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: Life between the binary

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“She’s loved the lost parts into life. Nourishing the sun starved palaces that were dying without her light” BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY SHARON MCCUTCHEON VIA PEXELS Handsome. She called me handsome. The words I’d wanted to hear my whole life. Not beautiful. Not pretty. Handsome. Not in the slightly derogatory way it’s often used with women. Handsome, [….]

Love After Lockdown: How to ask for what you want in the bedroom

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How do you keep confidence high if your best moves ain’t doing it? BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY GUSTAVO FRING VIA PEXELS “I slam the door (Boom!)When I come into the bedroom (Wham! Bam!)‘Cause I’m the King of the castle (na na na) Turn me on turn me loose (…)Come get some of this, [….]

Love After Lockdown: The history of my identity

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The Cheeky Charmer looks back on their personal journey through the decades and the steps towards embracing their truth BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KAMPUS PRODUCTION VIA PEXELS 1984: I’m all grass-stained knees and wild eyes like a puppy chasing it’s tail. I’m four and I want to be He-Man when I grow up. And [….]

Love After Lockdown: Defining bedroom confidence

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In this column, The Cheeky Charmer is joined by their new girl to discuss all things sex and feeling good BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KETUT SUBIYANTO VIA PEXELS I’ve been seeing my girl for a few weeks now (see previous columns) and it’s been incredible. We’ve had amazing dates and it’s been a beautiful [….]

Love After Lockdown: Pre-Valentine’s Day past & present

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The Cheeky Charmer looks back on their first crush and what’s changed this time around BY THE CHEEKY CHARMER, IMAGE BY KAROLINA GRABOWSKA VIA PEXELS Pre-Valentines Day 1987: The Care Bears are everywhere, Scott and Charlene* are about to get married and seven-year-old Cheeky Charmer has their first crush on Claire, a girl in their [….]