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Back to basics

Wonders never cease. This week we have learned from our esteemed peers in the scientific community that there is no such thing as the vaginal orgasm. See here for a representative report upon the latest findings, as written by Rose Troup Buchanan for the website of THE INDEPENDENT Give me strength! [...]

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Acts and consequences

These past few days I’ve been slightly perturbed by some newly-published research into the behaviour and genetics of fruit flies from the University of New South Wales. According to recent media reports, it seems that the characteristics of offspring may not necessarily be inherited from a [...]

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Has it really come to this?

Yesterday I was reminded of that quip from Clement Freud that, these days, if ever a woman suggested that they go upstairs for a bout of passionate lovemaking, he was obliged to reply that sadly – for him –  it was a case of either one or the other … The gag came to mind this [...]

October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The distaff view of life

Within reason and despite my age, I like to think of myself as a tolerant, liberal (with a small ‘L’) and equality-conscious individual in this modern world of same-sex marriages and let-it-all hang-out, in-your-face openness about areas of human life that hitherto – for thousands of years [...]

September 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I suppose somebody has to do it

Last night – on a wide-ranging array of travels this week – I travelled out Oxford way to have dinner with my daughter and boyfriend who had not long returned from last weekend’s Singapore F1 Grand Prix. Having arrived with nearly two hours to kill because of a previous pub lunch engagement [...]

September 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

You said it, Michele

Spotted on the website of The Guardian today, this article by Michele Hanson on the downsides of growing old – THE GUARDIAN [...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Carefully, like porcupines? Probably …

Spotted today on the website of The Independent is this article by Jonathan Owen on a new scientific survey into the best lovemaking position(s) for men with bad backs – see here – SPOONING MAY NOT BE BEST Clearly, any advice upon the best ‘medical’ positions in which to have sex is of [...]

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Where are we going?

Without doubt female sexuality remains one of the most complex, varied and intriguing aspects of human society. For a century and a half Britain was happy to buy into a convenient Victorian-born myth that women were confined to the home until about 1890, courtesy of a public middle-class view that [...]

July 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

A study in movement

Despite having declared my brain a Commonwealth Games-free zone earlier this summer, yesterday – for want of anything more constructive to do – I switched to BBC1 and watched both the men’s and women’s triathlon events whilst simultaneously doing other things, e.g. flicking through the [...]

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

What if?

Princess Diana would have been 53 on July 1st and I found myself reflecting upon how little mention is made of a woman who so dominated the headlines in her life and what sort of legacy she left. Priness Kate would long ago have surpassed her as a cover photo but I suspect Diana, who failed her O [...]

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

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