The lipstick life 4: The perils of kissing

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At the end of every passionate embrace I wonder, “Have I ruined my lipstick?” BY ROSIE MUSSEN, IMAGE VIA BROADLY, THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION This wouldn’t be a very good column about the trials and tribulations of being a lipstick lesbian if I didn’t mention the rather obvious problem of actual lipstick. My first kiss [….]

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 [….]