Health and Wellbeing Lifestyle Relationships

Popping the cherry: Debunking the myth of virginity

CW: rape/sexual assault  Everyone has a unique and personal relationship with virginity, which is greatly shaped by the cultures we grow up in. Even in communities that are most “liberal” about the concept, there remains a certain ambivalence over whether ‘losing our virginity’ is something to be proud or ashamed of. On a global scale, Read More…

Lifestyle Relationships

The ‘ick’: are we being unreasonable?

I was walking with a friend recently when she pointed out a man wearing sandals with jeans. “That gives me the ick”, she said. This was the start of her so-called “ick list”, which consisted of gems such as “when a man is rude to his mum”, or the arguably less valid “using an escalator” Read More…