Dear readers: Help us to help you

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Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell pens an impassioned plea to support DIVA and keep our community thriving through the Covid-19 crisis BY CARRIE LYELL Do you remember the first copy of DIVA you bought? I do. (Almost) 20 years on, I can still see the shiny red cover, clear as day, glistening on that shelf in WH [….]

OPINION: On sexual fluidity and self-acceptance

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“I found a metaphorical shovel, and dug a deep, deep grave for those feelings” WORDS BY GEORGIA BUTLER, IMAGE BY ANNA SHVETS VIA PEXELS I think everyone who identifies as queer has had one of those moments. You know the moment I mean; one of sudden clarity, or perhaps the complete opposite – a moment [….]

The dildo diaries: what it’s really like working in a mainstream sex shop as a queer woman

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“The couple stood in front of me eyeballing shelf after shelf; from chipolata to vibrating, rotating bratwursts” WORDS BY GEORGIA BUTLER, IMAGE VIA PEXELS I started working for Ann Summers in my last year of university. I had gone in to buy *cough cough* responsible underwear (a strap on) and I was disappointed upon arrival [….]