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Monday 31 August 2015
Feminism Opinion Sexuality

express yourself: why don’t we discuss female masturbation?

Clara Borg
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  I can’t remember how young I* was when I first discovered masturbation. Too young to know what it was that I was doing, certainly, and even to what end. But old enough – or engrained enough – to know that it was something I should be doing in private, and something I shouldn’t ever…
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Featured Sexuality

about a girl: consent, teens and technology

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few weeks ago, a teenage girl was reportedly raped by three adolescent males, while two other female adolescents recorded the event on a mobile phone. This footage was forwarded to a journalist who quickly passed it on to local police. Her location remains undisclosed. The police response was lacklustre at best, insisting nothing could…
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Friday 10 July 2015
Column Featured Sexuality

back to ba(sex): msm and consent

Sarah Iuliano
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With LGBT Pride Month just passed in the United States, there have been some fantastic achievements acknowledging the rights of LGBT+* people in the Western world. The US Supreme Court decision finding marriage equality is a constitutional right has prompted increasing discussion of the matter in Australia. However, Aussie writers, including those at Lip, have highlighted an…
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Wednesday 1 July 2015
Featured Sexuality

not just a phase: outrage at speculation over cara delevingne’s sexuality

Eden Faithfull
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Luminary fashion magazine Vogue has recently been on the receiving end of an outbreak of criticisms regarding their July cover story on model-come-actress Cara Delevingne, for labelling her sexual orientation as a ‘phase’.  The interview between Delevingne and Vogue reporter Rob Haskell touched on the subject of Delevingne’s romantic relationships with both men and women,…
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Monday 1 June 2015
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): learning about pleasure in sex ed would be a pleasure

Sarah Iuliano
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When I was 13, I had a very awkward conversation about the clitoris and masturbation with my mother. It was one of those parental chats where you’re inclined to scream ‘I know!’ at a certain point of their lecture so they’ll remove themselves from where they’re seated (usually beside you on your childhood bed) and…
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Sunday 24 May 2015
Arts Featured Health Sexuality

outing disability: dispelling myths about the sexuality of people with a disability

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few years ago I went rummaging on Amazon to find something that doesn’t cross most peoples’ minds. I purchased a book called The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. I bought this book so I could flip through the pages and hopefully recognise a little bit of myself in them. Growing up with a…
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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Feminism News Politics World

news roundup: wednesday may 20, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Counting Dead Women register reaches 38 women The number of Australian women killed by violence in 2015 has now reached 38, feminist social media organisation Destroy the Joint has reported. The figure is attributed to reports of a 68-year-old woman who died of a neck wound at her home, which police are treating as suspicious….
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Tuesday 12 May 2015
Featured Feminism Sexuality

back to ba(sex): a foray into polyamory, part two

Sarah Iuliano
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FYI, polyamory is more than fucking… but a diverse sex life is all part of the fun. In this second instalment of Back to Ba(sex) on polyamory, we look at the challenges and benefits of this new relationship paradigm for women. Female sexuality, as we feminists know, is rather taboo. Its castration in the West…
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Thursday 16 April 2015
Featured Feminism Health Opinion

don’t wash your box, love your box

Sarah Iuliano
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On the rear of my car, there is a sticker declaring how much I love my box. I’m not just talking about the hatchback or the boxes of wine it is meant to denote (cheers, university Goonion.) This sticker also connotes the admiration I have for my vagina, my vulva and all the other intricate…
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): a foray into polyamory, part one

Sarah Iuliano
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‘Sex-crazed, emotionless boors’: this is just one insult levelled at people identifying as polyamorous. FYI, polyamory is more than fucking – but a diverse sex life is all part of the fun. Over the next two columns, we look at polyamory, a new paradigm of how to “do” relationships that has been growing in awareness…
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): 50 shades of consent

Sarah Iuliano
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  The most painful whipping anyone in the BDSM community has ever handled is the defamation the lifestyle has suffered at the hands of EL James. The 50 Shades of Grey author has crafted a public relations nightmare for a community that does not necessarily have communications professionals to put forward its interests, particularly in…
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Tuesday 24 February 2015
Featured Sexuality

doing “it”: definitions of sex in the twenty-first century

Rachael Nielsen
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Sex often inspires differing opinions about what actually constitutes “It.”  If a lady pal says she had sex with a younger guy from Batemans Bay, it’s often standard for it to be assumed that penetration was involved. I was in a way directly asked about definitions of sex by a friend who assumed I was…
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Friday 23 January 2015
Featured

STIgma: STIs and the city

Sarah Iuliano
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Hands up: who has ever been hunched over a hand mirror with their legs spread, panicking about something burning, itching, stinging or just feeling not quite right in their pants? Hello? Anyone? Sexually transmitted infections are stigmatised in Australia, creating a wealth of problems for both the individuals diagnosed with them and broader society. It’s…
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Wednesday 21 January 2015
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): new year’s sexolutions

Sarah Iuliano
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Readers, Lipsters, friends: the year of 2015 is well and truly upon us. As your New Year’s resolutions give way to the reality of work and play, I thought I’d impart on you some potential resolutions regarding your sex life. In a bit of a tongue-in-cheek start to another year of Back to Ba(sex), here’s…
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