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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Memoir

a separation

Sadaf Zekaria
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This was not the first time my father had expressed an opinion which had bothered me, but for some reason this particular incident has stayed in my mind over the last few months. I was watching the phenomenal 2011 film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi titled A Separation, which follows the lives of two startlingly…
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
Books

lip lit: suki

Lauren Strickland
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Suki, at first glance, seems to be about very little. The new novel from fabulist Suniti Namjoshi has a minuscule cast of characters: for most of the tale there’s just a narrator—the unnamed, author-analogue ‘S’—and a subject—S’s cat and the titular Suki. S is a writer of fables and poetry who spends her days scribbling…
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Sunday 15 December 2013
Culture Life Opinion Sexuality

love isn’t blind online: statistics show ethnicity is a barrier in internet dating

Sarah Iuliano
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Picture this: you’re into online dating and log on to check your profile. You have received a message of interest from a user from what you perceive to be a different ethnic background to your own. What do you do? While you, dear Lipster, may be inclined to see where things lead, internet dating services…
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Wednesday 27 November 2013
Books Sexuality

lip lit: just_a_girl

Margot McGovern
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Fourteen-year-old Layla is a 21st century Lolita, and like her antecedent, she’s not one to shy away from a man’s attention. She knows that all it takes is a gesture, a look, and she can have almost any man she wants. It makes her feel powerful, like she matters. But what she really wants is…
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Monday 11 November 2013
Culture Featured Life

sponsored post : how do you know when you’re ‘in a relationship’?

Zoya J. Patel
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(Image: Hojusaram) This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. It’s coming up to the two-year mark for my relationship with my boyfriend. Two years feels both very long, and very short. On one hand, I feel like we’ve been together forever and can’t…
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Memoir

memoir: the threshold

Kirsti Whalen
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    In the last months of my mother’s life, I fell into the first blushes of what I thought, at the time, was love. Chris was nine years older than me, could fix cars and had a crooked nose that reminded me of breakages. The most romantic moment of my life, to date, is…
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Friday 1 November 2013
Culture Feminism Sexuality

queer perspectives: talking sexuality and relationships with the ‘golden oldies’

Alisa P.
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Almost two years ago my partner, S, and I made a sea change. We moved from the outskirts of Brisbane to her hometown on the coast. With the goal of saving up for a beach house we moved in with her grandparents. Our plans changed dramatically though and with little prospects at work, S took…
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Thursday 24 October 2013
Memoir

memoir: breaking up in bangkok

Bianca Martin
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I am waiting anxiously at Suvarnabhumi Airport, pacing back and forth. As with most places in South East Asia, it is swarming with people. I’m not able to find an empty seat and my eyesight is blurry – a mixture of the early morning flight and the hustle of the airport. I just flew in…
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Thursday 3 October 2013
Culture Life

a dating dilemma – where do you meet new people these days?

Zoya Patel
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(Image via Flickr) This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. The past year has been full of milestones for my social group, most of them tied to the fact that most of us have now graduated university, and are either in or are…
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
Culture Life Sexuality

sponsored post : are women becoming more confident in the bedroom?

lip magazine
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(Image via Jean KOULEV) This post was sponsored by C-date. If you have questions or concerns about sponsored posts, contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. There is a narrative about sex that I think we all have come to believe, somewhat subconsciously, without really examining it. It’s that in the bedroom (and in a heterosexual context), men…
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Friday 30 August 2013
Culture Featured Life

sponsored post: how to get through a long distance relationship

Zoya J. Patel
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Image via Winter Pearl on Flickr   This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. Last year, I spent six months living in one city, while my boyfriend lived in another. We were separated by 659km, very different working hours and the kind of…
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Tuesday 13 August 2013
Culture Life

the (no) distance relationship: from a boat in Berlin (part 2)

Kahtia Lontis
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As I write this article I am lying next to a window overlooking the river Spree in Berlin. It is late evening, and the reflections of the city lights are dancing across the surface of the rippling black water, creating a rather magical atmosphere. It’s Wednesday night now, and we left Stockholm early on Monday morning, taking…
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Thursday 8 August 2013
Culture Featured Life

sponsored post : can women make the first move in dating?

Zoya J. Patel
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. **This article is written with an assumption of heteronormativity, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t keen on hearing about other sexualities also!** You know the rules – when it comes to dating, men do the asking,…
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Wednesday 24 July 2013
Culture Featured Life Memoir

the (no) distance relationship: from online love, to living together (part 1)

Kahtia Lontis
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There’s a buzz around internet-based long distance relationships these days. Everybody has a different opinion: some people can’t for the life of them understand the appeal, and some people sing their praises from the rooftops. When I told people I was in a long distance relationship I received varied reactions. Some people thought it was cool,…
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