sex

A Man’s Game

HBO's latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters ...

The joys of sex

At the British Museum's shunga exhibition, Sarah Jackson discovers that the fantasy world of Japanese erotic art has a more relatable sense of fun than modern pornography ...

A female Pope

Pope Joan tells a medieval story of rising through the Catholic Church's ranks by presenting as a man. Shoshana Devora struggles to find depth in this play and is confused by the characterisation ...

World Sex Project TV opportunity

We were recently contacted by Firecracker Films, who are looking for 16- to 24-year-olds to take part in a documentary on sex and relationships. The F-Word is not involved in and does not endorse this project, but we thought some of you might be interested. If so, please read on! ...

The Personal is Political

What You Really Really Want and Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life are anti-self-help self-help guides. They challenge the clichéd, patronising and, often, offensive advice which is usually trotted out in this genre. Katherine Wootton reviews their alternative advice, discovering it is still possible to be a feminist while navigating the minefields of dating and sex ...

Song of the day: Gwen Avery – Sugar Mama

A joyous bluesey lovesong from the 1977 Lesbian Concentrate album on Olivia Records, a music collective founded in 1973 to record and market women's music. Unfortunately, it didn't lead to more exposure on the label for singer Gwen Avery... ...