It sounds like something out of a crime drama: a pop star is groped at a meet ‘n greet, and then the groper turns around to sue his victim for defamation of character. But this isn’t the latest Law & … Continue reading Swift Justice There was Bad Blood in the courtroom when Taylor Swift countersued the DJ who groped her back in 2015. Her legal victory contributes to the important conversation about rape culture and bodily autonomy: Maia Mathieu explains why we can’t just Shake It Off.
Listening to three 30-year-old teachers in towels talking about how much they hated their lives at four in the morning was not my typical idea of a Wednesday night. Temple Bar’s gay sauna, The Boilerhouse, had long been a … Continue reading Bed, Bath and Beyond What draws people to Temple Bar’s gay sauna, The Boilerhouse?
The question of whether or not to tell my boyfriend he was the first person I’d ever slept with is one I have been considering for about two years. While I understand some may find this a little weird or … Continue reading Confessional: Cherry Poppin’: What I never told my boyfriend
Content note: sexual assault
After two months the dust has settled on the PWR BTTM scandal, as their (predominantly queer) fanbase have had to come to terms with abandoning what was once considered a life-saving band. However, there is still the discussion of where to go next, and how to deal with similar cases in the future.
I don’t know how many one night stands I have had. This is okay. Some people I have slept with because I liked them and hoped for a relationship with when the pillow talk was over. With others, I slept … Continue reading A Boy’s Perspective: My One-Night Stands
Everyone has a past they do not enjoy revisiting. Life turns out differently from how you expected. People, unsurprisingly, change when they are drunk. I have had three one-night stands. At the time, I did not expect any of them … Continue reading A Girl’s Perspective: One-Night Stands
Everyone is bound to have a Graham Norton “Red Chair” story. You know, the one that you would tell the world and its mother should you be lucky (or unlucky) enough to sit on Norton’s chair, telling an oul’ embarrassing … Continue reading Confessional: Cherry Poppin’: Hypertension
There is one fact about casual sex which you would be wise to remember; no matter how little or how well you know the person, once they have been inside you, their story will always remain tethered to yours. … Continue reading Cherry Poppin’: Not Another Love Story
An anonymous writer tells of his personal experience with phimosis, a condition which in serious cases like his, requires full circumcision. He argues that the taboo around openly discussing our “private parts” can lead to confusion and distress about medical … Continue reading Under the Skin
I can remember only three things from sex-ed in secondary school. Forcefully etched into my brain by a highly pixelated PowerPoint presentation are graphic images of STDs. Then the question “do you want to be a used wedding dress?” Finally, … Continue reading One for the Girls
Illustration by Anna Hardstaff. In light of recent discussions around sex education in the media, notably with regard to RTE’s documentary Asking for It: Reality Bites and the introduction of sexual consent classes in some Irish universities, we asked three … Continue reading Sex Education
This summer myself and a friend toured some of the United States while on a J1 Visa. We spent a few days just outside of Boston during our travels, courtesy of one of his family friends – a woman … Continue reading Grindr Diary: Thank You For Your Service