VIEWS: Coming out to your therapist

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“Will they try to make some deep, Freudian connection between my desire for women and my deep, paralysing fear of flying?”  I laugh awkwardly and start babbling. “Oh, well, you know, I’m just a huge supporter of LGBT rights. I believe the human experience is so vast, and…” Lies. I am so gay.  Typically, I take [….]

CULTURE: Sober curious

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Young adults are changing drinking culture – and guess what? Queer women are leading the way BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE We have a funny relationship with alcohol, us Brits. Growing up in the sticks in the northeast of England, I was perhaps a little behind some of my city-raised kin. Still, I was just 15 years [….]

HEALTH: This is the end…of your period

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Felicitas van Laak explores queer experiences of menopause BY FELICITAS VAN LAAK My all-time favourite reference to the menopause is a conversation in Fleabag where Belinda refers to it as “the most wonderful fucking thing in the world”, to which Fleabag answers, “I was told it was horrendous”, and Belinda replies, “It is horrendous, but [….]

HEALTH: Holler It is a brand new wellbeing platform, available 24/7

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The platform has launched to offer support for those struggling to cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Holler It is a brand new wellbeing service for businesses to support customers and employees facing mental and emotional health issues. Launched by Lily Gupta, it comes after the World Health Organisation [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: I want to ride my bicycle

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Get on your bike with these fancy pants products, selected by Danielle Mustarde BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE I love a good bike ride, I do. But I have to admit, the move from Sheffield to London a little over a year ago saw my bike taking an unplanned sabbatical.  To be honest, I was more than [….]

FAMILY: Preparing for pregnancy? Here’s what you need to know

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Here are five top tips to consider before embarking on your pregnancy journey BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Getting pregnant usually requires some extra steps for LGBTQI couples and therefore there are some extra elements to consider when preparing to have a baby. With this being said, it is also important to remember to try and relax, [….]

GOOD VIBES: Seven self-isolation sex toys to get you through lockdown

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Just because you can’t go out, doesn’t mean you can’t get off BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Don’t worry if you’re spending lockdown alone. We’re here to give you a helping hand during this lonely time. Isolation doesn’t need to be a buzz kill, folks. Now is the perfect time to to give yourself some [….]