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Ayahuasca or Champagne?

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When I worked at Harpers’ Bazaar in 2008 writing about parties and “high society,” the best bit about it was not rubbing shoulders with Sharon Stone and Linda Evangelista but rather getting to taste loads of different Champagnes. Veuve Clicquot cropped up at a lot of parties. The vibe was “the Season” and I attended a lot of polo matches …

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Ladies’ Days

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Two weeks ago, I went to Staffordshire to attend L Fest, a.k.a the lesbian mud festival . Here is my favourite picture: It’s Heidi, my South London gardener friend, doing an impression of being an Orgasmic Meditation follower. She is stroking the “upper left hand quadrant” of her clitoris in an arty way thanks to a conch present from another …

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Lesbian Mud Holiday

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The day started well today. I sold this: To be able to afford this: Well, I’m assuming that this weekend’s “L-Fest” £125 lesbian jamboree in Uttoxeter, Stafford will be like this. I got this pic from the internet and it was actually taken in Ohio as part of some outward bound event called the “Dirty Girl Mud Run.” Classic. Gayboys …

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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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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 …

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Real Rock chicks

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Fancy a lollipop? Or some ultimate “rock” chicks? They might  inspire you if you’re having my sort of bank holiday: slumped around your flat stoned, alternating between eating neat condensed milk out of a can and doing your angel cards. Stop what you’re doing immediately and (re)visit Peaches’ Rub video which originally came out this January, for a view of …