How UK sex education erases women’s role in reproduction

    The documentary Sex In Class, where Belgian sexologist and TV presenter Goedele Liekens teaches sex education to English teens, raises a lot of questions about the UK system.   We already know sex education in Britain is often inadequate, a luck of the draw, and heteronormative. Section 28 prevents teachers from “promoting homosexuality” so

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Why It’s So Hard To Fight Gender Role Stereotyping

Feminists have been critiquing and challenging gender roles for many decades; not just since the first wavers, but at least since Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of The Rights of Woman. But why are gender roles sticking around? This is obviously a complex issue with no single answer. But one reason could be that gender roles

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News: Justin Hancock of Bish Training Launches Teen Sex Ed Book

  At Cliterati, we’re huge fans of the witty, warm and rather handsome Justin Hancock, one of the UK’s foremost teen sex educators, so we were very excited to hear that he’s now got a new book out, aiming to help teens learn about sex in a healthy and informed, non-judgemental way. Originally titled ‘Bish

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Sexual Health Week: Some Grey Bloke ‘Making Babies’

We’re intimately acquainted with B3ta.com at Cliterati,and love their newsletter: a mixture of videos, pictures, jokes and anecdotes.Ping pong Kylie, Kunt and the Gang (whose songs include I Sucked Off a Boy and I Didn’t Like It) and many, many cat videos have wended their way to us as a result of B3ta. They have made

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Events: Self Love Sunday

Welcome to the City of Self Love: a new Brighton-based initiative aiming to bring body-positivity and sex-positivity to your front door. They explain: “We know that every body is beautiful and we believe in the radical possibilities of pleasure, babe. Through music, poetry, film, conversation and zines we’re bringing a message of world grrrl peace, of confidence and

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Wise Council From Susan Quilliam: I’m Scared About My Daughter Growing Up in Today’s Society

Dear Susan, I’m giving birth to my first baby in two months, we know we’re having a girl, and we’re over the moon. But weirdly, I’ve started noticing just how pressured things are for girls – particularly very young girls – growing up nowadays. I see seven or eight year olds dressed like hookers, hear

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Sexual Health Week: Bish UK Porn Challenge

At Cliterati, we’re huge fans of Bish. It offers ‘free award winning sex and relationship education for young people’ according to the site blurb, but it’s so much more than that. Safe sex, gender and body issues, relationships and porn are all things that can offer anyone  challenges at any age – and Bish delivers sensible, non-judgemental,

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Sexual Health Week: Only Sluts Get STDs

  The fab Laci Green busts some of the myths around STDs.  

Book Extract: Friendly Fetish

Until 50 Shades of Grey, kinky sex was taboo. For many people the word fetish conjured up images of weedy men in rubber suits, whip-wielding women in thigh high boots and seedy clubs full of people doing unspeakable things to each other with strangely shaped devices. Now, millions of people have discovered that there is

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News: Inside the Cliterati launches

At Cliterati, we’re huge fans of Twitter and spend our days tweeting about sex news,  sex science, erotica, and style with the occasional mermaid thrown in for good measure. However, we know not everyone is as much of a twit as us, so we’ve created a daily Cliterati newspaper allowing anyone to follow all the latest

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