How to Broach BDSM with your Partner

This post was originally written for Torture Garden and posted on their blog. Torture Garden is the world’s largest Fetish and Body Art Club with global events attracting open-minded individuals of all sexual orientations and genders. By Holly Field. You’ve found your way to Torture Garden’s website, so the chances are you’re interested in the…

A Glossary for BDSM

Have you come across terms in articles, blog posts or on dating apps that you’re sure are sexual but you’re apprehensive to Google them? Let me provide a glossary to help you understand what on Earth is going on… (In no way is this an expansive list – this has come about by followers on…

The Art of a D/s Relationship

This post was originally written for Torture Garden and posted on their blog. Torture Garden is the world’s largest Fetish and Body Art Club with global events attracting open-minded individuals of all sexual orientations and genders. By Holly Field. Anyone can boss someone around, dishing out rewards and punishments but engaging in a D/s (Dominant/submissive)…

When Will Sex Be Good Again?

Warning: spoilers and content some readers may find triggering. “In recent years, two requirements have emerged for good sex; consent and self-knowledge,” writes Katherine Angel in her recent book, Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again*.  When it comes to self-knowledge (we’ll get to consent shortly), it’s not always easy to know what turns us on…

Finding my Fertility (Stage 3)

This time last year, I had my first fertility consultation. After filling in loads of forms and a very informative appointment, I learnt that I do have a bit of time, despite PCOS and fertility problems. And yet a year later, we’re only just coming out of a lockdown – so that’s one year lost….

Acronyms on Dating Sites: What Do They Mean?

So you’ve downloaded the app. You’re ready to line some dates up for this post-lockdown life. He looks nice and her profile seems genuine but what are all those letter combinations?! Over the years, I’ve been on plenty of dating sites. Some to find a partner, other times for casual experiences. And I’ve noticed there…

How to Explore BDSM Whilst in Quarantine

This post was originally written for Torture Garden and posted on their blog. Torture Garden is the world’s largest Fetish and Body Art Club with global events attracting open-minded individuals of all sexual orientations and genders. By Holly Field. It’s been a long year and during this pandemic, our sex lives have taken a battering….

The Smear Diaries – ‘Secret Echo Chamber’

With 1 in 3 women in the UK not taking up the invite for their cervical screening check, I’m striving to help women make informed decisions about their health. I’ve set out to share a variety of experiences of the cervical screening process – from invitation to after-party. Thank you to the women who’ve told…

The Smear Diaries – ‘Uneventful’

With 1 in 3 women in the UK not taking up the invite for their cervical screening check, I’m striving to help women make informed decisions about their health. I’ve set out to share a variety of experiences of the cervical screening process – from invitation to after-party. Thank you to the women who’ve told…

What Stories Could Your Vulva Tell?

Last month, I came across a body-casting artist who’s work showcases the human body. Now, she’s bringing her work to a wider audience by creating a book containing photos of 200 vulvas she cast from 2019-2021. With her new Vulva Diversity Project, Lydia Reeves hopes to celebrate vulvas, educate readers and help women feel less…