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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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Tuesday 26 November 2013
Opinion Sexuality

(sex)uality: what is pornography teaching us about sex?

Danielle Scoins
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NB: Some sites linked to within this article refer to sexually explicit adult material that may not be suitable for work. Earlier in the year I went to a live art installation project that featured some nude displays (both male and female). The event was quite an upmarket artistic event and there was nothing gratuitous…
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Thursday 14 November 2013
Books

lip lit: snake bite

Veronica Sullivan
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Christie Thompson’s debut novel  relates contemporary Australian adolescence with brutal honesty. As her characters come of age in the grimy outer suburbs of Canberra in 2009, they manifest all the ennui and self-sabotage of the teen years. 17-year-old Jez is bored and disaffected. Her days in a suburb on the fringes of the national capital…
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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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Thursday 17 October 2013
Health Life Opinion Sexuality

20 sex tips to blow YOUR mind : relax or it won’t happen

Lady Lust
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Alright, I’ll admit it. I used to read the Cosmo sex advice columns. With leading headlines like ‘40 sex tips that will BLOW HIS MIND’, or ’10 sex tips that will keep him COMING back for more’, it was hard not to take a peek, just in case they really had discovered some new karma…
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Thursday 26 September 2013
Get Involved Health World

why contraception is your best friend

Matylda Buczko
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Today is World Contraception Day, and there is no better time for couples and sexually active people – particularly young people – to be informed about sex, reproductive health and contraception. The motto of the day is: ‘It’s Your Life, It’s Your Future, Know Your Options’. It seems like a pretty simple message. Contraception, whether…
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Monday 23 September 2013
Featured Opinion Sexuality

pregnant pause: why women need to (properly) think over the withdrawal method

Sarah Iuliano
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In high school, we’re taught all about different methods of birth control. There’s the oral contraceptive pill (a winner for women since the 1960s), condoms, Implanon, diaphragms, IUDs, and many more options that I can barely remember because we’re so spoilt for choice. Oh, and sterilisation! In the US, heterosexual Generation Y women are reportedly…
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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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Tuesday 27 August 2013
Featured News

backlash over virginity tests proposed for indonesian school-girls

Sarah Iuliano
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Imagine: you’re a young woman about to embark on a journey that will see you tested mentally, physically and emotionally. A doctor examines you, checking to see if you are physically prepared for the path ahead. Your strength of character is linked to the purity of your body – and so the doctor’s examination requires…
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Monday 26 August 2013
News Opinion

#slanegirl and slut-shaming

Alexandra Van Schilt
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**Editor’s Note : We have chosen not to publish the original photograph referenced in this article, as we will not condone or perpetuate slut shaming. ** An image has gone viral across the Internet out of Slane, Ireland, following an Eminem concert which demonstrates that slut shaming and sexual double standards are still, unfortunately, alive…
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