The Black Despair of Sexual Shame

The black despair of sexual shame

That was the year I walked alone, that I suffered ridicule, ostracisation and emotional abuse from my classmates. That year I cried night after night.

My Vagina Smells Like Life

Take my daughter’s education. We have a coffee table book of the artwork Great Wall of Vagina showcasing over four hundred different vaginas.

The Cunt Crusades

Cunt Crusades

Don’t take cunt as a personal insult, because it says far more about the person saying it than the person receiving it. What it says is that the person saying it cannot disassociate the word cunt from something shameful.

The Shame of Premature Ejaculation

I want to shout out to all those who have been brainwashed by the media and who expect hours of pounding that sex is delicious, fruitful and altogether more frothy when you don’t count the minutes.

Fighting Yeast Infections (& Other Interesting Conversations with your 3 year old)

Yeast Infections

Yeast infections look quite pretty. From this angle. Yeast infections look quite pretty. From this angle. There are some discussions I didn’t expect to be having with my daughter. Not now (when she’s three). And actually not ever (before I became a feminist). “What’s that a picture of Mummy?” said my daughter looking at my Google search results. I resisted … Read More

The Vagina Times

In my old world you do not talk about it, you do not think about it and you certainly do not look at it (unless you are a yoga goddess).

The Vagina Dialogues

Even now, I am only at the beginning of my journey. How can I love myself if I can’t even speak about one of the most important parts of my body?

When Giving Birth Gives you PTSD

Pethidine locked me away in my own pain prison far away from the delivery room. I rocked myself moaning quietly in the foetal position whilst blue shadows flitted across the room ignoring me, now I was ‘manageable’ and in an altered state of reality.