a deep-seated societal disapproval, which arguably, is just as powerful a deterrent.

Coming Out for Sochi

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Sexuality is beautifully fluid in nature and can continue to evolve over the course of my life, then by definition I do not accept other people's expression of sexuality either. And that's a problem. Which is why I'm coming out for Sochi. Do you dare?

On Valentine's Day - How to Tell If Someone Really Fancies You

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Are you a 'romantic paranoiac'? Defined in Alain De Botton's 2006 book Essays in Love, as a tendency to misread sexual interest in the body language and conversation of others. Men, much more than women, see sexual intent in the opposite gender's friendly gestures. Working out who really fancies us may be down to evolution and psychology.

Student To Lose His Virginity At London Art Gallery, Watched By 100 People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 19-year-old student is to lose his virginity at an art gallery in London during a live gay sex show watched by 100 people. Clayton Pettet, a stud...

#OneLove: Homosexuality Isn't Bad

Kamran Assadi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

But looking back on how things once were, one can now see that there is some positive progression and more tolerance for homosexuality. The attitude towards it has improved in the UK rapidly, and can only get better. The progress that society is making is encouraging and can only be commended.

'Woman-Friendly' Porn Is Pretty Hard to Come Across

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Having spent most of my formative years getting riled up over the fact that my ovaries reduce my pay packet in comparison to my male peers, it's hard to get turned on watching something which is grounded in the idea that women exist for the sexual gratification of men. However, as much as I'd like to claim that I selflessly stopped watching porn because I'm a committed feminist, that's not strictly true.

Fifty Shades of Liberation?

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

The eruption of 'mommy porn' typified in E.L James' 50 Shades series has been argued by some as a marker for female sexual empowerment. I will agree that it has enlightened a change in coffee table conversation, in a similar way to the emergence of Ann Summers' parties; but here's the rub - the series isn't actually representative of BDSM or female empowerment - it's simply about male possession.

Macklemore: The Performance That Divided a Minority

Patrick Cash | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

When I heard 'Same Love' for the first time, it blew me away. I had never heard anything like it, and I never hoped to imagine hearing anything like it in my lifetime. The fact that it was by a straight man, whatever his colour, made those words all the more pertinent and, for me, touching.

Madonna, Macklemore And Gay Weddings At The Grammys

Daniel Warner | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Warner

Let's go back to the beginning and start with Madonna and me. Against what some people think is the gay 'stereotype', I'm not really one of her fans. However, my actions after watching her arrival on the red carpet and then performance, I played true to stereotype and took to social media to comment on her appearance.

If My Gender Is Fluid, Yet My Sexuality Not, How Do I Know Who to Bonk?

Tom Rasmussen | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rasmussen

I am very aware that I am lucky to be gay in the UK now, and we are so lucky that spaces such as gay clubs exist, however the sexual systems within which we move in these spaces are problematic for someone like me: here, I feel as though I don't sexually belong.

Can 'Muscle Men' be Intelligent as Well as Strong or Is the Last Acceptable Stereotype Still Alive and Well?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

We all should know every Muslim is not a potential terrorist. Every Catholic priest is not necessarily a paedophile anymore than every blonde woman in a short skirt is a dumb bimbo. Every person who wears spectacles isn't an intellectual either despite the beliefs of Pol pot and the Khmer rouge that perpetuated stereotyping a la social engineering.

Smoking & Stress During Pregnancy Raises Chances Of Having Gay Children Claims Dutch Neuroscientist

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Smoking during pregnancy can affect the sexuality of an unborn child, a Dutch neuroscientist has claimed in a controversial new book. Levels of st...

Living Dolls or Just Living?

Morgan Reilly | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Morgan Reilly

On Monday evening at 10pm, Channel 4 aired the documentary Secrets of Living Dolls... On the night it was aired people took to their Twitter accounts and Facebook status' to tell their friends that what these men were doing, well it simply isn't right! But...is it not?

20 Sex Facts That Will Blow You Away (No Pun Intended)

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like the time we watched A Nightmare On Elm Street aged 8, we're not quite sure we'll ever look at life quite the same way again. Did you know tha...

Why Are the Media Labelling Tom Daley as Gay?

Beth Saward | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Saward

Daley doesn't use any label in the video. The language he uses seems deliberately chosen to avoid any form of labelling of his sexuality. Either that or he feels that he hasn't settled on one yet. Regardless of his reasons, the media has mostly fallen over themselves to declare him a new gay icon.

Tom's Decision Is a Brave One - but Inevitable After Entering the Celebrity World

Phil Hall | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Hall

It is tragic that Daley had been forced to come out. But anyone setting out on the road to a life in the spotlight must think twice. Once you swap your particular talent, be it singing, competing at sport or acting for a life as a "personality" then the reality is all bets are off. Your life is public property.

Polyamory, This Season's Gay

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

In the battle for the right to choose how to demonstrate your sexuality, polyamorists are the new 'convenient issue', the latest depraved people to pick on. We are the slippery slope. Because the mind loves polarities of definition.

The Bigotry of Our Medieval Society

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Everyone should have the same rights (I'm especially thinking of the marriage laws here), and be allowed to love who they want. In fact, "be allowed" isn't the right term here. No one has to give heterosexuals permission to love, so why do homosexuals need it?

Tom Daley, Bisexuality and Sports' Sexuality Problem

Eloise Hendy | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

Tom Daley is gay! The ridiculously tanned, ridiculously toned, young gay icon has revealed he has had a boyfriend for months. All the guys across the world who may have watched the Olympic diving less for the pike position and more for Daley's tiny speedos can rejoice, as his heterosexual teen girl fan base cry into their goggles. Except, actually, he isn't gay, or at least hasn't said as much.

Tim Teeman on the Private Life of Gore Vidal

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

The private life of Gore Vidal is what fascinated journalist and author Tim Teeman. In his illuminating new book In Bed with Gore Vidal: Hustlers, Hollywood and the Private World of an American Master, Tim reveals the sexual rollercoaster that was Vidal's life, and how this rollercoaster shaped his views on sex and sexuality in general.