Author: Anonymous

How to Write Believable Sex Scenes

Earlier in the month I had the pleasure of attending a talk on “Writing True Sex” with Monique Roffey, the author of The Tryst, and Leone Ross, one of my favourite lecturers and author of her new short story series, Come Let us Sing Anyway. I came in 20 minutes …

Not Being Assaulted at a Gig is a Basic Human Right

TW: This article contains descriptions of rape and sexual violence The media has a habit of rewarding men for doing the bare minimum. Just three weeks ago we saw a man attempting to claim feminist hero points for loving his girlfriend “despite” her curves. ‪I don’t usually make a habit …

Sex After Sexual Assault

TW: explicit discussion of sexual assault. The first time I experienced penetrative sex, it was rape. This is the first time ever I have been able to type that sentence using the ‘R’ word. I have yet to say it out loud. I was in a relationship with a boy that …