In Defence of Unsexy Sex


  It wasn’t meant to be like this. It was meant to be candlelight and a perfectly curated playlist and rose petals on the bed and me opening the front door to you in nothing but a silk dressing gown; yet here we are, on a rainy Tuesday night, and I can hear the neighbour’s radio while the smell of the weekly batch of chilli wafts in from the kitchen and I’m having sex wearing a scarf; and not a sexy scarf, I might add. It’s the type of chunky-knit woollen scarf that one’s grandmother makes them because our tiny,… Continue Reading

Get Ready to Smile with this Incredible Range of Vibrators


  An idle scroll through our Facebook feed the other day alerted us to the fact that online retailer Nourished Life has just started stocking cult vibrator brand Smile Makers. And people, including us, are certainly smiling because that means they are easily (and discreetly) available in Australian dollars. After a trip into her local sex store, one of Smile Makers co-founders left feeling disappointed in the range of products available. To her, what was on offer felt tasteless and offensive. And so after a lot of market research the Smile Makers journey began to create a brand who’s mission… Continue Reading

The Overblown Stigma of Herpes


  I was recently diagnosed with Type 1 of the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). I didn’t understand how this had happened to me. My own ignorance led me to believe herpes only happened to people who were sexually promiscuous and unsafe. I can’t be the only one who remembers laughing at the line in The Hangover that says ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… except herpes. That shit’ll stay with you.’ But that would never happen to me, right? I always did everything that society has arbitrarily deemed as ‘correct’ when it came to sex. I waited until I… Continue Reading