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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): sexercise

Sarah Iuliano
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If you’ve ever trawled the internet for information on how to lose weight (read: lose your mind), I’d wager you’ve come across at least one article claiming sex improves your fitness. If not, here’s one from the BBC. This is because sex is, technically speaking, exercise. That’s right! Your muscle aches after vigorous rounds of…
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Thursday 3 July 2014
Get Involved Health

making safe sex cool again: HERO condoms partners with the australasian institute of sexual health and medicine

Bridget Conway
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Did you know that the past decade has seen rate of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) increase in Australia? Many recent studies outline the surprising numbers around the increase of HPV and HIV in young people, as well as an increase in STIs in people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, but it is difficult…
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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): more money, more orgasms and vice versa

Sarah Iuliano
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Join Lip’s Sarah Iuliano for her new fortnightly column on all things, sex, sexuality, sexual health, and more!   Earn more money than your partner and you’ll have better sex: sounds too good to be true, right? A study by Time Money magazine of married couples aged 25 and over has found women who earn…
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Tuesday 17 June 2014
Sexuality

sexy, diverse and inspiring: welcome to the world of feminist porn

Kirsty Wilson
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Imagine that a world existed where it was easy to access sexy, diverse and inspiring erotica that wasn’t solely focused on the pleasure of men. What about having access to sex-positive websites, photo galleries and erotic stories created for those who want a little more depth to and intimacy in their smut. What would it…
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Tuesday 10 June 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): masturbation is healthy, mmkay?

Sarah Iuliano
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Join Lip’s Sarah Iuliano for her new fortnightly column on all things, sex, sexuality, sexual health, and more! Now men can add jacking off to their list of healthy habits, with Hot Octopuss’s Pulse ‘guy-brator’. Hot Octopuss is seeking to penetrate the market by honing in on the health benefits of its masturbation aid for…
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Wednesday 28 May 2014
Feminism

dangers of the male/female gender binary

Grace Dobinson
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  Clear distinctions between the male and female sexes are continually reinforced throughout society, perpetually highlighting differences between the sexes, while any similarities are often disregarded. Due to scientific discourses, which repeatedly exaggerate differences between men and women, many have come to accept that the two genders are subject to biological determinism, and that one’s…
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Sexuality

is celibacy in marriage a form of emotional abuse?

Gillian Clive
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Most Western women these days consider themselves to be sexually liberated, worldly and in charge of their own sexual destinies. When you willingly and openly choose to share your life, your self – and your body – with another person on a long-term basis, it is (and should be) a big deal. Somewhere in those…
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Monday 12 May 2014
Arts Books Sexuality

australia’s queen of erotica: an interview with Linda Jaivin

Annalise Bolt
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Linda Jaivin knows how to talk. With her international accent from years living in the US, Asia and Australia she’ll tell you about everything from Chinese culture, to feminism, with a few sex jokes in between. She became the Australian queen of erotica on releasing her first novel nearly 20 years ago, and since then her…
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: that sexy show

Sophie Lamond
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  Just as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival departs, the cool change has come over and suddenly everything is looking a little greyer and a whole lot less funny.  Luckily for me, I was able to assuage the post-MICF blues and catch  the last performance of the MICF incarnation of That Sexy Show. Taking on…
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Monday 7 April 2014
Sexuality Television TV

tv talk: sex in the broad city

Patricia Tobin
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Cult-comedy Broad City recently wrapped up its first season and judging from the above quote taken from its series finale, with Broad City, almost anything sexual is on the menu. Broad City began as a web series that was known for its ‘sneak attack feminism‘. The TV series has the show’s creators Abbi Jacobson and…
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Sunday 6 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

the lame australian sex census

Sarah Iuliano
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The Great Australian Sex Census comes but once every two years (clichéd pun intended), but if you’ve taken it, you might find yourself wondering whether it is all that great. Now gathering data for its third report, the census claims it asks all the questions the Bureau of Statistics won’t dare to pose about Australian…
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Sexuality

let’s talk about sex: the Girlfriend guide to life

Bridget Conway
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Did your parents have “the talk” with you about the birds and the bees when you were younger? Did you feel comfortable approaching them about sex and questions you had about sex? If you’re like 53% of young Aussies, you probably answered ‘no’ to these questions. Girlfriend magazine recently asked 1000 of their readers if…
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Thursday 19 December 2013
Featured Feminism Music Opinion

why Beyoncé’s BEYONCÉ matters

Marissa Paine
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  Beyoncé released a surprise visual album last week and broke the internet. iTunes crashed and social media lost its collective shit. The sheer magnitude of Beyoncé’s star power is such that she doesn’t need promo. She doesn’t need to slowly drop singles one by one, or sell merchandise, or convince everyone to buy an…
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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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