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…

The Dangers of ‘Neat and Tucked in’

Brighton, like the rest of the UK, is in the grip of a lockdown. To get through January, my housemates and I are keeping busy. We’ve enhanced our professional offerings, dressed up and conducted photoshoots for our new websites and found ourselves absorbed in great TV (because there is only so much time you can…

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…

Battlefield

The battlefield behind you
tells not of bloodied corpses
but of poppies;
each poppy a lesson learnt
from a romance
or a dalliance.

To navigate this war zone
you’ve used intuition and strategy –

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…