The lipstick life 3: Competitive and painful personal grooming

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The problem with being a lipstick lesbian couple is the slight air of competitiveness when it comes to matters of appearance. BY ROSIE MUSSEN Before my girlfriend Pearl and I went on our first holiday together, I made the decision that the only way I could maintain the illusion that I was sexy 24/7 was [….]

The lipstick life 2: Unsustainable underwear habits

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This week Rosie discovers the challenges of maintaining her femme mystique. BY ROSIE MUSSEN When I first had sex with my girlfriend Pearl, I wore matching teal coloured underwear and was thrilled to see that she returned the favour with matching black lace. I had never slept with anybody who treated me to matching underwear [….]

The lipstick life

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Introducing Rosie Mussen, femme extraordinaire. BY ROSIE MUSSEN If you whack “define: lipstick lesbian” into Google you will be informed that a lipstick lesbian is “a lesbian who favours a glamorous, traditionally feminine lifestyle”. I have always felt that I’ve fallen quite comfortably into this category of femme lesbian.  I roamed the earth for a [….]

7 top tips for surviving Christmas

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Ella Braidwood suffered so you don’t have to… BY ELLA BRAIDWOOD  Christmas can be a stressful time. It is a well-rehearsed, theatrical production. You return home to your family where – in between Terry’s Chocolate Oranges and marzipan-topped fruit cake – you are conditioned to collectively emit an aura of concord. Family problems are well-wrapped [….]

What lesbians and bi women really want for Christmas

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Natash is making the Yuletide super queer with her list for Santa BY NATASH  ‘Tis the season my Ho Ho Homos, and I am here today “dyking the halls” with this totally definitive and completely scientific list of what lesbians and bisexual women want for Christmas.  1. A queer Christmas movie. Specifically something starring Kristen Stewart… [….]

11 Shocking and hilarious things my family have said to me at Christmas dinner

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For realsies. BY NATASH It’s that time of year where many of us are mentally preparing to sit down with our families for Christmas dinner.  For those of us with outspoken grandparents, interfering aunts, and a drunken uncle who considers himself clever, Christmas dinner can be eventful – to say the least. To help you [….]

How to survive Christmas with your family: LGBT style

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Self-help coach Gina Battye shares her expert advice BY GINA BATTYE  How do you stay relaxed with your loved ones over Christmas? Add unsupportive or homophobic, transphobic, biphobic and interphobic parents, siblings and family and taking your partner with you for the holidays, and what do you get? The potential of losing it with your [….]