So, let’s talk about bisexuality – in a real way, without some glib quotation by a gross-ass filmmaker that was tired by the time I came out back in ’02. Firstly, waaay back in 1948, Dr. Alfred Kinsey (Irish … Continue reading Bi-bi Baby – Let’s Talk About Bisexuality So, let’s talk about bisexuality – in a real way, without some glib quotation by a gross-ass filmmaker that was tired by the time I came out back in ’02.
“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” ― G.K. Chesterton The New Yorker published a short story ‘Cat Person’ this week. Spoilers: it’s … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘Cat Person’ (no, not the Bowie song) Maia Mathieu shares her views on the short story published by The New Yorker that went viral this week.
Spoiler Alert: the title does, in fact, refer to period sex. Like it or leave it, that’s the sex-ed you’re getting. When I first started dating my boyfriend, I declined some dinner-and-drinks dates because of my period. When eventually the … Continue reading Paint the Sheets Red “Paint the sheets red!” he screamed as I climbed into bed.
“The deal with sexual fantasy is that it’s pretend. And when a fantasy is acted out, it’s done so between and among consenting adults.” — Cheryl Strayed Shame. Judgement. Fear. There’s nothing that kills a sexy thought or encounter stone-dead … Continue reading The Collegiate Kinkster, part II: Let Me Be Your Fantasy Your imagination – that powerful, private little theatre between your ears – is the most potent aphrodisiac.
“Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies? Up on a pedestal or down on your knees, it’s all a male fantasy: that you’re strong enough to take what they dish out, or else too weak to do … Continue reading Feminist Film Series: The Male Gaze “You are a woman with a man inside watching a woman. You are your own voyeur.”
CW: Rape, Sexual Assault, Social media We’ve all seen the hashtag campaign: it exploded after actor Alyssa Milano tweeted on the 15th of October: #metoo Suggested by a friend: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted … Continue reading #MeToo Every story that is told is heartbreakingly familiar.
Alan Turing. Oscar Wilde. Declan Flynn. All of these men, and millions more throughout history, have been vilified and murdered for being gay in a homophobic world. Doctors, psychologists, lawyers and writers for generations abused men like these in order … Continue reading Why Kevin Spacey Deserves a Witch Hunt
“Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.” – Oscar Wilde College is a time for learning, and that extends beyond the classroom. For many of us, this is our chance to explore who we are … Continue reading The Collegiate Kinkster, Part One
Dear Virgin Me, Sex becomes less of a big deal once you actually do it. Well, that’s if you hang around with girls who won’t judge you for subsequent escapades from Coppers on a Tuesday night. However, if you’re with … Continue reading Virgin Series A letter to sex curious you
SHIFT Day is one of four campaigns the Student Union have this year to spread awareness about ‘Sexual Health Information For Trinity.’ When students come to Trinity, they can be sexually active for the first time, and the Welfare Office … Continue reading Communication, Consent and Confidence: Get the SHIFT Sex is pleasure, and pleasure is a renewable resource.
Condom Power (Dame Street) ●●○○○ This little sex shop is surprising as it’s very easy to miss. Located across from the large Spar on George’s Street, this store has a tiny entrance that is only noticeable because of its slightly … Continue reading Dublin’s Sex Shops: Review From the functional to the flamboyant.
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.