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 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…

Sex Ed: Are We Doing Enough?

(Originally posted on LinkedIn for the EdTech Lobby, but still written by me.) Children and young people across the world are returning to their classrooms.  Over the past five months, many will have learnt how to make pasta from scratch, re-read all the Harry Potter books or completed their favourite video game twice over.  Other…

Those Chaotic Twenties…

Those chaotic twenties, characterised by comparison and rumination; when career successes brush up against career panics. And Saturday night’s laughter shape-shifts into Sunday’s regret; as frivolous exploration transforms into ‘unbecoming behaviour’. Through which independence beckons and financial demands loom, yet childhood lurks behind our shoulders. But those chaotic twenties, as love, desire and passion are…

What Are The 5 Languages of Love?

At the beginning of lockdown, I’m sure many of us had grand plans to learn another language and another skill.  Despite my half-arsed efforts, this has not happened.  However, (amongst exploring Kink, Desire and new recesses of Pornhub) I have learnt about the ‘Five Love Languages‘ that help us to have happier relationships with our…

How Does It Feel To Live With An Ex?

Just before lockdown, I broke up with my ex.  It was a strange breakup because we lived together in my home with housemates, so it was always going to be tricky. We took it slow and cared for one another – then a pandemic hit.  Moving back home for lockdown with my family was both…

Love and Lust in Lockdown: Self-improvement.

Lockdown has got many of us feeling hot under the collar and frisky between the sheets.  To find out how lockdown has impacted our love and lusting, I’m getting intimate with interviews.   George, 30. What is your relationship status? Single.   Describe your love-life in one word. Wondering.   Who have you been quarantining…

Love and Lust in Lockdown: Discovering the magic.

Lockdown has got many of us feeling hot under the collar and frisky between the sheets.  To find out how lockdown has impacted our love and lusting, I’m getting intimate with interviews.   Miles, 32. What is your relationship status? Complicated.  When I lived in the US, my girlfriend and I got married so I…

Love and Lust in Lockdown: Adventures to cum.

Lockdown has got many of us feeling hot under the collar and frisky between the sheets.  To find out how lockdown has impacted our love and lusting, I’m getting intimate with interviews.   Holly, 28. What is your relationship status? Single. Describe your love-life in one word. Enticing. Who have you been quarantining with? The…