Tag: Sex

Film

I dreamed a dream (of French Revolution era sexual politics)

As ever, the BBC has successfully attempted to inject a bit more life into its evening dramas this year. One of its much anticipated offerings is the new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Misérables. With some all-star names including Dominic West and Olivia Coleman, the show boasts of being a much closer adaptation of…

TV

Venue’s top picks for Sex Survey Season

Sex Education So many things could go wrong with a teen comedy about sex. It could be an embarrassing and awkward thing to watch with bad representation. This show, however, surprisingly didn’t fall into the trap. It is a new, honest, refreshing portrayal of teen life and the questions that come along with entering the…

Fashion

Sexism and the male gaze

The male gaze, a theory introduced Laura Mulvey in her essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, is the idea that women in the media are perceived solely through eyes of a heterosexual man and are there as passive objects of male desire. This theory applies to films from any genre: from Disney’s princess movies to…

Film

Nymphomaniac

For those of you who haven’t watched it (oh, how I envy you) Nymphomaniac is a two-part film in which a girl tells a celibate man about her self-diagnosed nymphomania and the problems it has caused her since childhood. The film itself is really quite beautiful, even in its brutality. In the most violent, heart-wrenching…

Film

Hollywood’s ageless sex

It is fair to say that at some point in their lives, 99 percent of people will struggle with their perception of themselves and their bodies, particularly during a time when it is changing, such as adolescence. Our media is obsessed with looks, there are constant lists being created with titles like ‘Hollywood’s Best Bums’…

Science

Hyposexuality and asexuality: what’s the difference?

In the words of Salt ‘n’ Pepa, ‘Let’s talk about sex, baby’. But what if sex was the last thing on your mind and even the thought of it made you uneasy? In today’s society, people are very open to conversations about sex, especially the younger generations who often share with friends details of their…

Science

The plant whose sex life fascinated Charles Darwin

Genetic transformation of the Common Primrose (primula vulgaris) could inform researchers even more about one of the world’s most renowned reproductive systems. The primrose has one of the best examples of heteromorphic flower development in the agricultural world. Heteromorphic flower development is a phenomenon where plants ‘exhibit two or three distinct forms of flowers based…

Sex Survey 2019

Let’s get medical; orgasms

Perhaps, if like me, you’ve googled the science behind orgasms before and have been baffled by the complexity of it all, you’re in the right place to get a quick guide into the biology of an orgasm.     We’ll start with the male orgasm – an arguably simpler and more straightforward affair. We all think…

Sex Survey 2019

Disability and sex: ending the awkward

Disability and Sex, a topic that I know full well from experience, is in the murky water. If I had to be frank, the subject is something that I find occasionally bewildering, still to this day. Being a Hemiplegic (for those unfamiliar, it is a condition down the right side of my body where my…

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