SEX: BDSM for beginners

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Fancy trying a spot of spanking or busting out some bondage? Welcome to the dungeon… BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE VIA BROADLY GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION It started with a sex bench. When Cara Delevingne and her girlfriend, actor Ashley Benson, were photographed carrying the Master Series Obedience Extreme Sex Bench into their Hollywood home, Gay Twitter [….]

SEX: Women on top (of each other)

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Roxy Bourdillon examines the ins, outs and in-agains of sapphic desire BY ROXY BOURDILLON Stone butch. Service top. Pillow princess. I used to think these words were relics of our queer lady past. I assumed that these days very few women-loving women ascribed to such rigid roles, that we had long ago ripped up the rumpy-pumpy [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: When sex changes

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We asked DIVA readers how their sex lives have changed in the lifetime of their long-term relationships  BY JANE CZYZSELSKA “At the start of our relationship I guess it was like any other newly formed partnership: passionate. The usual ‘at-it-like-rabbits’ any chance we could get. That was then. The last time we had sex was [….]

SEX: Dirty talk 101

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“Let your inner creative out and slowly increase the stakes. The risk is part of what makes it so exciting” BY GEORGIA BUTLER Talk dirty to me. It’s a phrase that should fill your extremities with excitement, an opportunity to confess to every imagined touch and maybe even actualize them. But say talk dirty to [….]

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 [….]