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Orgasmic Crones

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Listening back to last week’s Woman’s Hour show on masturbation here I was bummed to realise how much of what I’d said had been cut. Luckily, I gained some consolation from none other than Betty Dodson. This April she did a TV interview with National Geographic TV and the same thing happened to her. Apparently it always happens to her. “My opening …

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W*** The Pain Away

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If you’re feeling confused and angry and worried, like me, about Britain’s ridiculous exit from Europe, then here’s a suggestion. I’m not saying that sex for one is going to get us out of this mess, but going inside ourselves, finding some place where we can feel control and pleasure, something that switches us off from the political dramas going on …

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Wham, Bam, etc

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Here’s the story I wrote for the Sunday Times this weekend, by the way.  About “the new orgy.” I know, I know. But basically, it’s about how it doesn’t have to be all “wham bam, thank you ma’am” this summer. Sunday Times New Orgy story

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Dykes on Bikes

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Just when I was moaning that the trans brigade had hogged all the headlines and the best clubs, along comes Butch, Please, a night for women who appreciate female masculinity. And what a great night at the RVT it was. The theme this month was “Dykes on Bikes.” And at one point there were more dykes out of the club than in, as …

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BDSM Tate Modern

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Just back from the really obnoxious Tate Modern and the even more obnoxious opening of the £45 million extension to said creche-for-middle- class-parents a.k.a London’s most trendy art gallery. There were two points of interest to the visit: a) They’ve called the £45 million extension “Switch House.” Which is pretty funny if you’re a fan of San Francisco sex clubs. You’ll know that when …

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Pleasure Is Political

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I suppose you’ve heard that there’s a women-only tent at the Glastonbury festival this year. I found out when I was researching my article on “The New Orgy” that comes out in the Sunday Times Style section this weekend. I thought the women-only space sounded great, until I read the exact wording of the intent behind it. The press release …

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Rabbit Week, etc

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Back in the mists of time in my 20s, I used to review the European newspapers for Sky News. Le Penn in Cannes, Spanish bullfighting news, that sort of thing. I was flicking through the Metro newspaper on the Tube this morning and thought I’d check out the state of mainstream sexuality. Here is my report: There is a new …

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Crack Cocaine of Sexuality

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Welcome to a hectic month in the world of masturbation. Pic, by the way comes courtesy of Anthony Rutter who does decor for TV programmes. These were the shoes he made for Alison McNaught’s fantastic 50th birthday party last Saturday in Crystal Palace. Second time I’ve taken half an E in four years. It must be summer. I remembered how …