Openness and Serendipity

Openness and Serendipity Image courtesy of http://www.dallasobserver.com/video/tammi-true-remembers-jack-ruby-and-the-texas-theatre-LmrRtEe1 Over the last six months, I’ve distributed informal surveys on porn consumption, visited sex education groups, scrolled through numerous porn and camming sites, read academic papers, watched a lot of TED talks, ploughed through books on female pleasure, prostitution and seduction and recognize that all of this barely … More Openness and Serendipity

Burlesque — Helping or Hindering Women?

Image courtesy of http://www.wambamclub.com/ Once I’d exhausted the Kama Sutra (if one can ever exhaust the Kama Sutra), I moved on to the visibly, sultry, sexy space of burlesque. Burlesque is, at its essence, a striptease and it is also much more than a striptease. I interviewed a number of burlesque dancers including Crystal Precious … More Burlesque — Helping or Hindering Women?

The Art, Science and Business of Seduction

Image courtesy of https://thump.vice.com/en_uk/video/watch-a-short-film-for-marcel-dettmanns-seduction-feat-emika Upon embarking on this adventure, I’d imagined seduction as an individual’s ability to influence others, typically for sexual gain, but applicable to any form of power play. “Seduction” as a complex behavioural model to unpack and more interesting territory than the effort of trying “to be sexy”. Seduction may be defined … More The Art, Science and Business of Seduction

Sex Education and Sexual Intimacy 

Scene from Mr & Mrs Smith We know more about our partners and potential partners than ever before, as algorithms chart our compatibility, Twitter — the minutiae of our daily lives, Instagram — our most flattering selfies and Facebook — our passions. Social media isn’t just having a negative impact on girls’ self-esteems, it’s also impacting our sex lives. As Janet Street-Porter … More Sex Education and Sexual Intimacy 

Girls and Sex

Image courtesy of http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/29/472211301/girls-sex-and-the-importance-of-talking-to-young-women-about-pleasure Earlier this year, the New York Times published an article by Jonah Bromwich titled “Study of Teenagers Asks: Who’s Happier, Boys or Girls?, relating to a report published by the World Health Organization. It is one of a number of articles in 2016 that points to a trend in poorer mental … More Girls and Sex