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Private Lives: An iced cocktail of a play that goes down a treat

Private Lives, Noël Coward’s delightfully outrageous comedy, was first performed in the year succeeding the Wall Street Crash when the majority of the Western world was plunged into economic depression. The play has been charming audiences since, with Coward’s trademark…

Bombshell – fox in the #MeToo hen house

There’s an irony of a proto-MeToo movement taking place in the halls of the fiercely conservative Fox News’ offices in 2016. Yet Jay Roach’s Bombshell subverts this irony. He provides context to the origins of the scandal while giving humanity…

F**cks Given – great laughs, mediocre advice

Combine smooth sultry vocals of two outrageously sex-positive ladies and a sprinkle in diverse guests – strippers who have spiritual sex and trans models demystifying period-penetration – the result you get is F**ks Given. Florence and Reed, the London chicks…

My 4 (very long) days of online dating

Illustration by Colette Fogarty Despite having heard a number of horror stories over the years, last week I decided to brave the stormy seas of popular dating apps – for review purposes, of course. This probably makes me a catfish,…

The Beaver’s sex playlist: bangity bang

Illustration by Raphaelle Camarcat I Said-a-Bang, Bang, Bangity Bang, I Said-a-Bang Bang Bangity Bang DISCLAIMER: Although some songs may appear on both lists, this is not my sex playlist. Mine has way more Shakira. As the in-house music review writer,…

LSESU: This Girl Can

Empowerment and exercise combine for a week full of opportunity. The LSESU This Girl Can Week is running this year from the 10th to the 16th of February. Much like the nationwide This Girl Can campaign, our week-long version aims…

LSESU Pole Fitness – Debunking Stereotypes

All Photography by Angie Abdalla Strippers, sex, prostitutes, promiscuous females, perhaps even the recent movie ‘Hustlers’. These are probably the first few things which come to mind when one mentions pole dancing or pole fitness. While such stereotypes may hold…

Sex Education Season 2 – a letdown expected for a first-timer, not a second

Sex Education season one was pretty great. I remember it being good-looking, sexy, cool, aware, and honest, whilst, yes, giving the teenage experience a little too much credit. I didn’t leave my teenage years all that long ago. I certainly…

Sex does not thrive on monotony: re-visiting Anais Nin on her 117th birthday

Dear Collector:  We hate you.  Sex loses all its power and magic when it becomes explicit, mechanical, overdone, when it becomes a mechanistic obsession. It becomes a bore. You have taught us more than anyone I know how wrong it…

Fikayo and Ella on sex and how to be better at it

I chose Fikayo and Ella for this special FLIPSIDE sex issue because no one speaks on the topic better than feminists. They are both at the head of their respective societies, Intersectional Feminist Society (iFemSoc) and Women in Politics (WiP).…