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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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Get Yer Blue Stockings Off

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Thanks to the audience at last night’s Salon Noir in Soho’s L’Escargot run by Stephen Colgrave. Interesting to read in front of men for the first time. My friend Kia in the audience observed that the men around her started by cringing. “Oh no, a woman reading about female masturbation,” sort of thing. But I had their attention by the …

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Back in the Saddle

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Welcome back after the summer holidays! Thanks to airbnb and writing advertorials about sofa re-upholstery for a national newspaper, I have been able to carry on my Sex Drive. Emerging from a summer of editing Sex Drive, it is something of a shock to tune back into mainstream culture and hear clangers of sexist, misogynist thought being dropped here, there and …

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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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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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Beach Book Report

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Worrying about if you are high enough up in the tanning hierarchy can be alleviated by having a good holiday book on the go. As you can see, I’m reading On The Road by Jack Kerouac, the original road trip novel. (The baseball cap is my beach hat, by the way, a genuine guard’s hat from Riker’s Island prison in New York. …

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“I’d Kill For His Clit.”

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Here’s me on my final day in America with The Wizard: I couldn’t leave New York without paying a visit to Betty Dodson who inspired me to write Sex Drive in the first place. When I arrived, she’d just finished being filmed with Dr Juliana Morris who also did the Betty Dodson Masturbation Workshop as well as the teaching one. She …

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Big Apple Pony Patrol

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My final stop-off in New York started off well when my journo friend, Jo, took me to a night in the penthouse of a hotel by the Empire State Building. That sounds quite risqué but it wasn’t that sort of night in a penthouse. It was an evening organised by the Alaskan tourist board. Here is me and Jo when, miraculously, we …

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Deep Fried Angel Food

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Here is Viktor. He lives in this most amazing Californian commune in the high desert that I discovered three years ago. It’s near Joshua Tree and is known to locals as “Garth’s Place.” When you are doing travel journalism there are two thoughts you have in your head: “God, this is a crap place but I need to pay the …

BBC STUFF….

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I’m the new Erica Jong, apparently. I was hoping for the new Female Eunach. Still, can’t complain! Thanks to the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4hdNbSQRVnn1FJLyC91BmyS/sex-drive-usa-on-the-road-to-sexual-discovery-with-stephanie-theobald