How to SHAG: What is safe sex and are people even having it?

While spring typically laid the plot for people’s Hot Girl Summer, fornicating is about two meters away from many a single/non-cohabitating person’s grasp this year — at least it should be. Lockdown has provided many people with ample time to…

Cliteracy Class 8: Oh won’t thou dominate me?

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? And when will thou giveth me a spank?”: that’s what I like to think Shakespeare intended to write, reflecting the realities of many healthy sexual relationships. Dominance and submission in sex get a bad…

birds, bees and big booties – bipolar disorder and sex

CW: alludes to non-consensual sex in paragraph 5 I’m at a junction in life where I’ve been reflecting on the people that I share my body with. I take sodium valproate for my bipolar disorder. I recently ran into problems…

The Beaver reports: S.E.X and the City

As living costs skyrocket in London, LSE students are hard pressed to sustain lifestyle habits previous generations took for granted. Whereas students previously could afford gimp leather suits and latex puppy gear out of their student loans, the rising cost…

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…

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).…

Cliteracy Class 7: a brief history of the pussy

For the first Cliteracy of the decade, let’s travel back in time to the first pre-historic female squatting down awkwardly over a particularly reflective pond, craning her neck and taking a peek at this thing we call the vagina. Get…

Have sex, not babies

Let’s start debating procreating. I come from a very conservative and traditional village in the middle of the English countryside, where the local aristocrats go fox hunting, the local primary school has a thatched roof, and the Lady of the…