Just Not That Into You: The Friendzone Explained


You’ve no doubt heard the term ‘friendzone’ a lot but in case you haven’t, what you need to know is that in pop culture the friend zone refers to a situation in which one member of a friendship wants a romantic or sexual relationship with the other person but this other person isn’t interested. This puts the rejected person squarely into friendzone, which usually ends up tugging on their heartstrings and causing quite a bit of heartbreak. Friends are very close to each other. They share their lives, their hopes and their dreams with their other person, so it’s very… Continue Reading

When Consent Changes: Sex and Mental Health


  Mental health is an extremely common denominator when it comes to interacting with people, and one in four people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their life. These kind of disorders can range from depression and anxiety to more psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders and can vary depending on the person, their chemical balances and their lifestyles. I believe in tearing down the walls when it comes to the stigma that is mental health as I suffer from depression, anxiety and addiction due to the traumatic experience of divorcing my… Continue Reading

Frotting


  Position #18 Frotting In this non-penetrative form of sexual play male partners bring their penises together with the underside touching along their length so that one partner can masturbate both simultaneously. The warmth and contact of a second penis can lead to greater sensation than mutual, hands only masturbation. Give it a go standing up or lying down.   Leiden is celebrating sex one position at a time. Each fortnight we will be celebrating a different sex position in our sexy new illustration series featuring original artwork by Lexi Keelan.

Leiden Book Club: Book & Film 8 – Bridge to Terabithia


  It was August 1974 when Katherine Paterson saw her son’s best friend incinerated by lightning. This tragic incident would later become the inspiration for her 1977 novel Bridge to Terabithia. Upon its release, the novel quickly caused a stir due to its bold exploration of the ways in which the darkness of reality can creep into our idealised notion of childhood. Forty years later and this beloved children’s classic has found its way into the cold, judgemental hands of Leiden book club. Bridge to Terabithia centres around Jesse (Jess) Aarons, an emotional and creative fifth grader who struggles to… Continue Reading

Christmas table setting with Terri Winter from top3 by design


  Just like that another Christmas has snuck up on us. With the countdown now on it is well and truly time to start preparing. Sourcing the perfect gifts, cleaning the house, planning a meal; while Christmas is a time for meaningful connection with our loved ones, it can quickly become overwhelming with so much to do. We can help you with at least one task on your list, possibly two. Terri Winter, founder of retail concept store top3 by design, is no stranger to setting a beautiful, thoughtful table.  We caught up with Terri ahead of a Christmas Table… Continue Reading

Clothes and Accessories made from Recycled Materials


It’s National Recycling Week so what better excuse to celebrate fashion and accessories labels who are making products from recycled materials. If you haven’t already, check out our ode to recycling, it’s got lots of information about recycling, links between gender and recycling, and tips for what can and cannot be recycled.   Made from recycled plastic Girlfriend Collective’s core fabric products are made from 79% recycled polyester (or RPET) and 21% spandex. RPET is made from post-consumer water bottles. Try ShopMate to ship them from the US.Shop Now.     Mr Tumbuktu makes active wear from recycled bottles and fishing nets. Shop Now.  … Continue Reading

National Recycling Week – An Ode to Recycling


  The past two evenings I have been struggling to write an ode to recycling. I wanted to mark National Recycling Week with a witty musing on the subject however, after devoting a total of four hours to the task, all I came up with was some flat, poorly written 346 words on soft plastics. I still gave it to our copy editor to edit, half-hoping he wouldn’t think it was quite as bad as I did, but of course he confirmed — it was total rubbish. He mentioned that in trying to come off as witty I had made… Continue Reading

Playing The Part: The Time I Followed a Porn Star’s Advice


  Those of you who may be living under a rock may not know the joys of Jesse Jane — one of the adult entertainment world’s biggest stars. Jesse has starred in over a hundred pornographic videos and features with the pornographic studio Digital Playground, including Pirates and Pirates 2: Stagnetti’s Revenge, which are to date the most expensive porn movies ever made. She’s also starred in tons of movies based on every sexy costume you can think of including military themes, fire-women, nurses, cheerleaders and babysitters. Jesse Jane is one of the most popular and successful names in porn.… Continue Reading