Love After Lockdown: How to ask for what you want in the bedroom

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How do you keep confidence high if your best moves ain’t doing it? BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY GUSTAVO FRING VIA PEXELS “I slam the door (Boom!)When I come into the bedroom (Wham! Bam!)‘Cause I’m the King of the castle (na na na) Turn me on turn me loose (…)Come get some of this, [….]

Love After Lockdown: Defining bedroom confidence

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In this column, The Cheeky Charmer is joined by their new girl to discuss all things sex and feeling good BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KETUT SUBIYANTO VIA PEXELS I’ve been seeing my girl for a few weeks now (see previous columns) and it’s been incredible. We’ve had amazing dates and it’s been a beautiful [….]

How I learned to love Valentine’s Day

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The writer of Parallel Hells reflects on queering her perspective on the day dedicated to love BY LEON CRAIG, IMAGE BY MICHELLE LEMAN VIA PEXELS Valentine’s haters are a select club – we recognise each other by our glowering faces from around mid-January onwards and our avoidance of the flower section of the supermarket, not [….]

Love After Lockdown: Pre-Valentine’s Day past & present

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The Cheeky Charmer looks back on their first crush and what’s changed this time around BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KAROLINA GRABOWSKA VIA PEXELS Pre-Valentines Day 1987: The Care Bears are everywhere, Scott and Charlene* are about to get married and seven-year-old Cheeky Charmer has their first crush on Claire, a girl in their [….]

Rapper Da Brat expecting first child with fiancée Jesseca Dupart

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Congratu-gay-tions to the happy couple on extending their family! BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Last year, Shawntae Harris AKA Da Brat and Jesseca Depart got engaged, and we are overjoyed to see the good times keep rolling for the happy couple. With their wedding only weeks away (22 February), yesterday the couple shared a [….]

Gabrielle Smith talks polyamory and the pandemic

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“Non-monogamy is on the rise because the pandemic led a lot of people to rethink their whole life structures” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY BRIDGET ERRANTE For our February issue, I wrote about how amidst the pandemic there has been a rise in people exploring polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. Since lockdown eased, Feeld (an inclusive [….]