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I Only Look Straight: What I Want You to Know as a Queer Woman in a Hetero-Appearing Relationship

Most of the world reads me as straight. I’m a feminine-presenting cisgender woman in a primary relationship with a cisgender man. This means that I move through the world with a sexuality that is widely misunderstood and often derided. So here’s what I want you to know, as your friendly neighbourhood straight-passing bisexual… Being invisible …

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Why the womb is an important area for your sexual fulfilment

The brain, the body and the heart are often seen as the exclusive triad for expressing and experiencing sexuality and sensuality. Our brains bring the logic and ideas, building the beliefs and stories around what we enjoy, what is acceptable and what is not. Our hearts determine the level of love and care for ourselves …

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Why I kept faking orgasms… despite being in pain

Sometime after my second child was born, my endometriosis, which had lain in slumber after surgery and two successful pregnancies, came back. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I had also developed adenomyosis, a painful condition with growths in the uterus lining which makes it hard for the uterus to contract. Both these conditions caused …

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Redistribution of sex won’t solve the issue of violent misogynists.

Following the Toronto attack by a self-proclaimed incel (involuntary celibate), there was a lot of talk in the news about what could be done to prevent some men from becoming violent misogynists. One of the suggestions offered was the redistribution of sex. The idea is that – like money and property – sex should be …

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