Case Study

In the process of writing my blog and these essays for Cliterati, I read and scan a tremendous number of news stories every week, from websites based all over the world.  I get many of them from links on Twitter, and my readers send many others; some of them I stumble onto by chance while

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Wise Counsel From Susan Quilliam: What’s wrong with my penis?

Hi Susan Quick question. I’ve started getting a lot of pain when I urinate, and some discharge from my penis. Can you tell me what’s wrong and whether there’s any medication I can get. I’ve tried looking this up on the web but there’s no definite answers. I can’t go to my GP because he

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Columns: Ad Absurdum

Reductio ad absurdum is a form of argument which follows the logical consequences of the thing argued against until they reach a point the opponent must agree is false, ridiculous, harmful or otherwise undesirable.  Laws against consensual behavior could easily be defeated by such arguments were those who support them open to considering their possible

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Sexual Health: Coming Clean

It isn’t often that I find myself at the city’s Sexual Health clinic, but this morning I was there to offer support to my friend Claire* who joked that she’d been, in the immortal words of Beyoncé Knowles in Lady Gaga’s utterly fabulous video Telephone “a very bad girl. A very, very, bad, bad girl”.

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Ask Cliterati: Why am I Still Itchy?

Three months ago I took the morning after pill, which caused me to get thrush. Now, it keeps coming back. I have used over the counter products three times, have cut out on yeasty foods, worn loose clothes and sometimes no knickers and even washed my vagina with water. I am fed up of this

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