Love After Lockdown: Control in the bedroom

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“You create an illusion together where the top’s the dominator. In reality, they only dominate because the bottom facilitates it” BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY OLEG IVANOV VIA UNSPLASH So, I’m laying in bed with my girl Rose (yes, we got back together, no I didn’t take Anne Lister’s advice and build her an [….]

Love After Lockdown: The rollercoaster of lesbian dating

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Finally, the ride would slam to an end, and it’d be time to get off. Only I wouldn’t. I’d stay strapped into my seat, ready to go again BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY RAY RODRIGUEZ VIA PEXELS Is it just me or do lesbian relationships leave you feeling like you’re on some kind of [….]

Love After Lockdown: What would Anne Lister do?

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Our dating columnist is visited by the historic lesbian legend who offers up her advice on heartbreak BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY JENNIFER FIELD VIA PEXELS Interior: She Bar, night. The Cheeky Charmer sits at the bar, nursing a drink. It’s pink with an umbrella. Several empties are lined up.  Suddenly we hear: “Jack-the-lass, [….]

Love After Lockdown: A guide to long distance lovin’

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The Cheeky Charmer reflects on their past relationship and offers some advice for anyone wanting to make a LDR work for them BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY SARAH CHAI VIA PEXELS You know how it is… you meet the woman of your dreams. She’s beautiful, intelligent and digs your penchant for overly loud shirts. [….]

Love After Lockdown: The first rule of packing club

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In this week’s column the Cheeky Charmer faces the trials and tribulations when learning how to properly pack BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY DAINIS GRAVERIS VIA PEXELS I stand up from the restaurant table, the colour draining from my face. My girlfriend clocks my panic, raising a quizzical eyebrow. Leaning over the half-finished surf [….]

Love After Lockdown: When should you define your relationship?

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“What are we putting out there when we ask someone to be our girl?” THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY SHARON MCCUTCHEON VIA UNSPLASH “Hey, hey baby (Ooh aah) I wanna know (oh ooh) If you’ll be my girl.” When I started this column I said, “I don’t know how to date.” Apparently it’s still true🙄.  [….]

Love After Lockdown: Bedroom confidence vs gender dysphoria

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How feeling seen can help liberate you in the bedroom BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KAMPUS PRODUCTION VIA PEXELS My back arches as I grab the bed sheets, a thin trickle of sweat oiling its way over my skin. Fingers curl amid the cotton, a twisting echo of the writhing sensations building within. Rose’s [….]