1. Everything You Need to Know About Consent

    This year, the theme of sexual health awareness week was consent, and what a perfect year for it.

    With hundreds of sexual harassment and assault cases in the news, consent has been a hot topic, and for good reason.

    Consent must be the foundation to every sexual encounter and while it’s straightforward, sometimes different interpretations can make it complicated.

    I’m going to break it down – explain what it is, how it can be influenced, why it’s important, and when and how it can be given, asked for and withdrawn.

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    Sometimes when you’re dating, there’s nothing worse than that, “What are we?” stage.

    You find yourself thinking, “Are we dating? Are we seeing each other? Are we official?” and it can be a tough case to crack. Labelling your new relationship is something we all want (or need) to do but it comes as no surprise that a lot of the time, we don’t really know what we should be calling it.

    Not only do we have that ever-so-helpful voice inside our heads telling us to get a wriggle on with it, we’re in the Facebook age now where the seriousness of our relationships is determined by the status we set on our social media profile.

    However, if you’re not really sure what label you should be giving your new relationship in 2018, have a think about the stage you’re at first and take it from there. At first, it might seem clear as mud but once you’ve given it some thought, you’ll have it sussed.

    Here are some helpful hints…

    The body positive movement is about accepting and appreciating all human body types, no matter what they look like.

    What society considers to be beautiful should not cause a person to lose confidence or to feel unworthy of love and respect.

    Society's "beautiful" changes every five minutes anyway, so why bother attempting to keep up with what’s trending? We’ve spent the last three years obsessing over our eyebrows... we’ll probably be shaving them off by 2020.

    We often hear about body positivity in conjunction with the fight against fat-shaming and the pressure women face to look a certain way.

    There is more to the movement than that. Body positivity is against both skinny and fat-shaming, because body-shaming in all its forms can lead to mental health problems and harmful eating disorders.

    But body positivity should be inclusive of all genders, races, and abilities, not just female weight. So how can being body positive improve your sex life?

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    13 Things All Bisexual People Want You to Know

    International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, or Bi Visibility Day, has been held each year on the 23rd of September since 1999.

    This date also kicks off the beginning of Bi Week, a week designed to highlight biphobia and to help people all over the world connect with the bisexual community.

    Bi Week is over for another year, but that’s no reason to stop learning.

    We can still support our friends who put the 'B' in LGBTQIA+.

    Here are 13 things that bisexual people want you to know.

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    12 Things Everyone Has Thought During Sex

    Sex is a wondrous thing; like a magnificent night sky. Full of beauty, infinite possibilities and the... what the heck is that?

    We've all been there. On the road to Pleasure, via Puzzled with a pit stop in Preoccupied.

    Focusing on being relaxed and what is turning you on in the moment is key to satisfying sex.

    By practising being more present in each moment of daily life, you'll find it a lot easier to be in the moment during your lovemaking.

    With everything that's going on in our busy lives, it's understandable though that sometimes our minds take a detour.

    Don't fret about it.

    Read on for a list of things that everyone has thought of during sex.

    Just as important as knowing which sex toy to buy and how to use it, is understanding how to care for for your new plaything.

    After all, who wants to spend money on something, only to let it melt.

    MELT?! Yes, you read that correctly.

    Without proper care, there's a world of unpleasant things which can happen to your toys, from them not feeling as nice as they used to, all the way to full-on 'Wicked Witch of the West' melting.

    In this guide, we tell you exactly how to take care of your real feel stroker to keep it in top nick.

    If you own a THRUST, Fleshlight, TENGA or other 'skin like' toy, or are thinking of buying one, read on.

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