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….

Sex Podcasts

There’s a podcast for everything, meaning, there’s a podcast for everyone. And although I’m no longer driving to work each day (and therefore don’t listen to podcasts as much as I used to), I still try and catch up on my favourite ones. Some are hilarious, others inspiring, and some spark an idea for a…

Love Lessons from a Pandemic

We’ve all gone through stages of having a list of what we need and what we want from a partner. We may have added to the list over the years or detracted from it. Perhaps we scrunched up the paper and chucked it in the bin because someone came along who fit none of our…

6 Top Tips for Success on Dating Apps

I’ve been on and off dating apps for most of my twenties; I’ve tried all the popular ones and sought after casual and monogamous relationships with both men and women. I’ve been around the block – see blog! Sometimes I’ve deleted my account because I’ve met someone and wanted to see where it progresses, but…

NSFW: Shibari Workshop

Earlier this week, my housemate and I tuned into Anatomie Studio‘s online Shibari class. The session focused on floor self-tying with the aim to learn key knots and rope positioning. So, we fetched our rope, poured two glasses of Bailey’s and plugged the Mac into the TV… We were ready to up-skill in Lockdown 2.0….

Hope Above All Else

Something strange happened recently: a random number messaged me on WhatsApp. Usually, when I exchange numbers with someone I’ve been speaking with (on- or offline) I save their number in my phone or they send a message not long after so I can save theirs. There were no hangers-on in the dating apps I was…

Impressions and Lessons

Recently, I’ve noticed that the exciting direction my career has taken might have its drawbacks. When dating, conversations around work and career inevitably crop up and when I tell people I’m a writer, they usually want to know of what. And so I tell them. I tell them I write about teaching and learning, business…

A Sexy Playlist

About three years ago I wrote a post that contained my phone’s ‘Power Playlist‘ – the playlist I make my way through to feel confident and empowered. More recently, I’ve curated a sexy playlist that always gets me in the mood. Here it is for your aural pleasure… Rain Man (Dwin Remix) – Iamkeynotes. ‘I’m…

A Speed-Dating Night with Skirt Club

Over lockdown, I joined Skirt Club; a private members’ club for bisexual and bicurious women. Naturally, COVID isn’t very conducive to groups of women flirting in bars and luxury homes – especially now we’re back to the rule of 6 – and so we’ve had to enjoy one another’s company over Zoom. Fortunately, a few…