sex

Sex, lies and statistics

As the Guardian publishes its British Sex Survey 2014, D H Kelly looks at some unlikely statistics and their influence on women's attitude to their own sexuality ...

Let’s talk about sex

How can people be reaching 16 without getting useful and relevant sex education? Abigael Watson thinks things need to change so that teens have an understanding of sex that goes beyond the biological explanation from school and the misleading portrayal from porn ...

Feminist porn: revolution or reinvention?

Yesterday, I read an article on feminist porn and, as a result, followed links to various websites to investigate further. What I found looked rather worthy and not much fun but is this because fundamentally feminism and porn are diametrically opposed? How can pornography be filmed and presented in a way that satisfies feminists? ...

How I made sure I didn’t go home with a rapist

Arranging to meet and sleep with strangers is not an activity with any guarantees of safety. I accepted the risk and did my best to minimise it. What little vetting I did (and I didn't always) was based around principles of respect. I had a one-strike policy for any sign of disrespect, which tended to fall into three red flag categories... ...

How I ended up online dating for sex

The scene: my relationship with the guy who was supposed to be The One (Or At Least The One Right Now) had reached an amicable end. I was approaching a milestone birthday with zero faith in lifelong monogamy as a system that would ever work for me and generally feeling pretty resigned to some time away from men. Then I had a one night stand with an attractive man 10 years younger than me. ...