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Sex Education: From Bridgerton To Now

Bridgerton is possibly the most talked-about show of 2021, and let’s face it one of the contributing factors to that is the sex scenes. The sex scenes in question are revolutionary for period dramas as there is a much greater focus on female pleasure. Particularly with the sexual awakening of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor). However, it was seeing Daphne’s lack of sex education that got me thinking. It is understood now why women knew nothing about sex in the 1800s, but Bridgerton exposes so many problems with the sex education now. Read More

How Is Our Relationship With Alcohol Changing?

After the conclusion of Dry January, the conversation surrounding reduced drinking and alcohol abstinence is at an all-time high. Sober consciousness is palpable across numerous age groups but the most notable changes can be seen in the youth today and their drinking habits. Even those who have established drinking careers are taking a step back, […]Read More

Galentine’s Day: A Twenty-Something’s Christmas

Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year! Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like […]Read More

Overcoming The Fear Of My Pandemic Dissertation

Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “If you can remove your ego from a process, then there really isn’t any difference between success and failure. They’re just both parts of a process. You shouldn’t look at a failure as something terrible, it just is what it is, […]Read More

A Mental Health Crisis Is Looming Thanks To COVID-19

When the catastrophic storm of COVID-19 hit the world was unprepared, it left huge destruction in its wake. With the number of cases rising at an alarming rate within the week of March 16th – 23rd, with the total infections rising to almost 100,000, drastic action needed to be taken in a bid to control the virus. […]Read More

Life Is Short, Don’t Let It Be Dictated By Fear

Fear is a complex emotion. Though traditionally seen as a negative feeling that makes us worried and unhappy, the truth is that fear takes many different forms. A fear of losing your job, for example, is wildly different to a fear of spiders. Indeed, horror is a genre of fiction specifically made for those who […]Read More

Is Controversy Enough To Crush Fast Fashion?

Fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has once again faced backlash and uproar on social media after selling their clothes for as little as 6p during their 2020 Black Friday Sale. While the PLT sale boomed and items sold out in the snap of a finger, many on Twitter were eager to express their excitement at […]Read More

5 Ways To Stay Active Over The Christmas Period

We all know that feeling of defeat when you finish work for the day and can’t be bothered to do that small workout you had planned. Instead, curling up in front of the TV with a drink and a packet of crisps. Truth is, you shouldn’t feel bad about not being active at all. With […]Read More

21 Things I’ve Learned As I Enter My 21st Year

Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “Suddenly, you’re 21 and you’re screaming along in the car to all the songs you listened to when you were sad in middle school, and everything is different- but everything is good.” – Unknown.   On Wednesday, I turned the big […]Read More

Platonic Love Can Be The Greatest Love Of All

Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learned from my long-term friendships with women.” – Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love. It’s so easy to walk through life tunnel-visioned when you’re in a new, romantic relationship; you don’t seem to […]Read More

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor

Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties “The acute paranoia and dread in the sober hours of the following day become a common feature of your mid-twenties. The gap between who you were on a Saturday night, commandeering an entire pub garden by shouting obnoxiously about how you’ve […]Read More

We Need to Talk About Adult Acne

As soon as I hit my 20s, my skin erupted in an angry mess of red spots around my chin and cheek area. But throughout my teenage years, I never had a problem, so this sudden occurrence of acne was mind-boggling. Before it happened, I didn’t even know it was a thing. If lockdown gave […]Read More