Bangity Bang Pt. 2: Brent Faiyaz ★★★★

Life is funny sometimes: you spend a damn eternity picking out twenty songs for The Bang Playlist, and then Brent Faiyaz turns up with the sexiest album of 2020 – Fuck the World. Faiyaz’s latest album is a great option…

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,…

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…