The sex education that my generation received in school, while a lot better than my parents’ generation, still left some pretty big gaps. Even now, it’s safe to assume a majority of teenagers aren’t given enough of the facts about sex and relationships in school; and that’s just thinking about Ireland, where fortunately abstinence-only education hasn’t been brought in the way that it has been elsewhere.
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After the many fragmentations and horrid situations that happened due to the so-called sex wars of the 1980s, the internet has made it so many of us share spaces again. Nowadays, we are more likely to see it phrased as ‘sex positive’ feminism versus ‘sex negative/critical’ feminism.
WorldPride 2014 will no doubt be a wonderful occasion that host city Toronto will be proud of. It seems they are pulling out all the stops to make LGBTQ’s feel welcome.
Penguins are regularly cited as evidence of homosexuality or bisexuality present in the ‘natural world’ (which humans aren’t part of?) and you may even be familiar with some more famous couplings such as Silo and Roy, two chinstrap penguins in New York.
I found a review there for a new independent game that had just been released, The Yawhg. I’m hooked.
Persons who are transgender seem to always be the recipient of unwarranted questions and conversations. It is my belief that the lack of training or discussion in workplaces, in communities and in churches has left many persons (cis) wondering about the transgender community and those who have transitioned.
Dating isn’t easy and finding someone to date is no joke either – trust me. the UK lesbian/bi women dating site Dattch has launched in the US, lets hope we get a version in Ireland soon
The oldest bi-focused, national organisation in the United States is the Bisexual Resource Centre in Boston, and they have declared March to be Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
Two weeks ago, I came across something that sparked my attention whilst travelling through the interwebsz, posted by Tumblr blogger straightallies.
I want to talk about a subject that is, very literally, close to my heart. My name is Esmé and I’ve been wearing bras for about 7 or 8 years now. This means that I’ve put on and taken off my own bra upwards of 2000 times, plus other people’s a good few more.
Man and men are at the centre of the English language. Can we change it? Of course we can! Toodlepip is leading the way.
With the recent flurry of romance on Valentine’s Day I couldn’t help but wonder why every day can’t be just as full of love. Suddenly I had “I wish it could be Valentine’s every day” running through my mind with an idea that even Cupid would be proud of!
RTÉ have been in the LGBT spotlight for all of the wrong reasons recently but now they are catching our attention in a totally different way with the launch of a new podcast for audiences in Ireland, the UK and much further afield.The Cosmo on RTÉ Pulse has teamed up with LGBTI news site Gay Star News to present a show which will feature LGBT news, interviews and discussions.
“Congratulations! I’m So happy for you! Which one of you will wear the dress?” those cringe-worthy words many butches will be met with upon announcing their engagement.
The debate about Barbie’s influence on children’s body image is one that goes back years, but the most recent argument in favour of the doll seems like one of the weakest ones yet; Kim Culmone, vice president of design for Barbie at Mattel, has stated that the proportions of the doll’s body are the way they are to make her easier to dress.
If the title of this post puzzled you, it’s possible you haven’t been treated to The Hairpin’s famous Women Laughing Alone With Salad post from 2011. Others in the genre include Women Struggling To Drink Water (also The Hairpin) and Ladies Lounging (Uncomfortably) With Laptops.