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Thursday 17 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

down south: my day at sexpo

Alison Butterworth
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  Editor’s Note: Guest writer, Alison Butterworth, braved Tasmania’s first ever Sexpo to share her experiences with us at Lip. Sexpo – in Hobart? You mean this Hobart? The Tasmanian Hobart? Wow. Sure, I’ll come with you – and I meant that ironically. (Insert widely-smiling winky-face here please, editor.) If it weren’t for my friend…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

jessie j comes out as straight! or, bisexuality as ‘just a phase’

Sigrid Cross
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Singer Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name as Jessie J says she is no longer bisexual and instead is exclusively interested in men. Speaking to The Mirror‘s 3am earlier in the week, Jessie J says: ‘I feel that if I continue my career not speaking on it, I almost feel more of…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
News

in brief: teen ‘sexting ring’ busted

Shannon O'Keefe
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In the US state of Virginia, over 100 middle school and high school teenagers have been caught in what has been described as a ‘sexting ring’. This has spanned over six US states and the police have uncovered over 1000 naked or revealing photos of under-aged teenagers. The images were discovered on an Instagram account…
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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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Friday 4 April 2014
Film

film review: nymphomaniac

Kiah Meadows
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‘That was like Gone With the Wind!’ the woman behind me exclaimed, as the final credits began for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac rolled. Running at 241 minutes, or just over four hours, one could certainly make the comparison. Von Trier’s epic does span the protagonist’s lifetime, but as opposed to Scarlett O’Hara, Joe’s war only has…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: high court recognises third gender in NSW

Ruby Grant
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The Australian High Court has ruled in favour of a third gender category, now legally recognising ‘gender neutral’ in NSW, with Queensland and Victoria likely to follow. The ruling comes after a Sydneysider won their case against the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to be granted a gender-non-specific birth certificate. Norrie,…
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Saturday 29 March 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

lesbian chic: I didn’t know my sexuality was a fashion trend

Dom Fox
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‘Lesbians! They’re everywhere!’ – (style.com) Style’s newest article, ‘Is lesbian chic here to stay?‘ manages to throw all logic out the window as they introduce the idea that it is not what you’re wearing that’s in style this season – it’s your sexuality. The concept of lesbian chic has been thrown around on online fashion…
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Thursday 27 March 2014
News Opinion Sexuality

extra virgin: perpetuating the virginity myth through one-off sex work

Ally Van Schilt
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It seems that this sort of thing happens once every few years and, lo and behold, here we are again. A 27-year old medical student from the United States has decided to auction off her virginity. The woman, known as Elizabeth Raine (her true identity is being concealed, excepting to that of the highest bidder)…
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Culture Featured Feminism Life Sexuality

queer perspectives : pin-up dreams come true

Alisa P.
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In my previous article ‘The Power of Pin-up’ I wrote of how pin-up girls have inspired me since I was a teenager and my dream of one day becoming a pin-up. That dream came to fruition late last year. While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed I noticed an advert for a pin-up photo-shoot hosted by…
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Sunday 16 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: ellen page comes out at LGBT youth welfare conference

Yalei Wang
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  Ellen Page, star of 2007’s Juno and up-coming X Men: Days of Future Past, has come out as gay at conference THRIVE, which promotes the welfare of LGBT youth, held at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Page stated: ‘I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission, I…
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Saturday 1 February 2014
News Sexuality

in brief: US department store launches ad campaign with trans* models

Sarah Iuliano
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New York department store, Barneys’ has launched its fashion advertising campaign featuring 17 trans* models. The Brothers, Sisters, Sons and Daughters campaign, spearheaded by David Freeman, aims to create awareness and acceptance of the trans* community. Despite the social advances achieved by gays, lesbians and bisexuals and their presence in the media, Freeman’s concept aims…
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Saturday 1 February 2014
Health Sexuality

hero condoms: ‘have sex, save a life’

Bridget Conway
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‘Have sex, save a life’ – a simple tagline, one that could be misconstrued but that’s ok, because Hero condoms takes the joke head on in their ad which shows two people having sex thinking that it will save a man who’s choking on food. The tagline is really saying that if you buy a…
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Friday 31 January 2014
Sexuality Theatre

theatre review: carousel

Sophia Dacy-Cole
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  Carousel: the Little Battle is a devised piece of physical theatre currently showing at South Melbourne’s Gasworks as part of the Midsumma Festival. The sixty minute piece follows the antics of two female-bodies circus performers who move through scenes that touch on almost all the big feelings that humans experience: love, jealousy, anxiety and…
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